Flumserberg Ski Resort – Ski Fun Close to Zurich
If you live in Zurich one of the closest resorts you can go skiing is Flumserberg. As soon as the snow starts to fall and you get the urge to get those skis on, why not check out this resort?
Flumserberg is in fact the largest Winter sports destination between the city of Zurich and Chur. It is easily accessible by train or by car. Not only is it a very pretty resort with fabulous views towards the Churfirsten mountains and across to the Walensee, but it also has a fair amount of tree coverage and a good selection of both waitress service and self service restaurants.
If you are travelling by train you need to alight at Unterterzen. Right across the road you will find the ticket office and gondola which will transport you right to the top. The SBB also offers a number of “Snow’N’Rail” deals which are worth checking out too. By car it is around an hour’s drive or less (depending where you live in Zurich) and Flumserberg offers free parking across a number of car parks in different areas of the resort.
Flumserberg is equipped with some of the most up to date snow cannon equipment offering good snow conditions throughout the season. There is a brand new 8 man gondola this season.
The resort itself offers something for everyone. Boasting 65km of well prepared pistes of which 10km are BLUE runs, 38 km are RED runs and 17km are BLACK runs. For snowboarders there is a half pipe, the Carlsberg snow park as well as free riding. For small children there are nursery and learner slopes as well as a ski school to get them up to speed.
If skiing is not your bag, there is also 24 km of hiking and rambling paths at Flumserberg and 20km cross-country tracks (and of course the resort is open all year round for hiking and walking activities). If you prefer sledging, there is a 3km long toboggan run from the gondola station.
The day ticket price is a little cheaper than most of the Graubünden resorts but our favourite ticket is the “Stundenkarte” or “hourly card” which gives you a discount if you only ski for up to 3 or 4 hours and then hand the ticket in by the appropriate deadline to receive your rebate! Be certain you can get back to the ticket office in time though, otherwise it’s cheaper to go for a day pass.
If you fancy something different why not give the night skiing or night tobbogan rides a go? The night skiing and sledding take place along illuminated slopes – see here for more information.
To see a PDF of all the ski slopes available click here.
For more information please go to the Flumserberg website here.
Some further information on Flumserberg with details of the Ski School contact details here.
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