Leukerbad Ski Resort

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Leukerbad nestled deep in the valley above the Rhone River in Switzerland
Leukerbad nestled deep in the valley above the Rhone River in Switzerland
Powder skiing at Leukerbad Torrent ski resort
Powder skiing at Leukerbad Torrent ski resort
Alpine sector of Leukerbad Torrent ski resort Switzerland
Alpine sector of Leukerbad Torrent ski resort Switzerland
Leukerbad is a spa town, soaking in the Walliser Alpentherme & Spa is essential!
Leukerbad is a spa town, soaking in the Walliser Alpentherme & Spa is essential!
Relax at Leukerbad Torrent ski resort
Relax at Leukerbad Torrent ski resort
Hotels in the village such as Le Bristol Leukerbad have extensive spa pool complexes
Hotels in the village such as Le Bristol Leukerbad have extensive spa pool complexes
Leukerbad has an alpine ski sector, Torrent, plus a winter walking sector, Gemmi
Leukerbad has an alpine ski sector, Torrent, plus a winter walking sector, Gemmi
Gemmipass above Leukerbad has trails connecting to Kandersteg
Gemmipass above Leukerbad has trails connecting to Kandersteg
The Rinderhuette on Torrent has some of the region
The Rinderhuette on Torrent has some of the region's finest views

Leukerbad Ski Resort

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Nearby Ski Resorts

Crans Montana
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Lauchernalp
St Luc Chandolin

     Leukerbad Ski Trail Map
  • Leukerbad Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,411m - 2,610m (1,199m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (8)(Torrent only)
    3 Gondola/cable car
    1 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid-Dec to early April
    8:30am to 4:45pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 55km (includes freeride routes)
    Longest run - 11km
    Advanced - 43%
    Intermediate - 51%
    Beginner - 6%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    Adult - CHF58
    Child - CHF35
    Child u/6yr - Free

Leukerbad Torrent Ski Resort Switzerland

Leukerbad Torrent ski resort in the Valais of Switzerland is a delightful ski & spa combination above the Rhone River valley near Brig. Leukerbad’s location puts it in the heart of an expansive & snow-sure ski region with neighbouring resorts including Crans Montana, Lauchernalp & St-Luc-Chandolin.

Whilst well known for its thermal springs, Leukerbad’s alpine ski area, Torrent, has fallen off the ski world’s radar, providing plenty of scope for fresh snow pillaging!

Pros & Cons for Leukerbad-Torrent Ski Resort

Pros

  • Authentic Swiss Alps spa town & ski resort.
  • Reasonable skiable vertical of 1,200m.
  • Ski trails up to 11km long.
  • Quality on-piste trails for intermediate & advanced skiers & snowboarders.
  • Good value lift pass.
  • Snow-sure location.
  • Quiet during the week.
  • Public transport access by train & bus is good.

Cons

  • Limited novice & beginner terrain.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Loads of non-skiing activities available.
  • Ski lifts disjointed from the town - require a bus ride or walk.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lift & Terrain

The Leukerbad Torrent skiing & snowboarding terrain include 53km of mainly intermediate & advanced trails plus freeride routes. Unusually for a ski resort in Europe, novice and beginner terrain is limited. The 1200m of skiable vertical is all westerly aspect and provides several top to bottom alpine & below tree line slopes up to 11km in length. Its geographic location favours a high average annual snowfall, & off-piste freeride powder opportunities are allegedly plentiful.

Before we visit & complete this info guide, check out the Leukerbad Torrent & Gemmi ski trail map.

The ski lifts at Leukerbad include 3 different sectors. As described above, Torrent is the downhill ski sector. Essentially 5 lifts do the heavy lifting - a cable car up from the town, two gondolas from the Flaschen base, a six-seater chair & one useful surface tow in the upper alpine. On the opposite side of town, Snowpark Sportarena, provides an additional 3 surface lifts for novices & children. Nearby, the Gemmi sector begins with the cable car heading sharply up to Gemmipass. Aside from wonderful of the valley & mountains, the Gemmi lifts support a flourishing cross-country ski & winter walking trail network that links with Kandersteg on the northern side of the range.

Where is Leukerbad Switzerland?

The Leukerbad ski resort is in the Swiss canton of Valais (Wallis), 200km (2¼hr) by road east of Geneva, 234km (3½hr) south-west of Zurich and 48km (50min) west of Brig. The closest and most convenient airport is Geneva (GVA), but Zurich (ZRH) and even Milan Malpensa (MXP) can be efficiently utilised.

Train and bus is the recommended mode of travel to Leukerbad. Trains on the main line along the Rhone valley to Brig stop regularly at the station in the town of Leuk. From Leuk, transfer to the route 471 bus for the 30min ride up into the mountains. It possible to travel directly from the Geneva airport to Leuk by rail on the hourly IR90 service, taking around 2⅓hr. From the other direction, Brig to Leuk on the train is around 20min. Brig is a handy transport hub for rail services from Zurich, Bern & Milan.

Search & book here for train tickets to Leuk & Leukerbad.

Alternatives to the train/bus combination include private transfers or car rental.

For hints, tips & warnings about getting to Swiss ski resorts in winter, see our Travel in Switzerland page.

Leukerbad Accommodation

Leukerbad is best known as a spa town. In winter, the abundant thermal pools are wonderful when surrounded by snow. Accommodation choices in town are abundant & range from 5-star luxury (the Hôtel Les Sources des Alpes), traditional 4-stars (Hotel Le Bristol Leukerbad) down to fabulous, affordable 3-star hotels (such as Hotel Restaurant Waldhaus). A plethora of apartments are also available throughout the village. Many, but not all, Leukerbad accommodations have extensive spa pool complexes for use by the guests. Public spa baths available for everyone else are in the centre of the village at the extensive Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad complex. Local buses connect the town to the two main Torrent ski lift bases, Gemmipass cable car & novice ski area.

Search & book here for all Leukerbad ski accommodation.

Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available in Leukerbad village via our local partners. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Leukerbad Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

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Review

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