Switzerland is an amazing country, defined by it's majestic Alps, with the winter months offering the opportunity for novice and experts skiers alike to carve up some of the finest white powder on Earth!
Switzerland is one of the world's premier skiing destinations boasting a host of great ski resorts and some of the best mountains and skiing conditions in the World.
The length of the skiing season in Switzerland depends primarily on the altitude of the ski resort. Higher altitude ski resorts in Switzerland can offer skiing to visitors from as early as November until May; however, the majority of ski resorts in Switzerland tend to open in December and run through to April. There are a hand-full of very high altitude ski resorts (above 3000 metres) that offer skiing in Switzerland all year round.
Ski resorts in Switzerland tend to be smaller in scale providing a more authentic alpine experience to skiers, however this also means that skiing in Switzerland is more expensive than skiing at neighbouring European ski resorts.
The best time to get cheap deals for skiing holidays in Switzerland is towards the end of the skiing season at the end of March. The busiest and most expensive times to go skiing in Switzerland are the peak months of January and February.
Downhill or piste skiing is by far the most popular type of skiing in Switzerland. Every ski resort in Switzerland offers a range of different runs with varying levels of difficulty which you are free to attempt. Expert skiers often go skiing off the official runs; however, this is only to be attempted by the very best skiers. Although Ski resorts in Switzerland do have cable cars to transport skiers to the top of the ski run, demand is very high, especially during peak months, so expect long queues.