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Cheap ski holidays Switzerland: Snow up your life!

Switzerland offers breathtaking alpine beauty and traditional top ski resorts that alternate with family-friendly and idyllic winter sports resorts. Together with the 4 Vallées or Les Portes du Soleil, you can also find high-end interconnected ski areas that link several top ski regions - sometimes even crossing borders! The Swiss lodges are well known for their rustic, cosy atmospheres as well as for their hearty cheese fondue.

Where to go skiing in Switzerland?

Most of Switzerland’s area is occupied by the Alps, which makes Switzerland a top skiing destination. The country is known worldwide for its high peaks. You’ll find most of the ski resorts in southeast Switzerland. The Bernese Oberland offers many well-known resorts, such as Grindelwald and Meiringen-Hasliberg. Further south, the Wallis is home to Switzerland’s landmark, the Matterhorn (4,478 m), as well as incredible regions like Les 4 Valées, Les Portes du Soleil and Saas-Fee. Grison is the largest canton of Switzerland and is located next to Austria and Italy.

It is here where you’ll find world famous resorts like Davos, St. Moritz and Samnaun.Skiing in Switzlerland is even possible beyond the borders. You will find ski resorts that connect two countries. For example, the region of Les Portes du Soleil (unites 12 French and Swiss areas), located south of Lake Geneva, provides you with a variety of approx. 580 km of slopes.

Why book ski holidays in Switzerland?

No other Alpine country has as many mountains towering above 4,000 m as Switzerland. This fact alone is the reason for your guaranteed snow-sure winter holiday. In these high-lying areas, you get a spectacular view of the surrounding mountainous landscapes. Switzerland is especially famous for its cosy villages, with some areas even being car-free zones. These perfect conditions make for a relaxing getaway from your daily routine.

The cultural diversity in Switzerland is huge: not only are four different languages spoken in the comparatively small country, but the range of culinary delicacies is wide. When you think of Swiss cuisine, what do you think of first? Cheese fondue, of course, which is made out of delicious, regional melted cheese and white wine combined with flavours such as black pepper and garlic.

What is special about skiing in Switzerland?

Switzerland offers a huge amount of high-quality accommodations as well as modern lift facilities and restaurants. High standard services are of the utmost importance to the Swiss, so if you’re looking for a perfect retreat, Switzerland is certainly the place to go. This country offers you a plethora of opportunities for city trips, especially with many idyllic cities being built along and around Switzerland’s numerous crystal-clear and sapphire lakes. Combine your skiing holidays with a visit to one of these countless lakes, like Lake Geneva.

How long is it possible to ski in Switzerland?

The four glacier skiing areas of Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Flims-Laax-Falera and Aletsch allow a long skiing season from early October until late May, but the high altitude skiing resorts like Engelberg, Arosa and Verbier can even keep up with a great snow security. The sky’s the limit!

Regions Switzerland

Bernese Oberland

Bernese Oberland

Numerous 4,000 m mountains, idyllic villages, modern lift systems and famous winter sport resorts including Grindelwald or Meiringen-Hasliberg guarantee a fine ski holiday! In addition to panoramas of the Breinz and Thun lakes, spectacular panoramas of the icy highlands and the world-famous peaks, e.g. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau can be enjoyed every day!

Grisons

Grisons

The largest of Switzerland's cantons presents itself with lots of diversity: varies ski areas such as Flims-Laax-Falera, numerous spa offers, well-known ski resorts such as Davos, St. Moritz or Samnaun, combined with first-class Swiss cuisine. It is not for nothing that the world stars return here annually to spend a perfect winter holiday.

St. Gallen

St. Gallen

In the North-East of Switzerland, but in the middle of Europe, lies Canton St. Gallen. From the summit of the famous mountain Säntis (2,502 m), visitors can see no less than six countries: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Italy. The canton is divided into four tourist regions: Zürich Lake, the metropolis St. Gallen, Toggenburg with its gentle hilly landscape, and Heidiland with the skier's paradise Flumser Mountain. The well-known ski areas of St. Gallen lie in the South of the canton: apart from Flumser Mountains, you have Pizol and the Wildhaus-Unterwasser-Alt-St. Johann, which mainly attracts families.

Valais

Valais

Valais – a versatile winter paradise! Imposing backdrops of peaks, ice and snow: the highest mountains in Switzerland, crowned by the Matterhorn, stand here. The largest alpine glaciers are here as well, among them the Aletsch glacier, and impressive ski regions such as 4 Vallées, Saas-Fee and Les Portes de Soleil. Snowy forests and cosy, old wooden houses round off the breathtaking scenery.

Central Switzerland

Central Switzerland

Central Switzerland stretches over five cantons - and the winter sports regions, stretching over rocky and icy highlands to the far hill country, are correspondingly diverse. The ski area Engelberg is located in the middle of the high Swiss Alps and is characterised by the imposing peak of the Titlis, which entices skiers and boarders from all corners of the world!

Resorts Switzerland

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Resort (region) Pistes Ski area altitude
fromup to
Lift pass Nights from
220 km 1,075 - 2,289 m 3-10 419
225 km 1,229 - 2,865 m 3-7 409
140 km 1,510 - 2,927 m 3-10 449
279 km 810 - 2,844 m 3-10 319
82 km 1,000 - 3,020 m 3-10 319
104 km 1,845 - 2,869 m 2-10 149
187 km 1,020 - 3,018 m 3-10 269
155 km 944 - 2,501 m 3-10 329
60 km 1,055 - 2,433 m 3-7 339
18 km 1,200 - 1,936 m 3-10 220
279 km 810 - 2,844 m 3-10 426
60 km 1,055 - 2,433 m 3-10 311
65 km 665 - 2,222 m 2-10 131
220 km 1,400 - 2,700 m 7 329
155 km 1,720 - 3,057 m 3-10 555
213 km 948 - 3,016 m coming soon
12 km 1,672 - 2,400 m 3-10 379
100 km 1,800 - 3,573 m 3-10 341
34.5 km 1,560 - 3,142 m 3-10 350
155 km 1,720 - 3,057 m 3-10 599
120 km 1,797 - 3,303 m 3-10 579
155 km 1,720 - 3,057 m 3-10 539
60 km 900 - 2,262 m 3-10 479
220 km 1,400 - 2,700 m 5-7 269
155 km 944 - 2,501 m 3-10 519
200 km 1,562 - 3,899 m 3-10 403
155 km 1,720 - 3,057 m 3-7 582