Switzerland: Higher, sunnier, and snowier

Ski closer to the sun. 

The sun meets the Alps in Switzerland. It’s home of the highest and most snow-sure pistes in Europe, with many above 2,000 and even 3,000 metres, magnificently ringed by Switzerland’s signature 4,000 metre peaks (52 of them, at last count). When it comes to skiing, boarding, sledging and all things snowing, grab your sunnies and head for the hills.

Meet you on the sun terrace – 450 of them.
Yes, we counted them. With nearly 500 picture-perfect sun terraces at our world-famous mountain
restaurants and huts located right on the piste, they make the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. Check out the high-mountain outdoor hot tub at Davos’ Jatzhütte 2530m, slide down the 3km toboggan run after lunch outside at Berghotel Hahnenmoospass in Adelboden, or raise a glass of crisp white wine beneath the Matterhorn at Chez Vrony. Whichever terrace you choose, you can bank on high quality and top service. So rise up, lie back and think of Switzerland.

Franc-ly, we understand. And we’re doing something about it.
Apart from telling you that a Swiss holiday always represents top value for money (which it does) we are also delighted to announce that Swiss destinations are offering special franc-fighting offers to attract and retain their loyal guests. For example: in St. Moritz, 30% savings are to be made when booking for selected weeks outside the main holiday season. During Engelberg Ladies’ Week from 14–21 January, women who make reservations for four or more nights get a free lift pass. In Leukerbad, get a free lift pass on many dates in December, January and March. In Davos it’s ski for free until December 23. There are many deals from UK tour operators: Inghams and Crystal offer 2-1 on Swiss lift passes (as long as stock lasts). And from Crystal, 7 nights at Chalet Annie in Zermatt catered chalet board departs January 22 from LGW for £585pp online or 7 nights at Central Hotel Wolter in Grindelwald on HB basis departs March 17 from LGW is just £537pp online. Swiss International Air Lines is the skiers airline of choice as they will transport your first set of skis/snowboard and boots free of charge. Once on the ground, children under the age of 16
travel for free when accompanied by a full paying adult on the Swiss Family Card by the Swiss Travel System.

Come for the mountains, stay for the cities.
In such a small and tidy country, it’s easy to combine a city break with a ski holiday. Choose from a wide range of hotels — atmospheric, rustic, pampering, or classic luxury from “Typically Swiss Hotels”, “Swiss Historic Hotels”, “Design & Lifestyle hotels” and “Swiss Deluxe Hotels”. In November and December, tradition comes alive at Christmas markets in Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Montreux and Basel. Schuss meets ho-ho-ho. www.MySwitzerland.com/winter