Switzerland & Austria:
Winter Resort Reports
This quiet resort caters to serious skiers, has a long snow season, and
is only two hours from Zürich by train.
You don't have to be a skier to enjoy this classic resort in Graubünden, which
had its first winter season in 1886.
The most picturesque ski resort in French Switzerland is about two hours by train from Geneva
Airport. It's the leading Swiss resort in the international Portes du Soleil
ski area, which claims to be the largest in Europe.
Graubünden's largest ski resort may not be long on alpine charm, but it has
fabulous skiing on some 315 km (200 miles) of high-altitude runs.
There are no cars here--just plenty of great skiing near Interlaken and the Jungfrau,
including the world's longest downhill race for amateur skiers.
You don't need a fortune or a title to enjoy Switzerland's oldest ski resort; a
platinum card will do.
Soak up the sun, soak in the baths, and take lessons from a ski/snowboarding
school with 100 instructors.
This resort in French Switzerland offers 400 km of slopes, 100
lifts, and plenty of thrills (or spills) for advanced skiers.
Zermatt's lifts include a cogwheel railroad, a subway inside an Alp, and the highest
aerial cablecar in Europe--yet the resort manages to retain a village atmosphere.
Glacier skiing is a year-round activity at this popular ski and snowboarding
resort in the Tyrol.
Austrians and Germans flock to these neighboring towns in the Pongau, an hour
south of Salzburg, for excellent downhill and superb cross-country skiing.