Southeast of Zurich, the Davos (pop. 11000) area has 45 miles of prepared cross country ski trails through the classic alpine scenery of the Graubunden region.
If you're up for some apres ski action, check out the Piano Bar, the Cabanna Club or the Ex-bar.
To reach this area from Zurich, head southeast on Route A3 to Landquart, and then southeast on Route 28 into Davos.
Note: the best way to get around Switzerland in the winter is via train. A good value, if it still exists, is the Swiss Card which can be bought for First or Second Class. It must be purchased before arrival 800-438-7245 or www.raileurope.com.
Overall, Davos is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 22 Nordic ski destinations in Switzerland.