Skiing Switzerland

Lift tickets for the ski resorts of Switzerland

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Buy your ski ticket for one of the more than 300 ski resorts in Switzerland. If you like to hit the slopes, you've come to the right place with a choice of over 7000 kilometres of pistes. Switzerland's ski resorts are also ideal for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or sledding, with around 1800 ski lifts.

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There are over 300 ski resorts in Switzerland. With more than 7000 kilometers of slopes, the country offers an incredible wealth of opportunities for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you're skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing, you'll find your perfect area. Even if you want to ski on a glacier, in a snow park, off-piste as a freerider or at night, you will find it in Switzerland

Which ski resorts are suitable for families?

For families, ski resorts often offer specially designed infrastructure. Often these include the following offers:

  • children's lifts
  • ski schools
  • gently sloping pistes or specially signposted family pistes
  • Kidsparks and playgrounds
  • offers for child care
  • family friendly restaurants

Particularly family-friendly ski resorts include Savognin, Grindelwald, Hasliberg, Leukerbad, Andermatt and Les Diablerets.

When does the ski season start in Switzerland?

The start of the season for ski resorts in Switzerland depends on snow conditions and altitude. Therefore, there is not the start of the season and the end of the season. As a rule, ski resorts open their slopes in early December and maintain operations until the end of April

Above about 2000 m.a.s.l., a ski area is considered to have guaranteed snow. Among the ski resorts in Switzerland with particularly guaranteed snow are:

  • Saas-Fee
  • Zermatt
  • Laax
  • Engelberg - Titlis
  • St. Moritz - Corviglia
  • Samnaun
  • Grächen

Where can you ski in summer or in extended season?

At higher elevations, such as Saas Fee, it's quite possible that you can ski on the glacier as early as November and as late as Easter. The same goes for Zermatt, where you can even enjoy the slopes during summer skiing.

To be absolutely sure whether the ski resort of your choice is open, you can always use the monitor "Switzerland: Open slopes". The start of the season of the individual ski areas is also listed here, if it is known.

The 15 biggest ski resorts in Switzerland

In this guide, we introduce you to central ski resorts in the various regions and additionally cover all others that have more than 30 kilometers of slopes. First of all, you will get an overview of the 15 largest ski resorts. Not all of them are located 100% on Swiss soil. Some of them extend beyond the country's borders to Italy, France or Austria

Ski areaPiste km totalPiste km blue (easy)Piste km red (medium)Piste km black (difficult)Number of liftsAltitude m.a.s.l.
Les Portes du Soleil58031021060165985 - 2254
4 Vallees41210720210367821 - 3330
Zermatt/Breuil-Cervinia/Valtournenche - Matterhorn3227522027521562 - 3899
Ischgl/Samnaun - Silvretta Arena2394714349411360 - 2872
Arosa Lenzerheide2251108728431229 - 2865
Laax/Flims/Falera188888119281100 - 3018
St. Moritz - Corviglia155427934231720 - 3022
Crans-Montana140557015191510 - 2927
Obersaxen/Mundaun/Val Lumnezia120604020161201 - 2310
Corvatsch/Furtschellas1201389.317.7141797 - 3303
Grimentz/Zinal11526.558.629.9201570 - 2900
Aletsch Arena104425012351845 - 2869
Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen - Grindelwald/Wengen10233561324944 - 2320
Saas-Fee100206020231800 - 3573
Parsenn (Davos Klosters)95.517.360.517.718810 - 2844

Swiss Activities tips for ski resorts in Switzerland

  • To save money on food on the ski slopes, we recommend packing your own picnic. Fill a hot soup in a thermos, a few snacks and your picnic in the snow is ready

  • Many areas offer night skiing on select evenings. This offers a perfect opportunity to experience a completely different atmosphere while skiing. In certain places, there is even full moon skiing. Here the slope is illuminated only by the full moon.

  • Have you ever visited an ice pavilion? In Saas-Fee there is the largest ice grotto in the world. Here you can explore the secrets of the glacier world.

  • It's rare that you have the slopes almost to yourself. With Early Bird Skiing in Savognin in Graubünden you can experience exactly that. Ski to the sunrise on the almost deserted piste and then enjoy a hearty breakfast in the mountain hut

  • Do you also feel like après-ski after skiing? In Zermatt you will find a particularly large selection for the party after an exciting day on the slopes. The Hennu Stall is particularly popular.

  • The Peak Walk in the Glacier 3000 ski area is the only suspension bridge in the world that connects two peaks. Adrenaline and a spectacular view are guaranteed when you interrupt your ski day here and head for this dizzying bridge

  • If you are a Raiffeisen member, you can get up to 40% discount on day tickets at selected ski resorts. To do so, you have to reserve your ticket online on the Raiffeisen portal. You can pay on site with your Raiffeisen EC card or Twint.

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Tissot Peak Walk (Photo: Glacier 3000)Tissot Peak Walk (Photo: Glacier 3000)
Night skiing Davos Klosters (Photo: Destination Davos Klosters Marcel Giger)Night skiing Davos Klosters (Photo: Destination Davos Klosters Marcel Giger)

Ski resorts Graubünden

The ski resorts of Graubünden are located in the largest canton of Switzerland. They include mighty three-thousand-meter peaks, many glacier areas, cozy little towns and famous villages like St. Moritz and Davos

The ski resorts cover more than 2025 very varied kilometers of slopes. Whether you want to explore family-friendly slopes with your family or rush over the slopes as an advanced skier, you will find it here.

In the Graubünden ski resorts, freestylers and freeriders don't miss out either. There are great fun parks and countless possibilities where you can let off steam off the slopes

  • Lenzerheide Arosa: 225 km of slopes, suitable for families, freestylers and freeriders
  • Davos Klosters: over 300 km of piste, largest ski area in Graubünden, 6 sub-areas
  • Flims Laax Falera: 235 km of slopes, snow-sure skiing area, suitable for families, freestylers and freeriders
  • St. Moritz - Corviglia: 163 km of piste, snow-sure ski area in the Engadine
  • other ski resorts: Silvretta - Ischgl, Scuol, Obersaxen, Corvatsch, Tschiertschen, Grüsch - Danusa

Lenzerheide Arosa ski resort

Since 2014, the two ski resorts of Arosa and Lenzerheide have been connected by a gondola. The newly created ski area is particularly versatile and is now one of the largest ski areas in Graubünden. It is known for its varied and long, sun-drenched slopes

The area stretches across two valleys with blue, red and black runs and offers a total of over 225 km of piste for all levels. In Tschuggen in the Arosa sub-area, you'll find a large number of easy slopes. These offer a great opportunity for beginners in particular to try their hand at skiing

The Lenzerheide area includes a large selection of family areas. However, it also offers a variety of challenging slopes for advanced skiers. Lenzerheide is considered very snow-sure and is equipped with modern snow-making and lift facilities.

Throughout the ski resort Lenzerheide Arosa you can look forward to many huts and mountain restaurants with culinary diversity. Many of them offer natural a gigantic panoramic view of the Grisons Alps.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freestylers and freeriders_

Skiing Hörnli Arosa (Photo: Arosa Tourism Nina Hardegger-Mattli)Skiing Hörnli Arosa (Photo: Arosa Tourism Nina Hardegger-Mattli)
Arosa Ski School (Photo: Arosa Tourism Nina Hardegger-Mattli)Arosa Ski School (Photo: Arosa Tourism Nina Hardegger-Mattli)

Davos Klosters Ski Area

The Davos Klosters ski area offers over 300 kilometers of slopes and includes six different sub-areas: Jakobshorn, Parsenn, Madrisa, Rinerhorn, Schatzalp and Pischa.

Each sub-area has its own special characteristics and is differently suited for beginners, families, advanced skiers or freeriders. However, you are guaranteed to find an impressive mountain world and gigantic panoramic views in all sub-areas

If you are in Davos Klosters as a beginner or with the family, you should check out the Rinerhorn and Madrisa. You can expect wide and easy slopes, which are ideal for relaxed descents or for beginners. The Schatzalp is also very suitable for relaxed descents

The Parsenn area is excellent for classic alpine skiing. This sub-area is accessible from both Davos and Klosters

For freestylers there are great snow parks on the Jakobshorn and freeriders get their money's worth on numerous off-pistes in the Pischa sub-area

The train stations Klosters and Davos are very well connected by the train of the Rhaetian Railway. The journey between Davos Platz and Klosters Platz takes about half an hour. In Davos, the highest town in Europe, you can also take the public bus between the Davos ski areas for free.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freestylers and freeriders

Skiing Davos Klosters (Photo: Destination Davos Klosters Matthias Paintner)Skiing Davos Klosters (Photo: Destination Davos Klosters Matthias Paintner)
Tobogganing ski area Davos Klosters (Photo: Destination Davos Klosters / Klosters-Madrisa Bergbahnen AG Micha Meier)Tobogganing ski area Davos Klosters (Photo: Destination Davos Klosters / Klosters-Madrisa Bergbahnen AG Micha Meier)

Flims Laax Falera Ski Resort

The Flims Laax Falera ski area stretches between the Vorab Glacier and the Cassonsgrat. It offers 235 kilometers of slopes with versatile descents for everyone. Beginners get their money's worth especially on the blue slopes at Laera around Alp Dado and on the slopes close to the valley in Flims

If you are a beginner and don't want to stay close to the valley, you can ski on numerous blue slopes on the Vorab Glacier at 2590 m.a.s.l.. Families can look forward to the easy slopes as well as three snow wonderlands that are especially fun for the little ones.

Experienced skiers will get their money's worth on the Vorab Glacier and on the sun-flooded red and black slopes in Nagens and Mutta Rodunda. More than 40 km of off-piste areas await freeriders, and freestylers will love Laax for its four snow parks. These parks are equipped with one super and one mini pipe.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced riders, freestylers and free-riders

Ski resort Flims (Photo: Flims Laax Falera Philipp Ruggli)Ski resort Flims (Photo: Flims Laax Falera Philipp Ruggli)
Ski school Flims Laax Falera (Photo: Flims Laax Falera)Ski school Flims Laax Falera (Photo: Flims Laax Falera)

other ski resorts in Graubünden

Graubünden offers numerous other spectacular ski resorts in addition to those described above

large ski resorts in Graubünden from 100 km

  • Silvretta - Ischgl. The ski area includes over 239 km of slopes, three snow parks and many restaurants and bars. The highlight of the area is the over 11 km long downhill run Greitspitz to Ischgl and the especially famous 14a slope with 70% gradient.

Suitable for: Freestylers, advanced skiers, freeriders

  • St. Moritz - Corviglia. The ski resort has 163 km of slopes. Here both beginners and advanced skiers will find a large number of blue, red and black slopes. You will be accompanied with views over the Engadine mountain peaks and many offers of culinary delights.

uitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, freeriders, freestylers

  • Corvatsch - Furtschellas. The ski area has 120 km of slopes, a snow park and numerous freeride runs. The sunny skiing area is considered snow-sure thanks to its altitude of over 3000 m.a.s.l.

Suitable for: Snowshoe hikers, freeriders, freestylers

  • Obersaxen - Mundaun. The ski area offer a total of 120 kilometers of slopes, a snow park, sledding trails, cross-country ski trails and winter hiking trails. For catering there are many mountain restaurants and snow bars

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freestylers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers

Ski resorts in Graubünden suitable for families

  • Savognin. The ski area includes over 80 km of slopes, a special children's slope, a children's paradise, a snow park and many toboggan runs. A is therefore a great area to teach your children to ski and enjoy relaxed descents on wide long slopes.

Suitable for: Families, Beginners

  • Scuol - Motta Naluns. The ski area offers over 70 kilometers of slopes, a children's land, a spacious fun park and many mountain restaurants. The highlight of the area is the particularly beautiful downhill run to Sent

uitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers

  • Grüsch - Danusa. The snow-sure ski area has 32 km of slopes and a very special adventure slope for children. The area offers excellent opportunities for children to learn skiing in a playful way

Suitable for: Families, beginners

  • Tschiertschen. This family and charming ski resort between Arosa and Lenzerheide includes 32 kilometers of slopes. It offers something for every winter sports enthusiast from blue to black slopes. Thanks to its manageable size, you very rarely queue here to get on the chairlift

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freeriders, sledders

  • Zuoz. The ski resort, which is considered to be snow-sure, has 32 km of slopes for beginners and advanced skiers. It offers a great opportunity to teach the very young to ski with a chairlift specially secured for children.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers

Skiing area Tschiertschen (Photo: Seraina Zellweger)Skiing area Tschiertschen (Photo: Seraina Zellweger)
Skiing area Tschiertschen (Photo: Seraina Zellweger)Skiing area Tschiertschen (Photo: Seraina Zellweger)

small ski resorts in Graubünden from 30 km

  • Disentis. The ski area offers 60 kilometers of slopes and is considered a special insider tip for freeriders. Snowboarders also encounter particularly varied terrain in this ski area and for cross-country skiers 50 km of trails are prepared.

Suitable for: Freeriders, snowboarders, cross-country skiers

  • Diavolezza - Lagalb. The ski area has 45 km of slopes, the longest glacier run in Switzerland with 8 km, freerider routes and winter hiking trails. This great area is literally waiting for adventurous and experienced skiers.

Suitable for: Advanced skiers, professionals, freeriders, snowshoe hikers

  • Brigels. The ski resort offers 40 kilometers of slopes and is suitable for all levels of skiers who want to enjoy relaxed skiing without long queues. Extra wide slopes are waiting for you for undisturbed descents.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers

  • Bivio. The ski area includes 30 km of slopes, various areas especially for freeriders, dozens of summit destinations and a children's land. In this great ski area you can enjoy the mountain world to the fullest.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freeriders

  • Splügen - Rheinwald. The ski area near the Italian border offers over 30 km of slopes and thrills with a great mountain world at Piz Tambo

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers

Ski resorts Valais

Valais has a total of 2619 kilometers of slopes and 570 ski lifts. Here you will encounter the highest ski resorts in Switzerland, guaranteed snow and spectacular 4000-meter mountain peaks. It includes famous resorts like Zermatt and Saas-Fee and is home to the Matterhorn, probably the most famous Swiss landmark In the Valais ski resorts, beginners as well as advanced skiers, professionals, snowboarders, freestylers and freeriders will get their money's worth

Zermatt Ski Resort

The Zermatt ski area offers over 360 kilometers of slopes, making it one of the three largest ski areas in Switzerland. Part of the area is located at 3883 meters above sea level, making the Zermatt ski area the highest ski area in the Alps. Thanks to the altitude, there is a summer ski area with 21 km of slopes

The area is divided into four sub-areas: Rothorn, Gornergrat, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Cervinia on the Italian side. In these areas there are perfect slopes for all skill levels. A total of 220 km of red slopes for advanced skiers, 63 km of black slopes for experts and 75 km of blue slopes for beginners.

For beginners there are great practice areas, beginner parks or blue slopes in Täsch, Randa or on Sunnegga. The offer of ski schools in Zermatt is very comprehensive. Freeskiers and snowboarders get their money's worth especially in the Snowpark Zermatt. For freeriders there is a large selection of guided ski tours off-piste

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, snowboarders, freestylers, freeriders

Skiing Zermatt (Photo: Zermatt Tourism Palcal Gertschen)Skiing Zermatt (Photo: Zermatt Tourism Palcal Gertschen)
Skiing Zermatt (Photo: Zermatt Tourism Palcal Gertschen)Skiing Zermatt (Photo: Zermatt Tourism Palcal Gertschen)

Saas-Fee Ski Resort

The Saas-Fee ski resort offers a total of 150 km of slopes. Of these, 37 km are blue runs, 90 km are red runs, 23 km are black runs and 5 km are freeride routes. Saas-Fee is a car-free resort surrounded by gigantic mountains and glaciers. The ski resort is located between 18 impressive four-thousand-meter peaks. Due to the altitude, the ski resort is very snow-sure.

Beginners can learn to ski on the slopes at the valley station or try their hand on the blue slopes at the Alpine Express. For advanced skiers there is a very varied and partly adventurous offer on slopes up to 3600 m.a.s.l. A special highlight is the descent from Allalin to Saas-Fee, which overcomes almost 1800 meters of altitude.

Freeriders and freestylers can also let off steam in Saas-Fee. There are five different off-piste routes and two adventurous fun parks. It's important that apart from these designated routes, you don't leave the piste. Here you are often on the glacier and off-piste the danger of landing in a crevasse lurks

Not far from Saas-Fee are the Saas-Almagell and Hohsaas ski resorts in Saas-Grund. These are easily accessible by post bus from Saas-Fee and with the ski pass for all ski areas you travel for free by post bus.

Suitable for: Advanced, professionals, snowboarders, freestylers, freeriders, beginners

Skiing Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Tourismus AG)Skiing Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Tourismus AG)
Skiing Saas Fee (Photo: Seraina Zellweger)Skiing Saas Fee (Photo: Seraina Zellweger)

Verbier 4 Vallées Ski Resort

The ski area has a total of 400 km of slopes and connects the villages of Bruson, Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. The area is very suitable for all skill levels. It includes 119 km of blue runs, 196 km of red runs, 29.5 km of black runs and 55.5 km of freeride routes.

La Tzoumaz is especially good for the beginners and advanced skiers. The ski resort has a wide range of blue and red slopes

Advanced skiers also have a wide choice of red slopes in Veysonnaz and Verbier. Here, snowboarders also get their money's worth at 2950 meters above sea level. Advanced skiers can make the famous descent to La Chaux. For professionals, it goes up to 3330 m.a.s.l. on the slope to Mont-Gelé

Nendaz offers a selection for beginners and advanced skiers in the lower part. However, the highlight of the area is the black piste to Prarion

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced, professionals, freeriders, snowboarders

4 Vallees Nendaz Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Aline Fournier)4 Vallees Nendaz Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Aline Fournier)
4 Vallees Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)4 Vallees Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)

other ski resorts in Valais

In addition to the ski resorts mentioned above, there are several other very worthwhile ski resorts in Valais

large ski resorts in Valais from 100 km

  • Portes du Soleil. This gigantic ski area stretches between Lake Geneva in Switzerland and Mont Blanc in France. In total, you'll find over 650 kilometers of slopes here. This ski area offers a wide range of slopes for all levels and a total of 11 snow parks.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced, professionals, freestylers, freeriders, snowboarders_

  • Crans Montana - Aminona. The ski resort has 140 km of slopes, a children's area, beginner areas and an adrenaline zone for freestylers. There is also a wide range of spectacular slopes for advanced and professional skiers.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, professionals, freeriders

  • Grimentz - Zinal. The ski area offers 115 kilometers of slopes, a children's park, a snow park and many freeride routes. Beginners ideally start in the subarea Grimentz. Advanced skiers, freeriders and professionals, on the other hand, are better off in the Zinal sub-area.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced, professionals, freestylers, freeriders_

  • Aletsch Arena - Riederalp - Bettmeralp - Fiesch Eggishorn. The ski area includes over 104 km of slopes and is particularly suitable for beginners and advanced skiers. The Aletsch area is located in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is characterized by very special beautiful nature with views of many four-thousand-meter peaks in the Valais.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced, snowboarders_

  • Champéry - Les Crosets - Champoussin - Morgins Portes du Soleil. The ski area offers more than 100 km of slopes with a wide choice for beginners and advanced skiers. The highlight of the area is the Chavanette slope. It belongs to one of the most spectacular slopes in the world with up to 100% slope

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers_

Skiing Aletsch Arena (Photo: Aletsch Arena)Skiing Aletsch Arena (Photo: Aletsch Arena)
Skiing Aletsch Arena evening atmosphere (Photo: Aletsch Arena)Skiing Aletsch Arena evening atmosphere (Photo: Aletsch Arena)

Ski resorts in Valais suitable for families

  • St. Luc - Chandolin. The ski resort offers 60 km of slopes, a snowpark, a halfpipe and a boardercross. In addition, there is a gigantic panoramic view of the surrounding four-thousand-meter peaks.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, snowboarders

  • Anzère. The ski resort has 58 km of slopes. It is particularly suitable for families and beginners with a beginners park at 2500 m.a.s.l. and many blue slopes. Advanced skiers will also get their money's worth on 37 km of red slopes.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers

  • Belalp. The ski resort has over 56 km of slopes, a children's area, a ski tunnel and an 8 km long toboggan run. It offers great opportunities for children and families. In addition, snowboarders, deep snow lovers and freeriders also get their money's worth at the Hohstock

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, snowboarders, freeriders

  • Lauchernalp. The ski resort has 55 km of slopes, which are evenly distributed among blue, red and black runs. The ski area is located in a spectacular mountain scenery in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers

  • La Toumaz - Mayens de Riddes. The family ski resort with 55 km of slopes is directly connected to the big ski resort 4 Vallées. If you ever want to get off the slopes, there are snowshoe trails and an ice rink. There is even a Kids Club for children.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, snowshoers, ice skaters

  • Leukerbad. The ski resort offers over 53 km of slopes, spectacular sun terraces and a snow park with a children's paradise. In this area there are great slopes for all skill levels.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, snowboarders

  • Grächen. The ski resort offers over 40 km of slopes, one of the largest children's parks in Switzerland, toboggan runs, winter hiking trails and snowshoe trails. In this area, recreation is the top priority.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, snowshoe hikers, winter hikers

  • Bellwald. The ski area includes over 39 km of slopes and offers a good mix of beginner slopes and steep slopes for advanced skiers. At 2560 m.a.s.l. a spectacular mountain panorama awaits you.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced

  • Mont Noble - Nax. The ski area has 35 kilometers of slopes and a children's land. The area is located at 2654 m.a.s.l. and is ideal for beginners and advanced skiers.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers

Skiing Leukerbad (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Skiing Leukerbad (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)
Skiing Valais Snowpark (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Christian Pfammatter)Skiing Valais Snowpark (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Christian Pfammatter)

small ski resorts from 30 km

  • Arolla. The ski resort has 47 kilometers of slopes and is particularly suitable for skiers who want to escape from the turbulent and busy ski resorts

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, those looking for peace and quiet

  • Evolène. The ski resort offers 42 km of slopes and 35 km of cross-country ski trails. In addition, there are snowshoe trails and skating rinks.

Suitable for: Advanced, professionals, snowboarders, snowshoers, cross-country skiers

  • Ovronnaz. The ski area includes over 30 km of slopes and offers ideal snow conditions between 1400 m.a.s.l. and 2500 m.a.s.l..

Suitable for: Advanced

Ski resorts Bernese Oberland

The ski resorts in the Bernese Oberland include over 774 kilometers of slopes, where families, freestylers, freeriders and snowboarders will find what they are looking for. The ski resorts reach an altitude of up to 3016 meters, which promises good snow conditions

Grindelwald Wengen Jungfrau Ski Resort

The Grindelwald ski area covers a total of 103 kilometers of slopes and offers versatile runs for beginners, advanced skiers, professionals and snowboarders. The area is one of the three largest ski resorts in the Bernese Oberland

At the foot of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau there are many wide blue slopes, which are very ideal especially for beginners. A particularly suitable and beautiful run for beginners is the long slope from the Fallboden chairlift top station to Brandegg.

Since the majority of the slopes in this ski area are red marked slopes, especially advanced skiers and snowboarders will get their money's worth. A highlight of the ski area is the red Punchball run, which starts on the 2320 m high Eiger glacier.

For the pros there are the very adventurous slopes "Oh-God" and "Black-Rock", which also start on the Eiger glacier

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced, snowboarders, families, professionals

Snowpark Grindelwald First (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)Snowpark Grindelwald First (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)
Skiing Lauberhorn (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)Skiing Lauberhorn (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)

Mürren Schilthorn Jungfrau Ski Resort

The Mürren ski area comprises a total of 54 kilometers of piste on 24 runs. With the 2970 m high Schilthorn, it is the highest skiing area in the Bernese Oberland and is therefore considered to have guaranteed snow. On versatile and varied slopes there is a suitable run for all levels, freestylers, snowboarders and freeriders

Beginners practice best on the over 20 km of blue marked slopes. For advanced skiers there are over 24 km of slopes and professionals can let off steam on 10 km of slopes

A special highlight in this ski resort is the Skyline Snowpark. Here freestylers and snowboarders get their money's worth. In addition to the ski slope, there are two lines for beginners and advanced skiers. For freeriders, the outback around the Piz Gloria is a highlight.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, professionals, freestylers, freeriders, snowboarders

Skiing Schilthorn Mürren (Photo: Schilthornbahn AG)Skiing Schilthorn Mürren (Photo: Schilthornbahn AG)
Skiing Schilthorn Mürren (Photo: Schilthornbahn AG)Skiing Schilthorn Mürren (Photo: Schilthornbahn AG)

Adelboden Lenk Ski Resort

The Adelboden Lenk ski area offers over 86 kilometers of slopes. It is spread over the mountains Silleren, Chuenisbärgli, Hahnenmoos, Metsch, Tschentenalp and Bühlberg. The area lies between 1068 and 2362 m.a.s.l. and thus promises a good snow guarantee

Adelboden Lenk offers the right slopes for all levels. Around Metschstand and Hahenmoos there are many blue marked slopes, which are especially suitable for beginners.

Advanced skiers are best off using the more than 33.5 km of varied red-marked slopes around Sillerenbühl and Aebi. For the pros, head to the Boden-Chuenisbärgli lift. The famous World Cup slope starts at this mountain station. So if there is one place where you can feel like a ski racer, it is here

A highlight for freestylers is the Gran Masta Park at Hahenmoos. In this park, beginners can test themselves with simple rails and jumps. Advanced riders and pros also put their skills to the test here

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced riders, pros, freestylers, freeriders, snowboarders

Skiing Adelboden (Photo: Adelboden Tourism Roger Grütter)Skiing Adelboden (Photo: Adelboden Tourism Roger Grütter)
Family in Adelboden (Photo: Adelboden Tourism Stephan Boegli)Family in Adelboden (Photo: Adelboden Tourism Stephan Boegli)

Hasliberg Ski Area

The Meiringen-Hasliberg ski area has 60 kilometers of pistes spread over 23 runs. The ski area is particularly well suited for families and beginners, but advanced skiers will also get their money's worth on various slopes. For professionals there is a small, but still exciting selection of black marked slopes

For children there is the Skihäsliland Bidmi, where they are taught to ski in a playful way. Beginners ideally ski on the blue-marked slopes in the lower part of the ski area. Especially between Bidmi and Reuti there is a nice selection of blue marked slopes. A special downhill run for beginners is the Twing valley run, which leads to Hasliberg Reuti

Advanced and professional skiers will find what their heart desires on the slopes at Hochsträss, Mägisalp and in the Hääggen-Mägisalp Skicross Park

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers

Gstaad Ski Area

The Gstaad ski area extends over ten peaks and has over 200 kilometers of slopes. The area lies at an altitude of between 1000 and 3000 meters above sea level and is the only glacier area in the Bernese Oberland. Snow is therefore often guaranteed as early as October. On 75 pistes there are varied runs for all skill levels

The Wispile, Gstaad's local mountain, is particularly suitable for families. In this corner there are many easy downhill runs, snowshoe trails and toboggan runs

A highlight for beginners and enjoyable skiers is the more than 10 km long downhill run from the summit of La Videmanette to Rougemont. If you need a break in between, you can stop at several huts and enjoy the panoramic view

For advanced and professional skiers, the glacier is a special highlight. Various adventurous and exciting slopes and a fun park offer a lot of fun and variety

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, professionals, snowshoers

Gstaad Ski Resort (Photo: Destination Gstaad Melanie Uhkoetter)Gstaad Ski Resort (Photo: Destination Gstaad Melanie Uhkoetter)
Ski resort Gstaad (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Ski resort Gstaad (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)

Ski resorts Central Switzerland

Central Switzerland is home to a total of 575 kilometers of slopes, offering all levels of ability. For families, there is a large selection of ideal areas with ski schools and children's worlds. Advanced and professional skiers also have a wide choice, including adventurous runs on the glacier in Engelberg. Off the slopes there are many possibilities for freeriders.

Andermatt Sedrun Ski Resort

The ski area offers 120 kilometers of pistes spread over 44 runs. Here, beginners as well as advanced and professional skiers will find many exciting runs. Beginners can practice their first turns on 25 km of slopes, advanced skiers will get their money's worth on 55 km of red slopes and for the pros there are over 40 km of black slopes

A special slope for the pros is the "Bernhard-Russi-Run" slope, known as the most difficult downhill run. It starts at the Gemsstock lookout peak and runs to the Gutschen middle station. On a length of 4.3 km 950 meters of altitude are overcome

For the little ones there are three different children's parks that promise lots of fun and skiing adventures. Freestylers can look forward to two fun parks, which are equipped with many exciting elements as well as a 100 m half pipe

Another highlight in the ski resort is the Snow Night on the Dleni-Milez slope. Here the slopes are illuminated and invite you to night skiing and sledding

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, professionals, snowboarders, freestylers

Skiing Andermatt Sedrun (Photo: Andermatt Tourism)Skiing Andermatt Sedrun (Photo: Andermatt Tourism)
Skiing Andermatt Sedrun (Photo: Andermatt Tourism)Skiing Andermatt Sedrun (Photo: Andermatt Tourism)

Engelberg Ski Area

The Titlis Engelberg ski area offers 82 kilometers of slopes and extends over Brunni, Titlis and Jochstock. A special highlight is the Titlis glacier with 3238 m altitude

With 29 km of blue, 38 km of red and 15 km of black slopes, all skill levels are guaranteed to find what they are looking for. The slopes in Brunni and in the valley area are the ideal beginner slopes for beginners and relaxed skiers

For the more advanced skiers, there is a great selection of runs throughout the area. A highlight of the ski area is the Rotair cable car to the glacier summit at Titlis. The lift rotates and thus offers a gigantic panoramic view. On the glacier there are many exciting red slopes

Freestylers can look forward to a fun park at Jochstock and for freeriders the slopes from Laub to Dorf and from Galtiberg to Engelberg are a very special highlight.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, professionals, freestylers, freeriders

Skiing Titlis Engelberg (Photo: Titlis Bergbahnen)Skiing Titlis Engelberg (Photo: Titlis Bergbahnen)
Skiing Titlis Engelberg off piste (Photo: Titlis Bergbahnen)Skiing Titlis Engelberg off piste (Photo: Titlis Bergbahnen)

Sörenberg Ski Area

The Sörenberg ski area has 53 kilometers of slopes, making it the largest winter sports area in the canton of Lucerne. In the middle of the area is the Brienzer Rothorn, which at 2350 m.a.s.l. is the highest mountain in the canton

In total, Sörenberg offers 30 km of blue marked slopes, 15 red marked slopes and 8 km of black marked slopes. All skill levels will therefore find what they are looking for, but there is the largest selection of slopes for beginners.

The area is also particularly popular with families. In addition to the large selection of easy slopes, there is a snow sports school, two adventurous sledding trails and many guided snowshoe tours

Sörenberg Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Mattias Nutt)Sörenberg Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Mattias Nutt)
Sörenberg Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Ivo Scholz)Sörenberg Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Ivo Scholz)

other ski resorts in central Switzerland

In addition to the ski resorts described, Central Switzerland offers a large selection of other winter sports areas. Families, beginners, advanced skiers and professionals will find what they are looking for here

  • Hoch Ybrig. The ski resort has 50 km of slopes, a snow park, a ski cross park and many off-pist runs. Here especially advanced skiers, freeriders and freestylers will find what they are looking for.

Suitable for: Advanced skiers, freeriders, freestylers, snowboarders

  • Klewenalp - Stockhütte. The ski area offers a total of 40 kilometers of slopes, a 9 km long toboggan run and many opportunities for winter hikers and snowshoers

Suitable for: Beginners, families, advanced skiers, snowshoe hikers

  • Melchsee - Frutt. The ski area includes 36 km of slopes and a children's paradise. The area is known for sunny slopes and is especially suitable for beginners, as more than half of the slopes are marked blue. Highlight for the experts is the world cup slope.

Suitable for: Beginners, families, advanced skiers, professionals

  • Mythenregion. The ski area has 50 kilometers of slopes, a children's paradise, the Mythenpark for freestylers and many snowshoe trails and winter hiking trails. In this area, especially beginners and advanced skiers get their money's worth.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freestylers, snowshoe hikers

  • Stoos. The ski area is equipped with 35 kilometers of slopes, versatile winter hiking trails, a sledding slope, a children's paradise, snowshoe trails and cross-country ski trails. The highlight is the adventure pool in the Swiss Holiday Park. The skiing area at Stoos is a great area for family vacations

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, winter hikers

Ski resorts Eastern Switzerland

The ski resorts in Eastern Switzerland include 2399 versatile kilometers of slopes. Families can look forward to children's paradises, beginner slopes and ski schools. But advanced skiers, pros, freestylers and freeriders also have a wide choice of exciting and challenging runs

Flumserberg Ski Resort

The Flumserberg offers 65 kilometers of slopes, making it the largest winter sports area between Zurich and Chur

With 40 km of red marked slopes, the area is very suitable for advanced skiers. Especially at the Prodkamm and Maschgenkamm there is a very varied terrain, where sporty skiers get their money's worth

On 14 km of blue-marked slopes, beginners can practice their turns and relaxed skiers can enjoy a relaxing downhill run. Beginners practice best on the shorter runs at Tennenboden. Here the little ones can also look forward to an exciting Kinderland

Those looking for a bit more action are best off visiting the Family Snowpark, which guarantees fun with many elements. For advanced freestylers there is the snowpark "The Real Park" with over 700 m of obstacles

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced, freestylers

Skiing area Flumserberg (Photo: Heidiland Tourism Thomas Kessler)Skiing area Flumserberg (Photo: Heidiland Tourism Thomas Kessler)
Skiing area Flumserberg (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Skiing area Flumserberg (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)

Pizol Ski Resort

The Pizol ski area comprises a total of 50 kilometers of pistes and is located in the middle of the well-known vacation region of Heidiland. In total there are 15 km of blue, 21 km of red and 6 km of black marked slopes

Thanks to a versatile fun park, freestylers of all skill levels get their money's worth, in addition to beginners, advanced skiers and families. For sporty skiers there is also a speed measuring track between Pizolhütte and Gaffia

A special highlight on the Pizol is the offer of night skiing. Every Friday, the carving slope next to the gondola lift is illuminated and invites skiers to ski until 10:30 pm

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freestylers, snowboarders

more ski resorts in eastern Switzerland

Eastern Switzerland offers two more very nice ski resorts with 40 and more kilometers of slopes

  • Chäserrugg - Toggenburg: The ski resort has 50 kilometers of slopes. The majority are red marked slopes, which is why the area is especially popular with advanced and professional skiers.

Suitable for: Advanced, professionals, snowboarders, freestylers

  • Elm. The area offers 40 km, a children's arena and a wide range of slopes for beginners and advanced. In the Snowpark Elm there are rails, kickers, a pole jam and a special area with martyrdom pole and oil barrel.

Suitable for: Beginners, Families, Advanced

Ski resorts Ticino

In the Ticino ski resorts, especially sporty skiers can look forward to varied red-marked slopes. But also families have a wide choice of children's paradises and ski schools. Ticino is also considered particularly rewarding for winter hikes and snowshoe treks.

Airolo ski area

The Airolo ski area has 30 kilometers of slopes distributed over a total of 13 different runs. The area lies between 1175 and 2256 m.a.s.l. and offers a special panoramic view of the St. Gotthard massif

The ski area is particularly suitable for advanced, professional and freeriders. There are 15 km of red marked slopes, 14 km of black marked slopes and 8 km of ski routes. With only one kilometer of blue slopes, the Airolo area is more for experienced skiers.

For families with children, there is a ski school and a ski kindergarten where the little ones can make their first attempts on skis. Freestylers can look forward to the Yukipark, which is equipped with many elements such as rails and kickers

A special highlight in the ski resort is the full moon skiing. On this evening, the slopes are illuminated only by the light of the moon, which creates a unique atmosphere

Suitable for: Families, advanced skiers, professionals, freestylers

Ski area Airolo Pesciüm (Photo: Airolo Pesciüm Valbianca SA)Ski area Airolo Pesciüm (Photo: Airolo Pesciüm Valbianca SA)
Skiing area Airolo (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Thomas Senf)Skiing area Airolo (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Thomas Senf)

other ski resorts in Ticino

In addition to the Airolo ski resort, there are two other very nice ski resorts with over 30 kilometers of slopes

  • Bosco Gurin. The ski area offers 30 km of slopes, a 4 km long sledding slope and many leisure activities such as ice skating and snowshoeing. A great area for a varied winter vacation with friends or family.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, professionals, families, snowshoe hikers

  • Nara Leontica-Cancorì. The ski area includes 30 kilometers of slopes, a toboggan run and many hiking trails. It offers a wide range of possibilities for beginners and sporty skiers.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, winter hikers, families

Ski resorts of Vaud

The ski resorts in Vaud are located in the heart of the Vaud Alps and offer versatile winter sports opportunities. From very good beginner slopes to great offers for families with children and steep descents on the glacier, everything can be found. In addition, cross-country skiers can look forward to trails and freestylers to many snow parks

Les Diablerets Ski Resort

The Les Diablerets ski area offers 112 kilometers of slopes and extends over the three sub-areas of Villars, Gryon and Les Diablerets. These are connected by ski lifts, which guarantees a very varied skiing experience

There is a large selection of easy slopes for families and beginners. But you will also find red and black marked slopes, where advanced and professional skiers will get their money's worth

A special highlight is the Glacier 3000 Glacier, where skiing is mostly possible from October to May. From the top station you can enjoy a gigantic view of the Swiss and French Alps. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and Matterhorn are only a small part of the panorama

On the glacier, especially experienced freeriders can look forward to great descents. There is also a snow park for freestylers of all levels. Another highlight is the 8 km long "Red Run" slope, which overcomes more than 1700 meters in altitude. Once you reach the bottom, you will definitely feel the pressure in your ears.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced, professionals, freestylers, freeriders, snowboarders

Skiing Glacier 3000 (Photo: Glacier 3000)Skiing Glacier 3000 (Photo: Glacier 3000)
Skiing Glacier 3000 (Photo: Glacier 3000)Skiing Glacier 3000 (Photo: Glacier 3000)

Leysin - Les Mosses Ski Resort - La Lecherette

The ski resort is located in the middle of the Vaud Alps and offers a total of 100 kilometers of slopes. The two sub-areas are easily connected by a ski bus. Thus, the area offers a wide choice and a lot of variety

In the Leysin sub-area, the number of blue-marked slopes predominates. Therefore, this area is especially popular with beginners, returners and families. The slopes in Leysin are located on the south slope and promise many hours of sunshine

Freestylers and snowboarders get their money's worth in the Snowpark Leysin and on the Skicross slope

The sub-area Les Mosses offers many possibilities for sporty skiers, as a large part of the slopes are marked red. There are also two large snow parks for freestylers and snowboarders.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, freestylers, snowboarders

other ski resorts in Vaud

There are many other ski resorts in the Vaud Alps, especially smaller ones. Over 30 kilometers of slopes feature the following two:

  • Vallée de Joux. The ski area includes a total of 42 km of slopes and is considered family-friendly and varied with many blue and red marked slopes. A highlight of the area is the 360° panorama from the summit of Dent de Vaulion

_ Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers_

  • Villars - Gryon. The ski resort has 84 km of slopes and about 50 km of trails for cross-country skiers. The area is particularly popular with beginners and advanced skiers, as most of the slopes are marked in blue and red.

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced skiers, cross-country skiers

Ski resorts Fribourg

The ski resorts in Fribourg are extremely popular with families. In addition to many easy slopes, ski schools and children's paradises, there is a wide range of other leisure activities. Advanced skiers, professionals and freestylers will not miss out on challenging slopes and a selection of snow parks.

Charmey Ski Resort

The Charmey ski resort offers a total of 30 km of pistes and is located in the La Gruyère area. The kilometers of slopes are evenly divided between blue, red and black marked slopes. Thus, beginners, families, advanced and professionals will find what they are looking for in this area. Freestylers can look forward to a snow park.

In addition to versatile slopes, the leisure offer is not neglected. There is a great selection of winter hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails and toboggan runs. Those who still need some relaxation can visit the indoor swimming pool of Charmey

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced skiers, professionals, cross-country skiers

other ski resorts in Fribourg

In addition to the Charmey ski resort, Fribourg offers another worthwhile ski area with over 30 km of slopes.

  • Moléson - La Gruyère. The ski area includes 30 km of slopes with runs for all skill levels. The area is especially popular with families and beginners. Freestylers can look forward to a snow park with many elements.

Suitable for: Families, beginners, advanced, professionals, freestylers

Charmey ski resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Charmey ski resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)
Moleson Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Pascal Gertschen)Moleson Ski Resort (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Pascal Gertschen)

Ski resorts Jura

There is only a small selection of ski resorts in Jura. If you are in the Jura and would like to go to a winter sports resort, it is best to visit one of the following two. By the way, the Jura is very popular for its cross-country skiing trails.

  • St-Imier - Mont Soleil. The ski resort offers less than one kilometer of slopes. So, it is particularly suitable for families with young children who are looking for a practice slope. Other activities you can do in St-Imier include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding.

Suitable for: Beginners, families, sledding, snowshoeing

  • Les Bugnenets - Savagnières. The ski area includes a total of 30 km of slopes, which are evenly divided between blue, red and black marked runs. The area is at 1460 m.a.s.l. the highest ski resort in the Jura and promises great views over the midlands and into the Alps.

Suitable for: Beginners, families, advanced skiers, professionals

Skiing Jura (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Skiing Jura (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)
Cross-country skiing Jura (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Cross-country skiing Jura (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)

The ski resorts in Switzerland offer winter sports enthusiasts a paradise on earth. Impressive landscapes, numerous glaciers, ideal entry points and varied slopes for beginners to experts can be found in almost every corner of the country.

Whether on a snowboard, on skis, on foot, on a toboggan or any other winter sports equipment - in Switzerland you are guaranteed not to run out of options in winter

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