7 Best Switzerland Ski Resorts That You Need to Visit

7 Magical Ski Resorts in Switzerland for Your Next Holiday

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With the winter season in full swing, are you ready for a snowy adventure in Switzerland? If you have secured your flight to Switzerland already, consider including these Switzerland ski resorts in your itinerary. With so many to choose from, here are our top seven picks for the best ski experiences and the best alpine scenery! 

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1. Zermatt: Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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Situated on the Matterhorn, this ski resort is the highest winter sports area situated in the Alps at almost 4,000 metres of elevation. Apart from being able to ski with the iconic Matterhorn peak in the backdrop, visitors can also enjoy the amazing alpine scenery throughout the area. 

When the sun sets, the Lumorama Light Show shines on the mountain stations above the alpine village. The show is an ode to the dedicated mountain guides and the colourful lights are definitely a sight not to miss during the clear night skies of Zermatt.   

Fun fact: Did you know that Zermatt only permits electric vehicles to pass through the village? This makes it one of the least-polluted locations in the world! 


2. St. Moritz: St. Moritz – Corviglia Ski Resort

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Known to be the place that popularised alpine winter tourism, the St. Moritz – Corviglia ski resort has hosted two Winter Olympics games, in 1928 and 1948. Apart from skiing, other winter sports such as ice skating and tobogganing are also held on the slopes of St. Moritz. It offers incredible alpine views and wonderful ski terrain for beginner to intermediate-level skiers. 

With several five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants such as Da Vittorio and Cà d’Oro, it is no surprise that St. Moritz is one of the top Switzerland ski resorts — even among celebrities and royalty! 


3. Grindelwald: Grindelwald-Wengen Ski Resort

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Sitting beneath the North Face of the Eiger mountain, Grindelwald is the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau ski region. The nearby Grindelwald-Wengen ski area has 102 kilometres of pistes for all ages to ski to their heart’s content. 

If you are into sledging, you will be delighted to know that this village boasts the world’s longest sledge run known as The “Big Pintenfritz”. Covering a total distance of 13 kilometres, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery up close as you whiz through the snowy forests while admiring the beautiful views of the Jungfrau ski area.

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4. Verbier: Verbier Ski Resort

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A mecca for winter sports enthusiasts, Verbier is part of the iconic 4 Valleys Ski Area and boasts a panoramic view of the Grand Combin mountain range. With its challenging ski terrain consisting of 410 kilometres of ski tracks, this ski area is best suited for advanced skiers and snowboarders to sharpen their skills.

When you’re done skiing, consider topping the experience off by relaxing and having a drink at an après ski bar at the resort.


5. Gstaad: Gstaad Ski Resort

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Gstaad is located 30 minutes away from one of Switzerland’s only remaining glacier ski areas: Glacier 3000. After taking a cable car up the valley, enjoy the beautiful views of the mountain peaks from the summit of Scex Rouge before joining the crowd at the large ski area atop the Tsanfleuron Glacier. As there is snow all year round, it’s one of the best Switzerland ski resorts to visit. It remains a popular destination among professional cross-country skiers and biathlon athletes to conduct their own training.

Want to feel like a part of an action movie? Opt for a helicopter ride from Gstaad-Grund Heliport to explore the Les Diablerets glacial region and touchdown on the snowy grounds of the Tsanfleuron Glacier.


6. Davos: Davos Klosters Ski Resort

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As Europe’s city with the highest altitude, Davos is surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas and has access to six ski areas. The largest area, Parsenn, is shared between Davos and Klosters and has long been considered to be the cradle of skiing in Switzerland. With wide slopes and long descents down the mountain, the ski resort remains a popular ski destination for tourists and locals alike. 

When visiting, do remember to check out the Davos Congress Centre, which has been the host of the annual World Economic Forum since 1971.


7. Engelberg: Engelberg Titlis Ski Resort

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Known for its magnificent scenery, Engelberg is among the largest ski resorts in Central Switzerland. The steep valley terrain of the nearby Titlis Mountain appeals to skiers with numerous off-piste opportunities to try. With a vertical descent of 1,200 metres at an angle of 35 to 40 degrees, the Laub is by far the most infamous for being the best and most challenging route on the mountain.

Do catch a ride on TITLIS Rotair, the world’s first revolving gondola, if you have plans to head up Titlis. The five-minute trip will provide you with panoramic views of the mountain and Engelberg as you ascend.


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Switzerland ski resorts are filled with various charms and guarantee an exhilarating experience as you ski down the snowy slopes of the Swiss Alps. The only thing left to do now is simply to plan your trip there!

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