Ski Holidays in Switzerland

A popular destination for discerning skiers in search of authentic Alpine charm, spectacular scenery, reliable accommodation and great restaurants.

Switzerland is the spiritual home of British skiing and offers some of the best and most challenging slopes in Europe. Hotels are generally flexible and many resorts have short transfer times making them ideal ski weekend destinations for individuals and corporate groups.

Environmental pressure has largely prevented the over-development of Swiss ski villages, many of which are car free. The historic cable cars and mountain railways still exist but in general the lift networks in Swiss resorts are much improved and have now caught up with their more recently developed European neighbours. Many resorts also have fantastic lift accessed toboggan runs, which you don’t often find in France and Italy.

The strength of the Swiss Franc still makes it generally more expensive than other European resorts once you are there, but initial package costs can still be very competitive. Most Swiss ski resorts can be reached by the efficient Swiss rail network from Geneva and Zurich airports and the journey is often an enjoyable scenic experience in its own right.

Our Favourite Swiss Ski Resorts

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Engelberg Resort | Momentum Ski

Engelberg

Engelberg literally means 'Angel Mountain' - so welcome to heaven. A quirky, traditional alpine belle époque monastery town turned high altitude freeride-skiing Mecca everyone should try.

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Crans Montana Resort | Momentum Ski

Crans Montana

Some of the most breathtaking views in the alps from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. Amazing hotels and great restaurants. Home to World Cup Races, the Caprices Music Festival, the Momentum Ski Festival and the City Ski Championships.

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Verbier

A resort that truly lives up to the ski hard, party hard cliché and not one for the faint hearted. Extensive off piste terrain, rocking après ski and some stylish hotels and bars.

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Other Swiss Resorts We Recommend

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Zermatt Resort | Momentum Ski

Zermatt

If you like a bit of luxury and fantastic skiing, Zermatt is the resort for you. Arriving by train you take in the stunning mountain scenery, dominated by the Matterhorn. Magnificent chalets and designer hotels mingle with traditional alpine farming charm. There is skiing for everyone including a link over to Cervinia in Italy and some outstanding off-piste and the mountain restaurants are second to none.

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Villars Resort | Momentum Ski

Villars / Les Diablerets

Proximity to Geneva with just a 90 minute transfer time is the trump card for both these resorts making them ideal for short breaks. Villars is larger and more town-like while Les Diablerets is a quiet village, but both have a strong international following as family resorts. Villars also has a low key, upmarket undercurrent with a number of discreet luxury chalets, popular with the formula 1 set. The snowsure Glacier 3000 just outside Les Diablerets requires a short bus ride but offers stunning views.

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Laax Resort | Momentum Ski

Flims / Laax

Popular ski weekend destinations. Stay in the traditional village of Flims for traditional alpine charm or head to the freestyle and snowboard mecca of Laax and the North American style Rocks Resort for a more modern feel and ski in ski out convenience. Together they make up one of Switzerland’s largest and most snow sure ski areas. The extent and variety of slopes make for an intermediates paradise but there is some steep stuff and incredible parks for advanced skiers. Its quiet during the week, but the après scene is lively at weekends when the Zurich crowds check-in.

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Wengen Resort | Momentum Ski

Grindelwald / Wengen / Murren

The three main resorts of the Jungfrau region, Grindelwald, Wengen and Murren are the birthplace of modern British skiing. It not only has some of the most dramatic scenery in the Alps amidst the breathtaking peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau but a fantastic ski area with well-groomed and uncrowded pistes all connected by the Wengernalpbahn railway. Not to be missed on a trip here is a visit to the Pitz Gloria revolving restaurant in Murren at the top of the Schilthorn, before taking on the Inferno race course, a 1300 metre vertical descent from the Schilthorn back to the village. Be challenged by the classic Lauberhorn downhill run in Wengen and take in the impressive views of the North Face of the Eiger in Grindelwald. The Jungfrau is the epitome of traditional Swiss skiing!

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Davos Resort | Momentum Ski

Davos / Klosters

The large town of Davos is famous as the location of the World Economic Forum – and it is home to a number of big corporate style hotels that this requires. It is not an attractive town but up on the mountain there is some sensational skiing and excellent mountain restaurants and the size of the place means there is plenty going on once you are off the mountain, including some great après ski, making Davos a great group ski weekend destination. Klosters remains a small rural alpine farming community. It welcomed its first winter sports enthusiasts in 1904 and is popular with the Royals but has a very discreet feel. It shares a varied and extensive ski area with the much larger and less characterful resort of Davos. A little recognised feature is the immense off-piste skiing. There’s a gentle laid back atmosphere with some fine dining and accommodation options. Most of the action takes place in the hotels.

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St Moritz Resort | Momentum Ski

St Moritz

Steeped in history as the original winter alpine holiday destination and home to the famous Cresta run, St Moritz is the ultimate luxury ski resort - from the designer shops and abundance of super luxury 5* hotels to polo on the frozen lake. The town itself is not particularly attractive but the setting above the lake is. Often overlooked beyond the glitz and glamour there is some great skiing spread across the Corviglia and Corvastch areas.

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Gstaad Resort | Momentum Ski

Gstaad

An attractive traditional Swiss village with a deserved reputation for luxury and exclusivity. It is home to some of Switzerland's finest hotels as well as some impressive private chalets and there is even a small airport for those with the means to arrive in a private plane. The skiing is split across a range of pleasantly quiet and mostly lower lying treelined intermediate areas, with the exception of the impressive Glacier 3000 on route to Les Diablerets. All require a drive to get to.

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