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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Charging out of the start gate of the Lauberhorn Downhill race
World Cup Downhills for the Swiss are like footy grand finals for us, and they don't get any bigger, or longer than the Lauberhorn race at Wengen every January. Why not time your next, or first, Swiss snow holiday to overlap with the 91st running of this amazing race in January 2021?
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...
Swiss family farm traditions are alive and well in Zermatt, showing there is an alternative to the mega modern purpose built ski resorts so common elsewhere. Development doesn't have to mean destruction. You can have the latest and greatest lift systems alongside, or over, alpine terrain that reverts to it's centuries old role of pasture in summer.
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...
Zurich Old Town after a snowfall
Zurich is one of the few major cities with hundreds of top class ski resorts almost on the doorstep – 10 are within a 90 minutes radius, over 200 within three hours, and even more beyond that. All are accessible via the country’s legendary Swiss Transport System rail, bus and boat network, as well as by first...
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.