Alpine chic is what you will get in the Valais region. I stayed in Crans-Montana and Zermatt, two swanky mountain towns that are perfect for luxury seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. With a focus on adventures, the style is upscale but active. Both hotels fit the part, with a ski chalet fee, styled with wooden timber, fireplaces and cozy Swiss ambiance. Food ranges from hearty local fare like cheesy raclette with potatoes to freshly picked produce, mushrooms and game. I spent an afternoon with a Michelin chef, enjoying food cooked in an outdoor oven, along with views of the rolling mountains. If you want to experience the luxurious side of Valais, see my tips in this video guide.

Featured: Chef Franck Reynaud of L’Hostellerie du Pays, David Chocolates, Paul blank wine, Hotel Etrier, Hotel Pollux, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Gornergrat