Switzerland is home to some of the world’s most iconic mountains. You’ll also find the biggest glaciers, the most peaks in Europe over 4000 metres and a thriving scene – on and off the slopes.
Switzerland’s quaint image is more than just a fairytale as its quality is universally high and extends to the slopes. Switzerland’s abundant and exceptional natural features have been relatively untouched by development thanks to innate Swiss conservatism and environmental considerations. The long list of essential Swiss sights includes:
• Fifty-seven 4,000m peaks including the Matterhorn, Eiger and Monte Rosa
• Europe’s biggest glacier – the Aletsch, along with many more
• World-famous resorts, less well known but still impressive resorts and more
• Europe’s highest railway station – Jungfraujoch at 3,454m
• Huge cable cars – such as Klein Matterhorn and Schilthorn
• Integrated transport – off the plane, into a train and get to your resort in style
Switzerland’s ski resorts have benefited from controlled development that preserves the charm but brings them completely up to date; they are well set to attract refugees from the ‘factory skiing’ of Europe’s more crowded slopes. Everyone today – from families to expert skiers – is hunting for the piste or powder less travelled, backed up by quality accommodation and services. They’ll surely find all this in Switzerland, as well as some of the most compelling resorts in the world: if you had to choose just one resort to ski in your life, you’d probably find it in Switzerland and Zermatt for the unique scenery, scale, ambience, and range of opportunity on and off-piste. But that’s just the start of it.