Southeast of Geneva, the Villars-Gryon ski area has 20 pistes served by 11 lifts accessing a maximum descent of 750m. Most of the slopes are south facing that need plenty of snow base.
Southeast of Sion and south of Sierre, the Grimentz-Zinal region is located in a spectacular valley that is truly an undiscovered treasure. There are many Swiss snowboarders that feel it has the best slopes in the Alps with the best powder.
Northeast of Martigny and northwest of Sierre, the Crans-Montana ski area has 50 pistes totaling 142km that are served by 24 lifts with a maximum descent of 1,400m. Most of the pistes are above treeline offering scenic vistas of the high alps to the south.
Southwest of Zurich and southwest of Brig, the Staldenried-Gspon Ski Area has five runs served by 2 lifts accessing a descent of 300m. While the village of Gspon is very charming, the ski area is actually very small.
Southeast of Zurich and northwest of Landquart, the Toggenburg ski area has 60km of pistes served by 17 lifts with a maximum descent of 1300m. It is known for long challenging pistes and several off-piste ski routes.
Southeast of Zurich and southwest of both Chur and Laax, the Vals 3000 Ski Area has ten pistes served by 4 lifts with a maximum descent of 1750m. Overall, the pistes range from moderate to advanced in level of difficulty.
Southeast of Geneva and Martigny, the Vicheres-Liddes Ski Area has 11 pistes totalling 15km that are served by 4 lifts with a maximum descent of 667m. The Vicheres-Liddes ski area is known as a family-oriented resort with mainly beginner and intermediate pistes.
Southeast of Zurich and east of Lucerne, the Hoch-Ybrig ski area has 50km of pistes served by 12 lifts that access a maximum descent of 780m. This ski area can be quite crowded on the weekends with day-trippers from Zurich.
Southeast of Zurich and south of St Gallen near Wasserauen, the Skigebiet Ebenalp Horn has 10 pistes totalling 13km that are served by 4 lifts with a maximum descent of 550m. It is well known for an exceptional seasonal snowpack, but you'll need to be good at drag lifts to really enjoy it.
South of Bern and south of Sion, the La Forclaz Ski Area has six pistes served by 4 lifts. There are interesting off-piste freeride routes to be explored with a guide.
Southeast of Geneva and south of Martigny, the La Fouly ski area has 3 lifts accessing thirteen pistes totaling 20km with a maximum vertical drop of 800m. There are two nice off-piste routes down from the summit, Les Melezes and Les Luis.
Southwest of Zurich and Birg, the Graechen ski area has 10 pistes totalling 42km that are served by seven lifts with a maximum descent of 1,200m. Advanced snowboarders will want to head up to the Seetal-Bergstation to explore the challenging high-alpine pistes.
South of Bern and south of Sion, the Evolene Ski Area has 8 pistes totaling 40km spread that are served by 4 lifts accessing a maximum descent of 1,276m. Below the mid-station, there are mostly beginner pistes.
Southeast of Geneva and south of Martigny, the Champex-Lac Ski Area has 15km of pistes served by 3 lifts accessing maximum descent of 700m. Most of the pistes are ideal for intermediate snowboarders.