The Ultimate Winter Bucket List | Switzerland
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The Ultimate Winter Bucket List | Switzerland

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If you’re looking for some unique activities this winter, we’ve put together a complete list. From adrenaline packed trips to gourmet evenings, either in well known locations or off the beaten path ones, we’re sure you’ll find something you haven’t tried before.

No matter what you choose, it will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
Pack your winter gear and go for it!

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1. Extraordinary winter lodgings

Waking up in a dreamy Whitepod © Switzerland Tourism / Lorenz Richard

From heated tents to PODs, ships or converted wine barrels, igloos, domes or tree houses, there’s such a wide range of innovative and beautiful winter lodging options.

Our tip: The unique domes of Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel in Les Giettes. Enjoy spectacular winter views of the Swiss Alps in Valais from the comfort of a fully equipped luxury pod. Simply breathtaking.

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2. Complete relaxation

Enjoying a hot sauna with the best mountain view © The Cambrian Adelboden

Few things are more rewarding in winter than a hot sauna or jacuzzi after a day on the slopes. For a weekend of pampering, look for a luxury hotel with an outdoor heated pool.

Our tip: Cervo or Omnia (Zermatt), The Cambrian (Adelboden), Tschuggen Grand Hotel (Arosa) or Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa (Interlaken).

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3. For foodies

The notoriously delicious Fondue Gondola Saas-Fee © Saastal Tourismus AG

Fondue on the mountain top, in a gondola or in a horse drawn carriage, winter gourmet hikes or cheese trains, if it’s cold and it involves cheese, we’re in.

Our tip: Fondue in a cable car. The emblematic Swiss dish tastes even more sensational at 1,800 meters high, on a winter evening, accompanied by Valais white wine, tea, schnapps, and dessert. Don't worry about the cold: the blankets and furs inside the cable car will keep you as warm as you wish. 

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4. Action packed

Speed across the snow with an electric go-kart in Filzbach, Kerenzerberg © Florentin Haunold

Slopes, via ferrata or peak walks, or maybe driving snowmobiles – so many options for all thrill-seekers.

Our tip: Adrenaline rush on a Bobsla. A unique mix between go-kart and snowbike, the Bobsla  is easy to drive and offers an amazing slide down the snow track.

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5. Animal encounters

Exploring winter in Charmey © Switzerland Tourism/Ivo Scholz

Feed a squirrel by hand, ride with husky dogs, or trek with lamas, mules or Alpine goats. For skiers looking for an adrenaline rush, there’s also skijoring–ski pulled by a horse!

Our tip: Ride a sledge pulled by huskies in Charmey. Just lovely!

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6. Pampering and great views

Relaxing feels next level in Zermatt © The Omnia Zermatt

These are probably the most spectacular winter terraces in the country - admire the fantastic panorama of the Swiss Alps while enjoying a drink and great food.

Our tip: Romantic Hotel Muottas Muragl, Rigi Kulm or Berghaus Diavolezza. Check out more hotels below.

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Cover image credits: Snowshoeing on the Chasseron © Jonathan Viey