This was our first winter while living in Europe, and trips to the mountains were a high priority for us. Compared to the U.S., winters here just feel different — there’s something magical about the quaint cobblestone streets, lit-up towns and the Swiss Alps in the snow.
We had the pleasure of staying at a local ski resort called Huus Gstaad and it was one for the books. Located in a valley with endless mountains and wood cabins, Gstaad’s winter ski scene is known for being upscale and trendy. We spent each day trying a different activity — sledding, skiing, even snowshoeing! I especially loved exploring the town of Gstaad, which is filled with cozy restaurants and beautiful shops.
Gstaad is definitely a splurge, but if you’re looking for something romantic and active this Swiss town cannot be beat.
Everyone should visit Switzerland at least once in their lifetime. Don’t miss the Swiss fondue! For more from our trip to the Swiss Alps, check out our video of Gstaad, Switzerland in 1 Minute.
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