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The Best Luxury Ski Resorts in Switzerland

February 08, 2023  · 
The Best Luxury Ski Resorts in Switzerland

You will easily find some of the best luxury ski resorts in Switzerland, with incredibly rich snow and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Europe. Switzerland is renowned across the world for its skiing, offering a whole host of mixed-difficulty ski runs that span hundreds of kilometres. Beyond being the perfect background for a fantastic skiing holiday, some of the best luxury Switzerland ski resorts are the most exclusive in Europe, offering the epitome of alpine exclusivity. From luxe alpine villages to explore, Michelin-star dining to enjoy, glamorous apres ski and some the finest ski accommodation in Europe, luxury skiing in Switzerland has it all.

Read on to learn more about some of the most exclusive luxury ski resorts in Switzerland, so you know exactly what to expect, what to explore, and where to stay.

In no particular order, the five best luxury resorts in Switzerland are:

  1. Verbier
  2. Zermatt
  3. St. Moritz
  4. Gstaad
  5. Saas Fee


Verbier, Switzerland

Located at 1500km above sea level in the stunning Swiss Alps, Verbier is one of the most famous and expensive ski resorts in the world and for good reason. Known for its remarkable stretch of off-piste runs, expert and high-level skiers will find a haven of adventure in Verbier. With 410km of routes in total, there are also plenty of blue and green opportunities for learners and beginners to play with.

What to do in Verbier if you’re not skiing:

In terms of the nightlife, Verbier is packed with chic cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy the apres side of life. The stunning scenery combined with a nightlife that absorbs the local culture will add plenty of extra value and enjoyment to your trip.

Skiing in Verbier: Helpful info

  • 412 km of ski runs 
  • Extravagant and vibrant apres ski 
  • Unbeatable views of the Swiss Alps 
  • Some of the best off-piste skiing in the world
  • Five-star luxury skiing hotels
  • Spacious luxury ski chalets


Top tip Looking for a luxe chalet in Verbier with a swimming pool? Read our guide!

Where to stay in Verbier:

Verbier is abundant in luxury chalets from groups of six to twenty-six, making it easy to design your dream break. If you are a large group, we recommend staying at the Chalet No.14. Although the entire chalet can be booked exclusively for one group, it is also possible to just book a single room if you are a couple on a romantic holiday.

Some of the luxury features and amenities include:

  • Ability to sleep up to 26 people 
  • An indoor swimming pool
  • Library and private cinema
  • A chauffeured 4x4 vehicle


Explore all our luxury chalets and hotels in Verbier.


Zermatt, Switzerland

Situated next to The Matterhorn, one of the most iconic mountains in the world, Zermatt has plenty of ski heritage to show off. Here, you will find 360 km of pistes that take you through some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. The luxury ski resort itself features everything from horse-drawn carts to traditional boutiques selling Swiss watches and Swiss chocolate. 

What to do in Zermatt if you’re not skiing:

Zermatt is second to none when it comes to Swiss cuisine. Enjoy a romantic mountain lunch at the Zum Zee terrace or experience local gourmet food at its finest at Chez Heini. 

Zermatt is a also wonderful luxury location for a family ski holiday. There are various ski schools and childcare centres for your children during the day that are ready to accommodate. For childcare and ski schools, we recommend Kinderparadies daycare centre and Stoked Ski School.

Skiing in Zermatt: Helpful info

  • 200 km of ski runs
  • Fantastic family facilities
  • Picturesque mountain village atmosphere
  • Stunning Matterhorn views
  • Gourmet restaurants 
  • Luxe ski accomodation


Where to stay in Zermatt: 

Similar to Verbier, the range of luxury Zermatt chalets is vast and full of glamourous venues to host your luxury ski vacation. The luxury chalets available allow you to host groups from six all the way up to 48, with individual rooms also available to book separately for couples.

There is also a fantastic selection of five-star luxury hotels such as the Mont Cervin Palace

Here, you will find: 

  • 150 stylish rooms and a range of luxury suites available
  • A children’s play and dining area with a daily buffet 
  • A red horse-drawn carriage for transportation to and from the train station 
  • One of the most prestigious pool, wellness, and spa areas in the Alps


Explore our luxury chalets and hotels in Zermatt.


St. Moritz, Switzerland

Exclusivity is St. Moritz in one word. One of the most luxurious resorts in Switzerland, you can expect Michelin-star restaurants, designer outlets and much more. When it comes to the surroundings, St. Moritz is located in the Engadine Valley in the Eastern Alps. Due to the luxury and lavish nature of the resort, plenty of celebrities choose St. Moritz as their destination of choice.

What to do in St Moritz if you’re not skiing:

After a day on the slopes, enjoy your apres ski at Switzerland’s oldest nightclub or stroll through the finery of Via Serla - where you will find fashion houses such as Chanel and Bulgari. For non-skiers, there are plenty of exciting winter activities to watch or take part in, such as snow cricket, water polo, and even horse racing.

Skiing in St Moritz: Helpful info

  • 155km of ski runs
  • Champagne climate’ with dry, sunny days
  • Exclusive atmosphere 
  • Therapeutic springs
  • Designer boutiques and Michelin star restaurants
  • Ultra-luxurious ski chalets and hotels


Where to stay in St Moritz:

When it comes to luxury chalets in St Moritz, we recommend staying at Lakeside, with a stunning view of the St. Moritzersee. This chalet sleeps six, which makes it perfect for a family getaway or a small group holiday. 

You can expect plenty of luxury features such as: 

  • A grand piano
  • Bose central music system
  • Home cinema in the master bedroom
  • An accompanying balcony that opens out to view over the lake (perfect for sunbathing) 


With family ski holidays, having your own space can make a real difference. Having the ability to cook your own food if you wish (in between dining at the selection of Michelin-star restaurants, of course) can also give an added layer of a family feel to the chalet.

Explore our luxury chalets and hotels in St. Moritz.


Gstaad, Switzerland

Another glamorous location for your ski holiday, Gstaad is filled with world-class restaurants and designer boutiques. One of the most stylish and most expensive ski resorts in Europe, Gstaad itself is a traditional swiss village. You will find it located just over one kilometre above sea level with clean air and a level of clientele that feature some of the world’s most famous faces.

What to do in Gstaad if you’re not skiing:

If you are looking for plenty of space and time to relax on the slopes, there is a good level of blue runs and green runs in Gstaad to take your time around. When not skiing, you will find breathtaking hiking locations and even an annual hot air balloon festival to look forward to in January. 

Skiing in Gstaad: Helpful info

  • 220km of ski runs
  • Historical architecture 
  • Traditional chocolate shops and 14th Century churches
  • Dramatic alpine scenery
  • Glamourous boutiques, bars, and cafés
  • Energetic and elegant nightlife


Where to stay in Gstaad:

We recommend staying at the Chalet Lottie, with a capacity to accommodate up to 14 people. You will find this chalet just outside of Gstaad, nestled high above a small hamlet. This leads to incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley, as well as a level of security and privacy for those that require it. You can also look forward to: 

  • An outdoor hot tub
  • A private gym 
  • A cinema room 


Explore our  luxury chalets and hotels in Gstaad.


Saas Fee, Switzerland

Situated high up in the Saas Valley, the views from Saas Fee are really something to take in and admire. The village itself is completely car-free, which gives a beautiful snow-covered silence and a huge reduction in noise pollution. The ski runs top out at 3,500 kilometres, giving a fantastic range of high-difficulty runs and off-piste space to explore. 

What to do in Saas Fee if you’re not skiing 

You will also find plenty of runs that cater for those learning to ski. As the village is car-free, it is easy to explore the village with small children without worrying about moving vehicles as you roam. The village has an excellent assortment of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

Skiing in Saas Fee: Helpful info

  • 100km of ski runs
  • Traditional Swiss atmosphere 
  • Car-free village 
  • Stunning alpine vistas


Where to stay in Saas Fee:

We recommend staying at the Chalet Annapurna. It caters for up to 14 people and is spread over five floors. This stunning accommodation option provides maximum accessibility to the views around the chalet as the building is equipped with panoramic windows. The chalet is also located right on the slopes. Having this ski-out aspect will save time and effort from getting to and from the ski lifts, as well as certainly add the novelty factor.

Explore our  luxury chalets and hotels in Saas Fee.

Your next luxury ski holiday

Switzerland as a country is gifted with a rich cultural heritage, and beautiful mountainous regions. Whether you are looking for a five-star hotel or luxury chalet, luxury Switzerland ski resorts make it easy to find the perfect venue for your needs and requirements.

If you’re looking for inspiration and advice on where to go for your next family ski holiday, or where to go skiing with friends in Switzerland, get in touch. Our experts can help you find the ultimate skiing destination, with knowledge of the best Swiss ski resorts to head to whatever you’re looking for. 

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