In Switzerland, the Alps unfold their full beauty: traditional top ski resorts such as Davos, St. Moritz or Zermatt alternate with family-friendly and idyllic winter sports resorts. With the 4 Vallées or Les Portes du Soleil, however, you will also find top-class combined ski areas that connect several top regions – sometimes across borders! The Swiss huts are known for their rustic, cozy atmosphere and of course for their hearty cheese fondue.
Where is the best place to ski in Switzerland?
Most of Switzerland is taken up by the Alps, so it is not surprising that Switzerland has some top ski destinations to offer. The country is known worldwide for its high peaks. Most of the ski areas are located in the southeast of Switzerland. The Bernese Oberland is home to many famous ski resorts such as Grindelwald or Meiringen-Hasliberg. Further south in the Welsh region is Switzerland’s landmark: the majestic Matterhorn with a summit height of 4,478 m. Where there are high mountains, there are usually great ski areas. The wonderful ski areas of Les Portes du Soleil, Saas-Fee and Les 4 Vallées are located in Valais.
The world-famous and exclusive ski resorts of Davos, St. Moritz and Samnaun are located in Graubünden, the largest canton in Switzerland that borders on Austria and Italy. Skiing in Switzerland is even possible across national borders: Les Portes du Soleil combines twelve Swiss and French locations into a single, huge ski area. Located south of Lake Geneva, Les Portes du Soleil offers absolute fun on the slopes on approx. 580 km of perfectly groomed slopes.
Why book a ski holiday in Switzerland?
No other Alpine country has as many peaks beyond the 4,000 m limit to offer as Switzerland. So it stands to reason that the Swiss ski areas are comparably high and benefit from excellent snow conditions. You can also enjoy an unforgettable view of the picturesque mountains from up here. Switzerland is particularly known for its pretty, original villages. In the cozy villages you can optimally hide the stress of everyday life and enjoy your winter vacation. In Zermatt or Saas-Fee, for example, there are car-free zones – perfect conditions for a relaxed holiday.
The cultural diversity in Switzerland is huge. On the one hand, four different languages are spoken in the relatively small country, on the other hand, the selection of culinary delicacies is huge. What first comes to mind when you think of Swiss cuisine? Of course, Swiss cheese! So it stands to reason that the traditional cheese fondue made from regional products is a highlight of every holiday! Refined with white wine and spices such as garlic and black pepper, the cheese unfolds its full aroma.
What is special about skiing in Switzerland?
A large number of exclusive accommodations are offered in Switzerland. In addition, the lifts are in a state-of-the-art condition and restaurants offer high-quality menus. Perfect service quality has the highest priority in Switzerland! If you have very special requirements for your winter holiday, Switzerland is the right destination. Another argument in favor of the Alpine nation are city trips that are ideal when visiting Switzerland. Many of the picturesque towns are located on one of the numerous crystal blue lakes. Why not combine your skiing holiday with a trip to one of the numerous lakes such as Lake Geneva, which is not far from many ski areas?
How long is skiing possible in Switzerland?
The four glacier areas Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Flims-Laax-Falera and Aletsch allow a long ski season from the beginning of October to the end of May. Not only in these areas you can expect long skiing pleasure and optimal slope conditions, due to the altitude, ski areas such as Engelberg, Verbier and Arosa also offer a long ski season.
The famous 4 Vallees are undoubtedly one of the highlights in the life of a winter sports enthusiast. They offer 81 lifts and 412 km of slopes and ski routes, more than 250 km of which are medium to steep. In addition, the “Four Valleys” are a paradise for deep snow fans. In the center is the 3,330 m high Mont Fort, which is also known as the “peak of enjoyment”. From here the longest descent with a total of 15 km and an altitude difference of over 2,500 m leads into the valley! Seven places offer fun for everyone, even away from the slopes. Shopping opportunities, restaurants and bars leave nothing to be desired. Despite the popularity, the alpine flair in the 4 Vallées was largely preserved.
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