DESTINATION OF THE MONTH – 2022
WEEK 4 OF 4
Wide pistes, steep gullies, huge halfpipes. More than 200 ski regions offer everything the heart desires when it comes to winter sports. Here’s a selection of hand-picked recommendations from Switzerland Tourism and its partners.
Switzerland has snow-capped peaks to thank for being made of one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Up until this very day, the country’s mountains still captivate skiers, snowboarders, tobogganers and other winter sports enthusiasts.
Switzerland’s top ten ski resorts – based on where guests prefer to spend their skiing holidays. Based on the number of overnight stays last year, these are the not-to-be-missed destinations for winter fans.
If your clients want to be sure of having plenty of snow, regardless of what the temperatures are down in the valley, it’s better to go to high-altitude destinations. There they can look forward to superbly prepared pistes and pristine power slopes.
Is peace and tranquillity more up your client’s street than apres-ski and socialising? Then recommend staying in a less-known resort – be it a small ski area or picturesque winter village. Switzerland has plenty of them to choose from.
Visitors can try their first turns on skies or on a snowboard easily in Switzerland. Whether with First Ski Experience – an all-in-one half-day package – or in a course that will have them skiing or snowboarding within the space of three days. At a Swiss Ski School they will experience the exhilaration of their first successful downhill run.
Ascend a mountain in quiet solitude, leaving only prints in the deep, pristine snow: the multitude of peaks in the Swiss Alps provide the perfect conditions for ski touring and freeride adventure. Ski and snowshoe tours in pristine landscapes are perfect for leaving the stresses of everyday life behind: the descent in powder snow is a true delight that might just prove addictive. The silence that accompanies the ascent is an unforgettable experience out in nature and even offers a chance of fascinating encounters with wild animals. To ensure the winter sports day out is memorable for the right reasons, knowledge of the weather, avalanche status and wildlife conservation areas is essential.
With top winter sports equipment, the turns are even easier and the runs even more glorious.
Clients can hire out and test the latest gear at one of the more than 26 swiss rental shops.
The sleekest ski resort, the hippest huts, the fiercest freerides and the finest family hubs – Tourism Switzerland’s scouts search high and low for the ultimate winter tips. Here are the bucket lists of the best winter experiences.
Winter Magazine 2022/23
A glorious panorama of the Swiss Alps and a thrilling piste to descend – the Swiss Winter couldn’t be better. Especially if tavellers can share it with others. Get inspired and download the Winter Magazine here.
If you still don’t know where to send your clients to experience the original winter in Switzerland? Here, Roger shows his favourites and places he still wants to discover himself.