Cross-Country Skiing on the Zugerberg

Cross-country ski enthusiasts who like a bit of a challenge can find some undulating trails on Zug’s home mountain, the Zugerberg. And the view of the spectacular Alpine panorama is an additional plus.

  • 18 km (11 miles) of ski trails
    1.1 km (0.7 mile) night trail
    Classic & skate skiing
  • Undulating terrain
    Zugerberg top station
    56 minutes by public transportation
  • 50 minutes by car

Ski Area

Energetic cross-country skiers have a choice of wonderful trails at the Vordergeissboden top station. The snow-covered moorland landscape is reminiscent of Scandinavia, only with a view of Central Switzerland’s Mt. Rigi and the Alpine foothills.



On the Zugerberg, winter sports fans have at their disposal a total of 18 kilometers (11 miles) of cross-country ski trails, comprising four classic and four skating trails. First a challenging climb needs to be tackled, but after that the route is mostly flat and the physical exertion quickly forgotten – for the magnificent Alpine panorama more than makes up for the strenuous effort.


Special Remarks

Provided that there is enough snow, a night trail is illuminated daily from dusk until 10.00pm. In addition, changing rooms with showers are available in the Vordergeissboden multipurpose building for skiers’ use. There are also four restaurants along the trails where athletes can rest and fortify themselves.

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Opening Hours

Operating times of the Zugerberg funicular railway
Monday to Friday 6.26am – 11.56pm
Saturday and Sunday 6.56am – 11.56pm
Departures (Schönegg bottom station & Zugerberg top station) every 30 minutes