Top 5 Skiing Resorts in Switzerland

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Are you an experienced or expert skier looking for your next, new ski resort to hit this winter? Travel to Switzerland to experience the beauty of the country while enjoying some of the best and most beautiful slopes in the world. Here is a countdown of five of the country’s resorts to visit this winter if you’re still deciding your vacation (most are on the more expensive side, but they’re worth the price.):

1. Verbier

Though particularly popular with its French-speaking clientele, all are still welcomed to Verbier with its network of cable cars and gondolas giving you convenient access to more resorts including Veysonnaz and La Tzoumaz. After you day skiing, you can relax and enjoy some of the most creative and delicious cuisine. If you’re also a food connoisseur then this is your resort as the others serve simple and typical ski resort menus.

2. St. Moritz

Jack Ryger nycHaving more of an Austrian influence compared to the other resorts on this list, St. Mortiz showcases authentic medieval architecture including folkloric fixtures, hand-carved paneling, and local granite throughout. There are slopes for all levels here. The Corvigilia, located just above St. Moritz is the most suitable for new or beginner skiers. If you’re looking for more of a challenge then head over to Sils Maria (Corvatsh) or Pontresina (Diavolezza). Both feature difficult slopes that you will challenge you all day long. Intermediate-level skiers should take the one cable-care connection to Piz Corvatsch and ski all the way back to St. Moritz’s lake.

3. Arosa

Relatively new to the scene amongst the ski resorts, Arosa is one of the most isolated and quiet vacations spots you’ll find. If you’re a nature lover then escape here as you head in on the one the road that leads to town. Lined with alpine meadows as far as your eye can see, Arosa couldn’t been any more serene.

4. Zermatt

In the Southwest region of Switzerland, Zermatt is located on a high-altitude plateau. It’s known for its slopes just as much as its party scene with beer-drinking heading into the early hours of the morning. Primarily tailored to intermediate skiers, it also feature a difficult course with a drop of (3,280ft) from start to finish.

5. Gstaad

Located in Saaneland, Gstaad is a cool option with plenty of action off the slopes as much as there is on them. During your downtime, you can attend music festivals, shop till you drop, and people-watch. You can people watch there for hours or enjoy the view as the sun goes down.

Brighton Mountain Ski Resort

Brighton Mountain in Utah is a favorite amongst skiiers of all ages. With an average of 500 inches of light, fluffy snow each winter, the mountain is a lot like heaven for those who love to ski. Since Brighton is located in a pathway of winter storms and sits at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, the snowfall is great and plenty for all to enjoy.

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Brighton Resort is a great place to stay if you want to plan a ski trip on the mountain. The resort has access to 100% of Brighton’s terrain by five high speed quads. Along with 1,875 vertical feet dedicated to the wonders of Utah skiing, Brighton Resort also has 1,050 acre of trip and magic carpet service. You can also find day lodges, rentals, a ski and snowboarding school, lockers, cafeterias, a pub, and bus transportation to the downtown Salt Lake City area as part of the resort’s amenities.

In order to maintain safety precautions and offer its guests the best quality ski and snowboard trails, Bright Resort’s grooming is consistently top quality. Beginner, intermediate, and expert trails are all groomed as needed and if you’re ever wondering how your trail looks for the day, a grooming report is posted daily, which details the conditions of each trail.

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In addition, Brighton Resort has terrain parks, which are great for those who enjoy freestyle riding and skiing. There are four terrain parks available for every ability level, and with a supreme terrain park crew, the parks’ features move and improve as often as possible.

Brighton Resort offers hours of operation all seven days of the week from the middle of November through mid-April. In addition to the daily hours of operation for 9 am to 4pm, the resort offers night skiing from 4pm until 9pm every day except for sunday from December until March. So if you want to get the most out of your ski vacation, Brighton Resort is undoubtedly the place for you.

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For more information about Brighton Resort and the Brighton Mountain, please visit their website here. Happy skiing!