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The conversation, standing by the outside fire at the Cardrona pub drinking tummy-warming gluhwein and feasting on wedges with naughty sour cream, went something like this. Should we have our fourth consecutive day at Cardrona… or ski somewhere else?

The hike from the stylish Blue Lounge to the Fluhalp is easy peasy. It takes you along a glacial moraine high above Zermatt on an ever so slight gradient through the alpine mountain landscape. But even those scant few meters of altitude differential pay off, because the view… Yes, it simply is magic — both there and back again.

Travel blogging is hard work. This is common knowledge. And sometimes it’s even enough to make you “go ballistic.” Like when Switzerland’s Zermatt Tourism wants us to try heli skiing…

Having stayed in Sweden’s ice hotel, Walter is a clever rabbit when it comes to spending the night in ice. Also an Alpine hare, as it turns out. I, being Italian, like my ice in the form of gelato melting in the sun. Nevertheless, good sport that I also am, I let myself be inveigled to spend a night in Zermatt’s Igloo Village…

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The tramping boots (TBs) were a little bewildered at spending January in the fierce cold of a Northern Hemisphere winter. I caught them looking around for their usual tramping ground of golden tussock in a sun-scorched Central Otago, New Zealand summer, far from the silver white snow-scape of the French Alps winter.

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Late October 2014 saw the opening of the spectacular “Peak Walk by Tissot” at the very summit of “Glacier 3000”: a 107 Meter long suspension bridge connects the mountain station with the Scex Rouge’s summit at 3,000 meters above sea level…

The family-operated Valbella Inn Resort, a comfortable four star Superior hotel lies on the upslope of the Lenzerheide high valley. From the resort you get a magnificent view of the Alps massif – mountains as far as the eye can see. To your left juts up the striking Rothorn mountain, while to the right dazzle the Piz Scalottas and the Stätzerhorn.

In December 2013 Starwood hotel group opened “W Verbier” – their first alpine escape. Verbier is the internationally renowned ski resort in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The hotel is the first of its kind in Switzerland, setting new standards with the design-led lifestyle-brand. We had a close look, check out our video review!

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