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Ski Resorts in Switzerland

Ski Resorts in Switzerland - Popular Ski Areas in the Swiss Alps

Switzerland is synonymous with skiing being a country where over 70% of the area is covered by mountains - the highest being Monte Rosa at 4663m. With vast ski areas, mountain ranges and incredible glaciers, the Swiss ski resorts cater for everyone.

Overview

Swiss ski holidays - images of chocolate box ski chalets, great service and efficiency spring to mind- it's all true. With world famous ski resorts such as Verbier, Zermatt and St Moritz, high mountains and stunning lakes, ski holidays in the Swiss resorts provide a large variety of activities for everyone...

Our ski resorts in Switzerland include firm favourites such as Verbier, Crans Montana and Zermatt plus some hidden authentic gems like Grimentz. All have one thing in common and that is excellent food, wine, childcare, plenty of fun and superb skiing.

Family Friendly Ski Resorts

From beginners to experts, Switzerland is home to over 200 ski resorts that cater for all levels of skier and boarder.

There is a wide choice between authentic traditional resorts that offer relaxation and sophistication with state of the art spa & wellness facilities such as Leukerbad and chic St Moritz to family friendly resorts like Villars and Arosa.

zermatt glacier

Glacial Ski Resorts

Switzerland is home to some of the best high altitude glacial skiing resorts in Europe. And, they are not limited to opening for just a few weeks in the summer.

The Paradise ski area on the glacier above Zermatt, for example, is open practically 365 days a year as is Saas Fee giving impressive verticals for spring and early season skiing.

The Jungfrau ski area is where you will find the Aletsch glacier - Europe's longest at 23k and is the starting point for many late season ski safaris.


Ski Areas & Carousels in Switzerland


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 carousels 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 minutes.....read 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 Avoriaz.....read 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 glacier.....read more

Engadin

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 pistes....read more

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Resort Height (m) Highest
lift (m)
Pistes (Kms) Nearest
Airport
Distance Km
Arosa 1800 2653 100 Friedrichshafen 153
Celerina 1714 3303 350 Bergamo 156
Champery 1050 3200 650 Geneva 130
Crans Montana 1500 3000 140 Sion 27
Davos 1560 3146 320 Zurich 152
Flims 1100 3018 235 Zurich 144
Grimentz 1572 3000 220 Sion 20
Grindelwald 1034 2970 213 Bern 70
Gstaad 1050 3000 220 Bern 91
Kandersteg 1200 2000 26 Bern 59
La Tzoumaz 1500 3300 410 Sion 30
Laax 1100 3018 235 Zurich 144
Lenk 1608 2400 210 Bern 78
Les Crosets 1669 2460 650 Sion 67
Leukerbad 1411 2740 52 Sion 40
Nendaz 1365 3300 412 Sion 7
Ovronnaz 1350 2427 30 Sion 24
Pontresina 1805 3303 350 Milan 178
Saas Fee 1800 3500 145 Sion 68
Silvaplana 1815 3303 350 Bergamo 150
St Moritz 1856 3303 350 Zurich 195
Thyon 1350 3300 412 Sion 30
Verbier 1500 3300 410 Sion 55
Veysonnaz 1350 3300 410 Sion 15
Villars 1300 3300 125 Sion 45
Wengen 1275 2970 213 Bern 70
Zermatt 1620 3899 360 Sion 90