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St. Moritz and Zermatt may be top-of-mind Swiss ski resorts, but Crans-Montana, which sits above the Rhône Valley in the French-speaking canton of Valais, serves up peak pistes and views that stretch from Mont Blanc in the west to the Matterhorn to the east. Relaxed, groomer-rich terrain and an abundance of facilities for young children, including Snow Island, a kid zone with a magic carpet lift for beginners, make the resort a magnet for families. The 300 days of sunshine add to the allure.

Beyond skiing, there is tubing and tobogganing; ice skating and curling at the Ycoor Centre