Top 5 Snow Sure Ski Resorts in Switzerland

Customer 9 April, 2024 18 min read

Switzerland is home to several incredibly snow-sure ski resorts, so it can be a great option for an early or late-season ski trip when snowfall can be less reliable. Take advantage of Switzerland’s high-altitude resorts for the best snow conditions to enjoy excellent skiing all season long! 

We have compiled a list of the top 5 highest reaching, snow-sure ski resorts in Switzerland. From the breathtaking peaks of Zermatt to the glamorous, celeb-filled resort of St Moritz, there is something for everyone! Find more information about the resorts that have made our snow-sure list below.

1. Zermatt – 1,620m-3,883m


Located on the Swiss side of the Matterhorn and sharing its expansive ski area with Cervinia, Zermatt is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Europe. With slopes reaching beyond 3,800m, the entire ski area typically remains open until the final week of April, while the glacier offers year-round skiing opportunities. Home to the highest ski area in the Alps reaching 3,883m, the Matterhorn Ski Paradise boasts an impressive 360km of meticulously groomed terrain, providing jaw-dropping vistas of the surrounding peaks. Discover more about this snow-sure resort in our Ultimate Guide to Zermatt!

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2. Saas-Fee – 1,800m-3,500m

Saas Fee

The picturesque, car-free village of Saas-Fee is one of Switzerland’s most reliably snow-covered resorts. Renowned for its exceptional skiable glacier, Saas-Fee is perched at an elevation of 1,800m, with terrain extending to heights up to 3,500m. While its 100km of pisted terrain may not be the largest, the majority of runs are situated between 2,500m and 3,500m, ensuring consistently excellent snow conditions. With its scenic routes and optimal skiing environment, Saas-Fee is a top destination for shorter ski getaways or for beginner skiers looking to hone their skills on the snow-sure nursery slopes.

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3. St. Moritz – 1,850m-3,300m

St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz is a luxury ski resort located in Switzerland’s Engadin Valley. The picturesque, lake-side resort set at 1,850m offers a multitude of snow-sure slopes reaching up to 3,300m. The three ski areas in the St. Moritz Valley boast 300km of pisted terrain to discover. The north-facing Corvatsch area tends to have the best snow conditions, especially later in the season. The Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers also offer incredible snow as well as unbeatable views of the surrounding peaks. Thanks to its elevation and location, St. Moritz typically experiences cold temperatures throughout the winter season, so the snow depth is retained well.

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4. Verbier – 1,500m-3,330m


Verbier sits in the heart of the Four Vallées, one of the largest ski areas in Europe – with over 400km of pistes to explore! Set at 1,500m, the high-altitude resort has slopes reaching up to 3,330m, with the majority above 2,000m, making it incredibly snow-sure. The Mont Fort Glacier offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and year-round skiing. Verbier has a reputation for its incredible powder and off-piste skiing. The resort is also known for its glamorous accommodation and vibrant après-ski scene

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5. Andermatt – 1,440m-2,960m

Andermatt ski resort

Andermatt is an excellent resort for snow-sure skiing. Sitting at 1,440m, the resort has a unique microclimate, which means it receives snowstorms from many directions. Hence, it has one of the highest snow records in the Alps. Connected to the neighbouring resort of Sedrun in 2019, Andermatt offers 180km of pisted terrain to explore. The Gemsstock ski area has plenty of high-altitude, north-facing runs which get some of the best snow cover in the Swiss Alps. Andermatt has become well known for its excellent off-piste skiing, boasting plenty of ‘steeps and deeps’ to keep adventurous skiers entertained.  

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