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Highest Ski Resorts in Switzerland

Looking for a high-altitude resort to ensure better snow conditions? Our team of ski experts have curated a list of the 10 highest ski resorts in Switzerland to help you book the right holiday for you.

There are fantastic benefits of booking high-altitude resorts. Whether you are looking for reliable snow conditions for off-piste skiing, a quick weekend trip or a last-minute end-of-season getaway, researching higher resorts can be the best place to start before booking your holiday.

With the varied portfolio of properties Ski Solutions have on offer in the Swiss Alps, our team can help you make the best decision for you.

1. Zermatt (Matterhorn) 3,820m

Zermatt is one of the highest and most iconic mountains in the Alps, with an elevation almost reaching 4,000m you are almost guaranteed great conditions. Not only is this the highest resort in the Alps but it is also one of the largest, with 360km of slopes and 52 lifts accessible for every level of skier.

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Hotel Alex in Zermatt is one of our most popular ski hotels boasting a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Zermatt ski holidays

Heli Skiing in Zermatt

2. Saas Fee 3,500m

Coming in second place for the highest resorts in Switzerland is Saas Fee. Nestled within a high mountain glacier, the resort boasts an impressive 100km of slopes and 22 lifts. Saas Fee is seen as a playground for all skiers, especially those learning and developing their freestyle skills.

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Located in the heart of Saas Fee, the Walliserhof Grand Hotel & Spa is one of the top luxury ski hotels in Switzerland boasting superb swimming pool and spa facilities.

Saas Fee ski holidays

High altitude snowboarder in Saas Fee

3. Verbier 3,300m

Part of the Four Valleys region, Verbier is arguably one of the more glamourous resorts in the Swiss Alps. With the annual Freeride World Tour stopping in Verbier, it is a dream for those wishing to hone their freeride abilities. A favourite with advanced and intermediate skiers and snowboarders, being a close ski resort to Geneva it is perfect for those wanting a quick weekend away.

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Situated in the heart of Verbier, the Hotel Vanessa is an ideal spot for an Alpine break.

Verbier ski holidays

Soaking up the sun in Verbier

4. Nendaz 3,300m

Closely following Verbier in the highest ski resorts in Switzerland guide is Nendaz, also located in the Four Valleys region. More suited to intermediate and beginner skiers than its neighbour, Nendaz is a small, laid-back resort overlooking the Rhone Valley and has access to five different resorts conveniently with just one ski pass.

Stay at Chalet Bisse-Bleu for a cosy retreat off the mountain, with incredible views and authentic chalet charm.

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Chalet Ighzer is a luxury chalet located just 100m from the nearest lift in the beautiful resort of Nendaz, featuring a private pool, spa, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room.

Nendaz ski holidays

Nendaz cable lift

5. St. Moritz 3,035m

Renowned for its elegance and sophistication, St. Moritz also boasts some of the best panoramic views in Switzerland, hovering over the picturesque shore of Lake St. Moritz. Its exclusivity with the elite is not only something to take note of, but the resort also holds 155km of pistes and reaches an impressive 3,025m elevation, ensuring top-class skiing in one of the highest resorts in Switzerland.

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Hotel Badrutt’s Palace in St Moritz is one of Switzerland’s finest luxury ski hotels, with extensive facilities including a swimming pool, skating rink and multipurpose spa.

St Moritz ski holidays

Bluebird powder day in St Moritz

6. Val d’Annivers 3,025m

Val d’Annivers is a magnificent valley which is connected to neighbouring resorts by the third longest cable car in Switzerland. This alpine secret is home to a beautiful collection of villages with fantastic views of the peaks. The area is relatively unknown, giving a great opportunity to take advantage of the quiet slopes.

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The building of the Hotel Bella Tola in Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland, is beautifully traditional and very well equipped, with a swimming pool, sauna and spa.

Val d’Anniviers ski holidays

Val d'Annivers valley view

7. Engelberg 3,020m

Centrally located Engelberg is just a short 1 hour and 30 minutes from Zurich airport, perfect for those weekend getaways. Being a great location for advanced, intermediate and beginner skiers, it is home to 89km of slopes to keep you busy. Directly translated as ‘Mountain of the Angels’, Engelberg has been a particularly popular resort for British holidaymakers since the early part of the last century.

Discover the impressive Hotel Terrace, centrally located and only a few minutes’ walk away from the nearest lift.

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Hotel Kempinski Palace is a luxury escape in Engelberg, with beautiful scenery and skiing.

Engelberg ski holidays

Engelberg forest trees

8. Laax 3,018m

Laax is recognised as the most exciting freestyle ski resort in the Alps, inviting keen skiers and snowboarders to have free reign over the four extensive snow parks the resort has to offer. Being situated between 2,000m and 3,000m it offers the most reliable conditions in the Alps. With three kid’s villages, the resort has something for everyone.

Discover Rocks Resort in Laax for a sustainable ski-in ski-out accommodation. Perfect for your needs.

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Hotel Adula in Flims Laax is a family-run hotel with a fabulous range of health and fitness facilities.

Flims Laax ski holidays

Freestyle skiing in Laax

9. Grimentz 3,000m

Part of Val d’Annivers, Grimentz is an idyllic village with authentic Swiss roots. Settled between the old centre and skiers’ accommodation, this quiet town is often referred to as a ‘cultural jewel’, frequently visited by Swiss day trippers. The resort totals 115km of pistes, connected by 21 lifts.

Bluebird in Grimentz

10. Crans Montana 3,000m

The final resort mentioned in our highest ski resorts in Switzerland guide is Crans Montana. A fantastic south-facing resort split between twin towns Crans and Montana. The ski area spans 140km of pistes and 40 lifts with incredible views of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. With the impressive glacier run lasting 11km, it is one of the most spectacular in the Alps.

Stay at the Crans Ambassador for five-star service and a fantastic location.

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Six Senses offers luxurious ski-in ski-out accommodation in Crans Montana: the jewel of the Alps.

Crans Montana ski holidays

High altitude Crans Montana cable car

To find out more about the highest resorts in Switzerland, contact our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.

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