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Lac Noir – Schwarzsee

The Lac Noir – Schwarzsee ski resort in Switzerland is one of the most well-equipped and well-prepared ski resorts. The range of activities and accommodation on offer in the resort is comprehensive: winter sports and thrills, lakeside hotels, hotels with mountain views, mountain rentals —there’s something for everyone! In addition, there are many restaurants serving regional specialities. A resort that has everything you need to offer you the best stay.

The ski resort of Lac Noir – Schwarzsee

The ski resort Lac Noir – Schwarzsee owes its name to the lake next to the resort. A small lake in the canton of Fribourg, in the Swiss Pre-Alps.

It is a mountain lake whose blue waters darken in the light. It occupies a magnificent site in the Fribourg Alps, near the Brecca valley, sculpted by glaciers. The Lac Noir (Schwarzsee) ski resort is made up of farms, houses, chalets and lodges scattered along its shores; its animations and hiking trails in the middle of a preserved nature make this place as popular for sportsmen as for families.

Lac Noir - Schwarzsee
Ski resort Lac Noir

The ski slopes

Situated at an altitude of 1,500 metres, the Lac Noir (Schwarzsee) ski area is accessible to all, whether beginners or professional skiers. It includes 22 km of slopes (60% blue runs, 30% red runs and 10% black runs). In addition, if you want to practice cross-country skiing, there is a 3 km track, which is perfect for beginners who want to learn. Situated next to the Lac Noir, it is a breathtakingly beautiful setting!

Ski slopes Lac Noir

Activities in the ski resort

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the resort offers a variety of activities. In winter, when the lake is frozen, it is possible to go ice skating, ice hockey or German curling. The setting of the Lac Noir lends itself wonderfully to hiking. You can go around the lake on foot, admiring the ice waterfall as far as Gypsera or visit the amazing Ice Palace, a real treat for everyone! Four snowshoeing tours are proposed to you at the beginning of the Lac Noir: the Aettenberg tour (5 km), the Riggisalp tower (5 km), the Schibberg tower (8.5 km) and the Berra tour (3 km). You can also opt for guided snowshoe tours.

Sledge station Lac Noir (Source: Official Facebook)

Sustainable development of the Lac Noir – Schwarzsee ski resort

The Fribourg Tourism Union cares about the quality of its services and is also the cantonal sponsor of the quality label.

It supports, promotes and encourages tourism service providers in Fribourg to commit themselves to quality and sustainable development.

The hotel industry and tourism associations top the list of sectors with the highest number of quality labels in Swiss tourism. In 2020, four service providers will receive the “Level I” quality label: Schwarzsee, La Maison du Gruyère, Monte-Pente de Corbetta SA and the Hotel de la Cascade. The Polybat Association received the QIII label.

Unforgettable experiences at Lac Noir – Schwarzsee

One of the experiences is a very popular attraction for children, the “Lengels” toboggan run, 300 metres long with a vertical drop of 50 metres, for the most courageous and thrill-seekers. Adults can discover new sensations during a night skiing session or try a night of tobogganing on the 4 km long Riggisalp slope! A glass of mulled wine awaits you after the descent, or even a delicious fondue!

Night skiing Lac Noir resort (Source: Official Facebook)

Lac Noir – Schwarzsee mountain resort in summer

The Lac Noir resort offers a multitude of activities to enjoy the good weather. You can go hiking, mountain biking or, if you prefer, go on an electric scooter adapted for the trails. On the other hand, if you like water sports, you can go kayaking, paddle-boarding, pedal boating, fishing and canoeing on the banks of the famous lake. For those who love heights, there are activities such as climbing and paragliding, while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Swiss Pre-Alps.

Electric scooter Lac Noir (Source: Official Facebook)

Hotels in Lac Noir – Schwarzsee

Hotel at Schwarzsee ****

This hotel, situated by the Schwarzsee Lake, is located in a peaceful and picturesque countryside area in the ski resort of Lac Noir, where you can enjoy a pleasant holiday and practice numerous sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, etc. The hotel is situated on the sunny Schwarzsee plateau, a unique location at an altitude of 1,040 metres. From here you can look out over the surrounding countryside and the Siuzu Pre-Alps.

Hotel at Schwarzsee (Source: www.hostellerieamschwarzsee.ch)

Hotel Bad ***

Located just 150 metres from the lakeshore and 1 km from the Lac Noir ski area, this 3-star hotel offers stunning views of Lake Schwarzsee and the Freiburg Alps. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. A tennis court and a mini golf course are 100 metres away. All of the hotel’s rooms offer views of the lake or the mountains. In addition, the restaurant features a terrace overlooking the lake, where you can enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine and international dishes. A ski storage room and free parking at the hotel provide additional convenience.

Hotel bad (Source: Official Facebook)

Pension Haus Montarana ****

Haus Montana enjoys a quiet location in the centre of Lermoos, in the heart of the Zugspitz Arena holiday region, only 5 minutes’ drive from the Lac Noir ski area. It offers spacious flats, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. All flats have a balcony and a kitchen. Ski lifts and cross-country skiing trails, as well as numerous hiking and cycling trails, are located in the immediate vicinity of the Montana flat house. A free shuttle service to the Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car in Ehrwald, 5 km away, is provided.

Pension Haus Montanara (Source: www.haus-montanara.ch)

Skiing at Lac Noir – Schwarzsee: the resort’s main strengths

✅ The resort offers a multitude of services adapted to families, for adults, children and all year round.

✅ A wide range of restaurants and accommodation to suit all tastes.

✅ Access adapted for people with disabilities.

✅ Bus line that takes guests from the hotel to the activity areas.