... and towns are putting up their decorations, hot chocolate and mulled wine are reappearing on menus, and up in the mountains, resorts are offering their guests a snowy welcome high above the clouds. Our tips include some of the most magical experiences Switzerland has to offer.
Each of our newsletters over the coming months will feature one of our winter experts sharing ten top tips from his or her region. For December, Anne Fournier introduces gems from the Valais. Anne runs a vacation apartment that she renovated herself, bringing new life to the hamlet of Verrey near the ski resort of Veysonnaz.
Alex Herrmann Switzerland Tourism, Director Americas
Anne Fournier has lived in Verrey since childhood, runs an authentic vacation apartment there and knows the Valais inside-out. Our winter expert reveals her top tips, from outdoor activities to gourmet treats.
Ever wondered how Switzerland became the Number 1 winter destination, where the world's first T-bar lift operated or how snow sports vacations began? You can find the answers here, along with film clips that'll make you smile and details of this season's program of nostalgic events.
Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air, enjoy the spectacular scenery and experience nature close-up as you follow specially prepared paths across the snowy landscapes. Find a selection of the most enchanting winter walks here.
Festive decorations adorn the streets and squares, lights sparkle on the Christmas trees and the scent of mulled wine drifts through the alleyways. Discover the charm of Switzerland's most romantic season with a visit to one of the magical Christmas markets.
Combine your Christmas shopping with a city break to Switzerland and treat yourself to a stay in one of our irresistible Design & Lifestyle Hotels. Cosy rooms, log fires, mouth-watering cuisine: all you need to really relax...
5 years of action packed Warren Miller ski movies and counting.The 2014 movie "No turning back" is out and on tour through the US. These ski athletes conquer montains all over the world but when they wanna push the boundaries of what's humanly possible, they go to Switzerland.
The ultimate girls' weekend away: spas, shopping and other seductive treats, guaranteed to make you feel like a princess. Warning: men aren't allowed on this trip – with the possible exception of George Clooney ...
No fewer than five Swiss ski resorts are featured in the top ten of a study by the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Overall winner is Zermatt! The ski area around Zermatt took first place thanks to its sheer size and variety of pistes.
Zermatt – $1545.00 Jan 4 - Feb 15, 2015: Zermatt in winter is hard to beat. It's the highest ski resort in Europe and offers snow all year 'round, guaranteed. Discover this winter wonderland yourself during your 7-night stay at the Hotel Walliserhof.
Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee If you examine Paul Klee's pictures closely, you will often see a small inscription such as "SKL". This stands for Sonderklasse, or "Special class": the artist used the abbreviation to denote works that had a special value for him.
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