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Family Ski Holiday: Best Place to stay in Swiss Alps

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December 20, 2022

Switzerland is a fantastic option if you’re planning a vacation filled with outdoor activities and family enjoyment. The best time of year to visit top mountain retreats and opulent hotels is in the winter when the natural scenery and pleasant climate of relaxation and complete tranquility provide an unforgettable getaway experience. The Swiss Alps are among the most well-known tourist attractions in the world, and if you’re looking for a getaway from the daily grind, you should visit one of the stunning resorts and spas in chic cities and ski resorts.

A highlight of any winter holiday is skiing in Switzerland, which has some of the best slopes in the world. There are ski resorts that can accommodate your demands whether you prefer downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding. The most crucial thing to know when traveling with kids is which ski resorts are suitable for families. These top 5 family ski locations in Alpenwild will make your winter ski trip unforgettable.

Zermatt

At the foot of Switzerland’s most recognizable mountain, the Matterhorn sits the car-free ski resort of Zermatt. The most well-known ski resort in Switzerland, it is also the highest in all of Europe. This is a terrific place for individuals who wish to start the ski season early because they get snow as early as November. Families will love skiing in Zermatt because it offers the ideal combination of an Alpine hamlet, contemporary ski lifts, a wide range of ski trails, and ski organizations that educate kids and beginners about the sport. In Zermatt, there are three lift stations: the Gornergrat railway, which is right next to the main train station, the Sunnegga funicular, which is a few hundred yards distant across the river, and the Furi gondola, which is more than half a mile away. Families love Sunnegga because it is sunny and includes a ski area called Wolli Park that is ideal for novice skiers. You may be confident that Zermatt offers a wide variety of excellent options for top-notch skiing.

Chalet Zermatt Peak | Swiss Alps Chalets | Haute Retreats

Chalet Zermatt Peak | Swiss Alps Chalets | Haute Retreats

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Zermatt Peak

Set over six floors, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, Chalet Zermatt Peak, Swiss Alps, fuses traditional alpine charm with modern design and architecture. In addition to the luxurious setting, guests enjoy an award winning fully-inclusive package with full compliment of staff.

Your personal chef will be on hand to create and serve a mixture of international cuisine. You will be able to watch him cook in the open-plan kitchen using the finest ingredients whilst being served by your personal chalet staff. Breakfast, afternoon tea and full gourmet dinners are on offer to suit all tastes. Al-fresco dining and an external kitchen on the terrace is also available.

The modern open-plan layout boasts a larger corner-seating sofa under a glass roof, library area with real open fire, seated dining and open kitchen. The balcony off the lounge offers additional outer space and of course, fantastic views.

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Davos

Davos is one of the highest Alpine destinations in Europe, with a huge network of ski slopes that stretches from the Rinerhorn in the southwest to Pischa in the northeast, and has an elevation range of 1.560 to 2.844 meters. Six diverse ski regions make up Davos-Klosers, and each mountain has a unique character and ski terrain. It’s crucial to understand that these mountains are not all connected in a way that allows you to travel between them on skis. The many resorts in Davos-Klosters are connected by bus. The majority of skiers only select one mountain every day, so you may still enjoy the benefits of variety within a single vacation. There are numerous designated play areas for kids that are excellent for young children, and kids are everywhere. High above Klosters municipality, the Madrisa ski resort is entirely geared toward families and kids and boasts the largest kids area. Children can take ski lessons, constructing snowmen, bounce on the trampoline, play in the bouncy castle, tub down the snowy slopes, and more in “Madrisa Land”.

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Chalet Maldeghem

Chalet Maldeghem is a very private, beautiful chalet, located in Klosters, Switzerland in its own grounds of snow-covered meadows and beautiful trees. Chalet Maldeghem has been recently renovated to a high standard while maintaining its delightful charm.

This is a perfect retreat providing excellent service, discreet exclusivity and a wonderfully privileged atmosphere.

During your stay a professional private chef will provide tasting cuisine for you during your stay.

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Verbier 

Verbier has transformed into a glitzy winter paradise. There is no denying that this resort is pricey, but with its excellent skiing, international clientele, luxurious lodging, and fantastic pubs and restaurants, it is most definitely worth it. Verbier, which is located in the Valais canton in the southwest of Switzerland, is bordered to the west by France and to the south by Italy. It takes around two hours to get there by car from Geneva Airport, or you may take the train to Le Chable and then a gondola to the resort’s main area. With its incredible and convenient off-piste, Verbier appeals to both the serious skier and the more leisurely skier who like to cruise the blues before taking it easy on a sun lounger for the afternoon. With a renowned array of energetic pubs and clubs, it’s also the ideal location for après-ski enthusiasts. A winter playground for the wealthy and famous, Verbier is known for its expansive and diverse ski terrain, opulent ski lodging, and lavish nightlife. However, it may also be a fantastic destination for a family outing. Unusual for a ski resort, kids under eight ski for free (typically, it’s under five), and kids between eight and fourteen get significant lift pass discounts. Teenagers will adore Verbier’s sophisticated and glamorous atmosphere, and the ski region boasts terrain that is appropriate for all skill levels.

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Chalet Marmottiere

Chalet Marmottiere is truly at the pinnacle of luxurious mountain living in Verbier, Swiss Alps.

Chalet Marmottiere spans over 1500 square metres combining two beautiful chalets where 18 guests can be accommodated in nine bedrooms. The two chalets are sumptuously designed throughout and feature an array of deluxe facilities. With a 17m indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, 3D cinema and well-appointed gym, this vast luxury estate defined a new concept of contemporary alpine chalets.

On the first floor there are the open plan living and dining areas furnished with elegant, warm soft furnishings and a relaxing neutral palette. Perfect for entertaining, the huge sliding doors feature access to a huge wrap-around balcony. On the ground floor there is a well-equipped exclusive wellness area.

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Crans Montana

Crans-Montana is one of Switzerland’s greatest ski resorts. It is located at 1,500 meters, a little east of Verbier, and on the north side of the Rhone valley, giving it one of the best sunlight records in the nation. Views that are breathtaking Crans Montana is a terrific choice with super skiing, a gourmet food scene, and some great luxury hotel alternatives. In one of the most desirable locations in the Swiss Alps, you can find Crans Montana. The towns of Crans and Montana, which are connected, look out over the loveliest alpine vistas from a sunny plateau above the Rhône valley. The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and the border with Italy are all visible from the 140 km of slopes. It’s rewarding to advance to some of the resort’s gorgeous long easy red lines, especially amid the trees, and the resort’s golf course in the summer makes for some fantastic beginner slopes in the winter. The perfect family skiing vacation in Switzerland.

Ultima Crans Montana | Luxury Chalets | Haute Retreats

Ultima Crans Montana | Luxury Chalets | Haute Retreats

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Ultima Crans Montana

Discover our ultra-luxury chalets in the beautiful ski resort of Crans-Montana. Ultima Crans-Montana is home to two ultra-luxurious chalets completely private for absolute intimacy. Ideally located in the altitude of Plateau de Plan-Mayens, Ultima Crans-Montana offers all the services of a superior 5-star hotel with the Ultima signature design. These chalets are the perfect place for a luxury retreat in the Swiss Alps.

Ultima Crans-Montana Chalet 1 sits at 3850m2, the first chalet comfortably accommodates 16 guests in complete privacy. Comprising 8 master suites with private dressing rooms, bathrooms and balconies, as well as two children dormitories which can host up to ten children, this chalet is perfect for groups of friends and families who want to experience a home away from home with all the luxury services of a superior five-star hotel.

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Saas Fee, Valais

It’s puzzling that Saas Fee isn’t more well-liked than it is; perhaps its devoted followers prefer to keep it a secret. Saas Fee, one of the most family-friendly ski areas in Switzerland, is bright, snowy, and safe; the village is largely car-free. The slopes, which are located at the base of the Allalin glacier, are especially suitable for beginners; on the outskirts of the hamlet, there is a sizable nursery area with plenty of easy reds and blues to advance to. Older youngsters will undoubtedly enjoy the two terrain parks, and the different ski schools are well-regarded.

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Chalet Adalene Saas-Fee Swiss Alps

Chalet Adalene

Gorgeous Swiss mountain chalet with cosy ambiance and breathtaking views.

Traditional Saastal mountain chalets might have enjoyed this mountain location and such wonderful aged timbers, but Chalet Adalene takes the vernacular to a new level of delight. Extending over five floors, the chalet’s wooden balconies and large panoramic windows take advantage of the spectacular Saastal views.

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Final thoughts

In Switzerland, skiing is legendary, and for good reason. Dramatic Alps serve as your ski slopes, attractive chalets provide delectable mountaintop lunches, and lovely alpine villages welcome you after your ski days. There should be plenty of ski tracks for every member of your family, modern lifts, breathtaking scenery, ski schools, après-ski activities like sledding (called remodeling), touring igloos, and evening entertainment for the ideal family ski vacation in Switzerland.

 

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