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Leukerbad Ski Resort Guide

Leukerbad, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length52km32 miles
Highest Lift2,850m9,350ft
Resort Height1,410m4,626ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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The Swiss ski resort of Leukerbad is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,410m4,626ft, with 52km32 miles of marked runs.


Leukerbad has direct access to 52km32 miles of downhill skiing, with 18 marked pistes, served by a total of 11 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,850m9,350ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Leukerbad offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


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

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Leukerbad is 11km7 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Rinderhalde FIS', which is 2km1 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Leukerbad?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 1 February, with around 3cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Leukerbad

Ski Area Stats

Leukerbad Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 7 23km14 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 8 24km15 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 5 6km4 miles
Total Length
52km32 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Leukerbad Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,850m9,350ft
Lowest Piste1,410m4,626ft
Resort Altitude (Leukerbad)1,410m4,626ft
Max Vertical1,440m4,724ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Leukerbad
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Leukerbad

Ski Hire Shops in Leukerbad.

For more information, see our page about Leukerbad Ski Hire.

Ski Lessons in Leukerbad

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Leukerbad Ski Schools and Leukerbad Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Leukerbad?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Leukerbad is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Basel, Milan Malpensa and Chambery 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 11 ski lifts are able to uplift 12,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 5 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Leukerbad open?

 Closes : 18 April 2022.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

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

Piste Map

Leukerbad Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Leukerbad, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Leukerbad Tourist Office for the latest.

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