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Sunday, February 23, 2020
V-Cableway V-Bahn Jungfrau new trail map
The CHF 470 AUD 690 million V-Cableway project is the biggest new lift development in the World. Stage one, the new gondola from Grindelwald to Mannlichen, opened last weekend. After many years planning the actual construction has proceeded with typical Swiss precision on a project that's sure to keep Jungfrau among the World's top...
Time your trip to co-incide with the Inferno Murren race if you want more of a challenge on your next trip to Switzerland. Inferno Murren is the World's longest, and longest-running, intermediate downhill ski race. The 2016 race included Snow Action's Features Editor Bronwen Gora and royal sibling Pippa Middleton, sister of Princess Kate, in the field of 1800...
Snow clearing at Verbier
No ifs, no buts, Verbier is simply the best ski resort in the World. Well, that was my first impression, even arriving in the spring of a pretty poor snow season in 2017. Guide Mikey Edwards from Powder Extreme Verbier still found us some great snow in spectacular terrain here at the spiritual home of European freeriding. - Owain...
The Jungfrau is one of the great ski regions in Europe, home to the classic inter-linked resorts of Grindelwald, Wengen & Mürren beneath the mighty Eiger. It's one for your all time must-ski-that bucket list, and Grindelwald is the best of the ski towns and villages to stay at. Amazing views are a...
The new Matterhorn Glacier Ride at Zermatt
Zermatt's incredible new Matterhorn Glacier Ride is arguably the World's most amazing ski lift. Three years and CHF 50 million in the making, the new lift opened on September 29th. It is the World’s highest 3S cableway (3S = 3 seil / 3 cables), combining the ultimate in design sophistication with maximum comfort, and serves Europe’s highest cableway station. The...
Villars in winter
Switzerland's mega international resorts like Verbier and Zermatt are world beaters, but for a change of pace and culture try areas like Villars in the Lake Geneva region. Swiss French culture, cuisine, wine, history, scenery and sunshine all combine to make the Lake Geneva region very special. The skiing is both varied and accessible. For families deals like kids...