Glacier 3000 Snowboarding
The 32nd most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.
Wednesday 23 January 2019 06:38 GMT
Southeast of Geneva and Gstaad, the Glacier 3000 ski area has 10 pistes totaling 30km of pistes served by 10 lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 1700m. It is one of the more advanced ski areas in the region and usually has the best snow due to its elevation. One of the favored lines is the new expert Red Run piste descending 8km down 1700m from the Scex Rouge top station to the Reusch base area.
Snowboarders know that Glacier 3000 has several nice off-piste routes. But, it is highly recommended to use a guide since some of the off-piste lines can be treacherous for snowboarding at Glacier 3000. The best routes include 1) Dome Peak down to Les Diablerets village with 1800m descent, 2) Pierre Pointe down Col du Pillon bottom station with 1400m descent, and 3) Oldegg down Reusch with 500m descent.
While Glacier 3000 is part of the massive Gstaad Super Ski Region, it is also part of the Les Diablerets-Villars ski region. There is a quick ski bus west “across the valley” up to a back door lift to Les Diablerets, and of course, there is the longer free ski bus down valley to Gstaad.
Keep in mind that there are no base area accommodations at Glacier 3000. The nearest lodging can be found either back in Gstaad or Les Diablerets. The closest airport is located in Geneva.
Overall, Glacier 3000 is the 32nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 80 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland.