So what's it like?
Swiss ski resorts have it all - majestic mountains, superb skiing, good ski schools and plenty of great mountain restaurants. Many of our Swiss ski resorts are easily reached by the excellent transport network, making it the ultimate destination for flexible ski travel.
Traditionally synonymous with high-class resorts with a chocolate box look to them, Skiing in Switzerland remains a draw to British and Irish skiers looking for a more refined, quieter ski break than you can get in Austria, France and Italy in this age.
It was of course travellers from the United Kingdom who, craving the same skiing opportunity they were able to access in neighbouring France, first persuaded local Swiss authorities to run their famously reliable and durable mountain railway services as early ski lifts. This of course opened up access to some truly incredible descents and Switzerland never looked back as a ski destination.
What does Switzerland offer you as a skier? It offers some of the most iconic mountains in both Europe and the world. Zermatt is home to the towering Matterhorn, a setting for thrill seekers for over 150 years. Grindelwald and Wengen give you access to the trio of the First, Monch and Eiger mountains as well as the Jungfraujoch.
Even our newest resort Engelberg gives you big vertical runs of up to 2km down from Mount Titlis, despite it being less distinguished than its neighbours across in central Switzerland. All of these mountains fantastic skiing for different levels of ability, but you can find somewhere to test yourself across all our resorts.
Switzerland also has the benefit of its ski resorts being year round towns and villages which makes for great atmospheres in resort communities for guests and locals alike through out the season. This is particularly the case in traffic-free resorts like Wengen, and the dramatic snow-sure glacier resort of Saas Fee.
It does not go without saying that Switzerland may be more expensive than other European countries for a ski break, but one area your money is well spent is on mountain food. The cuisine is generally the best on offer in Europe. Burger and chips are scarce and in its place you’ll likely find a delicious traditional dish like a plate of Rösti, Käseschnitte (a Swiss version of cheese on toast) and the world-famous Raclette.
For bargain ski holidays and last-minute offers, take a look at our Switzerland ski deals.