The Gstaad ski resort shares the same range as Adelboden and is located to the east of Lake Geneva. The Gstaad Adelboden ski area also known as the super ski area is a part of 5 domains with 3 of them being accessible by lifts from the town. The other two are linked by an efficient bus service. These popular ski areas along with some of the local skiing areas combine to offer over 200 km of runs mainly for beginners and intermediates. The experts will have to comb the place to find some off-pistes and black runs of their liking. At the Gstaad super ski area most of the skiing goes on in the lower altitudes, but it must be said that the slopes do boast of a fair amount of snow and are north facing.
The Adelboden ski area in Gstaad also offers 2 half-pipes and one specialist park for boarders who would like their share of fun and excitement. However, skiing on this particular area of Gstaad is somewhat fragmented in nature that adds up to its greatest disadvantage. Speaking of its popularity, Gstaad is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world with some famous names visiting it frequently. Home to some of the classiest hotels and restaurants, Gstaad also offers numerous activities to keep its non-skiers busy. However, the Gstaad Adelboden ski area is a very quite and tranquil spot. Après-ski is fairly quiet here, with the majority being hotel, restaurant and bar-based. The ski school in this area is adequate but mainly suitable for kids. However the main Gstaad area is a fry cry from the sedate atmosphere of the Gstaad ski area. Nightclubs, pubs and other hotspots make up a totally glamorous ambience.
Overall, the whole of the Gstaad region has something to offer to skiers of all types. A car becomes greatly handy if you visit the super ski region so as to reach all the slopes offered and have a go at all of them. Nature also contributes its part to make Gstaad a truly memorable experience.