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Switzerland is best known for its beautiful mountains and magnificent scenery. With the highest pistes in Europe, the ski runs offer reliable snow and fantastic views. The resorts have plenty to do for those not so keen on skiing which makes Switzerland the ideal destination for a winter holiday.
Switzerland’s most popular and best known ski resort is the town of Zermatt. Located at the base of the Matterhorn and ringed by over twenty mountain peaks, Zermatt is a beautiful old mountain village that is car fee with Swiss style chalets. Zermatt can only be accessed via a spectacular cog railway from the valley below.
There are three ski areas, the Sunnegga, the Gournergrat and Klein Matterhorn. All of these are linked by the cable cars, gondolas and the cog railway. A skiing holiday in Zermatt offers some of the finest skiing in Europe. The resort mainly caters for intermediate and advanced skiers with excellent powder snow and it is possible to ski across the three mountains in a day. There are many restaurants to choose from and the lively nightlife is fantastic with plenty of discos and bars.
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The premier ski and social resort of eastern Switzerland is St Moritz. With its stunning setting in the Elagdine Valley, perfect ski slopes, abundant winter snowfall and miles of downhill runs, St Moritz offers some of the finest intermediate skiing around. There is a network of cross country ski trails, bobsled and toboggan courses and superb après ski. The ski resort has also hosted two Winter Olympics and an FIS World Ski Championship. In the area of St Moritz there are five major ski resorts. For those not so keen on skiing, why not try one of the long-time traditions of mineral baths, mud baths and spa therapies. The nightlife is renowned for being one of the most energetic and expensive of all the alpine ski resorts.
Nestled on a vast plateau surrounded by snow covered mountains and in the heart of Les Quatres Vallees (The Four Valleys) is the ski resort of Verbier. Authentically Swiss and characterised by traditional architecture, Verbier draws visitors from afar to experience the spectacular ski runs. With a breathtaking glacier backdrop, Verbier offers 70 slopes over an area of 120kms. It is linked to the rest of the Four Valleys ski region giving access to over 400kms of slopes. There are plenty of downhill runs, cross country trails, great snowboarding facilities and four ski schools. English style pubs and French cafes make for good après ski.
A skiing holiday in Switzerland offers something for everyone, with family orientated resorts, fantastic lively après ski, log fires and glistening snow. Book your ski holiday to Switzerland with the Co-operative Travel and look forward to a fantastic ski holiday.