More than half of Switzerland’s landscape is host to the Alps, which run through the southern regions. This means the country lends itself to numerous ski opportunities, with a wide variety of resorts to choose from. Some noteworthy features are:
- Lift systems: A major advantage of visiting this country’s ski areas is how efficiently the various resorts are connected through lift systems and available transport. This means that you gain access to an extensive area to ski on with only one area lift pass being necessary.
- Ski levels/conditions: Because of the above, it almost goes without saying that every level of skier is also catered for in this part of the world. Be sure to check each individual resort, however, as there are some that are mostly suited to beginners and/or intermediates.
- Villages: Seeing as resorts are mostly built around already existing villages (as opposed to being purpose-built), a visit to ski destinations in the Swiss Alps is more dosed with traditional appearances.
- Accommodation: Switzerland offers an array that ensures any type of traveller will find their abode. There are hotels steeped in luxury and complete with wellness facilities, along with beautiful chalets that are great for groups or families.
- Popular ski regions: These include Grindelwald, Gstaad/Saanenland, Mürren, Verbier, Zermatt, Arosa, Davos, Klosters, and St. Moritz.
Each Swiss resort is unique in its offering – you will easily find a resort with near perfect ski conditions that also happens to have a nightlife extending into the early hours of the morning. But, you could just as easily find more intimate resorts where you can enjoy the bliss of minor traffic, or places where you can delve into some freestyle skiing.