The best ski-in/ski-out hotels
For an unforgettable winter sports holiday in the Valais, there is nothing better than ski-in/ski-out accommodation. Located close to the slopes, these offer a room to store your ski equipment, a large sunny terrace to admire the surrounding alpine landscape during your après-ski moments and a restaurant to enjoy hearty dishes after your efforts. Some hotels also have a wellness area and most will even arrange for luggage transfers.
Hôtel Bristol, Saas-Fee ***
Situated 300 metres from the cable car and only 20 metres from the ski lifts, Hotel Bristol has ski-to-door access and offers guests a panoramic view of the many 4,000-metre peaks surrounding the village. The hotel has a ski room with a boot dryer and its own yoga studio, where you can take classes in the event of bad weather; as well as a restaurant that serves fine Swiss and international cuisine, a wide selection of wines and a varied breakfast.
Guest House du Grand Paradis ***
Situated just 100 metres from the Grand Paradis ski lifts close to Champéry’s ski slopes, this guest house has all it takes to relax in a rustic setting with a family atmosphere. It features ten comfortable rooms, two lounge areas, a bar and a dining room with a fireplace, as well as a ski room and a large sunny terrace. In winter, a seasonal restaurant offers traditional Swiss dishes and Canadian pub cuisine.
Hôtel Eggishorn, Fiescheralp ***
Perched at an altitude of 2,200 metres, the Hotel Eggishorn is directly on the ski slopes and can be reached by cable car from Fiesch. The ski lifts are only 100 metres away. From the rooms and the sunny terrace, guests can enjoy a unique view of many 4,000m peaks, including the iconic Matterhorn. The restaurant offers a wide range of Valais specialities, as well as selected wines from the region. In winter, be sure to enjoy delicious long drinks or a hot beverage during an après-ski moment in Steffi's Kuhstall.
Hotel L'Etable, Les Crosets
Built in the style of an Alpine chalet and with ski-to-door access, this hotel is located in the Portes du Soleil ski area, at the foot of the ski slopes and only 30 metres from the ski lifts. The hotel offers 17 spacious rooms, many with views of the Dents du Midi. Traditional dishes as well as European cuisine and delicious homemade pies await you at the restaurant for sustenance after a long day of winter sports.
Riffelalp Resort 2,222m *****
Peace, nature, hospitality and a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn await you at an altitude of 2,222 metres. The Riffelalp Resort is located in the heart of the famous ski resort of Zermatt and has direct access to the ski runs. Enjoy an outdoor pool, a wellness centre as well as body treatments and massages at the "Spa 2222m", Europe's highest pool complex, or try the three restaurants, bar and wine cellar that complete this extraordinary establishment.
Alpenhotel zur Wildi ***
Located in the heart of the Lötschental, this family-run hotel in the Lauchernalp ski region offers ten spacious, tastefully furnished rooms. Enjoy the extensive library and video collection in the living room or the breathtaking view of the Bietschhorn from the large sun terrace. Alternatively, relax in the snow bar after a day's skiing, along with savouring tasty local cuisine in the restaurant or Raclette-Stübli.
Boutique Hotel La Cabane ****
Discover the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO world heritage site while enjoying its pure mountain air at 2,000 metres above sea level. Located in the car-free town of Bettmeralp, just 100 metres from the Bettmerhorn and Schönbiel cable car stations, Hotel La Cabane offers Alpine-style rooms and free use of the hotel's wellness facilities, including a sauna and steam bath.