Villas in Switzerland
Saas-Fee is an all-year-round ski resort in the Valais, Switzerland. The Saas valley (Saastal) provides the world's best up close & personal glacier skiing experience.The traditional village of Saas Fee is beautifully situated in a high valley at the base of the Fee Glacier, surrounded by numerous 4000m+ peaks. The glacier provides the opportunity for both winter & summer skiing at Saas Fee.One highlight of Saas Fee is travelling Europe’s first funicular railway up through the inside of the mountain to 3,500 metres altitude, before skiing all the way down to the Saas Fee village at 1,800 metres.
The ski slopes stretch from the high plateau up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000m. Directly beyond the edge of the forest the pistes are broad and open, ideal for beginners and deep-snow skiers. Advanced skiers will take the chairlift to La Toula to find a really challenging descent. Particularly popular are the broad carving pistes and the valley descent down the Piste Nationale which, at 12km, is the longest in the region.In winter the golf courses become a paradise for cross-country skiers and hikers. In addition to classic cross-country ski trails, there is also an extra piste especially for skaters.
La Tzoumaz forms part of the 4 Vallées domain which covers 410 km of pistes. Whether a novice or an expert, there are lots of options which will, without a doubt, satisfy everyone. The area of La Tzoumaz-Savoleyres consists of 55 km of pistes and is accessible from La Tzoumaz or Verbier. Here you can enjoy superb slopes offering excellent snow conditions. On the north facing slopes, the snow stays in good condition and on the south slopes you can take your time in the sun. So whether you are a fan of skiing, snowboarding, sledging, snowshoeing, ski touring, ice skating or just relaxing in the sun, everyone will enjoy La Tzoumaz.
Verbier is one of the most gloriously situated ski resorts in the Alps, with superb skiing. The lively town is exciting and is notoriously brimming with keen skiers and après lovers. Being just over a 90 minute drive from Geneva, it is a much-favoured ski weekend destination and you will soon feel at home in the laid-back atmosphere of the town. Situated in the centre of the 4 Valleys, Verbier town is perched upon a sun-drenched plateau which gives way to a vast ski area with exciting terrain to thrill skiers and boarders of all abilities.The skiing at Verbier is world class. It boasts more than 80 lifts, giving you access to over 400km of runs at a snow-capped altitude of up to 3,330 metres. Beginners and intermediate skiers can take their pick from nearly 80% of the runs, with picturesque views from Les Esserts and versatile slopes at Savoleyres.Skiers can also enjoy a varied and bustling town which is home to a huge range of gourmet eateries, designer shops and fabulous bars. ustria is a large resort with 26 lifts (4 gondolas, 11 chair lifts, 11 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1471 metres (4825 feet) of vertical descent. St Gallenkirch has 30 pistes and is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for both expert and intermediates. There are 30 kilometers (19 miles) of cross country ski trails at St Gallenkirch. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe.
Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town's touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world's most famous mountain. This destination is a car-free zone and has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.The snow-assured ski region offers 360km of pistes in three varied ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, Schwarzsee and Matterhorn glacier paradise. Snowboarders and freestylers are able to hone their skills in the Snowpark Zermatt in which Olympic hopefuls also train.