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Last update on August 23, 2019

Carve your mark onto some of Switzerland’s best ski slopes following advice from Zurich locals.

The close one: Hoch-Ybrig

What can I expect?

Exploring Swiss ski fields

Hoch-Ybrig is the closest ski field to Zurich – the train from Zurich main station takes only 1 hour and 26 minutes. Check the schedules though, buses to and from Einsiedeln are not frequent!

Exploring Swiss ski fields

Situated in the foothills of the Alps, Hoch-Ybrig is a small ski field with a familial atmosphere. Slopes vary from gentle to steep.

Don’t leave without

Having a hot cocoa or Röschti (grated potatoes) at the restaurant Spirstock. The cosy ski lodge is at 1771 metres above sea level and has a spectacular view.

Out and about

On the way from Zurich, stop in Einsiedeln stroll through town and visit the monastery.

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The one which has it all: Davos

What can I expect?

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Davos is one of Switzerland’s largest ski fields. Skiers and boarders can choose their runs on five different mountains, with an overall 320 kilometres of slopes awaiting you. Be prepared for crowded slopes during peak times.

Don’t leave without

Soothing your sore muscles at “Eau-là-là” – the public pool has a wellness section and an outdoor whirlpool. For the non-sporty ones, a coffee break at lovely café Kaffeeklatsch is a must.

Out and about

From above, Davos might look like a mountain village – it’s definitely not. Davos is a city that has something for everybody – shops, bars and a cinema. Davos is famous for its nightlife too. While the snowboard crowd parties at Bolgenschanze, you’ll find a more mixed public at Pöstli club.

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The one with the highest peak: Engelberg-Titlis

What can I expect?

Exploring Swiss ski fields

Engelberg has a slope for everyone: Steep and long runs at Titlis, cosy slopes at Bruni and a ski field just for families and snowshoers at Fürenalp. Plus Engelberg is famous for its great off-piste skiing – but please only leave the marked slopes if you know what you are doing or if you are with a local guide!

Don’t leave without

Taking the cable car up to the Titlis. The summit sits 3238 metres high and the view over central Switzerland is incredibly breathtaking.

Out and about

Engelberg is the perfect base to central Switzerland. If you need a break from the slopes, Lucerne, Stans and Altdorf are situated nearby and well worth a touristy day trip.

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The snowboarder’s paradise: Flims Laax Falera

What can I expect?

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No less than 235 kilometres of slopes, 4 snow parks, Europe’s largest half pipe, an indoor freestyle training centre and great cross-country ski runs await you. Most of the slopes are 2000 metres above sea level – which guarantees enough sunshine and snow.

Don’t leave without

Dancing the night away at the club of Riders Palace. This venue regularly hosts international DJs and top acts such as DJ Shadow or Mando Diao. For quieter fun, take a walk around lake Cresta or a carriage ride through the forest between Flims Waldhaus and Conn.

Out and about

The Alpenarena offers a wide variety of things to do. Café Livingruhm, for instance, is a very cosy alternative to winter sports, offering yummy coffees and drinks in a former locksmiths’ workshop. You might be tempted to look in the array of shops, such as Alprausch or Chopp, so you’d better bring your purse.

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Tip

If you’ll need to relax after a long and exhausting day on the slopes, soothe your muscles at one of Zurich’s spas. Here you’ll find a list of our top three choices.