Switzerland

8 reasons why Zermatt is a great ski resort for families and beginners

Zermatt is frequently cited as one of the world’s must-ski resorts, making it into the top 10 lists of many publications. It is well known for its expansive glaciers, steep faces, and rocky terrain. Not, you might think, the ideal

Stunning view of the Matterhorn from the ski slope in Zermatt.
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Sledging in Grindelwald on your winter ski holiday

There’s more to sledging in Grindelwald than meets the eye…   The next time you visit a mountain restaurant in the Alps you might notice a giant sledge lying around. In Switzerland these are called “Horischlitten” and were used for

Traditional Horischlitten sledge in Grindelwald.
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Zermatt – heaven if you like chocolate

    Switzerland is probably best known for its cheese, watches and last but by no means least its chocolate – something that’s very dear to my heart.   What is it about Swiss chocolate that makes it taste so

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Things to do in St Moritz

There is a statistic about the Winter tourists who visit St Moritz, and it’s a fairly surprising one. Of all those people spending two nights or more in this famous town, fewer than half of them purchase a lift pass!

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Ischgl’s smugglers’ routes to Switzerland

Become a modern day smuggler in Ischgl this winter…     Ischgl in Austria shares its mountain range with the neighbouring Swiss town of Samnaun – so it isn’t surprising to discover that this very spot used to be a

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Davos – Sport, conferences and culture

Davos, the highest town in the Alps with a permanent population of around 10,000, is a complicated mixture of different, and sometimes competing, characteristics. Beginning as a small, agricultural district, it gained a reputation, in the 18th century, as a

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Winter Walking in Zermatt

Zermatt is well known around the world for two things: The quality of its’ skiing and for luxury living.     For those looking to conquer the towering peaks rather than the village spas and Michelin-starred restaurants, there are 200km

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Ski touring: Not just for the elite

Zermatt has long been a home to serious mountaineers and, until fairly recently, ski-touring was considered to be a necessary skill of only the hardiest; those wishing to break speed and endurance records, summit new peaks or to reach previously

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