Swiss ski holidays Skiing & snowboarding holidays in Switzerland

Swiss ski holidays make you think of chocolate box ski chalets, great service and efficient transport both on and off the slopes - it's all true! With world famous Swiss ski resorts such as Verbier, Zermatt and St Moritz, high mountains and stunning lakes, summer or winter holidays in Switzerland provide a large variety of activities for everyone.

Switzerland has many top class international ski resorts, some of which are famed for their spas, others for their opulance and some just because the skiing is simply worldclass. This diversity of ski resorts makes Switzerland such a big attraction as they cater for all levels, families, groups and non-skiers. With the ski season typically lasting a good five months from early November in the higher resorts through to April, Swiss ski holidays offer relaible snow conditions but also great food and superb levels of service both on and off the slopes.

Popular Swiss ski resorts and regions

Most of the ski resorts in Switzerland are within the cantons of Valais, Vaud, Bernese-Overland, Graubünden and Engadin. Many are clustered around each other forming linked carousels that are ideal for intermediate skiers who love to cruise or "safari" around the linked villages. Some of the most popular resorts and ski areas in Switzerland...

4 Valleys, Valais

One of the largest ski areas in the world with 425km of linked pistes, the 4 Valleys links the resorts of Verbier, Nendaz, Bruson, Veysonnas, La Tzoumaz and Thyon - Les Collons. Geneva is the gateway to Valais with transfers to most ski resorts taking around 90 more

Portes du Soleil

The Swiss ski resorts of Morgins, Champery, Les Crosets and Champoussin combine with 8 French ones to make up the world famous Portes du Soleil system. An incredible ski area with beautiful valleys and home to some traditional, authentic, family friendly villages plus ski-in, ski-out purpose built resorts such as more

Jungfrau ski area

With 213km of pistes, the area includes the pretty resorts of Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren. Grindelwald sits in the shadow of the famous Eiger and boasts the longest tobaggan run in the ALps at 15km! Another record breaker is the Jungfraujoch - the highest train station in Europe at 3454m and the gateway to the incredible Aletsch more


The Engadin Valley, on the Italian border, where Romansch is the official language, is home to perhaps the most famous ski resort in the world - St Moritz - with it's international jet setters and glitzy hotels. There are 4 main ski areas - Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Diavolezza/Lagalb and Zuoz and together, provide 350km of more

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Summer ski holidays

There are several ski resorts that offer summer skiing on the glaciers. The best terrain can be found at Zermatt and Saas Fee.

Zermatt is open throughout the year and even in the height of summer, you can still cruise around on 20km of pistes. Saas Fee is very similar offering 20km of pistes on the Allalin Glacier at 3600m where you will often find the Swiss ski team training.

Swiss Alps - summer holidays

Summer holidays in the Swiss Alps have never been so popular as the word gets out that the ski resorts have lots more to offer than snowy pistes. Fresh mountain air, stacks of outdoor activities and incredible views of the mountains and glaciers.

Not surprisingly, some of the ski resorts are busier during the summer than in winter. And, being so far south, the long sunny days regularly tip the thermometer north of 30 degrees and this is when the locals retreat to mountain lakes and rivers. Some of the most popular outdoor activities are...

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming, sailing, kayaking
  • White water rafting
  • Canyoning
  • Mountain climbing
  • Via ferrata

The other major attraction is the Swiss lakes. Lake Geneva is probably the best known but there are many more such as Lake Thun and Lake Brienz near Interlaken. Here, you are very close to the ski resorts of Grindelwald and Wengen meaning you can combine a ski holiday with some time around the lakes. The Swiss lakes are a very popular summer holiday destination visited by people from all over the world - this is because of the magnificent mountain vistas, excellent service, top class international cuisine and first rate accommodation.

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Featured ski chalets for sale

If you are thinking of buying a ski chalet in one of the Swiss ski resorts, there is a wide selection of apartments and chalets to choose from catering for all budgets.

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Our view on Swiss ski holidays

Switzerland is a country with so much natural beauty from it's stunning mountains to the countless lakes and rivers. Visit this amazing country any time of year especially in the winter for your skiing holidays or for a relaxing or adventure summer holiday.

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