Quaint and traditional, even by Swiss standards, Mürren has no discothèques and the pubs stay quiet most of the week. It’s only accessible by cable car, which arrives every half hour, on the dot. The skiing is incredible. The 9,744-foot-high Schilthorn, with tram access, provides 4,300 vertical feet, and even more in a big year when you can ski all the way to Lauterbrunnen—though these days, a lot of people simply opt to BASE jump it. You can ski long, exposed couloirs right off the summit, and encounter herds of chamois scampering over impossibly steep, rocky crags.