Around Grächen

Grächen is both a summer & winter destination for all ages & offers many different activities. Enjoy the safe, slow pace of the village, in this car-free environment.

A simply magical fairytale awaits you.

Winter Facilities

  • 44km prepared slopes for all ski/ snow board levels (9km easy, 33km moderate, 2km hard) and guaranteed snow up to 2858m
  • 38km Winter hiking trails
  • 23km Snow shoe trails
  • 5km Cross country skiing between Hannigalp and Stafel through the forest
  • 3km Sledge trail from Hannigalp to Grächen lake
  • Unique fairytale themed gondola
  • Paradise Ski destination for families with 4 children themed parks: SiSu family Park, SiSu Talentschmiede, Swisscom Skimovie run and a Family Funslope
  • Snowtubing
  • Snowbike rentals
  • Fatbike trails
  • Free Ski bus (during the times it runs)
  • Heated ski lockers where your ski equipment
  • Child care facilities (children aged 2-6yrs old) – SiSu Spiel- und Schlafnest crèche on the Hannigalp.
  • Indoor kids playground at SiSu Wolkenland (Hannigalp)
  • Family paradise with a variety-packed family and children’s program.
  • Over 30 restaurants in Grächen/St Niklaus

Winter – Outdoor Activities

  • Sports centre – Natural ice rink, open from December to February, tennis, badminton, climbing, fitness, table tennis, rock climbing wall, indoor playground
  • Foundue dinner in a cable car
  • Ride on a PistenBully (snow plough machine)
  • Guided village tours

Summer Facilities

  • Sports center – You can practise the following sports: tennis, badminton, climbing, fitness, table tennis, soccer field, rock climbing wall, indoor playground
  • Indoor swimming
  • Mini golf
  • Robis forest playground
  • Rope park
  • Down Hill bike track/ flow trail
  • Fire place/ picnic areas
  • Famous Märchen fairytale gondola, ideal for children
  • Kneipp facilities by the lake and in Taa
  • VitaKur forest trail
  • 5 museums in Grächen/St. Niklaus
  • Indoor kids playground at SiSu Wolkenland (Hannigalp)
  • Over 30 restaurants in Grächen/St Niklaus

Summer – Outdoor Activities

  • 250km network of hiking in and around Grächen/St Niklaus as far as Saas Fee & Zermatt
  • Themed hiking trails for Children
  • new fascinating “Zauberwasser” themed world along the Eggeri & Chilcheri irrigation channels.
  • Pram friendly hiking trails
  • Biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Rope park
  • Trotti/ scooter trail

Activities: Helpful Information

In Summer

The 250 km hiking trail network in and around Grächen/St.Niklaus as far as Zermatt and Saas-Fee offers the right tour for all hiking fans.

Bike paradise: The holiday destination Grächen/St. Niklaus is a perfect starting point for various tours in the Valais.

In Winter

The unique fairy tale gondola is in the centre of the village and therefore very easy to reach. After a fairytale ride with the gondola you are at 2114 m.a.s.l. in the middle of the skiing area. From here you can expect numerous activities for the whole family!

Besides a fondue in the gondola, driving a piste basher or the fairytale treasure hunt there are lots more great highlights awaiting you during the winter season.

Interesting facts about the skiing area Grächen.


For Families

Grächen/St.Niklaus is a paradise for your family holidays, summer or winter.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Whether it’s good home cooking, Valais specialities or Italian specialities – everyone can find what they like in Grächen/St.Niklaus.