All too often Switzerland gets forgotten as a holiday destination once the snow has melted and Easter past, but this Alpine country is stunning in summer, too, and offers just as many opportunities for family adventures, if not more, than in winter.
The world-famous Kulm Hotel St Moritz may have only just closed its doors on the winter ski season, but it has already lined up a variety of interesting golf packages to tempt visitors back to the Engadine in the summer months ahead.
The resort of Crans Montana has forged a reputation for excellence in golfing circles all over the world. In September every year, Crans Montana hosts the Omega European Masters, one of the most prestigious European golf competitions after the British Open.
After one of the best seasons in years, St Moritz is reporting excellent spring snow conditions making it an ideal destination for a family ski break at Easter.
If you are looking for a trip with a point of difference then walking the ancient pilgrimage route of The Via Francigena, which links Canterbury to Rome, could be for you.
The Lodge in Verbier, Sir Richard Branson's privately owned ski chalet, is normally hired exclusively in winter for up to 18 guests, but during March and April 2012 individual rooms can be booked on selected dates 'hotel style', ideal for those who don't have time to organise 17 friends for a ski holiday!
When the first British guests arrived to winter in St Moritz in the late 19th century, they looked for ways to amuse themselves until one bright spark came up with the idea of using the natural slope from St Moritz to the neighbouring hamlet of Celerina to create an icy shute, down which they could throw themselves attached to a tiny sled.
Now that the snow has finally arrived in the Alps, the possibility of a winter ski holiday will soon be a reality. Though the Swiss franc is still strong, look around and you will find ample opportunities to save.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina is throwing itself into the Engadin’s celebrations of the Full Moon in March 2012.
Powder White is offering free lift passes to those who book chalet holidays in the snow-sure resort of Verbier in the New Year week.
The Cambrian, Adelboden has been independently voted among the ‘50 Best Luxury Adventure Holidays in the World’ for 2012 by AdventureTemples, an exciting new luxury adventure travel service and online community, with members worldwide.
All too often, people seem to think they have to make a decision between a ski and a spa break, when in reality they can enjoy the best of both worlds in one fell swoop.
With the launch of its new online 2011/12 winter holiday brochure, Headwater is challenging people to change their assumptions – snow-filled getaways are not just for the super-fit or hugely experienced.
One of the UK’s leading luxury ski holiday companies, Ski Verbier, which offers Europe’s most sought after, 5* ski chalets costing from £860 to £4,000 per person per week, has expanded from its heartland of Verbier with the launch of ‘Ski Chamonix’, and is now offering fully catered accommodation in two of Chamonix’s most luxurious properties, Chalet Cragganmore (sleeps 12) and Chalet Bowmore (sleeps 8).
Walks Worldwide has a great trek to Switzerland entitled Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest and largest glacier). It flows from the southern slopes of Jungfraujoch, just beneath the Eiger, and spreads over an enormous area towards the Valais.
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