Luxury Ski resorts in Switzerland
Swiss ski resorts for skiing & Swiss summer holidays
Italy, France & Austria are well-known ski destinations: one of the key factors for this may be the budget, whereas in Switzerland prices tend to be higher, even in the cheapest Ski resorts like Interlaken, Les Diablerets, Davos, Nendaz or Crans-Montana. Picking a Ski resort in Switzerland can vary, based on your preferences and budget. And booking a luxury ski chalet means it is not just about location and ski areas, but also about services and facilities that come with it.
A Guide to Luxury Ski resorts in Switzerland
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Swiss ski resorts are probably the home of luxury ski holidays and many of the world’s best and oldest ski resorts can be found in the peaks and valleys of Switzerland. Verbier and Zermatt are among the favorites. Ski resorts such as St.Moritz, Crans-Montana, Davos, Klosters, Gstaad, Grindelwald, Saas-Fee, Wengen, and Andermatt are also less discovered and take the attention of many British skiers. Switzerland has its picturesque landscapes, high altitudes, and top-notch selection of exceptional luxury ski chalets to choose from: it is easy to see why it draws the attention of the luxury skier. If you dream of luxury ski chalets in Switzerland then you will think of Switzerland.
Best ski resorts for skiing in Switzerland
Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced and Off-piste ski resorts
Beginners and intermediates will love the likes of Crans-Montana and Villars, those advanced skiers who are looking to push their skiing abilities, Verbier is the perfect place to be. The Swiss resort is one part of the 4 Valleys ski area, which includes Nendaz, Val de Bagnas, Veysonnaz, and La Tzoumaz. Out of all of these areas, Verbier is the biggest and most famous, and for good reason – the slopes here are known as some of the best in the world. For serious off-piste terrain is covered by the powder meccas of Andermatt, Engelberg, and Grimentz.
Connected to the 4 Vallées, Verbier and La Tzoumaz form part of Switzerland’s largest ski area with over 400km of pistes. With ranging experiences such as heli-skiing, ski touring, and freeride on the famous marked routes, the ski area has all that you can imagine. There is even summer skiing at Saas-Fee and Zermatt to complete the offering – it is pretty clear that Switzerland has something for everyone!
Verbier, Zermatt, Crans Montana, St Moritz & Davos
Verbier: If you are a free-rider, Verbier has one of the worlds best terrains to explore. For Free riders – 5/5, Pistes – 4/5, Freestyle – 3.5/5, Beginners – 2.5/5, Price – 2/5. Read more about Verbier
Zermatt: About 200km of corduroy, and additionally 160km if you cross over the border to Italian Cervinia, Zermatt offers one of the world’s best terrains to explore. For Free riders – 4/5, Pistes – 3/5, Freestyle – 3.5/5. Read more about Zermatt
Crans-Montana: Crans-Montana sure to make those beginner/intermediate happy for a short time, But if you are an expert free rider, you will want to head to some of the areas more extreme resorts. If you are free-rider Crans-Montana has one of the world’s best terrains to explore. For Free riders – 4/5, Pistes – 3/5, Freestyle – 3.5/5. Read more about Crans-Montana
St Moritz: The birthplace of winter tourism and many have been visiting since 1864. Originally the winter sports started like skating and sledding, and with time skiing became famous towards the 1890s. This posh town offers excellent snowboarding. We would suggest to keep-away from Corviglia and try the nearby Corvatsch or Diavolezza, where the Free-riding is simply great.For Free riders – 4.5/5, Pistes – 4/5, Freestyle – 3/5. Read more about St Moritz
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Davos: Last but not least, and probably one of the best in Switzerland for snowboarders. Davos has one of the best snowparks in the world, and the best overall resort in Switzerland, ideal for everyone who loves snow. Great piste areas, fantastic freeriding scattered across 5 mountains, the terrain park, and 2 halfpipes. For Free riders – 4.8/5, Pistes – 4.5/5, Freestyle – 4/5.
The pleasure of snow sports is not just for skiers and snowboarders. In Switzerland there is plenty to try out for the Non-Skiers too: walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails also allow you to lose yourself in nature and on your own terms.
St Moritz is great for super non-ski activities. Shopping, Wonderful restaurants & cafés cultures, spas, and winter walks are highly recommended.
Try Verbier for snowshoeing, hiking, and husky riding. Take a helicopter flight (Heli-skiing) and fly over the glaciers, snow-capped mountain tops, and alpine forest of the Swiss Alps. Paragliding is another exhilarating experience to try in Verbier.
Luxury ski resorts in Switzerland for Families with children
Klosters, Davos, St Moritz, and Crans-Montana are great Options for families with children. Klosters is great for families with kids. big ski areas, ‘Families Welcome’ seal given by the Swiss tourism association just re-assures its good to stay nearby, On Madrisa there is a super children’s play park and ski school. Davos, Fantastic snowpark for teens and kinderland for tots. This linked ski area At 1560m is one of the oldest and highest towns in the Alps. The resort is highly recommended for children by the Swiss tourism association and given the “families welcome” award. Crans-Montana – diverse ski area with ‘Snow Island’ zone for children and plenty of non-ski activities. St Moritz has a First-class ski school, 5-star Ski chalets. Nendaz is the quiet neighbour to Verbier, oodles of skiing, Great beginner’s area.
Resort height of 1770m, Slopes 1730-3305 m and Pistes 350km, St Moritz offers great snow-sure slopes for all abilities. St Moritz has a Picaresque lake-side setting, and the snow-sure slopes reach over 3000 meters. Read more about St Moritz
Resort Altitude of 1620 metres, Piste Altitude: 1620m-3900m and a Ski Area of 200km with 13 Blue runs, 42 Red 42 and 4 Black Black runs, With more surrounding glaciers and 4000m+ has snow enough even for summers. Read more about Zermatt
Rocking over the 4 Valleys at 3300m, the world-class powder Verbier’s has Total Pistes of 412km, 30 Snow Cannons. With weekly snowfall above 700 cm and high altitude is a reliable snow sure destination in the Swiss Alps. Read more about Verbier
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Andermatt has two separate ski areas, steep and shady Gemsstock, which is high, north-facing, and exceptionally reliable for snow, most of the slopes are between 2,000m and 3,000m. The season runs from mid-November to late April. Read more about Andermatt
Resort with Altitude 1800/3600m, Total Pistes of 100km, and over 100 Snow Cannons and weekly snowfall on average above 1000 cms mean there’s skiing available from the beginning of August through to April. With Zermatt connected it makes it easier to explore a large amount of terrain. Read more about Saas-Fee