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The best ski resorts in Switzerland for advanced skiers and freeriders

Published: May 27, 2024
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1 Verbier, Les 4 Vallées
2 Saas-Fee
3 Zermatt
4 St Moritz



Impressive landscapes, excellent service, and guaranteed snow - this is skiing in Switzerland. The Alpine country offers an abundance of winter sports experiences. While Zermatt stands out as one of the world's most renowned ski resorts, it is just one of many impressive destinations for winter enthusiasts in Switzerland. 

 

To most advanced skiers, the key to a satisfying ski resort includes long, steep black runs and thrilling off- slope adventures. Our ski experts have curated a list of the best ski resorts for advanced skiers. Europe and beyond offer excellent conditions for advanced skiers, and if you're seeking a challenging ski holiday in Switzerland, you've come to the right place.

 

Switzerland is a paradise for advanced skiers, offering some of the most challenging and thrilling ski resorts in the world. With a variety of difficult slopes, thrilling black runs, and extensive off- slope opportunities, the Swiss Alps are an adventure playground for those seeking to push their limits. Here’s a closer look at some of the best ski resorts in Switzerland for advanced skiers.

 

Verbier, Les 4 Vallées

 

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Verbier is a haven for seasoned skiers seeking new adventures, famous for its extreme off- slope terrain and ideal for powder enthusiasts. With over 400km of slopes and 82 lifts, Verbier offers an array of challenging red slopes and black slopes that will satisfy any expert skier.





The resort peaks at Mont Fort (3,330 meters), providing breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc on clear days. Skiing in Verbier is a free rider haven and a paradise for deep-snow skiing, with several annual competitions highlighting its challenging slopes.  

Verbier is a top destination for advanced skiers, however, proficient intermediate skiers will also thoroughly enjoy their time here. A glance at the slope map reveals a network of red runs sprawling across all four valleys. To maximize your experience, consider hiring a guide or trying heli-skiing.



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Grindelwald Mürren, Jungfrau Region

 

Jungfrau ski region, formed by the ski resorts of Grindelwald-Wengen, Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen and Mürren-Schilthorn offers dramatically scenic intermediate skiing that is hard to beat, with the majestic peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau dominating the landscape and ensuring an unforgettable ski holiday in Switzerland

 

Grindelwald, located in the Bernese Oberland region, is a large resort that boasts 213 km of slopes and 33 lifts. Advanced skiers will find plenty of challenges with numerous black runs and steep terrain. Mürren on the other hand, offers 51 km of slopes served by 16 lifts, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality and challenge.


 

It's the ultimate freeride destination in the Jungfrau region. The area surrounding Piz Gloria boasts numerous freeride runs. Additionally, there are plentiful powder routes directly below the north face of the Eiger, though we strongly recommend enlisting the assistance of a local guide.

 

In addition, the steep black slopes in Schilthorn (2,970 meters) are legendary, providing a thrilling descent for advanced skiers. Mürren’s terrain is ideal for those seeking adventure and technical skiing.



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Saas-Fee


Known as the "Pearl of the Alps", Saas-Fee offers 100km of slopes and 22 lifts on high altitudes, reaching up to 3,600 meters at the Allalin Glacier, and therefore guaranteeing excellent snow conditions and an almost year-round ski season. With exceptional views, extensive powder skiing and a variety of off- slope activities, Saas-Fee is a captivating ski holiday destination. 




Surrounded by 13 mountain peaks, the scenery is indeed spectacular, despite being relatively small, with just 50 slopes. Although better known as a hotspot for freestylers, Saas-Fee’s on- slope offerings are noteworthy, and with others occupied in the park, the runs are yours to explore. With 75 km of red slope s and nearly 50 km of blues to ease you in, high-quality terrain awaits.


The resort’s high-altitude slopes, reaching 3,600 meters at the Allalin Glacier, guarantee excellent snow conditions. Advanced skiers will enjoy the resort’s long, demanding runs and extensive off- slope opportunities. Saas-Fee is also renowned for its dramatic landscapes and reliable snow, making it a top destination for a ski holiday in Switzerland.



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Zermatt

 

When you think about skiing in Switzerland, the impressive Matterhorn might be the first thing that comes to mind. Zermatt, located at the foot of this world-famous mountain, is one of the most challenging ski resorts in Europe, with plenty of challenging red slopes and black slopes for advanced skiers and 360 kilometres of slopes overall.

 

For the ultimate off- slope experience, Zermatt’s glacier skiing offers magical rides through seracs and over crevasses. This terrain demands respect and should not be skied without a guide If you love challenging black slopes or want to venture off- slope , Zermatt is the place for you. And the best thing: Thanks to the glacier, you can enjoy year-round skiing, and the extensive off- slope terrain provides endless opportunities for deep-snow skiing. Zermatt is a must-visit for any serious skier looking for a thrilling skiing experience in Switzerland.


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St Moritz

 

With a name that resonates with luxury and prestige, St Moritz offers 163 km of slopes and 24 lifts in Europe's most exclusive Ski Resort. St. Moritz is renowned for its luxurious ambience, attracting jet-setters with its sophisticated dining and high-end boutiques.


However, St. Moritz offers much more than glamour. Nestled in the Engadin valley, it features frozen lakes surrounded by pine forests and snow-capped peaks. The ski area lies between 2,000m and 3,057m above sea level, guaranteeing great snow conditions throughout the season. The resort consists of three areas, Corviglia is the main ski resort, completed by two smaller but excellent resorts: Corvatsch and Diavolezza-Lagalb.


The valley, protected by high mountains, enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and excellent snowfall throughout the season. The diverse and well-groomed ski slopes cater to intermediate skiers and carving enthusiasts, while beginners and non-skiers have plenty of learning areas, schools, and other activities.


Intermediates will find a St. Moritz ski holiday ideal, with nearly 70 percent of slopes suited to their level. Less seasoned intermediates will appreciate the slope s at Corviglia, renowned for its excellent grooming. More experienced intermediates will enjoy Corvatsch quite more, which offers high alpine scenery, great snow conditions, and steeper, more challenging terrain. The Corvatsch glacier is particularly popular among advanced intermediate skiers and snowboarders at St. Moritz.



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Skiing in Switzerland, with its alpine towns and famous mountains, is a must-visit for every experienced skier. Whether the terrain is perfectly groomed, designed for parks, or left natural, the expert skiers will have a great time! 
 

From challenging black runs and big parks to ungroomed trails and guides showing you the best back-country skiing, a week in these resorts will test even the toughest skiers. What are you waiting for to hit the slopes in Switzerland? 


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