Home to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery (you can’t beat the Jungfrau), Europe’s highest lifts (at Zermatt), some of the world’s biggest ski areas (like the 4 Valleys around Verbier), the only ski area on the planet that opens its slopes 365 days a year, weather permitting (Zermatt again), the world’s original winter sports resort (St Moritz in 1864), peaceful, car-free resorts (like Saas Fee), some huge lift-served verticals, a wonderful public transport system (seamless from airport to resort) and great cheese and chocolate ... Switzerland is hard to beat.Our guide to skiing in Switzerland
Sunny slopes and spectacular viewed crowned by a 3000m high glacier make Crans Montana one of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts. An ideal choice for groups with non-skiers thanks to over 150 shops and lots of alternative activities, as well as the 140km of piste.
One of the biggest and coolest ski areas in Switzerland, Laax has built a reputation for snowboarding but has a huge, snowsure ski area all can enjoy. Laax resort itself is smaller than neighbouring Flims which shares the ski area and has the lion's share of off-slope facilities.
Everything about Gstaad, from its name to (when you visit) its main street, scream ‘class’ and that means no in-your-face gaudy shops or towering concrete hotels but instead an understated opulence behind the dark wood traditional chalet-style buildings.