Switzerland is a country that sits atop a mountainous region where most of its cities and towns are actually situated on top of hills and mountains. It is no wonder that it also has some of the best ski and snowboard locations anywhere in the world.
While France and Austria are well known for their skiing and have their particular strengths, nothing really beats the majestic and dramatic mountain scenery that Switzerland has to offer.
Switzerland has some of the most impressive ski slopes in the world not to mention its share of beautiful mountain-top villages and restaurants than anywhere else.
However, skiing in Switzerland can be very pricey and has some of the most expensive resorts compared to other countries in the Eurozone. But this does not keep away the tourists because of the great beauty they have to offer.
Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in Switzerland
Villars – Best for Beginners
If you’re a beginner and it’s your first time to try on skis and especially if you are unfamiliar with Swiss ski resorts, then Villars is the place to try out. The slopes in this resort are designed to be slow-paced. This is perfect for beginners so that they can take time to practice their turns in an atmosphere that won’t force or pressure them to learn. Always learn at your own pace.
Villars also offers a variety of options and choices when it comes to ski schools. These schools are great for people who have never tried to ski or for those who are trying to get better at it. This place will be great to learn and get better in no time.
This resort also gives you a great view as it rests on a sunny hillside with a great view of the Rhone Valley all the way to the Portes du Soleil. Note: if your skiing or snowboarding, they have a great pro shop here. I plan on picking up a ski coat and maybe another snowboarding jacket there for my wife.
Murren – Most Charming Ski Slope
If you are looking for a beautiful and charming ski slope where you see the most beautiful Alpine view, where you can walk the streets of a tiny village with chalets just lining up the streets, somewhere high enough up in the mountains where you can guarantee a snowy peak, perfect for just soaking in the view and the atmosphere, then you don’t have to look further.
This resort has some of the most compelling slopes found in Switzerland. It has one of the greatest pistes that the Alps has to offer. It also has some of the most stunning and beautiful views you can ever see.
It has great charm and the atmosphere is just superb. It’s hard pressed not to fall in love with this Alpine slope.
Zermatt – The Best Party Resort
Zermatt is the party ski resort even before partying at ski resorts became a thing in other countries like Austria and France. There are many bars that litter across the resort. They offer several entertainment options that include live band performances.
It also has a little something for everybody, as you can have fine wine and oysters at a fine dining restaurant or have your ears blasted to the sound of music from the hotels and nightclubs that you can find in Zermatt.
Zermatt has many other attractions such as long extensive slopes, great mountain top restaurants, a small beautiful village with some of the most breathtaking views of the Matterhorn. It is definitely the place to go for both skiing and partying.
If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday and money is not an impediment, then Switzerland is definitely the place to go.