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Pretty Much a Postcard of Switzerland

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Chocolate. Banks. Cheese. Watches. Knives. Misses.

Yeah, you’re going to Switzerland.

Welcome to Cordée des Alpes, a mammoth new ski-in/ski-out paradise in the heart of the Swiss Alps, taking reservations now for December.

If someone sent you a postcard from Switzerland, it’d look like this place. An ode to early-20th-century Swiss ski life (when they really knew how to live) in the form of giant alpine timbers, boulders, fireplace-equipped suites and helicopters dropping you atop towering glacial peaks. (Okay, so there are a few modern touches.)

You’re nestled into the Four Valleys region here. So you’ve got 1,300 miles of runs to work through. Which is why your first stop’ll be the boot concierge, a man whose sole purpose is to get you ready for the slopes—snow reports, equipment tune-ups, heli-setups and saying “you can do zis” with comforting Swiss back pats.

Once your off-piste run on Glacier du Trient is through, you’ll want a hamam, and definitely someone to come and rub out your lower back. Consider all that done. Now on to your meals. No, never mind. On to the bar. Cocktails and tapas in front of a raging alpine fire... for hours.

Oh yeah, and if you want to just live there, you can buy an apartment on the top floor during your visit.

Impulse purchase of the year, easily.


Cordée des Alpes
Route du Centre Sportif 24
Verbier, Switzerland
+41 79 468 2110
official website


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