Best Graechen Snowboarding

The 72nd most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.

  Brig, Switzerland


  April 4, 2022

Southwest of Zurich and Birg, the Graechen ski area has 10 pistes totalling 42km that are served by seven lifts with a maximum descent of 1,200m. Advanced snowboarders will want to head up to the Seetal-Bergstation to explore the challenging high-alpine pistes. Just beware that there is a protected forest zone below the Seetal-Bergstation where skiing is prohibited.

• Uncrowded Weekdays.
• Family-Friendly Ski Area.
• Reliable Snowpack.

• Small Skiable Terrain.
• Remote Base Area.
• Limited Base Services.

To reach the Grachen snowboarding by train, plan to take one of the many international connections to Birg or Visp, which is south of Zurich or southeast of Bern. From Birg or Visp, transfer to the narrow-gauge Matterhorn Gotthard railway leading towards Zermatt. Use the station for St Niklaus, and there is a bus from St Niklaus up to Grachen. The shuttle bus service links St Niklaus, Gasenried and Niedergrachen, and is free during ski lift hours with a valid ski pass. It runs about every 30 minutes.

Overall, Graechen is the 72nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Graechen including Aletsch Arena, Lotschental Lauchernalp, Bellwald-Goms, Rosswald, Moosalp and Unterbaech.

Local Contacts:  Zermatt Tourism +41(0)27-966-8100; Avalanche Report +41(0)848-800-187; Weather Report +41(0)848-800-162

Best Season:  Dec. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hotel Gadi Grachen

Luxury Loding:  Gracherhof

Reference Source:  click here

PDF Map:  click here

GPS:  46.196789, 7.841569

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  4/4/2022

ID:  24876

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