Switzerland is well known for excellent ski areas with rich histories. Holidaymakers will find solitary huts, car-free ski resorts, and luxurious flair.
Switzerland has 74 mountains towering above 4,000 m. Twelve such mountains are located in the Wallis Alps, among them the world famous Matterhorn (4,478 m), with its glamorous ski village Zermatt. Nearly as well known is the triumvirate of Eiger (3,970 m), Mönch (4,107 m), and Jungfrau (4,158 m) in the Bernese Oberland. Every year the famous Lauberhorn world cup ski race takes place here in Wengen. You can get to the Jungfrauen Joch (3,454 m), the highest train station of Europe, by cog railroad from Grindelwald.
The ski region Les Portes du Soleil, located south of Lake Geneva, guarantees borderless skiing enjoyment (union of 12 French and Swiss districts), and is the largest ski region in the world with 650 kilometres of piste and 211 lifts, along with "Les Trois Vallées" in France.
In 1956, Switzerland achieved honours at the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. The famous destination offers glamorous flair, as well as an excellent ski area.