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«Wiriehorn: Stell di dire iigete Useforderig» (face your own challenge)

An exciting range of winter experiences at Wiriehorn

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The Wiriehorn winter sports area is within easy reach and offers a lot of actitivites in the snow. No matter if you prefer skiing or snowboarding, on the piste or freeriding, hiking with snowshoes or without, by day or by night, the Wiriehorn winter sports area is the place to go. The numerous winter events are a great opportunity to challenge yourself. Exciting leisure activities combined with a relaxing lunch or Fondue night at Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel) complete your mountain experience.

When will you visit Wiriehorn?

  • Your straightforward and authentic winter experience close to the city

  • Several winter sports options within an area that’s easy to navigate

  • Slopes of medium difficulty on the north side of Wiriehorn

  • Self-catering apartments, a mountain hotel and group accommodation directly on the ski slopes

  • Exciting winter events

Our recommendation: Friday night fun

Each Friday in fine weather there’s a highlight at Wiriehorn: > night skiing and sledging (in German). The ski slope and snow park are illuminated. Sledge down in a romantic ambiance by moonlight or, if necessary, under the light of your head torch. The chairlift takes you up the mountain with ease. How about a tasty Fondue in a cosy atmosphere at Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel) before sledging down the mountain? At the valley station of the Wiriehornbahnen you can buy evening tickets with the Fondue already included.

Your authentic winter experience close by

The Diemtigtal Nature Park is the perfect place for getting back to nature. The slopes at Wiriehorn offer a close to nature experience, too. Practice the perfect parallel turn, try a freeride descent or simply face your own personal challenge.
The Wiriehorn is also perfect for groups with different interests. Some may want to hit the slopes in the morning, whereas others may prefer the more relaxed way to reach the valley by taking the Nüegg slope. You can all meet up again for lunch on the sun terrace of the Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel), before continuing with more runs in the afternoon. End your day at a snow bar for après-ski, feeling tired but happy from the sun and fresh mountain air. A perfect day in the snow ends here. There’s just one more thing to do: share your best pictures using the hashtags #naturparkdiemtigtal and #wiriehorn.
When returning into the valley on weekends, don’t miss the opportunity to take home a local specialty from the Diemtigtal (Diemtig valley) for your loved ones. At the > Burelädeli you’ll find local sausages, cheese, jam or Züpfe (typical Swiss bread).

A lot of snow sports in a compact area

The area at the foot of the Wiriehorn mountain offers something for every skier and snowboarder. If you prefer relaxing descents, then you’ll appreciate the well-prepared slopes around the ski lifts Röschteschwend and Tubelfärrich, which lead down to the valley. Are you a true snow aficionado? From Homad there are black runs leading down the mountain or the freeride descent. Skiers and snowboarders can also enjoy themselves on the jumps in the snow park. 

Besides the great choice of slopes, there’s also a lot to experience for non-skiers. Wiriehorn offers numerous non-skiing options. Without the need for any special gear, you can enjoy the winter sun on the winter hiking trails and relax on the sun terraces. If you’d like a bit more physical activity, then discover the Wiriehorn on snowshoes along the marked snowshoe trail. And if if you’re after some speed, then whizz down the mountain on a sledge following the winding sledging run. All activities start from the Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel), which is located directly at the mountain station of the chairlift.

Wiriehorn facts & figures:

  • Six-person chairlift, 3 ski lifts, 2 children’s lifts, 1 magic carpet

  • 17.5 km ski slopes (of which 3 km with snow-making facilities, incl. the descent to the valley): 30 % blue, 50 % red and 20% black slopes

  • 5.6 km sledging runs

  • 12 km winter hiking trails

  • 22 km cross-country skiing trails

  • 9.8 km snowshoe trails

  • Snow park

  • Freeride descent

  • Night skiing and sledging every Friday evening

  • Race training slope Schwarzenberg with time measurement (positioning of the gates upon reservation)

  • Swiss Ski School Diemtigtal

  • Children's playground

  • Valiant Diorama Wirieblick: Modellspielland32 centre, an interactive miniature world

  • Paragliding starting point: tandem flights from Homad
    (Reservation through Berghotel Wiriehorn T 033 684 12 42)

  • Picnic room at Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel)

  • Sports shop with winter sports rental equipment

  • Wiriehorn is easy to reach: From Berne, it takes 45 minutes and from Basel 1 hour 40 minutes by car. You can also reach the valley station by public transport

  • 1,000 parking-spaces (also for coaches)

Find our winter sports report showing you which facilities are currently open here. > Infosnow

 

Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel), self-catering apartments and group accommodation directly at the slope

Ski-in/ski-out. It’s as simple as that and exactly what makes the Wiriehorn special. Put on your skis right on your doorstep and off you go! Much of the accommodation in this area is located on the ski slopes. The > Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel, in German) located at the mountain station of the chairlift lies right in the middle of the skiing area. Close to the Ferienzentrum Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn holiday centre) are not only several accommodation options, but also the Swiss Snow Kids Village, the beginners’ area for children belonging to > Swiss Ski School Diemtigtal (in German) with its magic carpet and children’s lifts, a children’s playground, the > Wirieblick restaurant (in German), the > Diorama Modellspielland32 centre (in German), a small shop and the > sports hall with tennis courts and a climbing wall (in German). Thanks to its variety of activities, the Wiriehorn is very popular for school and club snow sports camps.

Friday night fun

Each Friday in fine weather there’s a highlight at Wiriehorn: > night skiing and sledging (in Germand). The ski slope and snow park are illuminated. Sledge down in a romantic ambiance by moonlight or, if necessary, under the light of your head torch. The chairlift takes you up the mountain with ease. How about a tasty Fondue in a cosy atmosphere at Berghotel Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn mountain hotel) before sledging down the mountain? At the valley station of the Wiriehornbahnen you can buy evening tickets with the Fondue already included.

Sledging at Wiriehorn

The sledging run at Wiriehorn and the fast option for advanced sledgers are prepared every day. The chairlift takes you up the mountain with your sledge to the mountain station. The sledging run ends after a little over 5 km at the valley station. > Wiriehorn (in German) is the perfect place for sledge-lovers. Little ones can also sledge or snow-bob at the beginners’ area at the Ferienzentrum Wiriehorn (Wiriehorn holiday centre).

Exciting winter events

Winter events at the Wiriehorn are very popular. The number of participants at the > Famigros Ski-Days (in German) or the > Poolrace (in German) prove it each year. Maybe one of the main reasons for their success is that everyone can join in and that fun is the most important factor?

Who learnt to ski at Wiriehorn?

Form everywhere you hear it over and over again: “Yes, I learned to ski at Wiriehorn”. Thanks to the team of the Swiss Ski School Diemtigtal, this tradition will also be kept in future.

The ski school has three locations in the Diemtigtal (Diemtig valley). The one at Wiriehorn you’ll find at the Wiriehorn holiday centre with the beginners’ area, a magic carpet and children’s lifts. Little ones do their first turns accompanied by the ski school’s mascot Snowli. The more advanced explore the ski area around Wiriehorn. Find full information about group or private skiing and snowboarding lessons > here (in German).

Get your rental equipment at the valley station

Do you need equipment for your day in the snow? The shop > Stucki Sport (in German) is located directly at the valley station of the Wiriehornbahnen (Wiriehorn chairlifts). This actually means that all you need to take with you are warm winter clothes and gloves. Skis, snowboards, helmets, sledges, snowshoes and cross-country skis (only classic) can be rented and also bought at the sports shop.

Responsible snow sports in the Diemtigtal Nature Park

Getting first tracks in the deep snow far away from the slopes is pure freedom! But at what cost? What is considered freedom to humans, is wildlife’s struggle for survival. Let us show you how to plan your tours while respecting the local wildlife. It is important to know how to behave when you go off-piste. Get all information about how to practice snow sports respectfully in the Diemtigtal Nature Park.
> Respect to protect (in German)

Good to know

984 m a.s.l.

is the lowest point in the Wiriehorn winter sports area, whereas the highest can be found at 1,868 m a.s.l.

the biggest

the Wiriehorn winter sports area is the biggest of the three skiing areas of the Diemtigtal, but it is still easy enough to navigate that your children won’t get lost.

a beautiful view

as far as Lake Thun is possible from Homad mountain station

open or closed ?

you can find the current winter sports report here

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