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Switzerland Ski Holidays

For many Britons, Switzerland is the home of skiing. It was here, in the early years of the last century, that Britain's Henry Lunn organised the world's first package ski holiday to Wengen. His son, (later Sir) Arnold Lunn arranged the world's first ever ski slalom race across the valley in Mürren in 1922.

The word Switzerland is synonymous with service; the trains and ski lifts adhere rigidly to pre-ordained timetables and hospitality and service in hotels, bars and restaurants is nothing if not efficient.

Swiss ski resorts are amongst the most picturesque in the world; rarely purpose-built, most have developed from quiet, mountain villages and whilst these attractive resorts are now buzzing with life, they have retained their traditional Alpine charm. Many have car-free village centres, where pedestrianised, cobbled streets are lined with boutiques, restaurants and bars, and in the Jungfrau region, some resorts are still accessed via the old cogwheel mountain railway.

Good To Know

  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hours
  • Currency: Swiss Francs

Best For

  • Luxury holidays
  • Traditional villages
  • Snow-sure skiing
 

Skiing

From world-famous Zermatt and Verbier to hidden gems such as Grindelwald, Switzerland’s ski resorts come in all shapes and sizes.

Home to some of the world’s most iconic peaks, including the Matterhorn, there’s some serious skiing and scenery to enjoy. Most resorts are high and relatively snow-sure, with excellent off-piste. Resorts cater well for families, with excellent ski schools and dedicated learning areas.

 

Food

Switzerland has some of the best mountain restaurants in the world. Often these are cosy, wooden chalets, located just off the piste, serving a great selection of local foods and wine.

Make sure to indulge in some delicious local dishes that will fuel your skiing for the afternoon, such as rösti or fondue made with local cheese. Don’t miss sampling the famous Swiss chocolate while you’re there either.

 

Snow

Switzerland enjoys consistently strong snow records thanks to the number of high-altitude resorts in the country, which boast some of Europe’s biggest glaciers. In fact, Switzerland has the most peaks in Europe over 4,000m, so snow is all but guaranteed in many resorts over the season.

 

Deals

Whilst Switzerland is often regarded as more expensive than its European neighbours, the quality of service and accommodation is of a high standard and there are plenty of great offers available, from lift pass discounts to free nights during your stay. Whether you’re looking for a chocolate-box chalet, a luxury spa hotel or all-inclusive deals, our experts can help.

Swiss Ski Resorts

We have 23 resorts in Switzerland.

Adelboden

  • Great for all abilities
  • Terrain park
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Andermatt

  • Uncrowded slopes
  • Perfect for short breaks
  • Stunning scenery

Arosa

  • Vast terrain
  • Snow-sure resort
  • Great for all abilities

Champery

  • Stunning scenery
  • Portes du Soleil
  • Great for all abilities

Crans Montana

  • Perfect for short breaks
  • Matterhorn views
  • Stunning scenery

Davos

  • Vast terrain
  • High-altitude skiing
  • Stunning scenery

Engelberg

  • Short transfers
  • Hidden gem
  • Great for all abilities

Flims Laax

  • Family friendly
  • Terrain park
  • Ideal for snowboarders

Grimentz

  • Perfect for experts
  • Superb restaurants
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Grindelwald

  • Superb restaurants
  • Stunning scenery
  • Great for non-skiers

Gstaad

  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Stylish resort
  • Stunning scenery

Klosters

  • Ice rink
  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Great for non-skiers

Leukerbad

  • Snow-sure resort
  • Perfect for intermediates
  • Family friendly

Murren

  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Uncrowded slopes
  • Stunning scenery

Nendaz

  • Stunning scenery
  • Great for all abilities
  • Family friendly

Saas-Fee

  • Family friendly
  • Stunning scenery
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Samnaun

  • Hidden gem
  • Terrain park
  • Ideal for snowboarders

St Moritz

  • Snow-sure resort
  • Stunning scenery
  • Stylish resort

Val d’Anniviers

  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Stunning scenery
  • Hidden gem

Verbier

  • Perfect for short breaks
  • Vast terrain
  • Stylish resort

Villars

  • Great for all abilities
  • Short transfers
  • Family friendly

Wengen

  • Stunning scenery
  • Traditional Alpine charm
  • Family friendly

Zermatt

  • Stunning scenery
  • Superb restaurants
  • Matterhorn views

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