Endless deep snow, wide ski tracks, jaw-dropping winter sceneries – all within quick and easy reach. Switzerland is the original winter vacation destination. The Swiss winter is perfect for snow lovers and will recharge your batteries with unforgettable experiences with family or friends. Find all the inspiration you need with the following tips.
The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland merges the most beautiful panoramic lines into one unique route. No prescribed direction or duration. Simply hop on and off wherever you please. Taking the tour in winter will pamper your eyes with magical winter landscapes: glaciers, powder snow and frozen lakes. The best part: You can experience the entire tour with only one single ticket – the Swiss Travel Pass.
Igloo lunch fondue in Zermatt
Somehow fondue tastes better than anywhere else when it is enjoyed in an igloo. Between February and April, the Gornergrat Bahn takes you to the Rotenboden station. The igloos, which are in the ski area, are between Reiffelberg and Gornergrat and can be reached in a ten-minute walk.
Ten kilometres of thrill and fun
Explore an adventure of 10 km sledging runs by taking Bernina Express from Chur and getting off at Preda before arriving to St. Moritz. Along the famous track to pure excitement on wooden runners: that’s what the Preda/Darlux – Bergün sledging adventure holds in store. The train will carry you up to Preda, where the sledging fun can begin on the trail down to Bergün. More adventurous sledgers can take the chairlift to Darlux, from where the hardcore trail descends to Bergün.
Exploring the interior of the Fee Glacier
High above Saas-Fee at an altitude of 3,500 m lies the entrance to the heart of the Fee Glacier. Visitors to the Ice Pavilion can experience an avalanche simulation with lighting effects and a shock wave that reverberates through their entire body. Various ice sculptures, alternating exhibitions and events make the ice grotto a real place of adventure.
First ski experience in Davos, the pioneer of winter sports
If you are looking for a new experience, consider trying out skiing – a winter sport and activity very much loved by Swiss! Davos Klosters is the pioneer in winter tourism since 1864/65 and has a long history and competence in winter sports. Davos is definitely one of the best places to start with skiing because beginners can ski in the flat valley of Davos and must not go up to the mountain. Enjoy first steps in the snow and learn how to ski in the birthplace of winter sports.
Some winter action at Grindelwald-First Snow Park
Looking for a more challenging winter activity? Grindelwald-First snow park is number one when it comes to freestyling in the Bernese Oberland. The Oberjoch park is perfect for first jumps and rail slides. To make sure the spectacular jumps can be practised without risk, on sunny weekends a 10×12 metre air cushion will be set up next to the Oberjoch chair lift. This softly catches daring winter sports enthusiasts on their test jumps.
From the terrace at Birg, the Thrill Walk leads down to the vertical drops of gorgeous rock massif. It’s a thrilling walk indeed as you will be presented with majestic views of the Alps and the Swiss skyline – the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. There are a variety of different segments which creates an interplay of air, railings and glass. Suitable for everyone of any age.
Snowtubing fun at Trübsee Snow Park
Another activity suitable for kids and adults alike: snowtubing. In the snow park next to the Alpine Lodge Trübsee, guests can really let off steam in the snow. This fun and crazy winter activity will see the guests racing down the track on a rubber tyre. The magic carpet will then whisk them quickly and easily back to the top.