We all know that Alpine resorts can be a huge draw for visitors during the winter months, attracting skiers and snowboarders, but did you know that in Switzerland – unlike in France where the tendency is to choose the mountains in Winter and the coast in Summer – the Alps continue to lure tourists? The Swiss Alps never ‘shut down’ and it is very much a year-round destination, with the upscale resort of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland region serving as a classic example.
Here are just a handful of the many activities you can enjoy during the so-called off-season.
1. Go hiking
Around Gstaad, there are more than 300 kilometres of maintained paths and trails. We did a guided walk on the Wispile