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Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

Some of the world's top ski and snowboarding slopes are located in Switzerland. Every ski/snowboard season, hundreds of people visit the resorts spread around the nation. Some of these slopes are rated as the best for their superb skiing conditions, while others are praised for their magnificent scenery and beauty. Today we list the Top 10 Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland in 2023.

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By Kamilė

Published: Dec 20, 2022 min read

Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

We'll also cover the hotels you could consider staying at when heading to either one of these resorts. But before you jump on booking your ski holiday for the 2023 winter, make sure your found hotel price is the cheapest on the internet. Check the rate with Ratepunk and book the lowest one. 

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Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

 

#1 Davos

There are six mountains here with slopes, but most people who live on one plank are drawn to the Jakobshorn like the hungry for a fondue. The groomers (we adore the red Brama and blue Talabfahrt Gampen), or if not those, the numerous off-piste possibilities, may have something to do with it (the steep Teufi itinerary is a must-ride). Of course, it's possible that it has to do with Davos' world-class superpipe and world-class snowpark.

One of the biggest half pipes in Europe is located in the Bolgen area at the base of the mountain; it frequently serves as the site of the O'Neill Evolution competition and is floodlit on a few evenings each week for some after-hours shredding. The JatzPark's four increasingly challenging lines of kickers and rails are at the summit. Visit the border crossings in Madrisa and Parsenn or go up close and personal with the mountain on Schatzalp to really experience the remainder of the region.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Hotel Seehof
  • Hotel Grischa
  • Hotel Central Sport
  • Mon Repos
  • Allod-Park 10

 Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

 

#2 Verbier

Verbier boasts some of the best freeride terrain in the world, combining legendary powder and tremendous steeps. Nearly every lift has deep powder runs at the top, with some of the best beings on Mont Gele, Vallon d Arbi, and the backside of Mont Fort. A journey to La Chaux on a bluebird day is a no-brainer if you want to escape the lines, and there are countless opportunities to blaze new trails through the snowy environment.

If you wish to try these, the ES Ride Snowboard School staff can provide guidance (they also offer beginner courses), but to push the envelope, arrange a heliboarding excursion to Petit Combin or Trient. On the piste, slopes like the sweeping red from Col Des Gentianes will be a pleasure for those who can control their speed on reds and blacks. Finally, take the Chaux-Express chairlift to Snow Park's five lines and airbag jump for park fun.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Chalet Skye
  • Chalet Plein Soleil 
  • Chalet Marais Rouge
  • Chalet La Siesta 12
  • Chalet Pierrepointe

 Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

 

#3 Saas Fee

Fortunately, a snow park here is open in the summer since one week in the winter is not enough time to enjoy it. In addition to various features for different talents, Morenia Park has a spectacular 120-meter superpipe with kickers twice the size of houses. Also, be sure to set aside some time to relax on the sofas and rockers in the Chill Zone.

The slopes aren't bad either; choose from the broad, well-kept pistes 4, 5, and 6 from Felskinn, which are great for giving your carvers some Swiss flair. These slopes are among the most snow-sure in Europe, making them an excellent option for riding in the early season, late season, or even in the middle of the summer, thanks to the Allalin glacier and the cooling impact of the nearby 4000m+ summits.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Walliserhof Grand Hotel & Spa
  • Hotel Schweizerhof
  • Hotel Allalin
  • Allalin Apartments
  • Hotel Bristol

Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

 

#4 Zermatt

With 200 kilometers of corduroy and an additional 160 kilometers, if you cross the border into Italy to Cervinia, Zermatt is a significant draw for riders looking to rack up the miles. Additionally, there are miles of unexplored territory beyond the markers as well as 36 km of smashing itineraries (we adore the ones on the Stockhorn) for powder hunters to try their skills. Another option is the Gravity Park on the Theodul Glacier, where the slopestyle, boardercross, and rail garden offer some of the most picturesque freestyling we've ever seen, made possible by the presence of the enormous Matterhorn.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Hotel National
  • Hotel Alex
  • Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa
  • Hotel Schönegg
  • Aparthotel Naco

Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023] 

#5 Crans Montana

Raise your glasses to snowboard legend Pat Burgener, who not only pioneered the backside triple cork 1440 but also significantly contributed to the development of this area's Adrenaline Zone. A half-pipe that can hold a championship and a boardercross are only the beginning; there are also 10,000 m2 of modules and rails.

Extreme free-riders could favor the glacier's unmatched panoramic vistas, along with the variety of natural lines that pass through the ski region. But it's not all spectacular feats and steep dives; the pistes are also excellent. The Swiss Snow School in the area offers Grade-A instruction for beginning riders, and the Tubang Red is a beautiful 12-kilometer cruiser that connects high-altitude peaks to tree-lined paths.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Jeanne d'Arc 2
  • Le Chalet
  • Marigny 2
  • Andrea A/B
  • La Joie

 Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

 

#6 St. Moritz

While some activities in St. M. require a ticket, a modest lift ticket serves as your 'Access All Areas' card for the more significant activities: this area's 350 km terrain is yours to surf. The Salastrains lift has a ton of blues for beginners (Munt da San Murezzan helps connect those turns). You can push yourself to the limit on the Corviglia area's black World Cup course and the swift ride from the Fuorcla Grischa chairlift.

Variety is the flavor of life here in freestyle: Corvatsche offers beginner, medium, and pro lines along with a half pipe, as well as a bag jump, while Zuoz boasts a boardercross, kickers, rails, and a fun box. Corviglia's Crowland Snowpark is divided into manageable and medium parks and a fun slope. It is also feasible to take day trips to Livigno, Italy, where the terrain is so excellent that it frequently hosts the Burton European Open.

Hotel suggestions:

  • Hotel Schweizerhof
  • Hotel Steffani
  • Hotel Monopol
  • Club Med Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil
  • Chesa Sül Muot

Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023] 

#7 Murren

Warren Miller movies are made of Mürren. The drop off the Schilthorn is a classic, and there is an excessive quantity of snow to play in after a dump. The Blumental bowl, right in the middle of the terrain, is a ton of fun as you navigate the rocks and jump the drops before returning to the piste, boarding the lift, and starting over. One of the longest descents in the Alps may be reached by taking a helicopter to the 3692m Aebniflue, an awe-inspiring effort. In addition, the Skyline Snowpark offers beginner, advanced, and expert lines to shred till the cows come home. The groomers range from easy blue #20 to challenging red #15.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Hotel Eiger
  • Hotel Blumental

Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023] 

#8 Nendaz

This relaxed sister resort is a great base for snowboarders because it offers access to the same excellent ski region without all of Verbier's flash. A major draw is an ability to see gentle blues that dip in and out of tree pockets. A fantastic place for more experienced riders to practice their riding switch is the one from the Alpage drag lift, which is also an excellent cruise for beginners to develop their self-confidence. A blast down evenly pitched rollers can be had by picking up the pace on the red by the Plan du Fou drag.

Standout blacks like Les Fontaines, which is only surpassed by the tremendous freeriding potential from Dent du Nendaz, Mont Gond, and the massive Mont Fort, will be a field day for experts. Every time we come back, the snow park on the Jean-Pierre piste seems to have expanded, with new wooden features giving it a rustic flavor and a snowcross to rack up the MPH.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Chalet Ighzer
  • Chalet Kalibu
  • Chalet Aquarius
  • Woovim 8 2
  • Holiday House Woovim 14

 Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

 

#9 Klosters

Klosters brings a touch of classic splendor to the same enormous boarding landscape and shares six mountains with the center of snowboarding, Davos. Red 9 on the Madrisa Mountain boasts large turns and curves, providing an XL adrenaline burst. Red 8, which is located further up the mountain, is a true challenge and delivers a punch because of its steep grade and reasonably tight valley passage. Additionally, there are boarder crosses on the slopes of Parsenn Mountain on Piste 15 and beneath the Glatteggen ski lift.

If you enjoy competition, stay in the Parsenn area. Piste 5, under the appropriately named Rapid chairlift, includes speed measures where you may test your spins. Don't forget to spend a day or two on the incredible Jakobshorn above Davos. The Jatzpark is filled with kickers and rails, and the mountain's base is home to a massive superpipe.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Hotel Silvretta Park
  • Hotel Sport

Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023] 

#10 Grindelwald

Cozy and compact Grindelwald may very well be, but when it comes to boarding, this location has one major advantage – its proximity to the Jungfrau region. Beginners may rely on the Altitude Snowboard School to teach them how to do the effortless heel and toe-side turns. The blue route from Bort back to the hamlet is vast, open, and a surefire confidence builder. In addition, there are some welcoming "slow slopes" for getting the hang of things.

While freestylers are busy perfecting their newest grabs in the White Elements park, true speed junkies may get their fill hurtling down the boardercross from the Schilt chair (for a less intimidating bundle of kickers, boxes, and the rest, try the beginners park by the Oberjoch station). If freeriding is your thing, hire a guide, head to the uncharted slopes beneath the Eiger, or venture further out to Mürren and Wengen.

Hotel suggestions: 

  • Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
  • Hotel Belvedere
  • Hotel Kreuz & Post
  • Hotel Eiger
  • Hotel Sunstar Grindelwald
Best Locations for Snowboarding in Switzerland [2023]

 

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