This is a fundamental trend that we are seeing more and more asserting itself: tourism and holidays are turning more and more towards local travel. And because we do not always realize the gems that are near us, today we invite you to discover some of the most beautiful ski resorts in Europe. We take you to spend your Skiing holidays in Switzerland!
Verbier, the best known for great ski holidays in Switzerland
It is undoubtedly one of the most famous ski resorts in Switzerland. Verbier is located at an altitude of 1500m in the Swiss Alps, more particularly in the canton of Valais. It offers access to one of the largest ski areas in the country: the 4 valleys. Suffice to say that winter sports enthusiasts will be able to have fun, while enjoying the grandiose landscapes, especially at an altitude of more than 3300m. Do not miss the view of Mont-Blanc, pride of the French!
Thanks to its altitude, the resort enjoys very pleasant snow cover all season long. You can therefore enjoy it either by being among the first to make traces on the slopes, or by savoring the last descents far from the school holiday crowds.
The area of the 4 valleys, ranked in the top 3 of the largest areas in Europe, connects several resorts, such as Nendaz, Thyon or even Veysonnaz. Although all levels of skiers can appreciate all the facilities, the majority of the slopes are red or black. Without forgetting the possibility of off-piste skiing, but marked. Thrill seekers and good level skiers are truly pampered in Verbier.
Finally, if the descents do not attract you more, know that it is possible to reach some of the summits on foot and by cable car to take full eyes on what nature has most beautiful to offer: a panorama to cut the breath…
Nendaz, the most popular with families for ski holidays in Switzerland
Nendaz is a small family resort that nevertheless offers many activities to discover in summer and winter. But like all ski resorts in Switzerland, it’s obviously when the weather is cold that we have the most fun. Fans of skiing and snow sports will appreciate the kilometers of slopes easily accessible to all levels.
Moreover, families will not fail to feast on the Tortin toboggan run, nearly 3 km long. Accessible to all, it will delight young and old alike! Guaranteed sensations!
And if you still have a little energy left, why not go on the snowshoeing or cross-country skiing trails to immerse yourself in the heart of the resort and enjoy being as close as possible to nature. Affordable activities throughout the winter season.
Finally, do not miss one of the most beautiful belvederes in the region: the Rosablanche and its 3336 meters. Certainly an incredible panorama of the surrounding peaks such as the nearby Mont-Fort.
Zermatt, the most photographed!
Direction the Aosta Valley to discover one of the emblems of the Swiss mountains. But also, the one that is the most photographed: the Matterhorn. For good reason, it is he that we find on the packaging of Toblerone chocolate! From the height of its 4478m, you can only feel very small …
Zermatt has the distinction of being a car-free resort. These are electric shuttles that take you from the station square to your hotel or accommodation. Do not miss the very pleasant walk (since without a car) to discover on one side the charm of the chalets. And on the other, the lively street filled with boutique hotels and shops of all kinds. A real original contrast to discover. And like in many ski resorts in Switzerland, it’s at nightfall that the illuminations will fill your eyes.
With more than 360 km of slopes, snow enthusiasts will be delighted to take advantage of the resort’s ski area. And to top it all off, Zermatt even has the longest track in Europe, 25 km long. The pleasure of a long descent to reach the resort. An incomparable feeling for all lovers of long, very long runs.
Finally, for lovers of grandiose landscapes, head to the highest funicular in the world (yes no less) to reach the observatory at 3089m. Upon arrival of the train from Gornergrat, expect one of the biggest slaps of your life offered by the beauty of the region. Not all photographers will know where to turn …
How to prepare well to enjoy a ski holiday in Switzerland?
As often in sports activities, preparation is a key element for a successful stay. Beyond learning about the weather and snow conditions of the resorts on the Tourist Office website, we also advise you to have your equipment checked before setting off headlong on the 1st black slope that you will see. Better to start again slowly, especially if your last descent was several years ago.
Then, we recommend that you check your insurance before leaving: repatriation, research costs, medical costs and hospitalization. Everything you want to avoid on a ski vacation in Switzerland. But who can literally blow up your budget when needed. We always check which insurance could cover us and in case of doubt, we do not hesitate to take out insurance during our getaway to be able to enjoy it in complete safety. See our travel insurance comparison.
And you, what is your favorite ski resort? Do you know the ski resorts in Switzerland? Give us your best tips slides in the comments!