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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 your skiing...
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...
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...
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...
Lauterbrunnen in the Jungfrau one of the amazing ski destinations avaialbel on the Swiss Travel System
The Swiss Travel System is simply the best nationwide public transport network in the World. An almost unlimited selection of trains, buses, trolley buses, boats, cable cars and cog-railways can take you to most corners of this spectacularly diverse and scenic country. As you would expect, it all comes with Swiss precision and efficiency. It is also super easy to...
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...

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