November - March (Winter)
This season is somewhat contradictory. It`s both the high season and the low season. Many resorts close around this time, but the ski slopes will be wide open with a number of tourists. Especially around Christmas, a lot of tourists head to Switzerland to experience the snowcapped mountains, and the wonderful skiing, as well as the Christmas markets. Prices are relatively cheap in the winter months, except for the slopes, which is where most of the crowds will be.
The winter offers ideal weather for winter sports with temperatures hovering around 41 - 50° F. If you`re visiting at this time of year, head to the Valais Region, which is stunning during the winter. Zermatt or Saas-Fee offers beautiful skiing and snowboarding. This is a great time to take a trip on the Gornergrat Railway, or the Klein Matternhorn Cable Car, to discover the most stunning views.
Switzerland is also quite beautiful at Christmas time when traditional Christmas markets are open in the larger cities.
Events and Festivals
- Zibelemärit, Bern (November)
- Christmas Festivities, nationwide (December)
- L`Escalad, Geneva (December)