Most skiers picture the Matterhorn when they think of skiing in
Switzerland. Indeed Zermatt is the ultimate Swiss ski destination; reached
exclusively by train (no cars allowed), with towering peaks, open snowy slopes, mountainside chalets
serving lunch, and a bustling ski village with fine ski hotels, great pubs like
the Hotel Post
for après ski, and delicious cuisine of Swiss fondue and raclette. Most amazing are the views of the magnificent Matterhorn at 14,692-feet as you ski
these incomparable slopes.
On the huge Aletsch Glacier, you can ski at Aletsch Arena, Adelboden, and Belalp with magnificent mountain views of the Matterhorn, and other alpine peaks. Saas Fee is another Swiss gem, maybe the best kept secret of the Swiss Alps, especially family friendly with a traditional car free ski village and ski slopes surrounded by beautiful blue glaciers.
Gstaad, Hasliberg and Verbier are other legendary family ski resorts in Switzerland, postcard perfect villages leads to vast ski terrain, very popular with the well to do European families and celebrities.
Switzerland’s Jungfrau region offers even more grand Swiss Alps skiing, from Grindewald’s extensive terrain, to Wengen and even Mürren, all of which are interconnected with lift access and a regional "ski Oberland" lift ticket. The world famous Piz Gloria, featured in a James Bond film, at Shilthorn Mountain’s 9,744’ summit offers panoramic dining serviced by cable car, and you can ski down these Bernese Oberland Alps - pretend you are in the Inferno Race, which started here in 1928, that descends 10 miles (in about 15 minutes race time).
St. Moritz, part of the beautiful Engadin Valley of Switzerland, is famous for its charming village and excellent skiing including the Diavolezza glacier. St Moritz's tallest peak at 10,836-feet offers the longest run over 10 kilometers to the village. St Moritz is popular amongst wealthy skiing families- for its very modern lifts and over 350 kilometers of ski runs plus extensive off-piste, even eli-skiing, and the delightful Swiss ski town at the base with top ski hotels, shopping and restaurants.
With 350 ski resorts in Europe, and over 100 in Switzerland - this is the ski capital of the Alps. We have reviewed some of the best ski resorts in Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria for you family ski vacation planning.
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Swiss Ski Photos: Adelboden l Aletsch Arena l Saas Fee l Verbier l Zermatt