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Switzerland skiing

Ski hotels in Switzerland
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Browse Switzerland ski resorts:

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swiss ski Jakobshorn
Jaun

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Klosters
Kandersteg

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Laax
Lenk
Les Diableters
Les Mosses
Leysin
La Berra
La Dole
La Fouly
La Lecherette
La Tzoumaz
Lenzerheide
Les Breuleux
Les Genevez
Les Marecottes
Les Paccots
Les Pleiades
snow report Les Pres D’ Orvin
Les Rochers de Naye
Leukerbad
Liddes-Vicheres
Lotschental

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Meiringen
Melchsee-Frutt
Moleson
Mont-Gibloux
Morgins
Murren

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Nendaz

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Obersaxen
Ovronnaz


Switzerland is perhaps the most famous area for skiing in the whole world. The towering Swiss Alps, picturesque alpine villages and warm hospitality draw people from all corners of the planet to the slopes of Switzerland. The county is home to many ski resorts, so be sure to visit at least a few different ones if you’re doing a real skiing or snowboarding vacation here as they all offer slightly different atmospheres and snow experience. Be sure to try the chocolate while you’re here too—some of the best!

Enjoy superb cuisine, endless nightlife and an array of accommodation options ranging from traditional Swiss ski chalets and upscale hotels to hostels and affordable inns. Contrary to popular belief it’s not overly expensive, or it doesn’t have to be, to go on a ski holiday in Switzerland. You can dine with the best but you can also go for more economical options.

There is so much great skiing in Switzerland that it’s hard to narrow it down to what’s best. Perhaps one of the best places to start at is the Four Valleys. You’ll find the resorts of Bruson, Evolene, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Siviez, Thyon les Collons, Veysonnaz and Verbier. The Sion Airport is a quick drive from this area of Switzerland, so you can be on the slopes soon after you land.

Veysonnaz and Verbier are the most highly recommended out of the Four Valleys. Veysonnaz has a quaint village character, featuring 412 kilometres of skiing over 193 individual pistes. You can also get a ski pass that will gain you access to the other resorts in the Four Valleys. Veysonnaz has some of the best intermediate and expert skiing in all of Swizterland.
Verbier is a fun and thrilling mountain resort in French-speaking Switzerland. You’ll find all kinds of options from dining to accommodations to ski runs. You’ll find the resort caters to English speaking clientele, and there are a number of great British pubs among the apres ski options in the village. Verbier is popular with professional snow athletes because of its amazing terrain and offers absolutely stunning views of Combin Massif and Mont Blanc. 

St. Moritz is Switzerland’s best known ski resorts. Famous for celebrity spotting this medieval resort village has lots of charming accents and of course, excellent skiing. You might want to check out other resorts in terms of space but St. Moritz offers great cable-car accessed pistes that go all the way down to the lake. There’s always snow here during the winter season so it’s a good bet if that’s what you’re after.

If you ask many people where there favourite Swiss ski resort is, you’ll hear Zermatt ranked high on the list. This vehicle-free charming Swiss ski resort features the world’s second largest lift-accessed vertical drop. Due to the mountain’s high altitude you’ll always find snow here, and you can’t beat the view out to Matterhorn, Switzerland’s highest mountain. In the summer glacier skiing is available and year-round you’ll find a party here.

Switzerland is known for its sleek efficiency and the ski resorts here are no exception. Everything just seems to run smoother in this country, making for a seamless experience only magnified by the amazing conditions and ski and snowboard terrain available. The resort villages, though some are purpose-built, are charming and architecturally pleasing to the eye. The food is fantastic, as is the hospitality, and be sure to get in on a traditional Swiss fondue party if you can while you’re here. Picture yourself high up in the Swiss alps with nothing but a crystalline line of pure white powder snow awaiting your first turns of the day beneath. See what Switzerland skiing has to offer you! 

 
 
 
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