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Saturday, May 28, 2022
As Australia allows outbound travel again from Monday 1st November Switzerland is already open for skiing at several high altitude resorts including Zermatt and Engelberg-Titlis. Quarantine free entry is available, but as of October 25, 2021, the Swiss Federal council requires all people vaccinated outside of the EU (including tourists from Australia & New Zealand) to apply for the Swiss vaccination certificate in order...
The Qantas Emirates partnership has just been extended for another 5 years, which is great news for snow travellers. As international travel for Aussies fires up again from November with lots of restrictions and not many flights the main problem for many people will be actually getting bookable seats to where they want to go. For Europe Qantas and Emirates work...
Verbier is keeping the freeride spirit alive in the Alps. Europe has been smashed by COVID this winter, with most ski areas shut or severely restricted as the pandemic takes a tragic toll across the major alpine nations. As we reported previously, France shut skiing down totally, Italy likewise, and Austria allowed re-opening for locals only. But Switzerland left the local...
The Alps are getting hammered with snow this season, but if you want to ski Europe now most places remain closed, or at best locals only. But Not Switzerland! Their COVID measures have allowed regional governments to make the decisions on key aspects of life, including whether to open ski facilities or not. So for anyone traveling who can get there,...
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 December 2019. Stage 2, the amazing Eiger Express, officially opened last weekend (with public excluded), slashing ride time from Grindelwald to the Eigergletscher Station to just 15 minutes. Between them the new lifts make the...
Zermatt re-opened Saturday for summer skiing and activities almost 3 months after things had to shut down early for the winter season due to COVID-19. Summer skiing in Zermatt is a lot of fun. It was even true back in 1990s that Zermatt offered more summer vertical drop than Australia does in winter - 3000 or so vertical feet in...

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