The most popular ski resorts near Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport is the largest airport in Switzerland. The quality of the rail network in Switzerland is excellent. The train connections to many major ski areas are most of the times very good. If you do not want to travel by train from the airport, there are plenty of other options such as shuttle buses, taxis and rental cars. A taxi or rental car is ideal if your holiday destination is not easily accessible by train.

Ski area Bettmeralp (beginners & family)

With the Betermeralp quality mark ‘Familienparadies’, ski resort Bettmeralp is especially the perfect ski area for children. Cars are forbidden in the village which contributes to the child-friendly atmosphere. Also, the view on the slopes is breathtaking which makes Bettmeralp a fantastic holiday destination.

If you drive to this ski area by car, you will have to park your vehicle in Betten-Tal. A large gondola will take you to the village.

Characteristics of the ski area
Bettmeralp offers an all-round offer. The ski area has a freestyle park, a speed track where your speed is measured, beautiful trips for cross-country skiing and a children’s area in the middle of the village. The facilities are also of good quality, and due to the central location, you can quickly be on your way to your next stop by cable car.

The ski area is particularly attractive with charming villages including authentic wooden chalets. And because the roofs are most of the year covered with snow, this village looks like it came straight out of a fairytale.

Because Bettmeralp is very child-friendly, there are many blue runs with drag lifts and conveyor belts. Because of this, you will not notice a lot of crowds which is very pleasant.
Because the ski area presents itself as a child-friendly area, you will have little après-ski possibilities.

Distance from the airport to the ski area
The distance from the ski area to Zurich Airport is 175 kilometres. Travel time will be around 2 hours and 45 minutes by car.


Ski resort Engelberg (advanced)

Ski resort Engelberg consists of two parts, namely Titles and Brunni. A free bus service connects both parts. The bus service operates every 10 minutes during high season so that you can travel quickly from one area to another.

Characteristics of the ski area

Titlis is an ideal ski area for advanced skiers and snowboarders. It is a less suitable area for novice skiers. This is mainly due to the quality and location of the blue runs.

A highlight of the ski area is the view of Klein Titlis at 3028 meters altitude. You can enjoy the view by going up with the gondola lifts. The Rotair ensures that you can cover the last piece. The Rotair is a gondola lift that revolves around its own axis.

There is plenty to do in the Titlis ski area. For example, it is possible to ski a few days a week in the evening. There is also a fun park for snowboarders with two half pipes.
Regarding dining options, there is also plenty to offer. Especially the view from the panorama restaurant at 3000 meters altitude is a must see. On the mountain Titlis itself, there are also some cosy restaurants. The prices are a bit high, but the food is good.

Ski Resort Brunni is the part of Engelberg that is more suitable for beginners. The slopes are easier over here, and it is a lot less crowded than Titlis. The area is perfect for walkers, families and beginners.

The middle station of the Brunni can be reached using a cable car. Here is, besides a cosy and excellent restaurant, a playground for children. You can find a ski school with beginners classes on the red slopes.

Distance from the airport to the ski area
The distance from Zurich Airport to the ski area is 102 kilometres. Travel time will be around 77 minutes by car/taxi. offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.