Best Places to Buy a Ski Chalet in Switzerland

Best Places to Buy a Ski Chalet in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to some of the most incredible landscapes in the world, from the jaw-dropping views of the Matterhorn from Zermatt, to the 140km of ski slopes in Crans-Montana. Once you’re finished with a day's hiking, biking, skiing or one of the many other activities available in the region, there’s plenty to keep you busy at night too. With a wide variety of bars, world-renowned restaurants, hotels and spas, you have plenty of choices when it comes to relaxing and recharging.


When you’re looking to buy a ski chalet, Switzerland offers a wide range of stunning locations, including:


  • Crans-Montana
  • Verbier
  • Zermatt


So, let’s take a look at each of these areas, what they offer, and why a chalet in Switzerland might be just what you need.


Crans-Montana is a beautiful twin town that offers everything from its famous ski resort to jaw-dropping panoramic views of the nearby Alps. The region has a population of 10,000, however, thanks to world-class skiing, accommodation and dining, it’s also a massive draw for tourists from all over the world.


Crans-Montana is actually a relatively new municipality, having only formed in 2017 following the merging of Mollens, Montana, Chermignon and Randogne.

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With 19 ski lifts in the region, Crans-Montana is a huge draw for tourists looking to hit the slopes during the winter. In the summer months, there are plenty of hikes, trails and other activities to enjoy, and it’s home to the Omega European Masters golf tournament.


However, the biggest reason tourists visit the region is the 140km of pistes, suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels.  , and will host the event again in 2027.


For more information, read out our blog post on the best things to do in Crans-Montana.

Buy a chalet in Crans-Montana

If you’re looking for a ski chalet in Switzerland, you can’t go wrong with Crans-Montana. For more information, check out our range of incredible properties in Crans-Montana.


Around 70km southwest of Crans-Montana, Verbier is considered one of the world’s top off-piste resorts, in part thanks to some areas that have year-round snow coverage. The region is renowned for its fantastic slopes, buzzing nightlife, and bustling culture. Just 30 miles from the French border, it’s the perfect location for those looking to explore and get stuck into local life.


With a huge variety of skiing options, Verbier is the ideal place to visit for intermediate or advanced skiers who want to put their skills to the test.

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Of course, with such an incredible landscape, skiing is at the top of the list of attractions in Verbier.   Verbier is also connected to the four Vallées, offering visitors access to another 200km of slopes. In 1983 2 ski lifts were installed in the Mont Fort region, allowing for summer skiing on the surrounding glaciers.


With breathtaking trails, including those not far from the legendary Matterhorn, hikes and trails across Verbier offer panoramic views that are second to none. Also, each summer is the Verbier Festival, a music festival that attracts international artists who perform every July and August.


There are also a number of incredible dining options, including the chance to eat an alfresco meal with a 360-degree view of the mountains at the  Black Tap, and Macbirch, a wine cellar with an incredible selection; including mountain wines from Valais.


For more information, read our blog post on the best summer activities in Verbier.

Buy a chalet in Verbier

A ski chalet in Switzerland offers the opportunity to hit the slopes, shop, and dine surrounded by incredible scenery. For more information on chalets in Verbier, browse our selection of stunning properties available now.


Zermatt may have a small population of just 5,800, but it sits at the foot of one of Switzerland’s highest peaks, providing plenty of opportunities to soak in the views of the iconic Matterhorn.


In the 19th Century, the area relied on its local agriculture, but since winter sports tourists discovered the area mid-century, the region has become synonymous with skiers and hikers looking to experience the world-famous landscape.

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Without a doubt, the biggest draw to Zermatt is the incredible Matterhorn, a 4,478-metre peak famous the world over for its unique, pyramid shape. In the summer the snowy peaks and rolling green hills offer breathtaking hikes and views, while in the winter they provide challenging ski slopes for intermediate and advanced skiers. Zermatt is also home to the Matterhorn Museum, where you can learn all about the history of the mountain.


If you prefer a more relaxing experience, but still want to take in the view, the Sunnegga sun terrace has dining options that allow you to enjoy a good meal in the shadow of the Matterhorn.


Zermatt is also home to the Gornergrat Railway, meaning there are plenty of options when it comes to soaking in the legendary views.


For more information, read our blog on the best things to do in Zermatt.

Buy a chalet in Zermatt

A chalet in Zermatt gives you the opportunity to live within a stone’s throw of the Matterhorn and enjoy all the sights, sounds and activities the region has to offer. View our range of chalets in Zermatt today.

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If you’re interested in our chalets available in Crans-Montana, Verbier and Zermatt, or would like more information on where to buy a chalet in Switzerland, contact us today.


Crans-Montana will host the World Championships in 2027 again


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Maybe worth mentioning that Verbier is connected to the 4 Vallées which gives access to another 200km of slopes


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Le Mouton Noir doesn't offer 360-degree views cause it's set against a mountain but the Black Tap does if I'm not mistaken:


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