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Switzerland
Ski Holidays

The home of big mountains, traditional ski resorts – and the cheesiest fondues!

There’s so much more to Switzerland than clocks, chocolate box chalets and picturesque peaks.

Why choose to go skiing in Switzerland?

  • Incredible snow-sure skiing
  • Glamorous resorts and hidden gems
  • Train transfer options
Switzerland ski holidays are famous for grand ski resorts and chocolate box views. Resorts like Verbier, Wengen and Zermatt are world-renowned, boasting boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and some of the Alp's most glamorous shopping.
But hidden among the big names of Switzerland ski resorts, you’ll find little gems that are quieter and beginner-friendly. Families and those short on time will fall for the charm of Leysin, only a short hop from Geneva. Meanwhile, Grindelwald's scenic pistes are a playpark for beginner and intermediate skiers.
Being home to some of the biggest mountains of the Alps, it naturally offers some legendary off-piste and freeride terrain. But above all, skiing in Switzerland offers something the lower regions of the Alps can’t – and that’s snow security.
KEY INFORMATION
Good to Know
Currency
Swiss Franc
Language
German, French & Italian
Travel Time (APPROX)
1 hour 45
Gatwick
Timezone
GMT+1

Family skiing in Switzerland

With historic charm, beautiful mountains and miles of intermediate slopes, both neighbouring Saas Fee and Zermatt are great options for a family ski holiday. They’re also entirely car-free. Only golf-cart style electric vehicles are permitted making the streets quiet and child-friendly. Wengen is another car-free option, with mainly wide blues and easy reds, and you can arrive by train for an extra-special family experience.
Leysin’s wide-open slopes are great for beginner skiers, offering family-friendly fun at great value. If non-skiers need to be catered for, Davos and St Moritz offer a multitude of alternate distractions like city shopping and winter walks.
Father and son skiing down slope
Couple of skiers skiing down piste in Davos ski resort

Group skiing in Switzerland

Nothing beats a Switzerland ski holiday with the gang by your side. If you’re after varied terrain for all abilities, then a group ski holiday to Verbier is a great choice. Beginner skiers can enjoy the mellow terrain while advanced skiers tackle its more hair-raising terrain.
The Switzerland ski resort of Zermatt is filled with cascades of cruisy pistes, making it perfect for groups of intermediate skiers. It’s also fantastic for those who love their après-ski.
And group skiing in Switzerland gets no better than Grindelwald. Whether it's big wide runs or post-piste parties, it's great for groups who want it all.

Switzerland ski holidays
Your questions answered by our Switzerland ski holiday expert

Alexander Blunt (Co-Founder)
Alexander Blunt (Co-Founder)
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Most popular ski resorts in Switzerland

Here are just some of our top ski resorts. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists.
Zermatt ski resort
Zermatt
Renowned as an intermediate’s paradise, endless linked runs cascade down the mountain from the mighty Matterhorn Glacier to a pretty alpine village.
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Wengen ski resort
Wengen
The charming car-free ski resort of Wengen is only accessible by train so enjoy breathtaking views of mighty snowy peaks as you meander up to the Jungfrau ski region.
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Grindelwald ski resort
Grindelwald
Surrounded by jumbo snowy peaks, Switzerland’s Grindelwald ski resort is a scenic portal to the super fun Jungfrau Region.
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Leysin ski resort
Leysin
Leysin, a small and traditional resort near Lausanne and Geneva, offers 60km of pistes within the resort and an additional 40km in Les Mosses. With easy to intermediate slopes and a halfpipe for freestyle enthusiasts, it provides diverse skiing options with stunning views of the Rhone valley and Lake Geneva.
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Verbier ski resort
Verbier
Verbier is a highly popular and accessible choice for mixed ability ski groups. Beyond skiing, it boasts the best après-ski in Switzerland and arguably the entire Alps, making it an attractive destination for both on-slope and off-slope enjoyment.
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