Skiing in Switzerland

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 ski resort. 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.

The Swiss 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 ski region, some resorts are still accessed via the old cogwheel mountain railway.

If you are wondering where to ski in Switzerland, call our ski experts today. We can share with you our expert knowledge of ski holidays in Switzerland.

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Best For...

  • Luxury holidays
  • Snow-sure skiing
  • Traditional villages

Good to Know

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

Ski Accommodation in Switzerland

World-renowned for having some of the most luxurious Alpine ski accommodation. Our collection in Switzerland includes some of the most recognisable hotels, chalets and ski apartments in the world. So if you’re looking for fantastic food and ski-in ski-out accommodation, then look no further.

Switzerland Ski Accommodation
Skiing in Switzerland

Skiing in Switzerland

Home to some of the world’s most iconic peaks, including the Matterhorn, there is some serious skiing and scenery to enjoy in Switzerland. Most resorts are high and relatively snow-sure, with excellent off-piste skiing. The ski resorts in Switzerland cater well for children, with excellent ski schools and dedicated learning areas. For experts, Verbier has some challenging ski terrain, easily accessible thanks to an array of well-linked lifts to take skiers to the best off-piste runs.

Best Ski Resorts in Switzerland
Ski Resorts in Switzerland

Ski Resorts in Switzerland

From world-famous Zermatt and Verbier to hidden gems such as Grindelwald, Switzerland ski resorts come in all shapes and sizes. Zermatt is dominated by the epic Matterhorn mountain, and is home to a fantastic range of winding slopes split into four areas across the resort. Perhaps Switzerland’s most popular ski resort, Verbier attracts a vibrant clientele and offers superb ski conditions, as well as great après ski.

Best Swiss ski resorts
Ski areas in Switzerland

Ski areas in Switzerland

The Four Valleys in Switzerland has some superb skiing. If you’re looking for something different, try one of the ski resorts in the Bernese Oberland; AdelbodenGstaadMurren and Wengen. Between the snow-drenched peaks are charming chocolate box villages with wooden chalets. Mürren and Wengen are both car-free, so your journey to resort will feature a scenic cog-wheel train around the snowy Alps.

Food in Switzerland

Food in Switzerland

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.

Ski Deals in Switzerland

Ski Deals in Switzerland

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 ski experts can help.

Ski Weekends in Switzerland

Ski Weekends in Switzerland

Known for its picturesque skiing, charming traditional villages and wonderful local delicacies; a ski weekend in Switzerland is guaranteed to be all things sophisticated. The Swiss are known for their wonderful efficiency, and this will be a fantastic bonus to your short break when it comes to factors such as speedy transfers.

Switzerland Ski Weekends
Skiers on the piste during their short ski break in Switzerland

Snow in Switzerland

Switzerland enjoys consistently strong snow records thanks to the number of high-altitude ski 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.

Swiss Ski Resorts

We have 24 resorts in Switzerland

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