Switzerland

Heavenly dreams of skiers everywhere are sure to match the sprawling landscapes of Switzerland's ski resorts. The majestic beauty of the Alps and surrounding regions is the ideal backdrop for winter sport enthusiasts. The best ski resorts in the country feature excellent snow conditions, plenty of room and high end lodging options.

Close to Valdis, the capital of Switzerland, is the impressively large Nendaz ski resort. While visiting Nendaz, skiers can take in intense views of the Valais, Bermese and Vald Alps. The more fashionable resorts may not suit the family's needs, but Nendaz has received the 'Families Welcome' seal and offers a number of appropriate activities for children. Snowshoe, snowboard, ski and hiking trails are available in the winter seasons. The 92 transport facilities mean that, no matter how many tourists flock to this popular resort, everyone can have room to breathe.

When looking for the ideal place to visit o­n your ski adventure, be sure to take the shining secret gem of Switzerland. The Morgins Ski Resort located above the Rhone is a picturesque and serening calm destination. The village itself is small and self contained. Travelers can enjoy regional pubs and restaurants while not taking advantage of the slopes.

The Villars ski resort at Gyron, open o­nly five months out of every year, is a popular resort o­n the Alps in the Lake Geneva region. There are snowboard, piste and cross country ski trails o­n the resort. The slopes are rated highest for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders.