Home Away From Home



Students will be served all meals including snacks with diverse menus. Being located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, a strong emphasis is given to local ingredients combined with tastes SIBS students are used to from home. Students dine together in a restaurant and have a choice of meals and beverages.

Student Accommodation

Is offered in close proximity to the school building and sports facilities. Students can walk conveniently and quickly between buildings. Rooms are available on a single or twin – share basis. Some rooms have amazing views of the Swiss Alps.

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Accommodation and Gastronomy

With over 50 hotels and restaurants, the tourism destination Leukerbad has a large culinary offer that can satisfy all appetites.

Mountains, Cable Cars and Sports

The two high-alpine recreation areas Gemmi and Torrent offer unique hiking, biking and climbing areas in summer and winter. In winter you can enjoy alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing . The Gemmi and Torrent tracks provide comfortable sporting experiences accessible via cable cars

In the Snowpark next to the sports arena beginners and youngsters can take first steps on skiis and snowboards. For advanced users there are expert slopes on Torrent.

The Snowpark sports arena offers a balanced programme all year round. Indoor as well as outdoor activities like skating, curling, tennis, squash, bouldering and mini golf are available.

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Events and Culture

In addition to annual events such as the Gemmi Triathlon, the International  Literature Festival, the mountain bike race, Nightrace 777, the Culinary Hot Spring Hike, the bouldering weekend, the Wine Festival and the Shepherd Festival, there is a wide variety of other events, which attract a large number of visitors.

Social Clubs

In Leukerbad, there are over 30 clubs. In addition to various sports and music clubs, there is a variety of other clubs such as theatre and youth clubs or the IG-Klettersteig.

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Student Activities

Both indoor and outdoor activities are world class in Leukerbad. No wonder that professional sports teams from around the World come here to train. Students of SIBS will have all the nature based and built facilities available. In indoor sports SIBS offers students an ice-skating rink for leisure and professional ice-hockey games, two full basketball courts, four indoor tennis courts, badminton courts, fully equipped gym, boulder room and an indoor aqua park. For those student who feel more artistic our purpose built auditorium with fantastic acoustics is a great place for music performances or theater.

Students get full access to the indoor facilities seven days a week with supervision and as an extra activity during their free time. When it comes to summer sports, hiking, downhill bike riding and open-air thermal swimming are available for great moments. When the weather becomes chillier, winter slopes are reachable within a few minutes; skiing and snow boarding can be enjoyed across the full range from easy to professional level slopes.