When choosing to do spend a winter season training and working in the Alps, its important to know about the place which will become your home for 10 weeks or 5 months.
The Altitude team has been based in our flagship resort of Verbier since 2002, and have also expanded in recent years to Gstaad and our newest resorts of Zermatt and Klosters. Find out a bit more about these incredible Swiss resorts here before joining us for your winter season.
A snow-sure resort from December to April, the mountain town of Verbier sits at 1,500m, with pistes extending all the way to 3,330m. With the 4 Valleys area providing over 400km of piste all on your one ski pass, it’s the perfect place for training and skiing with runs for all abilities. Famous for freeride, Verbier is also home of legendary off-piste runs, perfect for those wishing to improve their powder skiing and explore off the beaten track.
Sitting in the shadow of the infamous Matterhorn, Zermatt is an incredible place to spend a winter season. Car-free, it’s truly an escape from the everyday, with skiing 365 days a year thanks to its glaciated terrain. With a lively apres scene and plenty to do in the town, be prepared that it’s pretty common to find yourself not wanting to leave after just one season!
412 km of piste, 92 lifts
Skiing from 821m to 3330m
9 avalanche controlled off-piste areas
Famous for off-piste skiing and touring
Part of the 4 Valleys ski area
Host to the Freeride World Tour Final
322 km of piste, 53 lifts
Skiing from 1,562m to 3,899 m
75km of beginner slopes
Home of the infamous Matterhorn
Skiing 365 days a year
Lively apres scene
Ski from Switzerland to Italy on one pass
220 km of piste, 53 lifts
Skiing from 1000m to 3000m
170km of cross country trails
Home of the Glacier 3000
307 km of piste, 52 lifts
Skiing from 1,200m – 2,840m
Three beginner areas
Ski links to Davos
35km of cross-country trails
Famous with the Royals
Despite being a huge ski area popular with celebrities and locals alike, the ski area of Gstaad has very much retained its mountain village roots, and nestled in between 4 valleys with 9 charming Swiss villages, offers an amazing variety of terrain with both seperate and interconnected ski areas forming over 300km of pisted runs. Famous for its incredible terrain and the snow-sure Glacier 3000, it’s less of a party town than some but still has plenty to offer the mountain enthusiast.
The picture-postcard resort of Klosters, connected to the famous Davos by over 300km of pistes, is an ideal alpine escape. While it’s not necessarily the place to come if you’re looking to party every night, its loyal clientele return year after year, including the British Royal Family and celebrities alike. That said, the lively area of Klosters Platz mean there’s plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy after a hard day on the slopes as well.