The Best Snowboarding Destinations in Switzerland for Teenagers

Best Snowboarding Destinations in Switzerland for Teenagers

by Tom

Switzerland is a true winter wonderland. It offers some of the world’s most breathtaking snowboarding destinations.

With its stunning alpine landscapes, pristine slopes, and vibrant après-ski scene, it’s no wonder that Switzerland attracts snowboarding enthusiasts of all ages!

But today, I’m going to reminisce about my youth. Partying all night, and still making first lift in the morning!

So, for teenagers seeking an unforgettable winter adventure, here are five of the best snowboarding destinations in Switzerland!

1. Grindelwald

Whilst this may sound like a mythical creature or object from Harry Potter, it is in fact an incredible snowboard destination. 

Nestled in the Bernese Alps, Grindelwald is a paradise for both novice and experienced teen snowboarders. With its wide array of slopes catering to different skill levels, Grindelwald provides an excellent learning environment.

grindelwald switzerland

One of the highlights of snowboarding in Grindelwald is the access to the Jungfrau region. This area boasts stunning panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains.

Additionally, the First Cliff Walk offers an adrenaline-pumping experience with its suspension bridge and observation platform – a perfect opportunity for teens to snap some unique Instagram photos. 

first cliff walk grindelwald switzerland

Grindelwald is a truly classic ski destination with a plethora of transportation options to get up and down the mountain. Interestingly, it has an amazing cog-railway system which is considered to be one of the world’s first ski lifts. Nowadays, you have the choice of gondolas and cable cars, chairlifts, T-bars and button lifts. 

2. Champéry

Champéry, located in the Portes du Soleil ski area, is a hidden gem.

It certainly offers an unforgettable snowboarding experience for teenagers. With its vast interconnected slopes across Switzerland and France, this destination provides endless possibilities for exploration.

champers switzerland

Teenagers will find themselves immersed in a winter wonderland of diverse terrains, including open slopes, challenging runs, and snow parks.

The Grand Paradis snow park is a haven for freestyle enthusiasts, featuring a variety of jumps, rails, and obstacles to hone your skills.

Champéry’s charming village, known for its traditional Swiss architecture, adds to the overall enchantment of the experience.

There are multiple snowboarding and summer camps in Switzerland available within this region – which are a great way for teens to socialise, improve their boarding skills and even learn another language.

You will discover camps for summer, winter, day and school camps for kids aged 7-17 which are packed with fun excursions and alpine adventures, as well as sports and language lessons to give them a truly unforgettable experience. 

3. Zermatt

Zermatt is synonymous with the iconic Matterhorn mountain, famous for its almost-perfect pyramid shape. It looms 4,478 metres above sea level, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for a snowboarding adventure.

This car-free village is a dream destination for teenagers seeking a unique blend of excellent slopes and a vibrant atmosphere. 

Zermatt’s Theodul Glacier offers year-round snowboarding opportunities, making it an ideal spot for teens who want to hit the slopes even during the summer months.

The wide range of slopes, from gentle cruisers to challenging descents, caters to snowboarders of all levels. There are 74 km of blue runs, 227 km of red runs, 20 km of black runs and 36 km of yellow freeride trails.

Beyond the snowboarding experience, Zermatt’s bustling village offers a mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment options that will keep teenagers engaged both on and off the slopes.

4. Saas Fee

Saas Fee, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Alps,” is a freestyle paradise. I mean, for real, this place will captivate the hearts of teenage snowboarders.

Renowned for its exceptional snow quality and extensive freestyle facilities, Saas Fee offers an unforgettable adventure for those who love to catch air and perfect their tricks. Teenagers can let their imaginations run wild and really put their new skills to the test.

For those wanting a little more guidance on their snow runs, there are a range of pistes, with the steepest of the slopes being on the glacier and the flatter runs nearer the village.

Roughly, the runs are 25% blue, 50% red and 25% black.

The Saas Fee Snowpark features a halfpipe, jumps, rails, and a dedicated beginner’s area for aspiring freestyle enthusiasts.

The resort’s car-free environment adds to its charm, creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for teenagers to enjoy.

With its stunning surroundings and thrilling slopes, Saas Fee is a destination that promises both exhilaration and natural beauty.

5. St Moritz

St. Moritz, synonymous with luxury and glamour, is a snowboarding destination that seamlessly combines world-class slopes with a sophisticated ambience.

While often associated with upscale ski culture, St. Moritz offers an excellent experience for teenage snowboarders as well.

st moritz

Corviglia and Corvatsch are two of the major ski areas in St. Moritz, offering a mix of runs suitable for various skill levels. Whether said teenagers are eager to cruise wide-open groomers or tackle challenging off-piste terrain, St. Moritz delivers!

Considered to be one of the most picturesque destinations in the world, you will want to stay in St Moritz as well as just snowboarding there, to have a truly picturesque holiday.

Beyond the slopes, the town boasts high-end shopping, gourmet dining, and a vibrant nightlife scene. This makes it perfect for teenagers looking for a taste of luxury alongside their snowboarding adventures.

For a place where even the snow feels that little bit more luxurious, St.Moritz is also the perfect upmarket snowboarding destination for teenagers wanting to get some great social media content. Bring your GoPro pole!

Summary

Switzerland is a premier destination for teenagers seeking an unforgettable snowboarding experience.

From the picturesque landscapes of Grindelwald and the freestyle haven of Saas Fee to the glamour of St. Moritz, the country offers a diverse range of options. 

These destinations not only provide world-class slopes but also unique cultural experiences and a chance to create lasting memories.

So… gear up, hit the slopes, and embark on a snowboarding adventure through the stunning Swiss Alps! 

Oh, and make sure you bring a top-rated snowboard along for the ride. 

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1 comment

Jada 09/11/2023 - 11:56 pm

I can vouch for Laax! Going for the third time this year.

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