<p>Discover why we love skiing in Switzerland</p>
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Top 5 Reasons to Ski in Switzerland this Season

Discover why we love skiing in Switzerland

Published at: 26 Nov 2020
Last updated at: 11 Aug 2023

Waiting to welcome you this season, here are our top five reasons to ski in the stunning Swiss Alps this winter.

Alicia Bryan
Alicia Bryan
Cable car to matterhornPhoto: Michael Portmann

1. Spectacular Scenery

From the moment you arrive in resort, the Swiss scenery is sure to take your breath away. Covered in towering massifs and dramatic sloped valleys, Switzerland is full of incredible scenery and home to some of the world’s most famous mountains including the Matterhorn, Jungfrau and Eiger. Several of our properties in Zermatt have spectacular views of the Matterhorn so you can admire this striking mountain from the comfort of your own chalet.

With an iconic location set into the side of the mountain, Chalet Zermatt Peak provides unrivalled panoramic views across the picturesque village of Zermatt thanks to the chalet's spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows. The chalet even has a 'Gallery' bedroom with a glass ceiling so you can enjoy both the panoramic views of the mountains and the stars by night.

off piste skiing in verbierPhoto: verbier.ch/Yves Garneau

2. Fantastic Skiing

The slopes of Switzerland have something to suit every level of ability. Set at high altitudes, the ski resorts of Switzerland have a strong snow record with outstanding ski schools ready and waiting to take you down the mountain.

Boasting the title of the birthplace of alpine winter tourism, the glitzy resort of St Moritz has always been a popular ski destination with two areas 3 km apart from each other and is the only Swiss ski resort to have hosted the Winter Olympics twice. St Moritz has some excellent ski schools however it is not the most convenient resort for beginners, unlike the Swiss ski resort of Villars which provides ideal slopes for first-time skiers.

For lovers of backcountry skiing, Verbier is one of the most renowned resorts for off-piste skiing in the world.

Luxury resort Davos at nightPhoto: DDO/ Marcel Giger

3. Seal of Approval

Over the years, Switzerland has been given the seal of approval from many as one of the top ski destinations in the world. Popular with royalty and celebrities alike, the resorts of Gstaad, Klosters and Verbier remain as popular as ever for their discretion and meticulous attention to detail in providing the best luxury ski holiday experience.

With several specialist spas and wellness chalets, Gstaad has also been awarded the 'Wellness Destination’ quality seal by the Swiss Tourist Association. This award is presented to holiday destinations that offer a high-quantity range of spa and wellness amenities.

matterhorn in winter trainPhoto: Pascal Gertschen

4. Efficiency

A country which takes pride in its efficiency, you can rest assured that Switzerland will strive to ensure the correct procedures are put in place so that you can enjoy your ski holiday this season in the safest possible way.

swiss cheese fonduePhoto: Pascal Gertschen

5. Mouth-Watering Cuisine

The land of cheese and chocolate, there’s nothing quite like warming up with a hot cheese fondue following a morning on the slopes.

Famed for its gourmet food, the resorts of St Moritz and Zermatt are teeming with Michelin-starred restaurants whilst even the smallest of mountain huts provide mouth-watering traditional dishes made from fresh local produce.

For a real culinary experience, stay at one of our top-catered ski chalets in Switzerland. Whatever your culinary needs, your private chef will have them covered during your stay.