Top 5 Best Ski Resorts in Switzerland with Local Expert Advice

Last Updated on January 1, 2022

Here you can read our guide on the top best ski resorts in Switzerland, including what to expect for your first ski-steps during your winter holidays. the ski resorts of Switzerland are among the finest in the world, and with dozens of them, there’s plenty to choose from. From beginners to experts, skiing, snowboarding and even tobogganing, whatever kind of snow-filled fun you’re after, you’ll find it in this amazing country.


Zermatt is one of the world’s best ski resorts, located at the top of the Matterhorn Mountain. With three large ski areas and 360 kilometers of pistes, plus dedicated snowboarding tracks, and an abundance of hotels, restaurants and bars to keep you busy, Zermatt is the number one option for a ski holiday.


Flims Laax Falera

If you’re up for some serious fun, the resort of Flims Laax Falera has 235 kilometres of pistes, four snow parks, a fantastic range of restaurants and many events and concerts to keep you busy, plus it’s home to Europe’s largest halfpipe and first indoor freestyle ski center.

Films Laax Falera is great for beginners and over 30% of its slopes are classed as easy, so the kids and not-so-confident adults will have great fun too.


You may recognize Mürren, it was the location for the James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, but it’s not the Hollywood setting you may expect. This small and quaint skiing resort is completely traffic free and offers breath-taking views of the Schilthorn Mountains.


If you’re feeling brave you can catch a cable car up to the top of the Schilthorn, where there’s a famous revolving restaurant and James Bond exhibition, then ski the almost vertical 16km slope back down.


If you’re going skiing with the family, Wengen should be top of your list. This laid-back resort mixes charming, alpine tradition with big-name hotels and amenities. Wengen is home to several fantastic toboggan runs, one of which zooms for 4.5km through the mountains.


There’s a snow-filled playground, plus indoor curling and outdoor skating for when skiing gets a bit much, and if you adults are serious about skiing, there’s plenty of chance for that too as the Wengen hosts the Lauberhorn Downhill Ski Race every January.

St. Moritz

This classy resort is the go-to for the rich and famous ski lovers, but everyone is welcome. Corviglia is the resort’s main ski area; it boasts 37 pistes and is reached by a charming railway from the center of beautiful St. Moritz town.

If you’re into cross-country skiing, St. Moritz is for you as it’s home to some of the most picturesque tracks in the country. For a taste of luxury après-ski, head to the Michelin star restaurant, Ecco on Snow, then to flash the cash in the St. Moritz Casino.