Switzerland

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Ski Switzerland for the Swiss organisation, cosmopolitan flair, great lift systems, charming villages and dramatic scenery. The après is relatively restrained in Switzerland, but there’s still nightlife, and partaking in fondue is essential. Verbier boasts steep and deep off-piste skiing. St Moritz is glamorous and fashionable, and is well suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Jungfrau Grindelwald and Klosters are also refined and sophisticated, whilst Zermatt Ski Resort is a fabulous all-rounder and has the towering Matterhorn overlooking the old-fashioned town.

Jungfrau Grindelwald

The largest of the Jungfrau resorts, Grindelwald is dominated by the north face of the Eiger. The skiing shared with Wengen, is fun and challenging for intermediates and advanced skiers. There are excellent facilities for beginner skiiers/boarders with a world class ski school. With its natural beauty Grindelwald offers a variety of winter activities for all nature lovers. Glide down snowy slopes, explore the winter footpaths, race down the toboggan runs,relax in a wellness oasis or enjoy local specialities on a sun-terrace. Grindelwald has over 40 restaurants bars and nightclubs making this resort appealing to families as well as young people.

Zermatt

If you’re in search of a destination out of the ordinary, a Zermatt ski vacation is sure to deliver. The first thing you’ll notice when arriving in Zermatt is a remarkable, and probably welcomed, lack of noise. Since 1891, the local doctor is the only person allowed to have a car in Zermatt.  So you, and everyone else, will be traveling by train, which is a highly enjoyable experience. The only in-town transportation is by horse-drawn sleighs or electro-taxis and ski buses. Fortunately, Zermatt is a destination resort; that is, the village is difficult enough for weekend skiers to reach to keep most of them away, and the vast terrain – more than 188 miles of marked ski trails (including Breuil-Cervinia) and a resort lift capacity of nearly 92,000 people per hour – easily absorb any crowds. Even during the busiest holiday season, lift lines are not impossibly long and uncrowded slopes are there for the taking.