The winter season is not usually the most desired for a vacation since almost everyone prefers to enjoy them when the weather is good, but the truth is that more and more people choose to enjoy a winter vacation since they can be done many things 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 to be taken 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 great celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor or Grace Kelly passing by to enjoy the snow . There you can also enjoy the only skiable glacier in the Bernese Oberland, Glacier 3000 . Gstaad is one of the top three ski areas in the entire country, and is especially perfect for lovers of freeride and sledding. Tracks such as Wispile or Wasserngrat are among the most exclusive and they also have private restaurants and clubs where you can rest between jumps.
In Gstaad you can enjoy countless activities not only during the winter but also the rest of the year, although of course not all have to do with snow. Thus, in summer you can enjoy a classical music festival (Menuhin Festival). There are also Ferraris and Maseratis auctions at the Gstaad Palace, prestigious sports competitions and much more.
The Après Ski
Not only is Gstaad practiced skiing, but après ski, a "sport" that consists of skiing but elegantly dressed, is much more famous. 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 around the city. Around there it is very common to see celebrities like Carlota Casiraghi having a drink with friends after a hard day enjoying the snow.