Southeast of Zurich and east of Lucerne, the Hoch-Ybrig ski area has 50km of pistes served by 12 lifts that access a maximum descent of 780m. This ski area can be quite crowded on the weekends with day-trippers from Zurich. It is known to be best for beginner and intermediate snowboarders.
The best black piste is the #1 route from the Sternen summit to the Hoch-Ybrig Weglosen base. If you are looking for an ungroomed ski route, head up to Laucherenstockli summit station and look for the Ski Route #12 leading down to the Brunnelistock base station. Then head up both t-bars to the Brunnelistock summit and turn far right. Ski Route #12 continues again leading down to the Hoch-Ybrig Laucheren base station.
• Expansive Terrain.
• Long Ski Route.
• Family-Friendly Ski Area.
• Easy Access From Zurich.
• Crowded On Weekends.
• Limited Base Services.
To reach Hoch-Ybrig by air, fly into Zurich International Airport (ZRH). Then, take the train to downtown Zurich. Connect to the bus heading to Hoch-Ybrig Talstation (about 1.5 hours).
Overall, Hoch-Ybrig is the 64th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland.
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