Winter Activities

Kerns and its surrounding areas offer a variety of winter activities, catering to adventure enthusiasts and those looking for a more relaxed experience in the snowy Swiss Alps. Here are some of the popular winter activities you can enjoy in Kerns:

Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Melchsee-Frutt: A well-known ski resort near Kerns offering a variety of slopes for all skill levels. It has around 36 kilometers of slopes, including runs for beginners and advanced skiers. The resort is also known for its snow parks and freeride areas.
  • Engelberg-Titlis: A larger nearby ski area offering extensive skiing and snowboarding opportunities with a wide range of pistes, including the famous Laub off-piste run.

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-Country Trails: The region offers well-groomed cross-country skiing trails, providing scenic routes through snowy landscapes. Melchsee-Frutt and the surrounding areas have several kilometers of trails suitable for both classic and skating styles.


  • Snowshoe Trails: Explore the winter wonderland on snowshoes, with marked trails in Melchsee-Frutt and the surrounding alpine areas. Guided tours are available for those looking to learn more about the local flora and fauna.
  • Guided Snowshoe Tours: Organized tours are available, providing a safe and educational experience with local guides.


  • Toboggan Runs: Melchsee-Frutt features a thrilling toboggan run, one of the longest in the region. The 8-kilometer run from Melchsee-Frutt to Stöckalp offers an exhilarating ride with stunning views.
  • Night Sledding: Some runs are illuminated at night, offering a unique and exciting sledding experience.

Ice Skating

  • Outdoor Ice Rinks: Enjoy ice skating on natural outdoor rinks in the region. Melchsee-Frutt has an ice rink where you can skate amidst a picturesque alpine setting.
  • Curling: Some ice rinks also offer curling facilities, where you can try this traditional winter sport.

Winter Hiking

  • Winter Hiking Trails: There are several marked winter hiking trails that allow you to explore the snowy landscape on foot. These trails are well-maintained and offer a peaceful way to enjoy the winter scenery.
  • Panoramic Views: Hike to viewpoints that offer panoramic vistas of the snow-covered Alps.


  • Winter Paragliding: Experience the thrill of paragliding over the snow-covered landscape. Tandem flights are available for beginners, offering a unique perspective of the winter scenery.

Kerns and the surrounding regions provide a diverse range of winter activities that cater to both adventure seekers and those looking to enjoy the serene beauty of the Swiss winter landscape.