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The Swiss Alps are one big outdoor playground, full of a seemingly unfair amount of the most dramatic scenery - but it doesn't end at the Matterhorn or pretending your Clint Eastwood on the Eiger. The Swiss resorts have some of the most picturesque old mountain villages, many being traffic free and year-round towns making the resorts as much local hangouts as international destinations. Especially the smaller resorts such as Engelberg. Offering fantastic ski schools on impressive terrain and with immaculate pisted runs, it's not hard to understand the draw to Switzerland.

It's true recent exchange rates have made skiing in the top Swiss resorts expensive and you will need deep pockets to ski the likes of Zermatt and Verbier but this is with good reason. They offer some of the most varied terrain, best après ski and unrivalled fine dining scenes with exquisite mountain restaurants coupled with diverse accommodation options - they are the pick of the Alps. These resorts are also some of the most popular leaving plenty of alternative resorts that tick enough of the right boxes to make skiing in Switzerland a tantalising prospect.

Whilst trying to work out which resort is best for a weekend break, it helps to know where they are and what they offer. Are you a fledgeling skier looking for some gentle slopes and a great ski school? A family looking for quiet varied slopes for different ski levels and plenty of activities? Or a white knuckle enthusiast ready for the steepest chutes and untouched powder? Switzerland has plenty to offer aside from the headline-grabbing big guns.

Why we love Switzerland

- Arguably the best on-mountain dining in the Alps.
- High altitude resorts packed with glaciers and strong snow records.
- Fantastic resort variation - the lesser known resorts can be a bargain.
- Picturesque old mountain villages, complete with some very quirky ski lifts.

Worth knowing

- The big resorts can be expensive on and off the mountain, but there's good reason for their popularity.
- Inventors of the Fondue and a very tasty lunch it makes too.
- A shuttle to the lifts is the norm in most Swiss resorts, don't worry they're very efficient.

Our favourite resorts

Best for lively après ski - Grindelwald is pretty lively or for a more small-town feel, Engelberg gets particularly busy over the weekends.
Best for short transfers - Engelberg has the shortest transfer of our Swiss resorts being just an hour and a half.
Best for beginners - The Mardrisa area in Klosters offers some great terrain to learn and progress on or Engelberg's Brunni mountain also has some easy pistes.
Best for intermediates - All our Swiss resorts cater well for improver's, cruisers and happy-how-I-am skiers but perhaps Wengen is the pick of the bunch.
Best for the adventurous - Engelberg offers some fantastic off-piste itineraries for the adventurous.

Resorts in Switzerland

Andermatt ski breaks offer incredible skiing opportunities, both on and off-piste. Its traditional Swiss village setting is the cherry on top.

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Crans Montana
Crans Montana

Situated at an altitude spanning from 1,500 to 3,000 meters, the Crans-Montana ski area offers awe-inspiring views and perfectly groomed pistes.

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Engelberg quite simply isn't as well-known as it deserves to be. Only an hour and a half from Zurich international airport and easily linked by train.

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A chalet-style village boasting awe-inspiring views, as well as lively apres, and an impressive location across a sunny south-facing bowl.

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Wengen is perfect for a short ski break. Take the train from Zurich or Geneva to the charming car-free village with extensive intermediate skiing.

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