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Switzerland & Austria:
Winter Resort Reports

Switzerland

  • Andermatt
    This quiet resort caters to serious skiers, has a long snow season, and is only two hours from Zürich by train.

  • 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.

Austria

  • Radstadt and Altenmarkt/Zauchensee
    Austrians and Germans flock to these neighboring towns in the Pongau, an hour south of Salzburg, for excellent downhill and superb cross-country skiing.