Winter activities in Locarno

Winter feeling

Snow-covered mountains and lakeside beauties. While the snow-covered mountains of Ticino attract winter sports enthusiasts from far and wide, the mild temperatures around Lago Maggiore are perfect for winter refuseniks. This unique mix makes Locarno the perfect winter holiday destination that caters to all tastes.

The fact that Locarno, with 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, is Switzerland’s warmest city, also makes itself felt during the winter months.  Instead of fog, expect golden sunshine; instead of freezing temperatures, a mild climate.

The local mountain of Locarno, the Cardada Cimetta, is one of the region’s most attractive day trip destinations and is easily reached by cable car and chair lift. From its peak, you can see both the lowest point of Switzerland – Lago Maggiore –and its highest, the Dufour peak in the Monte Rosa massif.

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The thrill of slipping and sliding. Adrenaline, speed, and a beautiful natural setting: Sledging is great fun, not just for the kids!