Recently Swiss laws were changed and working conditions for overseas workers in Switzerland were enhanced. This has seen a majority exit of the mass market British chalet tour operators from the Swiss slopes.
If the closest your lips have been to ice is in a G&T, it's probably time you got off your bar stool... Ice climbing is fast growing in popularity - there's even an ice wall in London's Covent Garden! - and Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina is making it easy for you to get started by offering an ice-climbing package for beginners and families this winter.
Overlooking Lake Geneva, Dorchester Collection’s Le Richemond is the ultimate place to indulge in the invigorating outdoors Swiss lifestyle. Le Richemond offers the chance to rest and re-energise whilst ensuring guests are able to make the most of their time in Geneva and experience an unparalleled level of luxury in order to return home fully renewed.
2014 is certain to be the year when our love affair with the bike notches up a gear. With the Tour de France Grand Départ starting in Yorkshire, the public’s renewed enthusiasm for cycling is set to continue.
This autumn, the Engadine valley is introducing several new walking trails through the autumn leaves where hiking shoes are not obligatory.
This summer, a golfing holiday to the world-famous Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is all the more appealing thanks to the opening of the £8-million Kulm Spa St. Moritz, where golfers can indulge themselves with a personal training session designed specifically for golfers, a signature Alpine herb stamp massage to ease tired muscles after a challenging round of golf or a long soak in the outdoor hot tub with panoramic Alpine views.
This year it’s time to take a holiday to a whole new level thanks to the Jungfrau VIP Pass. This entitles unlimited travel on the magnificent Jungfrau Railways network, uniting seven spectacular mountain transport systems in the very heart of Switzerland.
TV dinners, computer games and hours spent social networking are killing the family unit, according to Eduardo Ramos, one of three Belgian businessmen behind `Montagne Alternative’, a TV-free zone in the Swiss mountains, offering an alternative way for families to holiday this summer without TV’s, wi-fi and electronic gadgets.
Verbier is a haven of activity into the summer with the traditional alpine features mixing with exhilarating activities.
As another year beckons, thoughts turn to the familiar ritual of half-heartedly drawing up New Year’s resolutions. Make 2013 the year to travel and make resolutions you actually want to keep by shaping your travel plans to inspire you to succeed.
New to the Swiss resort of Verbier this December is Hotel Cordée des Alpes - a luxurious hotel with innovative interiors mixing the best of old-school ski and the latest in Swiss chic.
Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air . . . and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime. From adrenaline-fuelled winter sports to nature walks and relaxing spas, culinary delights to the best après-piste entertainment, Verbier St-Bernard is waiting to stimulate all your senses.
All aboard the train! Do breakfast in London and the Swiss Alps for après ski. This winter, there is a new and easy way to get to the most beautiful bit of the Alps. It's on the NEW Swiss Alps Ski Train.
Whether you're a regular or a first-timer in Switzerland, a visit to the Swiss Alps is the relaxing way to enjoy winter - at as gentle a pace as you please.
Loved-up newly-weds looking to for the perfect honeymoon break this winter can look no further than the Alps after VIP SKI launched a range of tailor-made honeymoon holidays.
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