Spring skiing at Klewenalp-Stockhütte

Klewenalp-Stockhütte is small ski resort in Central Switzerland I have visited in mid-March with my husband. This ski resort consist of two areas: Klewenalp, which is accessible by aerial gondola from the village of Beckenried and Stockhütte , which is accessible by cable car from the village of Emmeten.

Skiing at Klewenalp

The valley stations in both villages are located about 20 minutes car drive from Lucerne, both in close proximity of the highway A2 Luzern-Chiasso. Ski resort is therefore ideally located for us based in Lucerne.

Skiing with a views to Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee)

On sunny Saturday in March we drove to Beckenried. We parked our car by the valley station, grabbed our ski gear and took a gondola to the Klewenalp ski area. The resort is small and very easy to navigate. We found our way around the slopes pretty quickly.

Klewenalp – Stöckhutte is small ski resort with only 40km of ski runs

The lift system is not the best I’ve ever experienced, but it worked well. Except from the gondola from Beckenried, which was very busy in the morning, we never queued long for the lifts.

Chairlift to the highest point of Klewenalp

The Klewenalp-Stockhütte resort is located in the mountains above the Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee). The panoramic views from the ski slopes are amazing. You can see the lake and the surrounding mountains. This time of the year, I found especially beautiful the contrast between the white snow at mountains, the bright green pastures in the valley and the blue colour of the lake. Klewenalp is definitely one of the ski resorts with the most lovely views I’ve ever visited.

Skiing with a view

We’ve already skied at Klewenalp-Stockhütte few years ago, when I started to ski after a decade-long pause. Then, it was perfect place for me to gain confidence and refresh my ski-skills. The slopes are in my opinion ideal for beginners: not too steep, not too long and not too busy.

One of the lifts

My experience of skiing at Klewenalp-Stockhütte now, after I’ve obtained skills and confidence to ski all kinds of ski slopes, was a bit different. I found the majority of slopes at Klewenalp too short and too easy. Luckily, there was still one lovely long red ski run I’ve enjoyed a lot. We’ve skied there most of the time and had a lot of fun.

The best ski run of Klewenalp

On the day we’ve been to Klewenalp, we’ve also found out Swiss ski manufacturer Stöckli has organised a free testing of their skis. Of course, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to test some of the newest skis of this Swiss brand well known to us because of Slovenian ski racers Tina Maze and Ilka Štuhec. They both compete(d) on Stöckli skis and won various medals and titles – for example, Tina won two Olympic Gold medals in 2014 and Ilka World Champion title in downhill in 2017. Testing brand new models of skis was fun. I wouldn’t mind switching my skis for one or two models I’ve tested.

One of skis we’ve tested

The slopes of Klewenalp were considering the warm spring weather conditions well prepared. We arrived to the ski resort early enough to fully exploit the cooler morning temperatures. In the afternoon, after the temperatures rose, the snow became slushy. Non of us likes to ski on such surface, so we’ve stopped by one of the huts and enjoyed in the warm spring sun instead.

Despite it is not the best nor the most exciting ski resort, we’ve ever skied at, we both liked Klewenalp-Stöckhutte enough we’ll probably return next season. It is conveniently close to Luzern and offer just enough for a day of skiing.

Someone got creative in snow ❤



30 thoughts on “Spring skiing at Klewenalp-Stockhütte

    • Urska - Slovenian Girl Abroad says:

      Thank you Courtney! If you have a chance come and visit Lucerne! It’s a lovely town set in the midst of amazing landscape. 🙂
      Photos in this post were made with GoPro Hero 5. Photos in other posts were made either with GoPro, iPhone 6, Nikon D5200 or ancient Sony digital camera. 🙂

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  1. Sarah | The Urban Wanderer says:

    Oh my goodness, what a stunning place! The snow is so crisp and white and the skies so gloriously blue! I have never been skiing before (not even indoors!) but it is something I would love to try. Sounds like you have a perfect place that you can visit again and again too.

    Sarah 🙂

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  2. pottyadventures says:

    Great post. We love skiing but have never skied in Switzerland before. It’s most definitely on our to-do list. I agree the views down to the lake and the contrast between the snowy peaks and green pastures is amazing. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling
    David – Potty Adventures

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  3. Lauren M says:

    I’m not a skier, but whenever I see posts about it I think I really need to try it! Love your photos, it looks amazing. Thanks so much for joining #adventurecalling, I love finding out about new places and things that I don’t know much about.


  4. Trish @ Mum's Gone To says:

    It looks so beautiful in your photos. As a beginner (I’ve only been downhill skiing once) this sounds the ideal place to learn.

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    • Urska - Slovenian Girl Abroad says:

      Klewenalps is gorgeous place and yes, I think it is ideal place for beginners. There are plenty of blue slopes ideal for beginners, it’s not crowded, is less expensive than some other more famous Swiss ski resorts, there are plenty of other things to do (for example, sledding, snowshoeing), and the panoramic views are just gorgeous. 🙂


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