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Schwarzsee Riggisalp Kaiseregg Ski Resort

Trail Map Schwarzsee Riggisalp Kaiseregg

The Ski Resort

The ski resort Schwarzsee, that stretches across the Riggisalp and Kaiseregg is considered to be ideal for families with amazing offers for young and old. Altogether features the resort 22 kilometer (13,6 miles) for winter athletes. 12 kilometer(7,4 miles) are more descend and marked blue. That doesn´t mean that intermediate skiers and boarders have to miss out (7 kilometers=4,3 miles are red) and one trail is even so challenging that it´s for experts only.  Seven lifts service the trails in order to get the skiers right back up the mountain. Even if mother nature isn´t willing to treat the area with snow it´s pretty snow sure due to the snow cannons. Beginners may attend skiing and snowboarding lessons to expand on their abilities. It´s the local ski school´s aim to recognize each individual´s special needs and unique style. Boarder and freestyler can go crazy in the terrain parks. One of the highlights is the night skiing on the Riggisalp or in Rohr with cheese fondue afterwards.

Interesting facts

  • Offering 12 miles of slopes and terrain, Schwarzsee Riggisalp Kaiseregg is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in the Fribourg region.
  • Schwarzsee Riggisalp Kaiseregg is the the best rated ski resort in the Fribourg region.
  • Elevated between 3445 ft and 5906 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in the Fribourg region. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2461 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2871 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 15 " at summit elevation and 11 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 17 " at summit elevation and 13 " at the base. This makes Schwarzsee Riggisalp Kaiseregg the ski resort with the best snow conditions in the Fribourg region.
  • Schwarzsee Riggisalp Kaiseregg features 39 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 38 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 11 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in the Fribourg region.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 46
Snowphone+41 (0)26 412 16 60
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

Refreshment needed? For example the Berghaus Riggisalp is a place that will leave you tempted to stop for a break. Enjoy the view of the surrounding mountain world and the beautiful lake while relaxing on the generous sun deck. Located a few meters further up is the Rainlihuus. If you´re up for a lunch break at Kaiseregg, recharge at Hürlisboden. In the valley welcome the restaurants Mösli, Gypsera and SchwarzseeStärn all seasonnaires and locals.

Must-Ski Runs

Advanced skiers should hit the short, black marked downhill descend. Beginners or people re- entering the world of skiing and boarding shouldn´t miss the panorama from the blue trails at Kaiseregg (Geissalp) and above Riggisalp.


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: km


Even the non-skiing activities are action-packed. Check out the toboggan run Lengels in the valley during the day.  Night tobogganing is available as well. A special experience for young and old are the ice palaces, a real fairytale world made out of ice and light. This all is designed by an artist close to the lake Schwazsee. The fascinating ice world is illuminated at night and always worth a visit. During the day you can go ice-skating, play ice-hockey or do some ice curling on the frozen mountain lake. It´s also pretty inviting to go for a walk or explore the cross-country trails. The cross-country skiers can also hit the 3 kilometer (1,8 miles) long  ski circuit close to lake Schwarzsee that is lighted until 9:30 pm. The close Gantrisch area boasts additional and  longer cross-country trails. Explore the gentle hilly countryside of the Fribourg alps by hiking or snowshoe hiking-a special experience, especially attended by moonlight at night. You can also book a guided tour for that. It doesn´t stop here, get in the horse sleigh ride for a romantic tour. Get in comfy and warm clothes and enjoy the drive through the beautiful winter landscape.

Après-Ski and Nightlife

A mecca for Apres-ski fans is the Gypsi Bar. There are quite often guest DJ´s, karaoke and more special events on the program.

Getting here

Located right at the eponymous lake Schwarzsee in Switzerland it´s part of the Swiss Alps in the Canton of Fribourg.

By car:
Coming from Fribourg pass Marly, Tentlingen, Plasselb and Plaffeien to reach Schwarzsee.

By Public Transportation:
The next airports are in Bern-Belp, about 50 kilometers away from Schwarzsee. Coming by train you can get out in Fribourg. From here you can easily hop in the bus to Schwarzsee.
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last update on Jan 2, 2024
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Schwarzsee Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 522
Phone+41 (0)26 412 13 13
Fax+41 (0)26 412 13 39


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Mountain Stats

Elevation3445 ft - 5906 ft
Opening DayDec 17, 2023
Closing DayMar 28, 2024
Capacity 5590 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Total 5

Skiable Terrain

12.4 miles
Overall Slope Length 12.4 miles

Weather (5906 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult CHF46
1 day youth CHF46
1 day child CHF26
All rates & fees