Switzerland’s smashing for all sorts of reasons – mighty mountains, opulent Victorian hotels and choc-box chalets decked in the swishest alpine chic.
Throw in top notch cuisine, posh winter pursuits and tremendous ski areas and it all adds up to the ultimate destination for a luxury ski holiday.
It takes a special sort of resort to sit under the eye of the Matterhorn, and Zermatt’s precisely that. Ski resorts don’t get more charmingly choc-box than this, and when you’ve the highest ski area in Europe to roam you’re in for a first class stay all round.
The alps' poshest party animal sets après ski standards worldwide, with champagne by the gallon, megastar DJ’s and royals as regulars. And Verbier's off-piste is just as much of a draw, with terrain that’ll make your knees weak and adrenaline surge.
Klosters holds onto old fashioned finery without feeling flash - people don’t come here for pampering, parties or heaven forbid, paparazzi: you come here to ski with locals who won't blink an eye whether you're blue blooded or Joe Bloggs, so long as you love the mountains as much as they do.
Where it all began for winter holidays, St Moritz has been at the leading edge of luxury skiing for over a century and a half. Via Serlas is Europe's highest, and one of its most fashionable streets to shop in, snow polo is a regular event and the skiing's so pretty it'll take your breath away.
Arosa by any other name would smell as sweet… Accessed by the astoundingly scenic mountain road through the Schanfigg Valley, with sensational spa hotels to greet your arrival – and a linked ski area to make the wellness wonders worthwhile.
Feeling far, far away, Wengen can only be reached by charming cog railway. And whether you work up an appetite skiing world cup slopes or gawking at Jungfrau peaks, there’s an army of amazing restaurants at the ready.
So snow sure you can ski here in the summertime, and so scenic it’ll make your eyes water – from the sky-high peaks that surround to the gorgeous timber-clad village, where spa hotels brush up against fondue huts and farmhouses.
Grand Victorian hotels and old-school wooden chalets make up this classic mountaineering village, which has over 870 years of history and looks out to the iconic north face of the Eiger.
Without a doubt, Switzerland has some of the most luxurious ski chalets on the planet. SNO much more than mere mountain homes, these cover hundreds of square metres with chic alpine furnishings and the first-class facilities you'd find in a five-star hotel.
Indoor swimming pools and outdoor hot tubs are favourite features, which often belong to private wellness centres with saunas, hammams and massage rooms. Some chalets have home cinemas and billiard rooms, while lavish living areas are fitted with roaring open fires and the latest entertainment systems.
There are chalet staff to take care of housekeeping, Michelin-trained chefs to whip up whatever you fancy and drivers to whisk you around resort. Champagne usually comes on tap too... Find our swishest Swiss chalets here.
Switzerland saw some of the first ever mountain hotels – stately old builds where the great and the good of the Victorian era retired for R&R and film stars of the golden age escaped the Hollywood hubbub. Old-time charm lives on, while amenities are ahead of the times as Switzerland does best.
Find spas swimming in facilities, restaurants serving the poshest nosh and suites that look out to iconic alpine peaks. Look through our luxury Swiss ski hotels here.
There's something luxurious about having a home from home in the mountains, where you can stretch out in your own space and mastermind the menu.
Switzerland's most amazing apartments have first class locations near ski lifts and town centres, with balconies and bedrooms looking out to magnificent mountain scenes. You might have a private sauna at your service, or access to an outdoor pool or spa centre – fine finishing touches to make your week wonderful.
See all of our luxury Swiss Apartments here.
|Property||Resort||Luxury features||£ Price from (pp)|
|Hotel Kulm||St Moritz||Iconic luxury hotel, excellent spa, award-winning cuisine||£1989|
|Makini||Verbier||Chalet with glorious lake views, private spa with pool, wine cellar|
|Grand Hotel Zermatterhof||Zermatt||Historic mountain hotel, spa, suites with Matterhorn views|
|Dent Blanche||Verbier||Luxury chalet close to the centre, private spa with heated pool, cinema room, luxury catering|
|Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof||Grindelwald||Indoor pool & spa, teriffic food, bowling alley||£1239|
|The Alpine Estate||Verbier||Spanning 3 chalets, 2 swimming pools, first-class spa facilities|
|Chalet Shalimar||Zermatt||Luxury chalet apartment, access to swimming pool, gourmet catering, billiard room|
|Parkhotel Beau Site||Zermatt||Incredible views, indoor pool & wellness facilities|
|Chalet Fontanet||Zermatt||Luxury duplex chalet, gourmet catering, pool & gym access|
|Hotel Schweizerhof Gourmet & Spa||Saas Fee||Huge spa, gourmet dining, near village centre|
We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.