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Why Gstaad
is special

It's the world's most famous luxury ski resort. Gstaad attracts celebrities, royalty, business tycoons, government leaders, and status-seekers hoping to mingle with them.

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to visit Gstaad

Winter Sports

Nearby are over 300 kilometers (nearly 200 miles) of ski, snowboard, and cross-country trails and slopes.

Outdoor summer activities

Numerous scenic alpine trails serve nature-loving hikers.


Gstaad village is relatively small and is nestled at the intersection of four seductive alpine valleys.

Luxurious accommodations

The well-heeled patronize the ritzy Grand Hotel Park and Grand Palace Hotel. Or they rent a posh chalet.

Fine dining

Some restaurants are critically praised by gourmet enthusiasts.

Social scene

The rich and famous party here. The style is lively but with a touch of class.


Chic shops line the short, traffic-free street nicknamed the Promenade.

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Getting there

Those with private jets land 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Gstaad. For the rest of us, Geneva is only about 2 hours away by road or rail.

When to come

Best is in winter, from mid-December to mid-April. Second best is summer, from mid-June through September. Least desirable is mid-April to mid-June.

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