Swiss Skyline

Unforgettable views of the Eiger, Jungfrau & Mönch plus an up-and-coming snowpark scene make the Schilthorn a must-visit destination.

From the floor of the wildly scenic Lauterbrunnen Valley, the gondolas of the Schilthornbahn whisk you first to the idyllic car-free villages of Gimmelwald and Mürren, and then onward to the Birg middle station and finally to the peak of the Schilthorn (2970 meters). This half-hour gondola ride is an impressive experience by itself—but if you brought your skis or snowboard along for the ride, the fun is just getting started.

Schilthorn Skyline Park
Schilthorn's Skyline Park offers one of the longest park laps in the central Alps.

Once you’ve reached the top station, you can take in an incredible 360° view of the Bernese Alps from the viewing platform, including an up close and personal view of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch. While you’re at it, you can grab a bite in the rotating restaurant and take a stroll through the James Bond museum (“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed here). Once you’ve got your fill of sightseeing, there’s 50km of perfectly groomed pistes waiting for you, lots of mostly untapped freeride terrain, and one of the most underrated snowparks in Switzerland.

Under new management since 2023, the main snowpark runs for over a kilometer underneath the Winteregg chairlift. It flows with the natural terrain, offering new features around every turn for a total of more than 20 hits in a single run. Meanwhile, the south-facing jump line on the Maulerhubel chairlift offers small and medium-sized jumps with firm takeoffs and slushy landings. For a full review of the winter park, check out our Spot Check done in February 2024.

Besides long park laps, Schilthorn also offers a long season. The snowpark opens on the upper mountain as soon as conditions permit—usually already in November. Towards the end of the season, the park migrates back up the mountain for a spring session that lasts until May.

Schilthorn Skyline Snowpark Downdays Spotcheck