Ski vacations Switzerland: Snow up your life!
Where to go skiing in Switzerland?Most of Switzerland’s area is occupied by the Alps, which makes Switzerland a top skiing destination. The country is known worldwide for its high peaks. You’ll find most of the ski resorts in southeast Switzerland. The Bernese Oberland offers many well-known resorts, such as Grindelwald and Meiringen-Hasliberg. Further south, the Wallis is home to Switzerland’s landmark, the Matterhorn (4,478 m), as well as incredible regions like Les 4 Valées, Les Portes du Soleil and Saas-Fee. Grison is the largest canton of Switzerland and is located next to Austria and Italy.
It is here where you’ll find world famous resorts like Davos, St. Moritz and Samnaun.Skiing in Switzlerland is even possible beyond the borders. You will find ski resorts that connect two countries. For example, the region of Les Portes du Soleil (unites 12 French and Swiss areas), located south of Lake Geneva, provides you with a variety of approx. 580 km of slopes.
Why book ski holidays in Switzerland?No other Alpine country has as many mountains towering above 4,000 m as Switzerland. This fact alone is the reason for your guaranteed snow-sure winter holiday. In these high-lying areas, you get a spectacular view of the surrounding mountainous landscapes. Switzerland is especially famous for its cosy villages, with some areas even being car-free zones. These perfect conditions make for a relaxing getaway from your daily routine.
The cultural diversity in Switzerland is huge: not only are four different languages spoken in the comparatively small country, but the range of culinary delicacies is wide. When you think of Swiss cuisine, what do you think of first? Cheese fondue, of course, which is made out of delicious, regional melted cheese and white wine combined with flavours such as black pepper and garlic.
What is special about skiing in Switzerland?Switzerland offers a huge amount of high-quality accommodations as well as modern lift facilities and restaurants. High standard services are of the utmost importance to the Swiss, so if you’re looking for a perfect retreat, Switzerland is certainly the place to go. This country offers you a plethora of opportunities for city trips, especially with many idyllic cities being built along and around Switzerland’s numerous crystal-clear and sapphire lakes. Combine your skiing holidays with a visit to one of these countless lakes, like Lake Geneva.
How long is it possible to ski in Switzerland?The four glacier skiing areas of Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Flims-Laax-Falera and Aletsch allow a long skiing season from early October until late May, but the high altitude skiing resorts like Engelberg, Arosa and Verbier can even keep up with a great snow security. The sky’s the limit!
Numerous 4,000 m mountains, idyllic villages, modern lift systems and famous winter sport resorts including Grindelwald or Meiringen-Hasliberg guarantee a fine ski holiday! In addition to panoramas of the Breinz and Thun lakes, spectacular panoramas of the icy highlands and the world-famous peaks, e.g. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau can be enjoyed every day!
The largest of Switzerland's cantons presents itself with lots of diversity: varies ski areas such as Flims-Laax-Falera, numerous spa offers, well-known ski resorts such as Davos, St. Moritz or Samnaun, combined with first-class Swiss cuisine. It is not for nothing that the world stars return here annually to spend a perfect winter holiday.
In the North-East of Switzerland, but in the middle of Europe, lies Canton St. Gallen. From the summit of the famous mountain Säntis (2,502 m), visitors can see no less than six countries: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Italy. The canton is divided into four tourist regions: Zürich Lake, the metropolis St. Gallen, Toggenburg with its gentle hilly landscape, and Heidiland with the skier's paradise Flumser Mountain. The well-known ski areas of St. Gallen lie in the South of the canton: apart from Flumser Mountains, you have Pizol and the Wildhaus-Unterwasser-Alt-St. Johann, which mainly attracts families.
Valais – a versatile winter paradise! Imposing backdrops of peaks, ice and snow: the highest mountains in Switzerland, crowned by the Matterhorn, stand here. The largest alpine glaciers are here as well, among them the Aletsch glacier, and impressive ski regions such as 4 Vallées, Saas-Fee and Les Portes de Soleil. Snowy forests and cosy, old wooden houses round off the breathtaking scenery.
Central Switzerland stretches over five cantons - and the winter sports regions, stretching over rocky and icy highlands to the far hill country, are correspondingly diverse. The ski area Engelberg is located in the middle of the high Swiss Alps and is characterised by the imposing peak of the Titlis, which entices skiers and boarders from all corners of the world!
Canton Glarus in the East of Switzerland stands out for its incredibly diverse landscapes. From flat valley grounds with beautiful blue waters like the Klöntal or the Walen lakes to the high alpine terrain with glaciated peaks at 3,600 m altitude, holiday makers will find a varied paradise in the Alps. The municipalities Glarus North and Glarus South lie in the narrow valley between the mountain Kärpf (2,794 m) and the majestic Glarn Alps with its Glärnisch massif that reaches almost 3,000 m. Altogether, the Glarn Alps count 50 three-thousander peaks, thus promising a terrific view for every visitor.
The canton is situated geographically central in the canton's capital Glarus, which is known as the smallest capital in Switzerland with its 12,000 inhabitants. The idyllic side valleys like the Sernf or Klön Valley offer a good variety of fantastic excursions right on the doorstep. Especially the Klön Valley is often referred to as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Alps.
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|140 km||1,510 - 2,883 m||coming soon|
|235 km||810 - 2,844 m||3-10||$ 272|
|60 km||1,227 - 2,833 m||coming soon|
|40 km||1,020 - 2,105 m||coming soon|
|82 km||1,000 - 3,020 m||3-10||$ 408|
|104 km||1,848 - 2,869 m||coming soon|
|220 km||1,020 - 3,018 m||3-10||$ 334|
|155 km||944 - 2,501 m||3-10||$ 503|
|60 km||1,055 - 2,433 m||4-7||$ 503|
|18 km||1,200 - 1,936 m||coming soon|
|235 km||810 - 2,844 m||3-10||$ 511|
|60 km||1,055 - 2,433 m||5-7||$ 623|
|28 km||796 - 2,970 m||coming soon|
|200 km||1,400 - 3,330 m||coming soon|
|155 km||1,720 - 3,057 m||3-10||$ 679|
|220 km||958 - 3,016 m||coming soon|
|100 km||1,800 - 3,600 m||coming soon|
|32 km||1,559 - 3,200 m||coming soon|
|155 km||1,720 - 3,057 m||coming soon|
|120 km||1,870 - 3,303 m||coming soon|
|350 km||1,720 - 3,303 m||3-7||$ 371|
|155 km||1,720 - 3,057 m||3-10||$ 586|
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|200 km||1,400 - 3,330 m||coming soon|
|155 km||944 - 2,501 m||7||$ 1,283|
|200 km||1,562 - 3,899 m||3-10||$ 547|
|155 km||1,720 - 3,057 m||3-10||$ 686|