By Ritwik Datta 09 Mar 2020
Switzerland is a wonderland in winter. If you can bear the cold, then nothing would be better to spend your winter vacation than enjoying skiing in the Alps and indulge in your favourite snow sports. Whether you opt for skating, climbing, skiing, shopping in the brightly decorative Christmas market, and snuggling in the wooden chalets in front of a warm fire, here are the top five activities to do in Switzerland to enjoy your winter holidays to the fullest.
The adventure freaks can enjoy skiing sessions in Switzerland. The Swiss Alps offer a bountiful option for the snow lovers who want to have fun this adventure sport.
Switzerland is a great destination to indulge in your favourite snow sport, glacier skiing. You will also witness the spectacular views around you.
Zermatt: If you want to immerse in the majestic scenic beauty of the mountains and a good snow condition, then ski on the Theodul Glacier at Zermatt. This place provides 36 square kilometers of snowfields, several ski lifts, 21 km of pistes, and cable cars.
Engelberg Titlis: Engelberg is also snow lover’s favourite for a wide range of facilities and sports opportunities. Do you want to enjoy the astounding 360-degree views of the Central Alps? Then you must take the world’s first rotating gondola up to the Titlis Glacier. You have to keep on skiing until you make your way to the top of Klein Titlis.
Saas-Fee: During the winter, this resort offers a great network of cable cars, and lifts to take skiers to the glacier skiing area quickly and more comfortably.
Winter holidays in Switzerland is incomplete without ice skating. There is an excellent ice-skating atmosphere in front of the Parliament building situated in Bern. You can choose the place by the lake in Lucerne.
Every winter, many tourists visit the vast ‘Ice-Magic’ complex in Interlaken. Though most of the mountain ski resorts offer an ice rink, you can enjoy the romantic natural ice rinks at Bever near St. Moritz, Davos, and Caux located near Montreux.
Imagine you are watching the pristine white snow landscape against the background of the blue sky from a rail window! It would be like a fairy-tale journey in the winter. You will not get bored because you will witness the dramatic change in the scenario every now and then as the train will meander through the bridges and tunnels.
Hence, to enjoy the best view of the Alpine landscapes, and glaciers, board on Glacier Express, or St. Bernina Express from Davos to Tirano.
Dog sledding is another adventurous and unique expedition to engage in Switzerland during winter. A pack of healthy huskies will glide through the snow-covered hilly plateaus take you along at the back. It is exciting and one of the most popular winter sports for dog lovers.
Most of the resorts around Zermatt, Davos, St. Moritz, and Interlaken offer the tourists this unique experience. If you are on a winter vacation in Switzerland with family and kids, do not skip the walks with Saint Bernard dogs.
Flown away with the Christmas delights at the market is the perfect thing to embrace winter holidays. While you are enjoying a winter vacation in Switzerland, walk along the shops that are packed up with bells, Christmas trees, gifts, baubles, and stars. You can also pick up some special Christmas gifts and handicrafts for your loved ones.
When your energy will drain out, you can also pacify your gluttony with mulled wine, chocolates, and traditional Swiss dishes like Rosti, and Fondue.