Melchsee-Frutt is a truly special place where I keep returning to. It lies in the heart of Central Switzerland, on a high plateau at 1,920 meters above sea level. Previous Saturday my boyfriend and I went to Melchsee-Frutt to ski. We couldn’t chose a better day. The sun was out, the conditions were perfect and we had a fabulous ski trip to wrap this season.
After 35 minutes drive from Luzern, we arrived to Stöckalp where we parked our car and bought our ski passes. Then, the cable car took us to the Melchsee-Frutt where the fun began.
Stretching at the altitude from 1,080 to 2255 meters, Melchsee-Frutt’s ski area divides to two areas: Bonistock and Erzegg. They are joined, but there are some parts where you might need to take your skis off to reach next tow.
Melchsee-Frutt is a small ski resort. In total, there is 32 km of ski runs of all difficulties. They are wide and all offer a great scenic views. Steeper slopes run from the Bonistock (2160 m) down to Stöckalp (1080 m), while less demanding blue and red slopes runs from Erzegg and Balmeregghorn (2255 m) to Distelboden. Blue slopes might be a bit boring for good skiers, but are ideal for the beginners.
For those looking for some adrenalin, there are also a ski cross piste and freestyle park which is supposed to be the biggest in Central Switzerland. We’ve tried the ski cross piste and is really cool.
Stunning scenery, unspoilt nature and a numerous activities available in all seasons are the reasons why Melchsee-Frutt is one of my favourite places in Switzerland.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY
- 1-day ski pass: 50 CHF/person
- Parking fee: 5 CHF
- 2 drinks at the Erzegg Restaurant: 10 CHF
How to get there:
- By car: At A8 road take the exit Sarnen/Kerns. Follow the road to Kerns – Melchtal – Stöckalp
- By public transport: take train to Sarnen and change for bus (Postauto) to Stöckalp.
- Parking is available at Stöckalp (fee: 5 CHF)