Major resorts in Switzerland

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Zermatt

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You must try Zermatt before you die. Few places can match its combination of excellent advanced and intermediate slopes, reliable snow, magnificent scenery, Alpine charm and mountain restaurants with superb…

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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