Buying Experts for Luxury Property in Gstaad
The Alpine Specialist Guide to Gstaad, Switzerland
The ski resort
One of the most traditional ski resorts in the European Alps, Gstaad attracts a wealthy, chic and international crowd. Established as a resort at the start of the 20th Century, the pretty alpine village and stunning scenery has a year-round appeal. It has been a popular mountain retreat with European royals for decades and famous property owners now include Bernie Ecclestone, Roger Moore and Elle MacPherson. Activities in Gstaad are not restricted to wintersports and non-skiers will enjoy the luxury shopping, excellent restaurants and other leisure facilities in this attractive resort.
Skiing in Gstaad
The skiing in Gstaad stretches over six independent ski areas and total 250 kilometres of piste. The skiing in the Wispile and Eggli ski areas directly above the resort best suits beginners and intermediates though the latter will also enjoy the newly linked Rinderberg Ronda at the far end of the skiable terrain. It is possible to ski from October to May on the high-altitude runs of the Glacier 3000 ski area above Les Diablerets.
Summer in Gstaad
Gstaad has an action-packed summer events calendar, including the annual Swiss Open tennis tournament, the Menuhin music festival and the Cartier Polo Gold Cup polo tournament.
Buying luxury ski property in Gstaad
Gstaad's reputation as a ski resort for the rich and famous has led to high prices for ski property. Luxury chalets rarely come up for sale on the open market and are more likely to be sold privately. Available properties are generally built to generous proportions, some with spacious grounds. Many are built in the typical style of the Saanenland region. The nearby villages of Chateaux d'Oex (famous for its annual balloon festival) and Rougemont offer quieter, more affordable alternatives.
Read our guide to buying luxury ski property in Switzerland.
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