With the Alps covering over half of Switzerland, it’s understandable why skiing and winter sports in Swiss ski resorts are so popular. The Swiss Alps has arguably some of the best skiing in Europe and is an impressive landscape of snow-covered mountains, lakes and picturesque alpine villages and towns. With a flight time of less than two hours from the UK to Geneva you could soon be whizzing down the slopes of Europe’s finest ski runs.
The Swiss Alps is the location of some of the best-loved European ski resorts. So whatever you want from a ski holiday you’ll find a ski resort to suit and at an affordable price with lastminute.com. St Moritz is a large and popular resort where unsurprisingly, due to its excellent skiing facilities and 88 pistes, the Olympic Winter Games have been held there twice. Davos is also a large and busy resort, which caters for all levels of experience and has plenty of opportunities for snowboarders. If you want a quieter more laid back resort then car free Wengen in the Bernese Oberland is a picturesque village with both challenging ski runs on the surrounding mountains as well as nursery slopes for beginners.
The Swiss Alps offers more than just skiing. For non-skiers and those of you that want to do something different, there are numerous winter sports to have a go at. Try snowshoeing or hiking along one of the winter trails. Bomb down the toboggan run at Pescium or enjoy a romantic sleigh ride. Have a day trip to the capital Geneva or to the attractive city of Lausanne. Take a boat ride onto Lake Geneva and admire the views of the snow topped Alps from the lake.
A holiday to the Swiss Alps is all about skiing and snowboarding by day and revelling in the après ski when the sun goes down behind the mountains at night. Whatever your taste in food and entertainment the ski resorts in the Swiss Alps will cater for you. At the end of a long day skiing or snowboarding, head to a mountainside bar or restaurant for an ice-cold beer and a bite to eat. Try the local specialities of bratwurst and rösti in a family run tavern or relax with a drink and enjoy the views from Harder Klum, Interlaken’s highest restaurant. Party the night away in the numerous bars and clubs found in all the resorts in the Swiss Alps.
A ski holiday to the Swiss Alps can be enjoyed as a break with the family or a getaway with friends and can suit every budget. Book with lastminute.com and you can guarantee your ski holiday to the Swiss Alps will be both affordable and memorable.
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