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Atzmännig – Bijou Ski Resort just outside Zurich

Atzmännig – Bijou Ski Resort just outside Zurich

This weekend we visited Atzmännig ski resort for the first time. Having lived in Zurich some time now, and skied widely across the Graubunden resorts, as well as in Hoch Ybrig, Flumserberg and in the French part of Switzerland, I can’t believe it’s taken so long to discover this bijou little resort right on our doorstep! And what […]

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Skiing in Flumserberg

Skiing in Flumserberg

  Photo courtesy of Flumserberg.ch Skiing in Flumserberg   From November to March it’s often quite misty and foggy in Zurich, but up above the clouds in the mountains it’s often lovely and sunny. There is even a phrase “unten grau, oben blau” which roughly translates as “grey down below and blue on top” and […]

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Fancy sleeping in an Igloo in Switzerland?

Filed in Skiing, Snow, Swiss Mountains, Switzerland, Travel by on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Fancy sleeping in an Igloo in Switzerland?

Updated for 2019 Fancy sleeping in an Igloo in Switzerland?   Ever thought of staying somewhere in the mountains but just a little different? How about staying in an Igloo?  Believe it or not Switzerland has a number of  “igloo villages” dotted all over the country in various ski resorts. Not only is it a […]

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A Winter Weekend Trip to Pizol, Bergün and Surava

Filed in Family, Outside Zurich, Skiing, Snow, Swiss Mountains, Travel by on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
A Winter Weekend Trip to Pizol, Bergün and Surava

Keeping to the theme of mountains and looking forward to the upcoming Winter snow season in Switzerland, how do you fancy a tobogganing trip to Bergün taking in Pizol and Surava? One intrepid family with 3 young girls did just that last Season and here they tell us their experiences.  It sounds like a lot of […]

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The Snow is Coming! Top 5 Tips for Winter in Switzerland

Filed in Skiing, Snow, Weather by on October 25, 2012 1 Comment
The Snow is Coming! Top 5 Tips for Winter in Switzerland

Are you ready for the snow in Switzerland? Here are five practical tips to help you prepare for the Winter season: 1. Winter Tyres – If you haven’t changed your tyres over from Summer to Winter now is the time to do this. Typically in Switzerland the time to change your tyres is in October […]

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