The winter season is usually not the most desired for a vacation since almost everyone prefers to enjoy them in good weather, but the truth is that more and more people choose to enjoy some Winter Break since many things can be done that are not the rest of the year. This choice is made especially by snow lovers, who see in winter the opportunity to take a few days to practice one of the many snow sports.
One of the best places to enjoy the snow is Gstaad, a Swiss city where you can also enjoy small pedestrian streets and a totally alpine architectural style that seems straight out of a story. In Gstaad there are more than 250 kilometers of ski slopes, so it is undoubtedly one of the best European destinations to enjoy the snow, also thanks to the fact that the landscape of the Swiss Alps is truly spectacular.
For ski lovers
In the 60s, Gstaad became one of the most glamorous places in Europe thanks to the fact that great celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor or Grace Kelly passed by there enjoy the snow. There you can also enjoy the only skiable glacier in the Bernese Oberland, the Glacier 3000. Gstaad is one of the top three ski areas in the entire country, and is especially perfect for freeride and sled lovers. Tracks like Wispile or Wasserngrat are some of the most exclusive and they also have private restaurants and clubs to rest between jumps.
In Gstaad you can enjoy countless activities not only during winter but also the rest of the year, although of course not all of them have to do with snow. Thus, in summer you can enjoy a classical music festival (Menuhin Festival). They are also celebrated Ferraris auctions and Maseratis at the Gstaad Palace, prestigious sports competitions and much more.
The Après Ski
In Gstaad not only is skiing practiced, but après ski is much more famous, a "sport" that consists of skiing but elegantly dressed. It is not about wearing a dress, but that the clothes are elegant and combined with a lot of style, especially when you go for a walk in the city. Over there it is very common to see celebrities like Carlota Casiraghi having a drink with friends after a hard day enjoying the snow.
Your invitation to Gstaad X | ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad 2019 (January 2024)
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