Switzer­land is asso­ci­at­ed by many as the most ide­al coun­try for win­ter hol­i­days and win­ter sports. Thanks to the majes­tic Swiss Alps, the win­ter months are the per­fect time to expe­ri­ence the best snow cov­er on earth. Ski­ing in Switzer­land may not be cheap, but you can always be sure of a top qual­i­ty hol­i­day. To help you choose the best ski resorts in Switzer­land, sev­er­al hun­dred loca­tions have been ana­lyzed for their suit­abil­i­ty for begin­ners, advanced skiers and fam­i­lies alike. Heights, ver­ti­cal descents and his­tor­i­cal snow lev­el reports were com­pared to get a com­plete pic­ture. On this basis, 10 places were cho­sen that you can safe­ly vis­it. These 10 ski resorts not only rep­re­sent the top ten in Switzer­land, but are also among the most attrac­tive in the world!

Swiss resorts

Entry relat­ed to place: Switzer­land
Cozy family resort Arosa

Arosa is locat­ed in the east­ern region of Switzer­land, it is both a sum­mer and win­ter resort. Full of tra­di­tion and his­to­ry, Arosa will help you expe­ri­ence a won­der­ful snowy expe­ri­ence in win­ter, and pic­turesque nat­ur­al scenery at oth­er times of the year. More than 70 square kilo­me­ters of untouched nature for you to ful­ly immerse your­self in an unfor­get­table vaca­tion. The air is always clean and some of the down­hill ski runs can chal­lenge even the most expe­ri­enced skiers. Nature lovers will also enjoy Arosa’s iso­la­tion com­pared to some of the oth­er resorts on this list.

Swiss ski resorts


If you are look­ing for a ski resort where you can ski with­out cer­tain pro­fes­sion­al skills, then Gstaad could be the right place. The local pistes attract main­ly begin­ners and inter­me­di­ate skiers because the slopes here are not as crazy as some oth­er loca­tions in Switzer­land. Lux­u­ri­ous hotels, trendy shops and upscale restau­rants are a com­mon sight every­where. The Gstaad-Saa­nen­land region is one of the best ski resorts in Switzer­land.

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Mur­ren is famous for its scenic views and nature. Perched on a high cliff in the Lauter­brun­nen Val­ley, this moun­tain vil­lage can only be con­quered by cable car. It is one of the best places for hik­ing and sled­ding in all of Switzer­land. There will be no prob­lem if you sud­den­ly find your­self here at a dif­fer­ent time when there is no snow. This is one of the best places to vis­it dur­ing the sum­mer months. Well, in the win­ter sea­son, Mur­ren offers excit­ing ski slopes, attract­ing more advanced skiers.

Ski resorts in Davos-Klosters

The Davos-Klosters ski area is locat­ed in east­ern Switzer­land on the Land­wass­er Riv­er. The pop­u­lar­i­ty of Davos has abat­ed a lit­tle late­ly, but Klosters offers a more live­ly hol­i­day. It is pop­u­lar main­ly with skiers from the Nether­lands and the UK. Both begin­ners and more advanced skiers and snow­board­ers come here. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can spend time vis­it­ing the many expen­sive shops, restau­rants and spas.

Laach, Flims and Falera

This area offers a wide range of sum­mer sports, and ski­ing and snow­board­ing are pop­u­lar dur­ing the win­ter months. Com­bined, the areas of Laach, Flims and Falera occu­py more than 130 sq. miles of stun­ning scenery and moun­tain trails. Vor­ab Glac­i­er and Krap Son Giy­on attract most of the cross-coun­try skiers, while Fop­pa and Nagens pro­vide good trails for begin­ners and inter­me­di­ates. Hotels in the area are not as expen­sive as in Gstaad. If large crowds of tourists scare you, book a hotel room for week­days, when it will not be so crowd­ed.

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Saas Fee

Saas-Fee is locat­ed in south­west­ern Switzer­land, beyond Zer­matt, and is home to the high­est moun­tain in all of Switzer­land, Dom, at 4,545 meters. A large num­ber of glac­i­ers attract vis­i­tors to Saas-Fee. Thanks to the Dom and Allal­in­horn glac­i­ers, ski­ing is pos­si­ble here even in sum­mer. Many ski resorts in Switzer­land are infe­ri­or to him in this regard. There are sev­er­al dozen schools for teach­ing snow­board­ing and ski­ing, many chic hotels and bou­tiques.


In fourth place on our list of resorts in Switzer­land is Grindel­wald, which is locat­ed in the Berns-Ober­wald val­ley, in the very cen­ter of the coun­try. With over 120 miles of excel­lent ski slopes, Grindel­wald has a range of dif­fer­ent resorts to suit all skill lev­els. What also makes this loca­tion stand out from oth­ers is that some of the slopes here are only acces­si­ble by heli­copter. Well, if you get tired of ski­ing and snow­board­ing, then Grindel­wald has many muse­ums, golf cours­es and a num­ber of oth­er sports to offer.

Municipality of St. Moritz

Look­ing for a resort full of rich his­to­ry, world-class accom­mo­da­tion, and 300+ days of sun­shine a year? If yes, then St. Moritz is the place for you! Locat­ed in the far south­east­ern part of Switzer­land, St. Moritz is one of the most famous des­ti­na­tions in Switzer­land. Begin­ners will enjoy the Corviglia area, with rel­a­tive­ly easy slopes, while advanced skiers will soak up the breath­tak­ing hap­pi­ness of Pon­tresina. How­ev­er, as with many oth­er top resorts in Switzer­land, it pays to be pre­pared to spend a lot of mon­ey!

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Ver­bier is also in the top three places for ski­ing, as one of the more pop­u­lar Swiss resorts in the Alps. Its slopes can get a bit crowd­ed dur­ing peak sea­son but remain in top con­di­tion through the spring months. A wide range of unique trails suit both begin­ners and advanced skiers. Tortin is rat­ed as the top spot for experts, while the numer­ous sites in Ver­bier are good places for begin­ners. In addi­tion, excel­lent hotels, restau­rants, sports facil­i­ties and nightlife make Ver­bier one of the most famous resorts in the world.

The best ski resort in Switzerland — Zermatt

Ski­ing is a year-round activ­i­ty in Zer­matt. Enjoy the Sunegg and Gorner­grat areas dur­ing the win­ter months and head to Theo­dul Glac­i­er for a great adven­ture dur­ing the warmer sum­mer months. With lots of snow, lots of obsta­cles, and the clean­est, fresh­est air in the world, Zer­matt caters to just about every­one. In addi­tion to incred­i­ble ski­ing, Zer­matt is famous for some of the most beau­ti­ful, nat­ur­al skat­ing rinks and many oth­er sports facil­i­ties. The world famous Mat­ter­horn attracts locals and tourists who want to con­quer this mag­nif­i­cent moun­tain. Nature lovers will appre­ci­ate the car-free resort with nat­ur­al hik­ing trails. Vis­it­ing Zer­matt, you are vis­it­ed by a feel­ing of enlight­en­ment.

In con­tin­u­a­tion, read also about the ski resorts in Aus­tria, where you can spend your time no less com­fort­ably and effec­tive­ly.