Just above the mundane Gstaad (about 4 km away), the top ski Gstaad region is the peaceful ski holiday resort Saanen. Saanen like Gstaad is not the cheapest choice for a skiing holiday, but the accommodations are a lot less expensive. Because there is a little quieter environment, it still attracts a slightly larger proportion families with children. The restaurants in Saanen are perfect, but for the real apre-ski, you have to take a few miles drive to Gstaad itself. Snowboarders and free skiers can enjoy 4 fantastic funparks in the ski region Gstaad Mountain Rides.