In three quick hours on a train heading south in the Swiss Alps, ja becomes si. Gore-Tex turns into mountain couture. Eyeglasses change from pragmatic sight correction into just another vehicle to parade élan. Billboard ads turn from hawking shampoo and cell phones into high-end boarding schools—photos of blond girls playing cricket in starched white pants.
Safe, clean and service-oriented, Switzerland makes trans-Atlantic vacationing easy. Stop over in chic Geneva, then take the train to Villars, with its great deals and wide-open slopes, for a seamless experience.
There's never been a better time to visit the European Alps for an authentic alpine ski experience. Check out these winter locals and packages that get you there and back without hassle or breaking the bank.