Breathtaking ski resorts on 7,067 kilometres of pistes in Switzerland inspire not only holidaymakers: the Swiss themselves are real ski fans and also like to use the great infrastructure of the ski resorts with 1,813 ski lifts themselves for extensive winter fun. In the Alps, St. Moritz is considered the birthplace of winter tourism with the founding of the first ski school in 1929. Today, Switzerland is characterised by extensive ski areas that are often linked across individual regions and even national borders. The Alps cover 60 per cent of the country's surface area and provide a fantastic range of winter sports. The country's numerous ski resorts attract winter holidaymakers year after year and convince with perfectly groomed pistes, super snow conditions and a unique mountain panorama.
The ski resorts at a glance:
In the heart of the Alps, the Davos Klosters ski hotspot combines five winter sports areas into one of the largest areas in the Alps. Here, holidaymakers will find a total of 269 kilometres of pistes and the best snow conditions on a total of 80 slopes against a fantastic mountain backdrop. A new chairlift recently connected the two ski areas of Davos and Klosters and makes it possible to use the entire ski area quickly and easily.
Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Eiger North Face lies the Jungfrau region with long downhill runs to Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Wengen. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 220 kilometres of pistes at altitudes of up to 2,970 metres. Adventurous winter sports enthusiasts will find the Grindelwald-First Snowpark, halfpipes and the Audi Skicross Park here.
The 5-star Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Grindelwald is located in the midst of the high alpine mountains. The hotel boasts an excellent location for winter sports enthusiasts, as the region's mountain railways are within easy walking distance. After an extensive day on the slopes, guests are rewarded with moments of pleasure in a cosy ambience.
The Matternhorn-Zermatt ski area is high up on the mountain railway: once you reach the top, you will not only be thrilled by the view of the 4,478-metre-high Matterhorn, but also of a total of 38 other four-thousand-metre peaks. That's why the ski area is also the highest in the Alps and therefore a very snow-sure region all year round.
Flims-Laax-Falera is the largest winter sports area in Switzerland in terms of surface area and offers skiing fun for beginners and professionals alike on over 220 kilometres of pistes. The most modern lifts take you up to 3,018 metres. Thanks to its approximately 68 kilometres of blue pistes and comprehensive childcare, the ski area is very child-friendly.
The Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof has been welcoming guests in Flims for 110 years. The Belle Epoque Hotel offers a cosy stay in stylish rooms and delights with light regional cuisine in the in-house restaurant. Guests already benefit from a great view of the Flims mountains from the hotel and can reach the LAAX ski area in just two kilometres.
St. Moritz is considered one of the most exclusive winter hotspots in the world. However, the ski resort stands for much more than luxury and jet-setting: with over 330 kilometres of pistes at up to 3,300 metres above sea level, St. Moritz offers a breathtaking mountain world and dreamlike pistes. Numerous three-thousand-metre peaks and large mountain lakes ensure an unforgettable skiing experience here.
On one of the most beautiful vantage points of the St. Moritz ski area, the Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl welcomes guests in beautiful Samedan. At 2,456 metres above sea level, guests are offered not only a fantastic view but also exquisite culinary specialities in the panorama restaurant. Even the journey to the hotel is an experience: the hotel can only be reached via the hotel's own cable car, which offers a magnificent view of the mountain world.
Ski fans in Gstaad experience a lot of variety on kilometre-long slopes. The only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland offers holidaymakers a long ski season from the end of October to the beginning of May. At an altitude of up to 3,000 metres, there are many blue pistes in Gstaad. Nevertheless, thanks to red and black pistes, deep snow and fun parks, a great day's skiing is also guaranteed for professionals.
Already in its third generation, the Romantik Hotel Hornberg welcomes guests in Saanenmöser near Gstaad in the heart of nature. Guests can reach the ski area in just 150 metres and can therefore be the first on the slopes at sunrise. In terms of cuisine, the Romantik Hotel convinces with fresh light cuisine and warm hospitality.
The Moléson ski area (2003m) is the largest ski area in the Fribourg Pre-Alps with 35 kilometres of piste and is particularly suitable for families, as are the La Berra, Charmey and Jaun ski areas.
With its ideal location on the "Lac de Gruyère", the Romantik Hotel Le Vignier in Avry-devant-Pont offers its guests an idyllic view over the entire region of the Fribourg Pre-Alps. In the evening, indulge in culinary delights in the gourmet restaurant.
In the unspoilt village of Charmey, the 16th-century Romantik Hotel L'Etoile offers a hospitable atmosphere with a view of the foothills of the Alps, where tradition is paramount. In the evening, culinary experiences at the highest level await you in the gourmet restaurant Nova.