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Top 10 winter camping destinations in Switzerland

Top 10 winter camping destinations in Switzerland

Even if we hardly come outside the door ourselves due to the time, one can still dream. In order to get out there after all, I picked out a few nice winter camping destinations and would like to share them with you.

1. Eienwäldli in the Engelberg Valley (NW)

Where is it:

Sporthotel Eienwaldli

Wasserfallstrasse 108

CH-6390 Engelberg

what does it offer:

  • Winter camping deluxe
  • Modern sanitary facilities
  • Comfort pitches with electricity, fresh water and waste water connection (also in winter)
  • Standard and superior pitches with electricity
  • Lounge with cooking facilities
  • Covered lounge on a tent meadow and fireplace
  • Washing machine & dryer, disposal station
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local bus/ski bus with bus stop directly at Eienwäldli (during the day, interruption in the off-season)

How much does it cost:

From CHF 10.00 / per adult; from CHF 13.00 per standard pitch; one-off electricity connection fee CHF 2.00 and electricity according to consumption

What is there to discover:

In addition to the wellness and SPA of Eienwäldli itself, the Engelberg area offers a wide range of offers for every season, which we, as de facto locals, also use

  • You can slide almost directly from the campsite onto the cross-country ski trail, start with the snowshoes or just go hiking
  • Thanks to the glacier, Titlis is still a snow-sure ski area and the opposite Brunni offers countless kilometers of slopes and exciting freeride descents
  • Paragliding goes all year round
  • Sledding until someone cries
  • You can get an insight into the craftsmanship of the alpine cheesemakers in the show dairy
  • In the valley museum you can immerse yourself in the past
Titlis invites you to adventure all year round
When flying at the Brunni, everyone can enjoy some mountain air, solo or in a tandem

2. Camping Miralago**** (TI)

Where is it:

Caravan Camping Miralago SA

Via Roncaccio

CH-6598—Tenero

Ticino-Svizzera

What does it offer:

  • Standard to premium XXL pitches with winterized full hook-up
  • Modern sanitary facilities with underfloor heating
  • Fireplace room with cinema
  • Restaurant, pool bar and shop with fresh baked goods
  • Bali Beach for die-hard winter campers
  • Heated lap pool and saltwater villa pool
  • Dogs are welcome
  • Free public transport and various discounts with the Ticino Ticket
  • Free WiFi

How much does it cost:

From CHF 26.00 per basic pitch, from CHF 10.00 per adult plus visitor's tax including electricity

What is there to discover:

  • Winter camping doesn't always mean skiing and snow flurries
  • Swiss Miniature Park in Melide
  • Glacier trail in Basodino
  • The Bolle di Magadino Natural Park
  • Locarno or Ascona invite you to wellness, culinary delights and strolling - arrival by liner possible
  • The beautiful Verzasca Valley is wildly romantic and emerald-green water meanders over washed-out pools to the large reservoir of Lago di Vogorno including a James Bond backdrop
  • Excursion to Monte Tamaro for freeride action or, depending on the location, some fun in the snow
  • Fantastic views from the local mountain Monte Bré (funicular) from which you can see as far as the Bernese and Valais Alps (provided the weather is good!)
There is also a lot to discover away from Lake Maggiore
Locarno also presents itself well in winter

3. Camping Pradafenz (GR)

Where is it:

Miles Family - Tanners

Girabodawag 24

CH-7075 Churwalden

What does it offer:

  • Heated sanitary facilities
  • Drying room for shoes with washing machines and dryers
  • Free ski bus
  • Free WiFi

How much does it cost:

From CHF 9.50 per adult, from CHF 15 parking space, electricity CHF 0.50 per kWh

What is there to discover:

  • Skiing Lenzerheide / Arosa to the campsite
  • Cross-country skiing in Lenzerheide
  • Longest toboggan run Pradaschier with 31 curves
  • Ice skating in Churwalden
  • World-famous train route Bernina Express and Glacier Express
  • Visit to the oldest city in Switzerland - Chur
Lenzerheide or Arosa - you are spoiled for choice
In addition to permanent guests, there is always a place for "tourists"

4. Camping Eggishorn (VS)

Where is it:

Camping Eggishorn

CH-3984 Fiesch (VS)

What does it offer:

  • Heated sanitary facilities
  • Restaurant, camping shop and gas service
  • grill house
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Free WiFi

How much does it cost:

From CHF 10.00 per adult, from CHF 15.00 parking space

What is there to discover:

  • Winter paradise on the Aletsch Glacier
  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ski tours en masse
  • You can also paraglide all year round
  • You can't take a sauna directly on site, but not far away
  • It's not far for a detour to the Matterhorn in winter magic
The monumental Aletsch Glacier is tragically disappearing from year to year
How about stumbling straight from the campsite onto the cross-country ski run?

5. Caravan Camp Fankhauser (BE)

Where is it:

Caravan Camp Fankhauser

Ey-Gässli 1, Zweisimmen

What does it offer:

  • Heated sanitary facilities with hairdryer
  • Sewerage whole place
  • Lounge with satellite TV
  • Game room with drinks and coffee machine
  • Group kitchen and dishwashing room with washing machine and dryer
  • Drying room with ski boot dryer
  • Barbecue area with fireplace and kota (barbecue house)
  • Free ski bus
  • Free WiFi

How much does it cost:

From CHF 6.50 per adult, from CHF 9.00 per pitch plus tourist tax, plus CHF 0.50 per kWh of electricity, CHF 0.50 per 4 minutes of hot water for showering

What is there to discover:

  • Skiing in and around Gstaad and Zweisimmen - the Rinderberg Ronda is calling!
  • Night skiing and snow park for the adventurous
  • Sparenmoos invites you to the cross-country skiing paradise
  • Ski touring, snowshoe and winter hiking paradise
  • Sauna in Gstaad or in the adventure pool in Lenk
It doesn't always have to be skiing, rather snowshoe hiking for pure deceleration...
Small but nice, the main thing is that the slopes are perfectly groomed!

6. Camping Thorbach Flühli (LU)

Where is it:

Camping Thorbach Flühli

Huttenen 6 | 6173 Flühli

What does it offer:

  • All plots with electricity, cable connection and fresh and waste water connection
  • Modern sanitary facilities
  • Washing and drying room with washing machine and dryer
  • Possibility to stay at the reception
  • Lounge with table football, games and books

How much does it cost:

From CHF 8.00 per adult, from CHF 10.00 parking space, CHF 2.00 electricity per day

What is there to discover:

  • Natural treasures of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, which is like the «Wild West» of Lucerne
  • Sörenberg ski area provides limitless winter sports
  • Rossweid Toboggan runs day and night
  • Extensive network of winter hiking trails
  • Glide weightlessly over the ice on the natural ice rink in Sörenberg
  • Indoor pool Sörenberg in bad weather or straight to the wellness in the Hotel Rischli
  •  Lucerne Museum of Transport to experience for technology enthusiasts with a planetarium, Swiss Chocolate Adventure and a movie theater
Lake Lucerne tends to cause fog in winter, so the only thing that helps is to escape upwards

There is something going on at the Söderberg 365 days a year

7. Camping des Frassettes/Villars Gryon (VD)

Where is it:

Camping des Frassettes

Chemin des Bloz 2, 1882 Gryon

What does it offer:

  • Modern sanitary facilities with washing machine and dryer
  • TV room
  • Small communal kitchen
  • lounges
  • Barbecue area / fire pit
  • Small shop on the campsite with gas service
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Access Card for various free activities in Villars, Gryon and Les Diablerets

How much does it cost:

From CHF 7.00 per adult, from CHF 14.00 per pitch, CHF 4.00 electricity plus visitor's tax

What is there to discover:

  • The Diablerets glacier is within reach and invites you to have fun skiing from October to May
  • In addition to all Nordic skiing sports, you can also go sledging, ski mountaineering or let yourself be moved on skis by a horse in skijoring
  • If you like it a bit more airy, you can watch the ski circus paragliding from the air. Wrap up warm!
  • When it's snowing, it doesn't always have to be on skis, because with a fat bike it's just as much fun to rock the slopes
  • If you prefer it snow-free, I can also spend it on a climbing block, explore caves or simply treat yourself to a wellness day
Le Galcier des Diablerets is gorgeous
When there is fresh snow, you first have to dig out your recreational vehicle

8. Atzmaennig Camping (SG)

Where is it:

Sportbahnen Atzmännig AG

8638 Goldingen

What does it offer:

  • Sanitary facilities with wash cabins, showers, dishwashing basins
  • camper station
  • Electricity in all places
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Gastronomy on site
  • Free WiFi

How much does it cost:

From CHF 6.00 per adult, from CHF 9.00 per pitch, CHF 2.00 electricity flat rate per day

What is there to discover:

  • Ski area with night skiing options and a mini fun park as well as snowshoe trails
  • Child-friendly leisure and hiking paradise Atzmännig
  • Lake Zurich is only a stone's throw away and Rapperswil, the city of roses, is also in the immediate vicinity
One should never forget how to make fire
Snow everywhere

9. Campsite Jakobsbad (AI)

Where is it:

Jakobsbad campsite

Laufteggstrasse 1

9108 Jakobsbad AI

What does it offer:

  • All pitches with electricity
  • Neat sanitary facilities
  • Washing machine and gas service on site
  • Regional products in the camping shop and bread delivery service

How much does it cost:

From CHF 5.00 per adult, from CHF 12.00 per pitch, CHF 2.00 electricity per day plus visitor's tax

What is there to discover:

  • Skiing, tobogganing and snowshoeing is the program here
  • The Säntis, Ebenalp and Hoher Kasten are also nearby for mountain sports enthusiasts
  • On bad weather days or in the winter, you can stretch your legs in a wide variety of exciting museums, such as the Stein show dairy, the Urnäsch museum of customs or the Appenzeller Alpenbitter
  • Paragliders come here to enjoy flying all year round
Magnificent view from the Kronberg
Ideal starting point for every practical joke

10. Camping Oberiberg (AG)

Where is it:

Sports facilities Oberiberg AG

Kirchenstrasse 15, 8843 Oberiberg

What does it offer:

  • Sanitary facilities with a high standard
  • Washing machines with tumble dryers
  • Free WiFi

How much does it cost:

From CHF 6.00 per adult, from CHF 15.00 per pitch, plus visitor's tax

What is there to discover:

  • Immediate proximity to the Laucheren chairlift, so you can let off steam in the Hoch-Ybrig ski paradise
  • Cross-country skiers, both classic and skating, can exhaust themselves at the cross-country center in Studen
  • Signposted winter hiking trails lead to the Lourdes grotto or along the Karl Faber trail
  • Snowshoe hikers can, for example, undertake a ridge hike in the direction of Furggelenstock with a descent through the moor landscape
  • An indoor band in Minster provides a change from the aggregate state of the water
Make the first tracks in the morning
to later enjoy the panorama from above!

Finally, a few useful tips:

Even if winter camping is just as much fun as camping in summer. So there are still a few little things to consider in winter so that it doesn't end in a camping disaster. We have all the important information about winter camping in the article You don't go camping in winter, do you? summarized.

Hardly any other country stands for winter tourism as much as Switzerland. Did you know that there are 251 winter sports and ski areas in Switzerland? Here there are not only ski areas as far as the eye can see, thanks to the glacier and altitude, they are usually snow-reliable. the Meteo Switzerland presents a snow report for over 200 Swiss winter sports areas. Here you can check which pistes are open, how much and what kind of snow is on the pistes and even information about ticket prices can be found in the table. In winter, the road can sometimes play badly, so find out about the current road conditions before you leave via Meteo Switzerland and if you are planning pass crossings, you should be specific passe.info inform.

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