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.
Skiing from 821m to 3330m – Beginner area – Famous for off-piste skiing and touring – Part of the 4 Valleys ski area – Host to the Freeride World Tour Final
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!
Skiing from 1,562m to 3,899m – Home of the infamous Matterhorn – Lively Apres Scene – Ski from Switzerland to Italy on one pass – Snowpark
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 separate and interconnected ski areas forming over 300km of piste 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.
Skiing from 1000m to 3000m – Beginner area – Great backcountry – Home of the Glacier 3000 – Night skiing
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.
Skiing from 1,200m – 2,840m – Three beginner areas – Ski links to Davos – Famous with the Royals