Top Interlaken Winter Sports
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Watched over by the intimidating peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, and within easy access of Alpine backcountry, the town of Interlaken is the perfect jumping-off point for a slate of outdoor winter activities. See below for some of the best winter adventures available in Interlaken.
Sliding on a sled is one of the most exhilarating ways to navigate the mountain terrain. Sledders are brought up to higher elevations by cars or gondola, before careening down the slopes passing through snow-shrouded forests and meadows. For an extra sense of adventure, go sledding at night and zoom down the slopes under the light of the stars.
Nicknamed the “Top of Europe,” this high-altitude saddle offers unbeatable views of the peaks and glaciers of Bernese Oberland. Access to the summit railway station at 11,330 feet (3,453 meters) is via a steep cog train, which runs year-round.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiers and snowboarders love the glittering white slopes of the Swiss Alps and count them among Europe’s top winter sports destinations. Beginners can opt for ski or snowboard lessons, during which an instructor will school them on the basics on the baby slopes of Grindelwald. More experienced winter sports enthusiasts can opt for a gear rental package, before hitting the slopes of Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Männlichen, or any of the other resorts within Switzerland’s Jungfrau region, independently.
If the thought of hitting the slopes doesn’t appeal to you, try snowshoeing instead. Trails lead across the white wilderness, through silent forests and to remote mountain hamlets, with the specially designed snowshoes making it easy to walk across the wintery terrain.
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Surrounded by dense pine forests, soaring Alpine peaks, and spectacular countryside scenery, Lake Brienz offers a world of outdoor adventure on Interlaken’s doorstep. On this tour, take to the calm waters by kayak with your guide, and see the best of Lake Brienz in style. Paddle through the clear mountain waters to the 12th-century citadel of Ringgenberg Castle and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to six people.
With crystal-clear waters surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Lake Brienz comes into its own in winter—but it can only be best appreciated from the water. On this tour, paddle out onto the lake with your guide to lead the way and take in top attractions including Ringgenberg Castle. With kayak and equipment rental included, admire unrivaled views over the Alpine scenery and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
Take to the slopes and enjoy the best of the Swiss Alps with this 1-, 2- or 3-day ski or snowboard rental package from Interlaken. Visit a ski and snowboard hire shop in central Interlaken and choose the rental duration to suit your schedule. Then, browse the huge selection of 4- or 5-star kit available including skis, snowboards and boots suited to all abilities. Try your rental gear for fit in-house and ensure a perfect fit. Enjoy 10% insurance charge against accidental damage or theft included in your hire package.
Ski School Rougemont - your choice for a premium ski school in Gstaad and Rougemont for all summer and winter activities. We are much more than a ski school; We are a guide, a friend, and a chance to make your holiday experience in Gstaad, Rougemont, and Saanenland one that you will never forget. Our local, multi-lingual, and professional instructors will ensure that your trip to Gstaad is full of fun and excitement. Whatever your level: be it a beginner snowboarder, who has never seen the snow, an intermediate skier that wishes to fine tune your technical skills, or even an expert carving rider that would like to discover the best slopes in the region, we have an ideal instructor for you. One of our many private instructors in Gstaad, Rougemont and Saanenland will be hand selected to best suit your skill level, ensuring the most constructive experience possible.
Get to know the fun side of Interlaken through its bars, and meet some new people at the same time. This popular pub crawl visits the bars of the mountain town that are popular with locals and visitors alike. Highlights of the evening crawl include live music, tequila, and some of the best beer in town.
Soak up the scenery of the Swiss Alps on this 6-hour e-bike tour of Lauterbrunnen Valley. Aided by a motor-powered electric bike, pedal your way through the ‘Valley of the 72 waterfalls’, passing tranquil forest trails, sweeping gorges and traditional alpine villages. Stop along the way to admire the glacial waters of Luetschine River, walk behind Staubbach waterfall and marvel at the mighty Trümmelbach falls, then finish your adventure with a delicious picnic lunch of Swiss specialties.
Discover the best of the Swiss alpine scenery from the city on this private tour of Interlaken. Follow a private guide along the banks of the Aare River and choose your own route to take in the attractions of most interest. Delve into Interlaken’s historic heart in the Höhenmatte, travel by public bus away from the tourist trail, or take the cable car to 4,337 feet (1,322 meters) above sea level for beautiful views over the surrounding peaks to shimmering Lake Thun.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Paraglide above the Swiss Alp peaks on a tandem flight with transport from Interlaken. At the launch spot in Beatenberg, listen to a safety talk with a small group of no more than 10 people, and then take off with a guide. Gaze down at Lake Thun and the snowy summits of the Jungfrau as you soar above the alpine landscape; the views are as breathtaking as the flight.
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