hello, i am from new york in america. i was thinking of taking a trip to switzerland this winter, and was wondering what some of the better resorts are. if you guys have any information, it would be incredibly helpful. i am not looking just for the bext park, but more of who has the best overall mountain. thanks you.
You can't go wrong with zermatt or saas fee. these are big resorts, both have a good park and good overall riding possibilieties. laax is also one of the most known in Switzerland. One of the best parks and the resort were the orage european open took place. also good backcountry and slopes. My home resorts are adelboden and meiringen-hasliberg. adelboden is a smaller resort, so it's less crowded and it has in my opinion one of the best parks, but no pipe. backcountry is decent. meiringen-hasliberg has great backcountry opportunities and also a good park. in the french part of switzerland verbier is the most famous. There is also Les Crosets, which is the swiss part of Portes du Soleil, the biggest resort of europe.
But Switzerland is small, so you can easily go from one resort to the next resort within at most 4 hours.
To learn more about the resorts just google them. they all have a informative webpage in english.
Laax is ok. There are a lot of lifts and there's the best park with a (generally) perfect shaped pipe (or two, or three, depends on season).
But for skiing on pists and backcountry it is not my favorite, most of the area is not really steep.
if you want some good back country don't go to the big resorts (verbier, porte du soleil, ect) go to the "family resorts" where no one goes off piste. other wise it is a rush to even get one run in. that is my opinion
laax.. everyone says zermatt and saas just cause theyre famous. dont listen thoguh cause theyre just packed with a bunch of fucking tourists who wanna see the matterhorn and what not. laax laaax laax. they have a nice parkkk.