Read our pocket guide to Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps: A pocket guide
Switzerland and luxury tend to go hand in hand, and the ski resorts based in the Swiss Alps are a case in point. Indeed, the luxury ski resorts of Verbier, Zermatt, St-Moritz, and Gstaad are some of the most desirable in the world.
In terms of luxury chalet developments, Verbier is undoubtedly one of the busiest Swiss resorts. Each season, Verbier sets a new benchmark for breathtaking chalets that feature cutting-edge design components. Whether you’re after an intimate chalet experience or a larger house for plenty of parties, there are a huge number of luxury chalets in the town to pick and choose from. There is something for everyone in Verbier, with a range of skiing to suit all abilities, and an apres-ski and nightlife scene to cater to all tastes.
Zermatt is undoubtedly one of the prettiest and most charming alpine ski resorts in Switzerland. It is surrounded by a number of the most stunning peaks in Europe, with the majestic Matterhorn offering an epic backdrop to your luxury ski holiday. Zermatt is as busy in the summer months as it is in the winter, offering plenty of activities throughout the year. Once on the slopes, you can drop over into the neighboring resort on Cervinia in Italy for a truffle-infused lunch, or you can stick to the local eateries in Zermatt: The resort offers arguably the best choice of fine on-the-slope dining of any ski resort in the world. The town itself has a vast number of luxury shopping boutiques, restaurants, and a variety of bars and nightlife venues.