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5 Expert Tips to Upgrade Your Switzerland Ski Trip

Ski vacation in Switzerland is bound to turn out great. Fantastic slopes, , great infrastructure, stable snow conditions and a charming atmosphere of the Swiss villages make it a perfect destination for all kinds of winter sports aficionados. 

Here are our 5 tips to upgrade your Switzerland ski trip from good to fantastic.

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1. Book ski passes in advance

Most resorts in Switzerland make their passes available for sale way in advance. Usually the passes are much cheaper at the season’s start and often, resorts offer deals that combine lift tickets and accommodation. The earlier you start looking for those, the better. 

If you’re planning to visit more than one resort, we recommend looking for regional passes that allow you to ski across several ski areas. For instance Jungfrau Ski Pass combines Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren-Schilthorn ski areas in one offer, including local public transportation.

We recommend booking your passes around 4 to 6 months in advance. 

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2. Find a ski vacation package

Planning your own Switzerland ski trip can be a lot of fun. But in a lot of cases it can be stressful too! Choosing the right resort, finding accommodation, transport and ski passes is a lot of work.

Why not spare yourself the trouble, especially if it’s your first ski vacation in Switzerland, and find an all-inclusive ski package?

The selection of ski packages out there is really great and you can probably find one that’s right up your alley. But if nothing out there gives you a thrill, many companies offer to plan a tailor-made ski vacation just for you. It allows you to sit down with a local expert and create a tailor-made itinerary featuring exactly what you want. 

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3. Try new things

Have you been thinking about trying off-piste but never quite got to do it?

Or you’ve seen people enjoy sledging, ice-skating or cross-country skiing and been thinking “one day I’ll try it too” – but that day never came?

Well, if not now, when? Your Switzerland ski trip is a great moment to try new things: from sledging and snow tubing, to cross-country and horse-pulled sleigh. 

Swiss ski resorts offer numerous attractions for skiers and non-skiers alike. Try winter paragliding, snowshoeing or even ski touring. The possibilities are endless!

Take a chance to get out of your comfort zone and enjoy doing something for the first time. Perhaps you will even find your new passion.

“Every season is a good season to travel.”

– My-Mountains –

4. Hire a skiing guide

Big ski resort have a reputation to be hard to navigate. Many people never even reach more secluded lifts and slopes, sticking to those few familiar ones. 

Don’t get us wrong, we all have our favorite slopes we could ski the whole day on. But not venturing off of the beaten path you will miss out on some epic run and panoramic views.

That’s why hiring a local ski instructor and guide is a great idea. Their knowledge and orientation in the resort will help you avoid the most crowded spots, smoothly transfer from one area to the other, explore the slopes at the best time of the day and discover the best panoramic views. 

Having a good ski instructor and guide at your side will make you feel more confident, safe and enjoy the day on the slopes more. You won’t have to figure out where to go next, which restaurant to have lunch at and when to take the last lift. 

Less stress, more fun – the equation is simple. 

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5. Try local cuisine and enjoy apres-ski

While eating every day on the slopes might consume (pun intended) a big part of your budget, it’s worth to indulge in the local cuisine and bask in the jolly atmosphere of a slope bar. 

Switzerland is famous for its hearty and cheesy meals such as fondue (a pot of melting cheese where you dip pieces o bread), rösti (hash brown with a side of fried egg), cheese macaroni, warm sandwiches and other delicacies. For those who prefer to stay light during the day, restaurants offer filling salads and soups.

Food is definitely one of the most important elements of every trip – your Switzerland ski trip won’t be complete without trying at least one of the local dishes. 

Plus, each resort has its own apres-ski culture with a constellation of bars and restaurants. Enjoy the festive mood with good music, chit-chat and breathtaking Alpine panoramas as your backdrop.

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Your dream Switzerland ski trip

Whether you’re longing for day-long skiing in the shadow of majestic peaks, a combination of skiing and other winter activities, a peek into the local culture, a luxury accommodation or a rustic chalet, the Switzerland ski trip of your dreams is within your hand’s reach.

We hope these few hints and tips will help you create the best itinerary for your next ski vacation. 

And if you’s like some help with that, give us a holler. We’ll be glad to take care of the logistics and create the best Switzerland ski trip of your life. 

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Switzerland ski trip with My-Mountains

My-Mountains offers seamless Switzerland ski packages in over 10 different resorts in Switzerland, including the famous Zermatt.

With our packages you will:

  • ski in two or more ski resorts
  • travel on board world-famous Swiss trains, including Glacier Express
  • sleep in tried and tested Alpine hotels and lodges
  • benefit from an assistance of an English-speaking guide and ski instructor
  • explore the best what each resort has to offer and discover hidden gems along the way
  • immerse yourself in the authentic Swiss alpine culture

Choose one from our comprehensive ski packages or design your own dream ski vacation. Alternatvely you can give us a call at 707-881-8454.

We can’t wait to welcome you in Switzerland the upcoming winter!

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