Switzerland is a Mecca for skiers and snowboarders. Home to some of the world’s most famous resorts, known for impressive powder, and steeped in alpine history, Switzerland is the place that many skiers and snowboarders dream of going, and when they get there, they never want to leave. If you have the chance to ski in Switzerland you’ll find it’s the epitome of the alpine lifestyle, from chic resorts, to quaint mountain villages. Much of the culture that we know as modern skiing owes its heritage to Switzerland and some of Europe’s most famous resorts are found in the Swiss Alps like Zermatt, St Moritz, Interlaken, Gstaad, Jungfrau, and Verbier. Although skiing in the Alps is world-class, don’t be discouraged by the grandeur of Switzerland, there is something for everyone and every ability level in this winter wonderland.
The Alps run across the central-southern region of Switzerland, covering 60% of the country’s area. Switzerland has about one hundred mountains that are more than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) high. However, while skiing in the Alps, don’t expect to suffer from feelings of isolation because many of the mountains and resorts are close together or easily accessible by a network of lifts and buses allowing for almost endless options for your ski trip.
There are dozens of well-known ski resorts in Switzerland in addition to backcountry skiing on glaciers. The ski resorts in Switzerland are generally well-run with top-of-the-line cable cars and a smooth running infrastructure that you would expect from
the world’s leading ski resorts. However, even in the quest to be state-of-the-art, most Swiss resorts still manage to maintain that traditional charm of an alpine village. When you’re ready to ski in Switzerland, we offer every type of ski and snowboard trip imaginable including heliskiing, freestyle and freeride camps, a ski safari, and ski tours. LUEX also offers ski trips to some of Switzerland’s most popular areas including Verbier, Saas Fee, and Davos.
Believe it or not, skiing in the Alps isn’t just about the snow, there’s also plenty of other fun to be had in Switzerland. Après is a part of the average ski holiday in Switzerland, but in many places it’s a mellow relaxing event after a day on the slopes not a raucous party like you might see in other countries. For many Swiss resorts, it’s normal to offer après and evening festivities including live music, dancing, and food. It’s also popular to head to the cinema after a day skiing or snowboarding in the Alps.
If you love skiing, there’s no better place to ski than in the Alps, and if you’re heading to the Alps, there’s no better destination than Switzerland. From beginners to backcountry powder lovers, Switzerland offers terrain for every skier and snowboarder. But in Switzerland, it doesn’t stop with the snow, you can also look forward to first class service at the best resorts in the world, a variety of trip types for every skier and snowboarder, chic and cozy lodging, and vibrant night life and après ski scenes.