The dramatic mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps beats out those of France and Austria year after year on ranked lists, while the emerald green waters of mountain lakes and charming architecture look straight out of a fairy tale. It’s the perfect place to unwind. Pack your skis and take in the twinkling lights of small villages covered in light snow, and then head to one of the unbeatable slopes and feel the adrenaline rush that only Switzerland ski holidays can provide.
Head to the northern side of the Alps and visit the region of Andermatt. Notorious for the best powder and steep slopes (between 2000m to 3000m), this unassuming, quiet town is the ideal weekend getaway for those experienced with mountain sports.
The challenging, high-altitude terrain at Verbier keeps visitors flocking if only for bragging rights. Experts can tackle the 900m-vertical route from Col des Gentianes to Tortin, and then try their hand at the 1000m vertical Vallon d’Arby. Experience is highly recommended for these runs.
New to the slopes? Beginners can make their way to Villars to learn to master their first turns. The long, easy nursery runs of this epic mountainscape are the ideal place to start honing your new winter hobby.