Swiss Alps

Skiing in the Swiss Alps 101: Tips from two novices

Share Sorry for the late post, but Lindsey and I went to ski school in the Swiss Alps on our last day in Murren, then promptly left the next day for Montreux and got very busy working on new stories and searching the city for free wi-fi.  However, we still wanted to share our experience…

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Swiss Skiing is Not for the Faint at Heart but the View Can’t Be Beat

Swiss Skiing is Not for the Faint at Heart but the View Can’t Be Beat

Share Mike and I grew up on skis. He grew up in the Northeast skiing New Hampshire and Vermont, and I grew up on the West Coast, skiing in Montana and Washington. While Alabama doesn’t present too many opportunities to ski, we figured it was kind of like riding a bike–after a few tries, you’d…

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Protected: First Flier Zip Line

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Tobogganing gone awry

Share So, the Bissells and Chris are not the only ones who have been sledding in the Alps. Saturday Megan, Sarah, Lindsey and I tackled the Eiger Run on our rented toboggans–15 CHF each for the day. The weather was a little intimidating. We could barely see 5 feet in front of us, but the…

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Swiss Transportation

Swiss Transportation

Share Despite what some may think, the transportation system in the Alps are no where near primitive. My guide, Anne-Marie Goetschi, introduced me to a handful of people that help run the intricate world of alpine transportation. After an eventful day of trains, cable cars, fork lifts, snow tires and helicopters, I understood how the…

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Sledding in the Swiss Alps

Sledding in the Swiss Alps

Share Visibility in the Swiss Alps today prompted the Bissell family and Alpine Living editor Chris Jackson to find an alternative to skiing today. When we pulled back the curtains from the Hotel Eiger , we could not see anything past the railing on the balcony. The runs here are a tad steeper than what…

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Swiss Miss is legit

Swiss Miss is legit

Share Alden and I went in search of “budget dining” this afternoon in Lauterbrunnen.  Not necessarily for the section of the magazine, but for the sake of our own wallets.  After seeing several restaurants with pizzas and sandwiches costing 20+ CF, we found a “cafe bar” across the street from a backpacker’s hostel and hoped…

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