Ski holidays in Switzerland: Top 10 stations


In Europe, Switzerland is a sports figurehead Winters: this small landlocked and mountainous country seems designed for skiing and winter sports! The Alps across the end to end (not to mention the Jura), with high peaks, lots of snow, groomed slopes ... and most excellent resorts!

And for ski resorts, Switzerland is true to its reputation: quality of equipment, maintenance, serviced areas, there is not regret the trip ... the country also has some of the stations the most exclusive and famous ski world! However, and it had to be expected, this Swiss quality affects the price ... it is not exactly cheap to go skiing in Switzerland, even if in the end, the value remains the height.

You want to cross the border for your next ski holidays? Here's a guide of the top 10 resorts in Switzerland to guide you:

1-St. Moritz (Graubünden)

This is from the late nineteenth century, St. Moritz hosts a fashionable clientele, true to its reputation stations among the most distinguished in Switzerland. This will tell you! Venerable resort, St. Moritz and offers, in addition to a wonderful ski area, luxurious shops, casino, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, 5 star hotels, etc ... a world apart, sunny 322 days a year it seems!

2-Gstaad (Canton Bern)

Not far from the Swiss administrative capital, Bern, another station whose name sounds familiar worldwide. Gstaad is the meeting place of the international jet set, stars and statesmen of all kinds. With its traditional architecture, the resort is home to chic boutiques, jewelers, great restaurants, bars and VIP clubs. 420 km of ski tracks by the way ...

3-Verbier (Valais)

A station a little less shiny than the previous two, but whose reputation is well known for winter sports lovers. In addition to its alpine ski area beautiful, Verbier hosts the Xtreme, great freeride competition. The resort also features in small papers ski backcountry lovers: a paradise like !

4-Zermatt (Valais)

Continue after Chamonix, Verbier and then cross the border, here you are in Zermatt, perhaps the best-known Swiss resorts for its scenery. Panorama emblematic: Zermatt is located at the foot of the Matterhorn, the snowy peak rises to 4478 meters. scenic station, it moves on foot Zermatt, in traditional surroundings both smart and simple.

5-Champéry (Valais)

Not the Valais is not far from France, but welcomes over many remarkable stations at any level. Common boundary of Samoens and Morzine, Champéry is set at the foot of the Dents du Midi and is connected to the Portes du Soleil. Kilometers and kilometers of slopes to ski, a fun atmosphere, to test!

6-Engelberg (Obwalden)

Let's get a bit of the Valais canton Obwalden management: we are now in the heart of Switzerland in Engelberg. Surrounded by mountains, the resort offers a wonderful ski area, on track or freeride. Engelberg is also known for its cultural activities, which puts it among the very best Swiss ski resorts across multiple tables.

7-Crans Montana (Valais)

Perched at 1,500 meters above sea level on a plateau, Crans Montana is another great Swiss resort. It enjoys an excellent location with a vast ski area and well exposed to the sun for a skiing more enjoyable! Family, Crans Montana does not receive less frequent events and some prestigious guests ...

8-Davos (Graubünden)

Davos made about her every year when it hosts the World Economic Forum, bringing together the major world leaders. But Davos is above all a quality ski resort, with access to no less than 5 ski areas. The city is no lack of interest, including architecture and heritage.

9-Laax (Graubünden)

There's a little something for everyone with the Laax resort, composed of three villages. Falera, for those who appreciate authenticity, Flims for its many hotels, and Laax, modern and well equipped resort, with an excellent ski area as a constant entertainment, day and night. All at 1:30 of Zurich only.

10-Nendaz (The Valais)

Between Chamonix and Zermatt, Nendaz stands out from its two famous neighbors for its pleasant family atmosphere. Skiing, however, is no exception: Nendaz is part of the 5 stations making up the broad field of the 4 Valleys, and the station offers access to the highest point of the latter, the Mont-Fort .