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Top 6 Best Ski Resorts in Switzerland

Not sure which ski resorts to choose in Switzerland?

Here you find our best 6 Ski Resorts for you. Choose wisely the one that fits best your needs, and maximise the value of your time. The best ski resorts in Switzerland are waiting for you!

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With its incredible mountains, beautiful scenarios and countless opportunities for all Snowsports lovers, Switzerland offers endless adventures. Since there are so many options to pick from, you might ask yourself which are the best Ski Resort in Switzerland. Switzerland is maybe small in size, but it has ‘the piece of cake’ for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or you ski like James Bond, Swiss Alps can suit both families and professional skiers. So here’s our top 6!

 

Top 6 Best Ski Resorts in Switzerland: our selection

 

Engelberg

Only 1 hour from Zurich, this amazing destination is one of the most popular and one of the best ski resorts in Switzerland. Besides, it’s perfect for family ski trips as well as for powder lovers.

Indeed, Engelberg and Mount Titlis is famous all over the country for both its beauty and its slopes. Of course, when coming here, forget quite atmospheres and solitude: tourists from all over the world ascend to its summit year-round with an amazing revolving cable car.

Don’t worry though. There’s space for everyone! More than 80 kilometres (50 miles) of slopes welcome both beginner, intermediate and expert skiers. This is a perfect destination for family trips, where kids have all the time and space to learn how to ski and refine their skills.

On the other hand, freeriders can enjoy endlessly powdery snow in compelling expert ski terrain. There’s certainly a whole range of good reasons to visit this ski resort.

Engelberg: our votes
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“A bad day skiing beats a good day at work”

Davos

Davos in indeed in our top 6 best ski resorts in Switzerland. Davos is the highest city in Europe (1,560 meter above see level) with its beautiful mountain chalets and about 270km of slopes, is absolutely a must-visit Swiss Ski Resort.  It is perfect for its extensive network of linked intermediate pistes. It offers five  separate ski areas: Jakobshorn, Parsenn, Pischa, Madrisa and Rinerhorn.

The Parsenn ski area is accessible from Davos and Klosters and is the largest of the five ski resorts. All ski areas offer different type of slopes, making it the perfect destination for those who need to practice as much as possible and refine their skills. On the other hand, it’s also suitable for those who want to ski at their intermediate level immersed in an unforgettable cornice.

The town is small and modest, but offers optimal services and facilities. Ultimately, Davos really is a great place where to slow down, tune down the volume and relax, away from high adrenaline and top-rank destinations. It’s especially popular among Nordic skiers who can also enjoy lighted cross-country ski trails at night. 

Davos: our votes
For Experts Skiers
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Variety of Restaurants on the slopes
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Verbier

If you are looking for countless pistes for expert skiers, Verbier should definitely be on your list. Not only there are long, well laid, challenging runs, but also plenty of backcountry terrain, turning this place into one of the best ski resorts in Switzerland for off-piste skiing. Still not convinced? The Tortin is well known for being one of Europe’s steepest descents.

Verbier is part of the skiing area 4 Vallées and offers 202 kilometres of slopes.

Verbier is all you want when it comes to luxury ski trips. This destination really is top ranking, with its highly luxurious facilities and services. Verbier is the perfect fit for skiers looking for royalty and adventure.

Verbier: our votes
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Zermatt

Considered by many, Zermatt is one of the top ski resorts is Switzerland. It’s not only for its top-class slopes and powdery snow, but also for its après ski.

Zermatt together with the Italian Resort of Cervinia offers about 360km of slopes, in winter. While in Summer, you can enjoy around 21km of slopes.

Besides, Zermatt is the highest winter sports area in the Alps, ranging from 2,500 to 3,900 meters (8,200-12,795 ft) and counting more than 2,135 meters (7,004 ft) of vertical drop, i.e. the greatest vertical drop in Switzerland. Last but not least, Zermatt also has the most iconic mountain in Europe: the Matterhorn.

In the village of Zermatt, one experiences the history and traditions of alpinism as well as the modern life of the Matterhorn village. 

You can find any type of accommodation here, but if you are planning your Christmast Holidays here we recommend you to book way in advance as it gets busy very quickly. 

Zermatt is a really unique Swiss Village wich is totally worth to pay a visit. Only the view of the Matterhorn will leave you speechless. 

Zermatt: our votes
For Experts Skiers
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Saint Moritz – the dazzling star among best ski resorts in Switzerland

Who doesn’t know St. Moritz?

Indeed, this is probably one of the most famous skiing destinations in Switzerland. Its atmosphere is glamorous while the slopes are a real masterpiece. It should also be noted that it hosted the Winter Olympics twice which is one of the reason why its pistes are the venue for many world ski events.

The great thing about St. Moritz is that its runs are for everyone. Indeed, together with highly challenging slopes, there’s plenty of fun for beginners and intermediates too.

Here you can find 9 snow-sure ski areas with 88 pistes totalling 350 unforgettable kilometres waiting for you, promising days of boundless ski and fun. The three large ski areas with spacious slopes are: Corviglia, Corvatsch/Furtschellas and Diavolezza/Lagalb.

St. Moritz: our votes
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Jungfrau – A real gem among the best ski resorts in Switzerland 

With its 206 kilometers (128 miles) of slopes and dazzling views, Jungfrau offers you plethora of leisure activities. It also presents one of two main summits of the Bernese Alps. Besides it’s famous for iconic landscapes, this region offers ski runs ranging from moderate to fast. And that’s not all. Visitors especially adore this resort because of its countless toboggan runs. They are one of the longest in the Alps.

The Swiss Alps will appear to you like you’ve never seen them before. The skiers of all levels can find here the perfect ski destination for an authentic, personalized experience, both during your ski and non-ski time.

This might be our favourite but don’t tell the others! Despite being famous for the highest railway station in Europe, here you’ll be able to visit the Schilthorn. It is the spot settled at 2,970 m (9,744 ft) above sea level where visitors can enjoy magnificent 360-degree view to Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. There is also the restaurant to take a break.

Jungfrau Region: our votes
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