Ski Resorts In Switzerland

Why choose a ski resort in Switzerland?

Switzerland has long been a favourite of the British skier. Its traditional old style high ski resorts boast some of the most spectacular skiing in the world. The mountain villages have long since turned from farming villages and spa resort into all year round destinations with awesome skiing in the winter months. There are many resorts to choose from most being traditional in style with many having historic cable cars and quaint mountain railways. If you want old time authenticity with stunning vistas this certainly is the place to be. Read more........

Ski Resorts In SwitzerlandMost popular ski areas in Switzerland

Zermatt has to be one of the most stunning villages and ski area. If you have a bucket list – put Zermatt on it now! The high snow sure extensive slopes, the top notch mountain restaurants, the nightlife, the pretty village stacked with top hotels, the links to Cervinia in Italy and the awesome heli-skiing are just some of the reasons why.

Verbier has serious skiing and some very serious accommodation. If luxury chalets are your thing you have a plethora here to choose from with incredible facilities, cuisine and service. The 4 valleys of Verbier link Verbier to Nendaz, Thyon and Veysonaz. Sitting at 1500m slopes run up to 3330m with 92 lifts and 412km of pistes with lots of off piste too.

Crans Montana boasts 140km of varied pistes with panoramic view over the Rhone valley

We’ve all heard of Klosters and Davos and many of us will have skied here on their extensive shared slopes. Klosters is the domain of the royals and the hotels and chalets here are suitably upmarket to match. The resorts themselves are low however there are reliable cable cars to take you up to the heights of 2845m to cruise the mainly intermediate and advanced runs.

One of our most popular resorts in Switzerland is Saas-Fee which has some of the highest skiing (3500m) in Switzerland and is therefore pretty snow sure. It’s an attractive resort best suited to intermediate and beginner skiers.

Murren and Wengen sit across the valley floor from each other and both are traditional, charming little villages. Sir Arnold Lunn virtually invented modern downhill skiing and back in 1922 he organised the first ever slalom race. Both are popular with British skiers looking for a quiet old fashioned sedate skiing in leisurely paced attractive villages.

St Moritz is probably one of the most famous exclusive ski resorts in the word, it doesn’t disappoint if you are looking for glamour and glitz and awesome views, the lakes along the valleys are wonderful and the peaks awe inspiring, the skiing is pretty good too! A resort for shopping or window shopping, people watching and cresta running!

Après ski in Swiss ski resorts

Après ski in Switzerland is up market rather than lively. Zermatt probably has a little bit of something for everyone though. Verbier attracts a younger well-heeled crowd, you need to head for Pub Mont-Fort of the Farinet which will help to sooth the pocket a little more than the famous lively ‘Farm’ club where celeb spotting and champagne quaffing are the norm.

Switzerland for skiing Families

Arosa tends to be popular with families as its slopes up at tschuggen are excellent and snow sure and it also has dedicated family skiing areas too. Arosa also has plenty to do off piste.

Club Med Wengen has one of its all – inclusive hotels in Wengen which boasts kids clubs and kids lessons in holiday periods.

Hotels in Swiss ski resorts

  • Most hotels in Switzerland have been run by the same families for years and have a traditional  feel. We like the following hotels in the following resorts for a variety of reasons….
  • The Grand hotel Zermatterhof, Zermatt great location and outstanding service and presence
  • Hotel Ferienart Resort and Spa in Saas fee has great food, facilities and service and a shuttle to and from the lifts.
  • The Chalet hotel De Verbier in Verbier is a stand out good value chalet hotel in this normally expensive resort.
  • The chalet Annelies in Verbier sleeps 10, is a 3 min walk from the lifts and is the ultimate in pure luxury.

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Arosa

Ski Resort in Arosa, Switzerland

At 1800m, the ski resort of Arosa in Switzerland is spread out across a pretty wooded valley,...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Crans Montana

The five gondola links from different parts of the resort are the starting point for the well...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Davos

Davos is set in a high, broad, flat bottomed valley with lifts and slopes on either side....

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Engelberg

Largely unknown by British skiers, Engelberg is one of Switzerland’s best kept secrets. We think Engelberg is...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 2

Grimentz

Exceptionally cute, unspoiled rustic village with high, varied runs. In the Val d'Anniviers - a side valley...

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Grindelwald

Grinlewald’s setting in the shade of the North face of the Eiger, is one of the most...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Klosters

The village has a charming air of good, old-fashioned Swiss hospitality with a variety of excellent restaurants...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 2

Murren

The tiny ski resort of Mürren in Switzerland is located in a spectacular spot, high on a...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Nendaz

Nendaz is a friendly and relaxed village with amazing views overlooking the Rhone valley. Together with Verbier,...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Saas Fee

The attractive Swiss glacial ski resort of Saas Fee is located at 1800m with a ski range...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

St Moritz

St Moritz, who hasn’t heard of this ski resort? This world famous resorts lies at 1750m in...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Verbier

Verbier for many, is the first choice when skiing in Switzerland and for some no other resort...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Villars

The charming resort of Villars and the traditional village of Les Diablerets are linked to form one...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Wengen

There are nursery slopes in Wengen and just above Grindelwald, including the new blue piste at Oberjoch,...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Zermatt

Zermatt is a ‘must ski’ resort for advanced skiers and intermediate and is one of Switzerland’s most...

Ratings

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4