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6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SWISS SKIING
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Where's the longest piste? How many kms of cross-country ski trails? Where you can ski at night? There's more... NEW






1. More runs


Switzerland offers around 5,500km groomed cross-country ski trails, with the gently rolling hills of the Jura in the west accounting for 200km.

Vallee de Joux offers this 200km  of prepared cross-country trails with four cross-country ski centers.

This is where the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics will be held.

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2. More bends

There are 150 tobogganing runs through Switzerland.

The king run is "Big Pintenfritz".

Europe's longest, it has a - very technical - vertical descent of 1,600m over 15km.

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3. More height

Graubünden is a top freestyle resort with this immense 6.9m halfpipe on the Crap Sogn Gion.

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4. More downhills

Over 7,000km of piste...

Switzerland's - and Europe's - longest piste?

25km in Zermatt. 

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5. The views

A massive - or sets of many massifs - amount of peaks can be seen from the Chäserrugg... 500!

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6. More night skiing

The longest night-time piste in Switzerland is 4.2km and it's in St Moritz,

Every Friday the Corvatsch run is open past 1am for skiing.

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