Elm Travel Guide
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We really like skiing and boarding. But that doesn't mean we want to spend our whole vacation just getting to the mountain. Our Ski Areas Near Airports Map will help you maximize your time on the slopes.
You can't get more ski-vacation-suitable than Switzerland, plus this country has the bonus of great chocolate and knives, too. [Ed note: What else do you need?!] There are a bunch of ski resorts within one hour's drive from Zürich airport, including those with great names like Flumserberg, Grüsch and Bad Ragaz.
But our recommendation is a place with a short and easy-to-remember name: Elm. Less than an hour's drive from ZRH, the small municipality of Elm has two main resorts, both great for intermediate and beginner skiers. (As one website reminded us, that's an hour "in good driving conditions"--a snowstorm could slow you down.) Being relatively small and less likely to be as full of ski tourists as other larger resorts, the villages around Elm will also give you a quaint, truly Swiss experience.