Zürich is located near some of the best ski resorts in the world, making it an excellent starting place for sports during the winter months. Some of the ski resorts are less than 90 minutes away, and can be reached quickly and easily. This gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful time skiing and snowboarding.

Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Flumserberg

Drachenweidstrasse 2431, 8898 Quarten

If you live in Zürich, one of the closest resorts where one can go skiing is at Flumserberg. In fact, this is the largest winter sports destination between the cities of Zurich and Chur, and is easily accessible by car or train. The resort itself offers something for everyone.The resort has 18 lifts that connect to all the runs, three snow parks, some cross-country ski runs, and a sledge run. The Flumserberg resort boasts about 65 kilometers of well-prepared pistes, in which 10 kilometers are BLUE runs, 38 kilometers are RED runs, and 17 kilometers are BLACK runs.

Founded in 1933, the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Flumserberg is one of the largest snow sports schools in Switzerland. With over 120 highly trained instructors, this school has detailed knowledge of the various slopes and off-piste areas of the ski resort. The instructors are also ready and willing to share their knowledge and experience with you, and will be pleased to accommodate your individual needs so that you can be successful at skiing and/or snowboarding. The school offers group lessons as well as private lessons for both kids and adults. If you want to explore this great ski resort, improve your skills and technique, and take your game to the next level, then the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Flumserberg will help you do it.

Ybrig Ski and Snowboard School

Tschalunstrasse 1, 8843 Oberiberg

Hoch-Ybrig is a favorite day trip ski destination for Zürchers. This winter sports paradise is about an hour’s drive by car, or about 90 minutes with public transportation from Zürich. It has 12 ski lifts and cable cars, 50 kilometers of slopes (18 kilometers are BLUE runs, 22 kilometers are RED runs, and 10 kilometers are BLACK runs), 30 kilometers of cross-country ski tracks and winter footpaths, and a terrain park for snowboarders. The well-prepared slopes and cozy restaurants with sun terraces will make your day trip to an unforgettable winter pleasure. If you are an experienced skier or snowboarder, or simply just beginning, then take advantage of the classes offered at the Ybrig Ski and Snowboard School, allowing you to improve your skiing/snowboarding skills while creating fun memories.

The Ybrig Ski and Snowboard School is not only for beginners and children, but also for seasoned and free riders. Everyone will make significant progress with the experienced and qualified instructors at this school, who will teach you the most important and modern skills and techniques. You can learn to ski or snowboard in private or group classes. Group skiing is recommended for children so that the little ones can have fun together, and will be introduced to skiing at the joyful fun park. This school provides exceptional services at the highest level.

Schweizer Skischule Amden

Chapfstrasse 13, 8873 Amden

If you’re looking for a ski resort close to Zürich, then check out Schweizer Skischule Amden, a small ski resort about 75 minutes outside of Zürich. This resort, which is easily reachable, has several options available for how you can spend your time, including cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, sled riding, and snowshoe hiking. Here, you’ll find 6 ski lifts, 20 kilometers of slopes (10 kilometers are BLUE runs, 7 kilometers are RED runs, and 3 kilometers are BLACK runs), 8 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, a skiing school, a sledge run, and some walking trails.

Based on your needs, Schweizer Skischule Amden can advise you on the different private or group lessons, taster courses, children’s ski schools and clubs, guiding, snowboarding, and much more. This ski school has an exceptional team of instructors that will help you get the most out of your skiing or snowboarding experience. The qualified ski instructors will also teach your children how to ski or snowboard in a playful way. With private lessons, your personal coach will help improve your skiing or snowboarding skills and technique. You will feel comfortable during any of the school’s private, group, or specialty lessons, giving you confidence as you reach your goals and crunch the snow.

Illustration by Ybrig Ski School

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