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Switzerland is at the epicentre of the world famous Alps, with most of the Southern half of the country covered in snow-capped peaks, including the renowned and majestic Matterhorn (4478m).
This results in perfect backcountry skiing, as the wide array of location choices combined with the excellent conditions of constant, heavy snow make for a veritable playground for backcountry skiers.
Apart from the mountains, the alpine scenery is as postcard-pretty as one can imagine, with tree-lined forests leading to idyllic and tranquil lakes, with small, quaint and rustique villages and towns welcoming all and sundry to indulge in the local customs and traditions.
Choose from our selection of backcountry skiing trips in Switzerland, from beginner to advanced and everything in between.
Switzerland is a very unique country, with the different regions influenced by the respective neighboring countries, resulting in different languages being spoken and a different culture and vibe being felt depending where in the country you are.
The big cities of Zurich and Geneva are much more business-focused and urban than the rest of the country, with cities such as Bern, Basel and Lucerne being much prettier and close to nature.
Some of the backcountry skiing can be quite challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.
Moderate for most of the year, with Summer averaging around 20 degrees celsius, however temperatures in Winter often drop below 0 degrees celsius.
German, French, Italian, Romansh
Flights to Zurich and Geneva from all major European hubs, and easy access overland from neighboring countries Italy, Germany, France, Austria and Liechtenstein.
December-March, when the weather is coldest and snowfall is heaviest.
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