Switzerland Winter Activities


Switzerland in the winter is a magical place! Whether you want to go in December for the Christmas events, or prefer the best places for winter sports, this must-do Switzerland winter activities guide is for you!


Switzerland is one of the planet’s top skiing destinations and many Swiss resorts are world famous.

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Canton Vaud is among the best places in Switzerland to visit in winter for a sledging experience. After taking the Diablerets Express ski lift, you’ll go sledging on Switzerland’s longest luge track, which is around 4.5 miles long.


Scenic train ride

Take a trip on the Glacier Express, that passes through the Swiss Alps between St Moritz and Zermatt or the Bernina Express that connects Switzerland with Italy.

Scenic Swiss Views

Head to a mountain peak for stunning views of the snowy landscape. Many mountains are accessible during winter for sightseeing including Schilthorn, Jungfraujoch, Titlis, Glacier 3000, Gornergrat and more.

Christmas Activities

Late November and December are perfect for experiencing the magic of Christmas – Swiss style. Options include shopping at a Christmas market, a guided walking tour or even taking the little ones to see Santa’s grotto.

Winter is the ideal time to visit Switzerland if you’re into snow sports, Christmas or simply soaking up the stunning scenery. Many of the usual historic attractions are open to visitors then, too.

Best Christmas Markets in Switzerland

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