Four Top Spots to Ski in Switzerland this Winter

Four Top Spots to Ski in Switzerland this Winter

For good reason, skiing the sky-high peaks of Switzerland tops the wish lists of many travelers, and is something the Swiss take great pride in. Many of Swiss Deluxe Hotels’ properties offer some of the best skiing the Alps have to offer. From beginner to advanced, every skier has the opportunity to hone their skills amidst the snowy peaks and massive glaciers in the small country. Here are four top spots not to be missed this winter:

The Alpina Gstaad - Gstaad

With access to over 125 miles of ski slopes, Gstaad is a skiers paradise and easily accessible, conveniently located just between Geneva and Zurich. The Alpina Gstaad gives guests access to the slopes, runs, and the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland. In addition to the slopes, The Alpina Gstaad also offers family skiing, where the hotel can help match younger beginner skiers and experienced skiers with the right instructor to help them improve their freeriding skills. The pristine location within four valleys is the prime location for enriching cross-country skiing with the best views of the Sparenmoos.

Suvretta House – St. Moritz

An exclusive ski in, ski-out hotel with private ski lift, Suvretta House is a gateway to the Corviglia/Marguns ski area. Between 5,900 and 10,800 feet above sea level, the wintery-fresh pistes span over 200 miles of slops. Guests can also ski directly in front of the hotel in the evening. Meant for all ages and levels, Suvretta House also offers a children's ski slope, located right next to the hotel’s private ski lift. The property offers a fully equipped ski room and 380 ski lockers, and guests can obtain day passes, master passes or multi-day flex passes at their in-house Suvretta Snowsports School desk, giving them access to all four ski and snowboard arenas.

LeCrans Hotel & Spa – Crans-Montana

Just 300 feet from the nearest slope, the LeCrans Hotel & Spa in Crans-Montana is home to 90 miles of pistes to explore. Fringing a peaceful, quintessential Swiss Alpine forest, LeCrans is a ski-in, ski-out lodge -- a skiers dream. With altitudes starting at 5,000 feet, the pistes are suitable for all levels of skiers from beginners to pros and allow access to some of the best slopes in the world. With the highest altitude of 9,800 feet, skiers will find themselves getting a bird’s eye view of Plaine-Morte Glacier -- the luxe slopes at LeCrans offer spectacular views of the snow caps and are suitable for all levels.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel – Arosa

Known for its very own Tschuggen Express, the private gondola and namesake that takes guests of the hotel directly from the hotel up the mountain to the slopes, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa provides access to 140 miles of slopes. The hotel is rooted in nature, and acts as a doorway for locals and travelers to the Arosa-Lenzerheide region, the largest interconnected skiing region of Graubünden. Before hitting the slopes, the hotel has an on-site ski shop for everything an amateur or advanced skier could need in preparation for their time on the mountain. For more advanced skiers, the hotel offers many off-piste opportunities; and those who are beginners can take advantage of the Arosa Ski School, which provides group and private lessons.