Top Swiss Ski Locations for 2019

Switzerland is an iconic ski destination, with some of the world’s best-known Alpine resorts and picture-perfect mountain scenery.

From nursery slopes for those beginning their ski adventures to challenging narrow pistes for seasoned skiers, the variety of slopes in Switzerland has something for everyone. The same wide choice applies to powder, on and off piste offerings, and apres-ski entertainment.

With thousands of kilometers of ski runs tracing the length and breadth of its Alpine areas, Switzerland is ideal for business jet travellers in search of a weekend break or well-deserved year-end break.

As the ski season gets into full swing, just in time for the holidays, Switzerland is the perfect country to head to on a private charter. Here are six of the best Swiss ski locations with easy access to private terminal airports.

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Verbier

If you're a veteran of the Swiss Alps, Verbier is one of the best locations to put your ski skills to the test.

Steep descents, narrow pistes that demand precision, and wide open off-piste terrain are just some of the treats that Verbier has in store for expert skiers.

One of the steepest ski descents in Europe awaits you at Tortin, a slope famous throughout Switzerland and beyond.

After a challenging day on the slopes, Verbier’s apres-ski offering won't disappoint. The town has a variety of excellent hotels, sophisticated bars and restaurants to choose from.

Verbier is just an hour’s drive from Sion’s local airport, making it ideal to visit by private jet charter.

Davos and Klosters

If you're an intermediate skier with some experience under your belt, you may want to pass up the tricky runs at Verbier for the picturesque slopes of Davos.

The city known for its prominent role in world economic affairs also has a leisurely side - and with over 300km of ski runs, you'll have ample chance to experience it.

If you’d like to add a little variety to the cool sophistication of Davos, you can head to the neighboring town of Klosters with its Alpine town atmosphere.

As one of the highest altitude ski resorts in Europe, Klosters offers magnificent views, friendly locals and a host of apres ski entertainment.

Davos is approximately 2 hours from both Zurich and Friesrichshafen Airports, making it one of the most accessible ski locations in Switzerland.

Villars

If you're an occasional skier or haven't taken to the slopes before, Villars is the ideal place to practice and gain confidence on your skis.

Despite having the highest slopes in the Vaud Alps, Villars has plenty of beginner slopes where you'll be able to practice safely as you polish your skiing technique.

After a few lessons and some well-earned apres-ski, the intermediate and advanced slopes at Villars are yours to explore. There, you'll be able to put your skills to the test on the same slopes that will host the 2020 Youth Olympic Games.

Villars is another accessible Swiss ski location, reachable in 50 minutes by road from Sion, and 90 minutes from Geneva.

Andermatt

The town of Andermatt has undergone a transformation over the past few years - and its days of being a sleepy hollow are definitely over. Rapid development has seen several new ski lifts built in Andermatt and older ones renovated.

The ski offering in Andermatt is all about unspoiled, natural runs. New visitors are always keen to experience its fresh powder slopes and be the first to plant their skis on the piste.

Fortunately, Andermatt still has a low key reputation - making it ideal for a relaxing trip away from the crowds.

Just one hour by road from Lugano airport, Andermatt is easier to access than the more remote ski locations in Switzerland.

Zermatt

If you’re looking for a location that offers skiing and an exclusive party atmosphere, look no further than Zermatt. A little off the beaten track, this beautiful town is overlooked by Matterhorn - possibly Switzerland’s most iconic mountain.

Zermatt is located at the highest altitude of any ski location in Switzerland, ranging between 2500-3900 meters above sea level.

A dramatic 2000m drop awaits skiers at the Gornergrat Piste, which is also home to the historic Riffelhaus 1853 hotel and restaurant. Needless to say, the views are breathtaking and make any trip to Zermatt even more memorable.

Apres-ski is Zermatt’s specialty, with clubs, bars and restaurants featuring live entertainment throughout the town.

Zermatt is more remote than some of the other locations on our list, with a 90 minute transit time by road from Sion.

St Moritz

St Moritz is one of the world’s great ski locations, combining Olympic pedigree with understated elegance. The town is famous for its gourmet festival, held in the second week of January which we covered in a recent post.

A two-time Winter Olympics host venue, St Moritz is famous for its long ski runs that will challenge a range of skill levels. St Moritz also hosts the annual Snow Polo World Cup which will take place between January 24th and 27th, 2019.

One of the reasons for St Moritz’s popularity with luxury travellers is its easy access. With a private terminal at the town’s air strip, you could step off your private charter jet and be at your hotel in minutes.

If you're heading to Switzerland during the ski season, we’d love the opportunity to arrange your private jet charter, so get in touch so that we can arrange your 2019 ski calendar.

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