The Alps come alive in the winter. It’s prime time at mountain resorts like Zermatt and St. Moritz. Some of the most inviting destinations are small villages surrounded by hundreds of miles of exquisitely groomed cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and sledding. Get started early with Alpine Christmas markets. Here are a few ideas to make your winter vacation the best ever.
Cross-country skiers on Gerschnialp near Engelberg with Spannoertern in the background. Photo by Christian Perret. Courtesy Engelberg-Titlis Tourism.