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Bürchen Ski Resort Guide

Bürchen, Switzerland

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length25km16 miles
Highest Lift2,540m8,333ft
Resort Height1,350m4,429ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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The Swiss ski resort of Bürchen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,350m4,429ft, with 25km16 miles of marked runs.


Bürchen has direct access to 25km16 miles of downhill skiing, with 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,540m8,333ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Bürchen offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Bürchen.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Bürchen is 3km2 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bürchen?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 15 February.

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Snow Forecast by day for Bürchen

Ski Area Stats

Bürchen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 8km5 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 8km5 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 9km6 miles
Total Length
25km16 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Bürchen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,540m8,333ft
Lowest Piste1,480m4,856ft
Resort Altitude (Bürchen)1,350m4,429ft
Max Vertical1,190m3,904ft

Location and Map

Where is Bürchen?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Raron, Valais.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Bürchen is Sion, 50 minutes drive away.

Berne, Milan Malpensa, Annecy, Milan Linate and Geneva airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 6,350 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 13km8 miles of ski runs, with 4 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Bürchen open?

 Closes : 19 March 2023.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.