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5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

Here are five Swiss villages that might just make you consider a car-free ski trip.
Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Zermatt is the highest resort in Europe and its highest lift station tops out at just under 4,000 metres. At this height some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness typically occurs only above 2,500 metres, So clearly 4,000 metres is well above the comfort zone. You can get altitude sickness if you travel to
The very best from the world of skiing

The very best from the world of skiing

The winners of the World Ski Awards – now in their ninth year – were announced recently and, whilst there are also many national awards, here is a round-up of the worldwide winners. As you will see, it was a great year for Switzerland! It was a double celebration for the Swiss resort of Verbier,
Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

The facilities in the most luxurious chalets are pretty impressive. Wine Caves, Heated Indoor Pools, State Of The Art Gymnasiums, Heli Pads, Mini Nightclubs with sprung dance floors, the list goes on. One provision that any self respecting luxury chalet must have is a home cinema. Cosying up after dinner with the family to watch
8 fun things for families to do when visiting Gstaad

8 fun things for families to do when visiting Gstaad

We all know that Alpine resorts can be a huge draw for visitors during the winter months, attracting skiers and snowboarders, but did you know that in Switzerland – unlike in France where the tendency is to choose the mountains in Winter and the coast in Summer – the Alps continue to lure tourists? The
Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

On completion of its construction in 2012, The Alpina Gstaad was the first five star hotel to be opened in Gstaad for over a century. Set in five acres in the Bernese Oberland, the hotel blends traditional Swiss architecture with contemporary flair – both inside and out. This 56-room luxury hotel is co-owned by Jean
7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

With its rich and diverse tourism offering, its privileged position within the heart of Europe and its incredible location on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, the Olympic capital of Lausanne is not just a famous sporting city but also a cultural one that springs to life during the Summer months. The Summer is also
Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Built over a century ago, in 1915, the historic 140-room Lausanne Palace is a 5-star hotel in the Olympic city of Lausanne. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Epoque hotel faces out towards the city at the front and enjoys Alpine vistas across Lake Geneva (which goes
Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection
5 of Switzerland's top luxury hotels

5 of Switzerland's top luxury hotels

Switzerland is well known for its stunning alpine scenery, its extensive rail network, including cog railways that lead to the highest railway station in Europe, skiing, fondue, and Swiss chocolate. The country is also home to several of Europe’s finest luxury hotels, several of them perfect not only for luxury ski holidays, but for a
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4 pleasant, short trips around Lake Geneva

The city of Geneva is renowned for its multicultural treasures as well as a hub for foreign politics and business. The high life quality of the city can’t be contained by the streets alone. It spills over to the lush surroundings, most notably the Lake Geneva. So if you want to escape the thrilling city
Top 10 luxury chalets in Europe

Top 10 luxury chalets in Europe

As adventurous as a day on the slopes can be, coming home to a beautifully furnished and elegant chalet is equally exciting. Scattered across the Alps in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria are some of the most exclusive, stunningly beautiful luxury chalets in Europe. Chalet Abruzzes, Courchevel, France Chalet Abruzzes is located above the Cospillot
New luxury in the Swiss resort of Verbier

New luxury in the Swiss resort of Verbier

New to the Swiss resort of Verbier is Hotel Cordée des Alpes – a luxurious hotel with innovative interiors, mixing the best of old-school ski and the latest in Swiss chic. Comprising 34 suites and guest rooms and 14 exclusive residences for ownership, Cordée des Alpes marks the latest offering from local hotel and restaurant
New medical health check service from Swiss Diamond Hotel

New medical health check service from Swiss Diamond Hotel

Lugano-based Swiss Diamond Hotel‘s recently opened Diamond Medical Aesthetical Centre is offering a new medical treatment in which doctors are able to predict future health problems through a simple blood sample. From the blood sample, doctors are able to understand how certain organs are ageing and from this, can predict possible future health problems and