Switzerland offers superb scenery, high ski areas and charming ski holiday resorts.
FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN SWITZERLAND
Generally Swiss ski holiday resorts tend to be refined and high quality. Ski holiday resorts often boast impressive hotels with good facilities and whilst the Swiss have resisted the French pursuit of slope-side convenience at all costs, links between resorts and lifts are usually pretty good. Switzerland has numerous airports so transfers to resorts are on the whole good.
APRES SKI IN SWITZERLAND
Après ski in Switzerland is not taken as seriously as in Austria but drinking post ski is still a pass time in Switzerland - just make sure your credit card is a platinum variety. Prices in some of the top resorts are shameful but that deters few it seems. Verbier has an excellent and lively après ski scene, whilst Zermatt has impressive après ski, in superb surroundings.
SKI HOLIDAYS IN SWITZERLAND
Switzerland offers some of the most exclusive ski holiday resorts available. Whilst the standards of ski holiday resorts in Switzerland are universally high, there are also ski holiday resorts for lesser mortals. The ski resorts tend to be high generally and the Swiss passion for skiing is only really outdone by the utterly obsessed Austrians.
EXTREME SKIING IN SWITZERLAND
Verbier is one of the most popular ski holiday resorts in Switzerland and also hosts some of the most extreme terrain; the resort hosts numerous extreme ski events. With such height, the ski holiday resorts of Switzerland are often blessed with great powder snow. Unlike their neighbours the French, the Swiss are less obliged to take lunch on powder days!
Zermatt skiing reaches a mighty 3800m whilst Saas Fee, Verbier, St Moritz, Engelberg, Crans-Montana and Gstaad all reach over 3000m. Glaciers are found right across the south and east of Switzerland meaning that seasons in Swiss ski holiday resorts are reliably long and during the winter the height usually ensures that the snow quality is excellent.
ZERMATT SKIING AFTER 2 DAYS OF SNOW
Short video taken in Jan 08 of Zermatt skiing after 2 days of heavy snow.