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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 similar story...
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 of course. With elephants, a-la-Hannibal. With...
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 class motorways...
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.  Schilthorn is one mountain that...
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...
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. It’s a great start or finish to a Swiss snow trip, or...

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