Epic Europe



While Gstaad has been a playground for European royalty, international jet-setters and celebrities for a century, it is the landscape of the Saanenland that has the most allure. The postcard-perfect scenery is what most people who have never been to Switzerland imagine it as being, with gingerbread chalets, rolling hills filled with wildflowers and the sounds of cowbells, and snow-capped peaks in every direction. The legendary hotels and hospitality of the Gstaad resorts have kept visitors happy and coming back for 100 years, and a whole new level of luxury and service has marked the 21st century there.


With 9 distinctly different ski areas in the Gstaad Mountain Rides region, there is something for every taste. From the family friendly Wispile right from the center of town, to the groomed piste paradises of Schönried, Zweisimmen, and Saanenmöser, to the steeper off-piste runs in Gsteig and Glacier 3000, there is no shortage of diverse descents in the Saanenland Region. Another great attribute is the gentle rolling terrain right in Gstaad, which makes for a great introductory skitouring experience. And heli-skiers and alpinists will appreciate the access here as well to some of the best terrain in the Bernese Oberland. Every resort boasts a wide selection of sun-drenched mountain terraces and restaurants to enjoy the views and an excellent lunch before returning to town.


In the summer and fall, Gstaad and the Saanenland offer incredible hiking and biking through the bucolic landscape. Long-revered as the epitome of Swiss scenery, every day is like a technicolor fairy-tale.  And with the Golden Pass scenic train stopping in the Saananland en-route from Lucerne to Montreux, you can always hop aboard for comfortable return journey to Gstaad, or head all the way to Lac Leman for an afternoon in the Lavaux vineyards.

  • Postcard-perfect scenery
  • Legendary hotels and hospitality of the Gstaad resorts
  • 9 distinctly different ski areas offering something for every taste
  • Gentle rolling terrain right, which makes for a great introductory skitouring experience
  • Incredible hiking and biking through the bucolic landscape


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Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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