Photograph by Daniel Martinek/swiss-image.ch
Here is a sampling of what some of the Swiss resorts have to offer:
Valais, Matterhorn Region
If you love winter you will love the Valais! Majestic peaks frame this winter sports arena. Majestic glaciers and 13,000-foot-high peaks not only offer a perfect backdrop, they also guarantee snowfall. The majority of winter resorts are situated at over 5,000 feet and nine ski regions lie at over 10,000 feet—this is where winter is at home! Aside from skiing there are hundreds of miles of cross-country ski trails, winter hiking paths, snowshoe trails, and sledding runs available for snow enthusiasts.
Engadin, St. Moritz
St. Moritz was the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (1864). It is known for its leisure and sports events, cultural highlights, and a wide variety of shopping facilities. Guests are attracted to the resort’s modern Alpine lifestyle, which it owes, among other things, to its highly renowned first-class hotels and some of the best restaurants in Switzerland.
Mürren-Schilthorn, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen or Grindelwald-First? Winter guests are simply spoilt for choice: 44 modern lifts link more than 125 miles of slopes with wonderful valley descents. And that’s not all—62 miles of winter walking trails and sled runs await you too! Finish a perfect day filled with activities in the one of the exclusive spas before relaxing on a sun bed and enjoying the spectacular scenery.
Travel Tip: The best way of getting around in Switzerland is via public transportation. Get your Swiss Transfer Ticket for hassle-free travel by train from the airport to your ski destination return, starting at $145.
For more information visit myswitzerland.com.