Major resorts in Switzerland

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Wengen

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Given the charm of the village, the friendliness of the locals and the drama of the scenery, it’s easy to see why many people love Wengen – including large numbers of Brits who have been going for…

Adelboden

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Adelboden is not quite your classic chocolate-box village, but it comes pretty close, and offers a good blend of attractions. The resort, once a British favourite, is starting to reclaim its place in the…

Andermatt

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Little old Andermatt is virtually doubling in size with the construction of what amounts to a new village next to the original; the first of the new luxury hotels (the Chedi) and apartments opened in 2013;…

Anzère

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Attractive, purpose-built resort set in a sunny position, with spectacular views and a small area of intermediate slopes

Arosa

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Arosa’s attraction for keen skiers was transformed in 2014 by new lifts linking it to neighbouring Lenzerheide. This more than trebled the size of its ski area to a very respectable 225km, on a par with…

Celerina

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Celerina is a quiet, traditional village at the bottom end of St Moritz’s Cresta Run and connected by gondola to the slopes at Corviglia. It makes a contrasting alternative to Switzerland’s most famous…

Champéry

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Champéry is great for intermediate skiers looking for a quiet time in a lovely place if you can live with the cost and the negatives. Access to Avoriaz is fairly easy – and there may be good snow in…

Crans-Montana

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We love Crans-Montana’s wide views, its pretty slopes and some of its mountain restaurants and smart lodgings. It’s just a shame that the place is more like a city than a rustic village, and that the…

Davos

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One of your editors learned to ski in Davos, so it has a special place in our affections. Many return visits have confirmed the appeal of its slopes, which are both distinctive and extensive, and have…

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