Major resorts in Switzerland

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Flims

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Flims is now energetically marketed under the name of neighbouring (and linked) Laax. As a result, this extensive area is gradually finding a way onto the international market. In terms of area, the two…

Grimentz

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Grimentz is one of five unspoiled old villages in the Val d’Anniviers, above the valley town of Sierre. The village of cute wooden buildings and narrow streets spreads up a steep slope, with newer (but…

Grindelwald

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For stunning views from the resort and the slopes, there are few places to rival Grindelwald. The village is nowhere near as special as Mürren or Wengen, just over the hill, but it does provide direct…

Klosters

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If you like the sound of the mountains around Davos but don’t like the look of Davos itself, here’s your solution: a traditional-style village with equally good access to the Parsenn. Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn…

Laax

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_Laax and neighbouring Flims share a ski area that is one of Switzerland’s biggest, whether you look at overall dimensions or piste km. The mountain has other powerful attractions too, including altitude,…

Lenzerheide

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Lenzerheide and Valbella lie at either end of a lake, in a pretty wooded setting, but along a busy main road. The villages are pleasant enough but rather spoiled by the traffic – but that won’t worry…

Les Diablerets

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Spacious chalet resort in a broad valley between Gstaad and Villars, with modest intermediate skiing including a glacier.

Mürren

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Mürren is one of our favourite resorts. There may be other mountain villages that are equally pretty, but none of them enjoys views like those from Mürren across the deep valley to the rock faces and…

Meiringen

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Modest area of varied, scenic slopes above a traditional valley town, ideal for those with a sweet tooth

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