Grächen and surroundings
Unparalleled enjoyment all year long
Grächen is snow-sure from mid-December through to mid-April. You can ski at an altitude of almost 3,000 metres on +/- 44 km of slopes. Besides skiing, you can go sledding or ice skating, hiking (with or without a guide), cross-country skiing, snow biking and schneeschuhlaufen, but there are also indoor tennis and wall-climbing facilities.
This area always comes in first as the most family friendly ski area in Switzerland in many tests, including www.skigebiete-test.de. Grächen won the “Best Ski Resort mittelgroße Skigebiete Alpen” category in December 2020: www.best-skiresorts.com
The special ski pass includes 1 or more days of skiing in the fashionable Zermatt and is really worth the money! Or head to Saas Fee for a day of winter hiking or skiing. There are plenty of English-speaking ski, snowboard and cross-country ski instructors.
Fancy a Kaffee & Kuchen, Valais raclette or Jausenplatte? Bask in the winter sun on one of the countless patio bars or enjoy an authentic Valais stube or restaurant. Or how about a special cheese fondue dinner during a gondola ride in the evening?