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Sunday, February 23, 2020
Glacier Express rolling past ski resorts in winter
Switzerland's Glacier Express from incomparable Zermatt to glamorous St Moritz is one of, if not the World’s most scenic alpine rail journeys. It's a must do experience in any season, but for skiers winter is obviously the best time to hop on board for the trip of a lifetime. We wanted to hop off...
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...

Swiss Snow Time!

Few countries pack in so much as Switzerland. It is less than two thirds the size of Tasmania, yet full of lakes, rivers, historic towns, spectacular mountains and 4 distinct cultures. Alpine tourism was born here in the mid-19th century, and still nowhere does it better. Being compact makes it easy to do a lot apart from...
A Swiss ski tour is special anywhere. There is just so much choice! The Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) has been pioneering and researching mountain routes for alpinists, hikers and skiers since 1863, and they are still finding new ones. Crossing the Swiss Alps has been a big deal for a lot longer than that...
In any A-Z of World ski resorts Zermatt is truly saving the best till last. Zermatt gets no arguments from us about being the best ski resort on the planet. If it loses anything to Verbier for steep freeride terrain it picks up points for the historic village character, more classic hotels, and being car free. Of course the...
Schilthorn Piz Gloria is unique among ski destinations. Not actually for the opportunity to ski in the schuss steps of 007 - ski sequences became a must for Bond movies ever since On Her Majesty's Secret Service was filmed here 50 years ago - but for the beyond-magnificent scenery and more, as Bronwen Gora reports.