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Choose Switzerland for your Ski Holidays

Landlocked between France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, Switzerland offers a huge amount of activities and natural beauty. Switzerland is an Alpine country, and therefore offers exceptional skiing in winter, hiking in summer and Swiss Alpine chalets for rent. The capital of Switzerland, Bern, is a melting pot of German, French and Italian cultures, fused with the tidy, prompt and well ordered Swiss mentality.

Places to holiday in Switzerland

Bernese Oberland is a major skiing destination, with 9 world-class destinations high in the Alps. It is spectacularly beautiful, and the walking in the summer is un-rivalled, with clear air, snow capped mountains lush hills and jagged rocks.

Valais, one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland is a fascinating land of mountains; ripe for skiing, climbing and downhill biking, as well as fabulous golf, white water rafting, paragliding and bungee jumping in the summer. There is plenty to entertain a family staying in Valais rental accommodation.

Lake Geneva is considered to be a showcase for all things Swiss. Snowy mountains, vineyards, castles, cathedrals, the lake itself and bustling nightlife can all be enjoyed from a city break to Geneva.

Graubunden, is an almost entirely mountainous canton of Switzerland, and has much of the Swiss National Park and Ela Nature Park within its boundaries.

Things to do in Switzerland

A holiday to Switzerland can take many different forms. Switzerland's Alpine ski resorts and snow sports are legendary. There is fantastic skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, bobsleighing, snow shoe hikes through picturesque snow covered forests and lively après-ski in abundance. Skiing holidays to Switzerland are extremely popular due to not only the authenticity of the country and the lack of crowds, but also the quality of natural and man made resources.

During the summer, the spectacular mountain views and pure air make Switzerland a summer favourite for hiking, walking, climbing and mountain biking. If you discover a natural pool high in the mountains a refreshing dip in some of the most tranquil surroundings in Europe always helps to clear your mind and weary limbs!

The country is wonderfully authentic, and Alpine dairies, Swiss chocolate and clocks are still as prominent as they always have been. It is impossible to sum up all there is on offer in Switzerland in any article less than a full book, but there is undoubtedly something for everyone here, and the unbelievable beauty of much of the country is humbling!

Weather in Switzerland

Summer is warm, lasting from June to September, with average temperatures peaking at around 25°C in July, the busiest tourist period. Switzerland's ski resorts open in mid-November and remain open until April. Winter temperatures can dip as low as -3°C in the mountains during the winter, but average temperatures are around 2°C during the coldest months.

Travel to Switzerland

Switzerland has three main Airports, Zurich Airport (ZRH), Bern Belp Airport (BRN) and Geneva Cointrin International Airport (GVA), so there is plenty of access to which ever destination you decide to take a holiday rental in Switzerland.

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                                                              Lovely balcony, clean and convenient.

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              As a holiday apartment this is an excellent place to stay. Very clean and spacious with a lovely large balcony. We had 12 nights here in June and if we were to come back to this area we would book this again. We made good use of the almost exclusive pool downstairs and the shower in the apartment bathroom is fantastic. A first class transport system starts with a regular bus service just a minute walk away which takes you to the lake within 10 minutes and there is a small supermarket right on the doorstep. If anything, I would suggest that the pillows are replaced and a small welcome pack (milk, bread, tea, coffee etc) is made available if guests are arriving when the shops are closed, but overall a great place to stay. Herr and Frau Lussman are very friendly. Thanks for a lovely stay.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                              Clean and Quiet

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              Sonja was very kind and helpful. She upgraded us to a different apartment with no additional charge. We were able to find street parking and easily access the apartment. Everything was very tidy and she has particular rules to help ensure you can keep it that way. We had a great time and this accommodation made things worry free during our stay. Thanks, Sonja!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                              Wonderful ski vacation in a lovely chalet

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              The chalet was an ideal place for us to spend our ski vacation. It is located in the "First" ski area, which is the smaller of the two ski areas in Grindelwald, but that side of the valley is in the sun all day long. The chalet is located directly in the ski resort, very close to the cable car station. For ski hungry kids, who wante to be the first on the slopes, this was ideal. And it was just perfect to ski down literally in front of the door. However, once the cable cars finish around 4:15, then there's no way to get down to the town or up again (unless you walk). For us, this was a plus. Sitting outside in the cold, looking at the stars, seeing a fox crossing the path in front of the house, all that was an additional asset. And if you wish to walk, there's a winter walk just outside the door that takes you through the woods or up the mountain. The chalet is quite charming, is equipped with everything that's needed and in good shape, despite the age of its interior. It's clearly a family home so you should not mind the personal book shelf and some family pictures. There's a living room, a veranda with a view of the Eiger Nordwand, Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn, a sizeable kitchen, a table for 8 ideal for playing games, good mattresses on the beds (including heating for the bed), two showers/restrooms. For us it was ideal, and I would not hesitate to come back. You just need to get organised when you arrive to get your luggage and food for the week up. But the staff at the cable car is very helpful and will assist you. So, clearly a recommended vacation home.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Feb 2016