Wengen is home to one of the most famous World Cup downhill courses – the Lauberhorn. It runs for a thigh-burning distance of 4.5km and can be skied by the public when it's not being prepped for a race (annually in mid-January). Watch out for the Finish-S: three sharp corners that are usually mogully and icy.
The Matterhorn is the symbol of Zermatt. The first successful ascent of this majestic 4,478m peak was carried out by Englishman Edward Whymper in 1865. However, his elation was short lived – a rope snapped during the descent and four of the seven men in his party fell to their death.
Verbier is famous for hosting the final stage of the Freeride World Tour, which sees some of the world's best freeriders throw themselves down the 3,223m Bec de Rosses – a steep, scary face littered with cliffs and mandatory airs.
Saas Fee's claim to fame is being one of the locations where the video for Wham!'s 1984 hit single Last Christmas was filmed.
The Rocksresort in Laax is built using local slate from boulders that were scattered through the valley by an immense landslide over 10,000 years ago, which is reported to be the biggest in the history of the world.