‘Tis the season for winter escapes and few places do snowy holidays better than Switzerland. Choose your adventure, from an intimate, luxury getaway in the quiet Val d’Anniviers to an affordable winter package and adrenaline-fueled fun in Zermatt, here are five reasons to pack your bags. 

Better still, discover how you can win a free 1-week Swiss winter holiday.

1. ACTIVE ADVENTURE: Cross-country skiing - Davos / Klosters

A paradise for cross-country skiers. Whether you prefer romantic cross-country skiing under the stars on the nighttime trail, or rapid skiing with your dog in hot pursuit. Davos has many options. Learn more

2. ADRENALINE FUELED: Gravity Park - Zermatt

Are you looking for airtime, smooth transitions, easy slides or hard rails? At Gravity Park in Zermatt you can enjoy a diverse, creative snow park, that is oriented towards all skill levels. There is also a Superpipe that can be enjoyed by young and old, hobby riders and experts. Learn more

3. GOURMET LUXURY: Grand Hôtel Bella Tola  - St-Luc, Val d’Anniviers

This fabulously located historic hotel dates from 1859 with a legendary view of the Valais Alp 4000ers (peaks over 4,000 meters). Luxuriously renovated with an elegant wellness facility, the former chalet is now a stylish retreat with original furnishings. Situated at 5,400 feet above sea level in the middle of an alpine hiking and skiing paradise, the Hotel Bella Tola features authentic regional cuisine and excellent Valais wine list. Learn more 


4. BUDGET FRIENDLY: Winter Package - Saas-Fee, Valais

Looking for more sunshine, higher mountains and plenty of early snow AND all at a great price? This wallet-friendly offer includes: 7 nights, breakfast, 6-day ski pass with 25% discount, free use of the post bus in the Saas Valley and Bürgerpass. From US$704 per person (double occupancy), valid 20 Oct 2012 - 21 Apr 2013. Learn more


5. ONE-OF-A-KIND: Ice Diving - Les Mosses

Unique throughout the whole of Switzerland, goosepimples guaranteed. Certified divers can explore under the icy surface of Lac Lioson in Les Mosses. Three access points are laid out in a triangle formation and are well-maintained, even in the winter season. Learn more


Win a 1-week winter sleep in Switzerland! Can you wake up Sebi and Paul? Click on image to enter.


For complete Switzerland vacation planning, visit MySwitzerland.com

Source: Switzerland Tourism. 


About Ellen Barone: Consumer travel expert Ellen Barone is the founder and publisher ofTravelUpdatesbyEllenBarone.com and YourLifeIsATrip.com. She’s currently at work on her first book - I COULD LIVE HERE. Click here to learn more or stay connected on Twitter at,FacebookGoogle+ and LinkedIn




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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".