Meiringen-Hasliberg Intermediate Skiing

The Hasliberg ski area offers 60km of groomed trails including one easy black, 14 red runs and eight blue runs as well as some easy off-piste terrain within the ski area boundary.

Although smaller and quieter than most other ski resorts in the Bernese Oberland, Meiringen-Hasliberg offers enjoyable skiing and boarding and is a good choice for intermediates and improving beginners seeking a cheaper Swiss ski resort for a ski weekend or short ski break mid-week, especially in prime conditions.

The ski area is compact and easy to navigate. Ride the cable car from Meiringen to Reuti then a series of three gondolas from Reuti to Bidmi, Magisälp and Planplatten (2,250m) where you have a choice of four long red runs and one easy black run. Reds 15, 16 and black 17 lead back to the Alpen Tower Eagle Express gondola at Magisälp (1,710m) where you can ride the gondola back to Planplatten and repeat runs or use the Tschuggi T-bar to remain high.

In good conditions, adventurous intermediates and advanced skiers also have the opportunity to ski plenty of ungroomed terrain which is easily accessible between pistes.  On a clear day it’s worth stopping at the Alpen Tower at Planplatten (2,250m) for a quick drink and to enjoy impressive views of the surrounding peaks, before tackling long reds 18 and 19 past the Alphittli Gummenalp to the Spycher T-bar or continue as far as the gondola station at Bidmi.

When you’ve finished skiing on Planplatten ride the chairlifts from Magisälp to Häägen (2,010m) and Glogghűs (2,433m), which offer you a choice of four enjoyable red runs and an easier blue run, all of which lead back to Magisälp making it easy to ski laps.

Ten mountain restaurants and bars offer reasonably good choice. When hungry or thirsty, check out the cosy Häägenstubeli mountain restaurant, which is visible on the right close to the top of the Häägen chair. Or ski red runs 9 then 8 from the top of the Glogghűs chair lift to Käserstatt (1,840m) which is a popular place for lunch or for a drink between runs.

The ski area to the left of Käserstatt and Lischen is relatively quiet and offers early intermediates and beginners the chance to ski easy blue runs to a middle gondola station at Lischen or to the lower Twing gondola station at Hasliberg-Wsserwendi then ride back up to the ski area. The quiet left hand side of the ski area also includes some decent powder pitches and is worth checking out if searching for untracked snow.

If lucky enough to arrive in prime conditions, adventurous intermediates should consider booking a private instructor or a guide to help them explore the area more fully including the some of the ungroomed terrain between the pistes which is good for learning to ski off-piste. Contact the ski school to arrange a guide.

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