Many of the world’s best known ski resorts are located in Switzerland offering absolutely fantastic skiing experience. I have collected here a list of my favourite winter paradises and will update the page regularly.
Zermatt is my favourite winter destination. The ski area is not only one of the most scenic with the views to Matterhorn (4’478m), but also one of the highest in the Swiss Alps. With great variety of slopes in the Swiss and Italian (Cervinia) side, Zermatt offers a great skiing experience whether you are beginner or more advanced skier. Also the hotels and restaurants are world-class. In addition, Zermatt offers 300 sunny days a year!! For more information visit www.zermatt.ch.
My recommendation for stylish weekend escape is St. Moritz. Chic and exclusive with five five-star hotels and spas, St. Moritz is the most glamorous Alpine paradise in Switzerland. St. Moritz is often appraised for its “champagne climate”, and with an average 322 days sun a year it offers a great weather for skiing. But it is not only the glam and weather which makes the resort so great. The resort includes plenty of slopes to choose with and fantastic scenic rides. For more information visit www.stmoritz.ch.
With over 220km of slopes and only about 1,5 hours drive from Zurich, Laax is a great destination for skiing. It is one of my favourite resorts, and the place where we most often go on Sundays. Imagine a cloudy day at the base station, and you just take the lift to cross the clouds to enjoy the winter sun from the blue sky – this place is a winter paradise.
I would also recommend my favourite piste restaurant, das Elephant, the culinary high point in Flims-Laax. This small restaurant is located in 2’477m providing a stunning view over the Swiss Alps. This is the place where you can sit outside on the terrace enjoying delicious meals with a glass of champagne. As the place gets really busy during the lunch time, a table reservation is recommended.
Davos-Klosters is located in the Eastern part of Switzerland, and probably one of the most famous ski resorts in the area. With over 300km of slopes and plenty of other winter sport activities the area offers a great stay for the whole family. Klosters is a small and peaceful upscale alpine village with traditional chalets providing a beautiful scenic stay while Davos, the home for the World Economic Forum, is a bigger place with more activities. For more info visit www.davosklosters.ch. Or see my blog post: White powder in Davos-Klosters mountains.
The Lenzerheide resort consists of two sides of mountains around the valley, both with great sunshine. The west side is much larger offering a good variety of slopes from easy blues to great blacks maximising your speed and enjoyment. The east side is smaller, but with some great peaks going up to 2’865m. All together the place has 155km of slopes, which makes it a perfect ski paradise. See also my blog post: New snow in Lenzerheide.
For more information about skiing in Switzerland visit http://www.bergfex.com/.