The Ski Resort
In the heart of Central Switzerland, the Mythen region ensures fun on the slopes and unique nature experiences. The largest ski area in Schwyz between Schwyz and Einsiedeln has a direct connection to Hoch-Ybrig and offers 50 kilometres of pistes. Sunny slopes, enchanted forest pistes and a challenging ski safari - the Mythen region is a diverse ski area for winter sports enthusiasts of all ages.
The little ones are in good hands in the Kabi Snow Park at the Handgruobi ski lift. In the area lovingly decorated with funny figures they can playfully try their first attempts on the boards and even try out mini rails and natural obstacles. The correct swing technique is taught by the two ski schools in the ski area (Swiss Ski School Einsiedeln and Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Ibergeregg). Newcomers to alpine winter sports will also find easy beginners' slopes at every valley resort. In Ibergeregg, for example, these can be reached via the Kulm ski lift, in Rotenflue via the Alp-Lift and in Holzegg via the Holzegg West ski lift.
Advanced skiers will find the largest selection of slopes, as more than half of them are marked red (medium difficulty). One of the highlights is run 55, which can be reached via the Brunni-Haggenegg 2 lift. It is one of the longest pistes in the ski area and leads from the 1,526-metre-high Nätschberg down to Brunni. For experts, the Mythen region offers only one single black marked downhill run. Runway 36 is located at the Stägleren lift in the Rotenflue sub-area. Endless runs through forests and alpine regions await winter sports enthusiasts during the three-hour ski safari through the ski area. On 14 kilometres of pistes, the route runs from Illgau via Handgruobi to Hoch-Ybrig. Almost 1,450 metres of altitude difference are overcome.
The Mythenpark with its over 20 obstacles makes the hearts of freestylers beat faster. The 500 meter long snow park is located between Grossenboden and Brünnelistock in a varied terrain, which with its impressive spruces and a great panorama of lakes and mountains gives you a real North American feeling. Both beginners and professionals will find what they are looking for here. The freestyle park is accessible via the Rotenfluebahn and the Handgruobi ski lift. Various events, such as the Mythen Style Contest or the Mythen Kids Days round off the offer.
The winter sports area in Central Switzerland also has some marked ski routes to offer. Those who do not want to explore the entire Mythen region can also purchase tickets for the individual sub-areas. In addition, the winter sports region is a member of four larger associations, such as the snow pass for Central Switzerland or Meilenweiss, which promise further great runs and fun on the slopes.
- Offering 34 miles of slopes and terrain, Mythenregion is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in the Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1804 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2877 ft. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 5249 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 31 " at summit elevation and 23 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 33 " at summit elevation and 26 " at the base.
- Mythenregion features 54 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 51 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 16 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in the Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region.
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On Mountain Dining
Winter sports enthusiasts can choose from over 20 huts and mountain restaurants in the Mythen region. The Brunnigalp alpine restaurant at the Holzegg valley station scores points with its rustic, cosy atmosphere. Guests can enjoy home-style cooking and cheese specialities on the magnificent sun terrace. Something special is the "Heiße Stein Hüttenzauber" in the excursion restaurant Sonnenhütte at Ibergeregg. The mountain restaurant Gäda Beiz Brüschrain on run 55 is famous for its grilled specialities. From entrecôte to whisky sausage, the menu offers a variety of delicacies. The restaurant Nätschberg at the top of the mountain of the same name invites you to a fondue on the sun terrace. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy local specialities such as Älplerrösti or Holzersteak in the Windstock restaurant.
A great experience for young and old is night sledging in the Handgruobi every Friday and Saturday evening. The 1.3 kilometre long track runs through snow-covered forests and provides lots of tobogganing fun. Winter lovers can explore nature on 36 kilometres of sunny, prepared hiking trails. Again and again, magnificent panoramas open up with views of Lake Lucerne. Snowshoe hikers can also enjoy the fresh mountain air. Numerous marked trails lead through the national nature reserve Ibergeregg and from the Handgruobi via the Brünnelistock to Brunni.
Cross country fans will find the Oberberg trail halfway between the Handgruobi and Ibergeregg. The three to five kilometre long tours stretch over a plateau with guaranteed snow. Paragliders and delta gliders can undertake a flight above the clouds. The Rotenflue is a popular starting point for an airy exploration tour of the Swiss Prealps.