Major resorts in Switzerland

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Nendaz

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Nendaz is a sizeable place linked to the Verbier ski area. The resort is mainly apartment-based but built in traditional chalet style around the old village of Haute-Nendaz – with its narrow streets,…

Saas-Fee

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Saas-Fee is a captivating place – a sort of miniature Zermatt without the conspicuous consumption. As well as the charm factor there’s the super-reliable snow: you spend most of your days here at an…

Samnaun

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Samnaun is a charming, relaxed Swiss village sharing a ski area with Ischgl over the border in Austria. The duty-free resort has a quiet position at the head of an isolated valley, and for a party including…

St Luc

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St Luc is the sunniest of the resorts in the Val d’Anniviers. The slopes are linked to those of Chandolin, forming the biggest ski area in the valley and best suited to beginners and intermediates; there…

St Moritz

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St Moritz is Switzerland’s definitive ‘exclusive’ winter resort: glitzy, fashionable and, above all, the place to be seen – a place for an all-round winter holiday, with an unrivalled array of…

Val d’Anniviers

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Some people will find the slow pace of things here irritating – although there are some modern lifts in key spots (including a newish cable car that links two of the four ski areas for the first time),…

Verbier

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For serious off-piste routes and for mogul fields, Verbier is one of the world’s cult resorts. It has other attractions, too: for vibrant après/nightlife it is difficult to beat, and it has some…

Villars

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Villars is popular with second-home owners because of its closeness to Geneva airport (a short drive down the hill puts you on the motorway for the airport). But its low altitude and the consequent risk…

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…

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