Swiss Ski Holidays - Skiing in Switzerland
If anywhere in the world is syonymous with skiing holidays then it has to be Switzerland. Alpine runs, cowbells and the spray of fresh crisp snow are what comes immediately to mind.
The Swiss Alps are among the most popular ski holiday destinations in Europe. More often than not, when people think of Switzerland, they think of majestic mountains topped with a perfect amount of. Some of the most spectacular scenery and skiing territory in the world is located here.
The Matterhorn is one of the most visually familiar mountains in the Alps associated with Switzerland ski holidays and images. It is located on the border with Italy and towers over a village on each side.
Zermatt is another area popular during the Swiss ski holidays season.
Whether you prefer cross country, downhill or even extreme there's something for everyone on ski holidays in Switzerland in this area. A good number of the resorts provide entertainment for non-skiers and families, as well as those who do.
Rigi Mountain, located in central Switzerland ski holidays country, is a key peak during the season. It is 1800 metres high and home to the oldest railway in all of Europe. Rigi is often referred to as the "Queen of the Mountains." It can be seen from nearly any point in the surrounding park. Visitors often take a train ride to the summit to enjoy the breathtaking views.
Swiss Ski Holidays
The Gotthard region has become increasingly popular over the years, and Swiss ski holiday areas include Andermatt, Hospental and Realp. During the summer months activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, biking and golfing top the list of things to do. When winter settles in, this area has some of the most varied skiing available.
Twenty five lifts and 139 kilometres of well groomed pistes provide hours of uninterrupted winter fun. Cross country and downhill with breathtaking scenic Alpine photo opportunities, snowboarding and beginner slopes help round out the ski holidays in Switzerland options in this region.
Just as some areas have a very high population of visitors, some are less popular but pack just as much of a punch. In fact, several less visited ski holiday in Switzerland areas have a lot to offer - you just have to know where to look.
The ‘Four Valleys’ includes ski resorts, Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz and Thyon. As one of the premier off-piste resorts in the world, Verbier draws quite a lot of international attention from celebrities including Sarah Ferguson, Diana Ross and James Blunt. No matter where you go to ski Switzerland the villages and resorts offer a variety of accommodation, including hotels, pensions, condominiums, bed and breakfasts and even campsites for summer fun. With family in mind and having to compete with French ski holidays some have the facility to bring the family pet.
If you don't currently know how to ski, that is no reason to avoid trying it out. While it's true that high mountain ranges and extreme conditions greet the adrenaline junky with gusto, most Switzerland ski resorts offer lessons taught by professional instructors and give a warm welcome and family friendly atmosphere.
Child Friendly Swiss Skiing - Wengen
This charming car free village has excellent slopes for learning as well as some tougher terrain. The nursery runs are right in the heart of the village, where there are two kindergartens, and it has a gentle atmosphere throughout. Access up the slopes is via a cog railway, which children love. The Swiss Ski Holidays as do the après-ski ice skating and tobogganing.