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Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Kandersteg that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Kandersteg stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Kandersteg review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Kandersteg vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: IK - 13th March 2010

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Its quiet!
This is not a ski resort

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Kandersteg should not be advertised as a ski resort. There are simply not enough pistes for any level of competancy. The three blue pistes are very short, there are virtually no appropriate areas for absolute beginners, and the only red piste has two slopes on it. There are no black pistes. Overall, an average skier would spend no more than 2-3 hours there without becomong totally bored. We were forced to take day trips to Lauchernalp, and Adelboden before we could feel like being on a ski resort. The is absolutely nothing to do after the pistes have been crossed. Recently, the ski pass that would allow use of Lauchernalp and Kandersteg has been revoked so that if you want to ski in Lauchernalp, you will have to spend a lot of money on a second ski pass. The ski resort in Kandersteg has some Draconian laws. For example, if you are unfortunate enough to have bought a six day pass, and then realised the lack of skiing ares, they will not refund any of your money. My advice is to forget Kandersteg for skiing at the moment. Go to Adelboden instead. This will save you from a huge disappointment and be cheaper in the long run.

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  • RKO24 (22nd February 2018)

    Went up to check it out and thinking it should be a good place for my girlfriend to continue learning how to...

  • Tim (8th March 2016)

    Excellent cross country ski destination and the groomed tracks in the village are in great condition with plenty of new snow. Really...

  • IK (13th March 2010)

    Kandersteg should not be advertised as a ski resort. There are simply not enough pistes for any level of competancy. The three...

  • Rob (8th January 2009)

    I visited Kandersteg a few years ago while on a Boy Scout trip to the International Scout Center there. Kandersteg is a...

  • anonymous_user (1st August 2005)

    Kandersteg has wonderful things to do for all ages. There is plenty of redtraunts, scenery, and you can learn to ski it...

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation