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Andermatt
This quiet resort in Central Switzerland caters to serious skiers, has a long snow season, and is only two hours from Zürich by train. (It's also a training base for Swiss alpine troops.)

Mürren
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.

St. Moritz
You don't need a fortune or a title to enjoy Switzerland's oldest ski resort; a platinum card will do.

Verbier
This resort in French Switzerland offers 400 km of slopes, 100 lifts, and plenty of thrills (or spills) for advanced skiers.

Zermatt
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.

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Cresta Run, St. Moritz
You can risk life and limb on the world's scariest toboggan run, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.