The 56th most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.
Saturday 24 November 2018 06:45 GMT
Northwest of Visp, the Leukerbad ski area has 50km of pistes served by 9 lifts that access a vertical descent of 1289m. The pistes are spread between 45% intermediate and 45% advanced, along with plenty of drag lifts between. The main terrain park, Fun Park, offers freestylers 4 rails, 3 kickers and plenty of boxes to test their skills.
The village of Leukerbad is best known for its Roman era thermal pools. These thermal hot springs and spas are fed by 65 springs that provide a total of 4 million liters a day.
The main city of Leuk is down in the Rhone River valley below. It is located just east of Sierre. There is a train station in Leuk and a convenient bus running up to Leukerbad ski area. The train provides a good link to both Geneva and Zurich airports.
Note: If you plan to head to Leukerbad for snowboarding by train, here are two great options offered by the Swiss train system SBB. First, there is the discounted Swiss Transfer Ticket which provides a round-trip train ticket from an airport directly to the town near the ski area, plus 50% off any additional train or bus tickets. Second, there is the Snow-N-Rail ticket which provides a round-trip ticket from anywhere in Switzerland combines with a ski lift pass for as long as you need at a total 20% discount (see: http://www.sbb.ch/snownrail ).
Overall, Leukerbad is the 56th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 79 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Leukerbad including Anzere and Crans-Montana.