mercredi 26 novembre 2014

Winter treats.

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Dear youcef

The holiday season is coming ...

... and towns are putting up their decorations, hot chocolate and mulled wine are reappearing on menus, and up in the mountains, resorts are offering their guests a snowy welcome high above the clouds. Our tips include some of the most magical experiences Switzerland has to offer.

Each of our newsletters over the coming months will feature one of our winter experts sharing ten top tips from his or her region. For December, Anne Fournier introduces gems from the Valais. Anne runs a vacation apartment that she renovated herself, bringing new life to the hamlet of Verrey near the ski resort of Veysonnaz.
Alex Herrmann 
Switzerland Tourism, Director Americas

myTop10: Valais

Anne Fournier has lived in Verrey since childhood, runs an authentic vacation apartment there and knows the Valais inside-out. Our winter expert reveals her top tips, from outdoor activities to gourmet treats.

150 years of winter holidays

Ever wondered how Switzerland became the Number 1 winter destination, where the world's first T-bar lift operated or how snow sports vacations began? You can find the answers here, along with film clips that'll make you smile and details of this season's program of nostalgic events.

The most beautiful winter walks

Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air, enjoy the spectacular scenery and experience nature close-up as you follow specially prepared paths across the snowy landscapes. Find a selection of the most enchanting winter walks here.
The prettiest advent markets

A taste of the Swiss Christmas

Festive decorations adorn the streets and squares, lights sparkle on the Christmas trees and the scent of mulled wine drifts through the alleyways. Discover the charm of Switzerland's most romantic season with a visit to one of the magical Christmas markets.
A bewitching atmosphere
Top Design & Lifestyle Hotels

Hotels full of festive charm

Combine your Christmas shopping with a city break to Switzerland and treat yourself to a stay in one of our irresistible Design & Lifestyle Hotels. Cosy rooms, log fires, mouth-watering cuisine: all you need to really relax...
Treat yourself
The finest scenic routes

Fairy-tale landscapes

Discover the best Switzerland has to offer on trips by train, boat and bus. Snow-blanketed valleys, picturesque towns and a wide choice of excursions will delight visitors of all ages.
Explore Switzerland

Swiss winter resort finder

Whether you're looking for something charming and laidback or a place that's buzzing with action, our winter resort finder will help you pick the vacation destination that suits your needs perfectly.

Warren Miller's No Turning Back

5 years of action packed Warren Miller ski movies and counting.The 2014 movie "No turning back" is out and on tour through the US. These ski athletes conquer montains all over the world but when they wanna push the boundaries of what's humanly possible, they go to Switzerland.

So'Glam weekend in Geneva

The ultimate girls' weekend away: spas, shopping and other seductive treats, guaranteed to make you feel like a princess. Warning: men aren't allowed on this trip – with the possible exception of George Clooney ...

Swiss cheese recipes

Try these mouth-watering recipes using Swiss cheeses and seasonal ingredients. Bon appétit!
#SwissSelfie of the month
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Best Ski Resort 2014

Switzerland has the best ski areas in the Alps

No fewer than five Swiss ski resorts are featured in the top ten of a study by the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Overall winner is Zermatt! The ski area around Zermatt took first place thanks to its sheer size and variety of pistes.

World on Skis: Ski the Matterhorn Region

Zermatt – $1545.00 Jan 4 - Feb 15, 2015: Zermatt in winter is hard to beat. It's the highest ski resort in Europe and offers snow all year 'round, guaranteed. Discover this winter wonderland yourself during your 7-night stay at the Hotel Walliserhof.
October 21 2014 – February 1st 2015

Paul Klee: "Special class – not for sale"

Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee
If you examine Paul Klee's pictures closely, you will often see a small inscription such as "SKL". This stands for Sonderklasse, or "Special class": the artist used the abbreviation to denote works that had a special value for him.
December 5 – 31, 2014

Top sports events

Davos, St. Moritz
Switzerland has an exciting program of top sports events this December: highlights include the St. Moritz City Race, the FIS cross-country world cup and ice hockey Spengler Cup in Davos. Come and watch the world's top athletes compete for glory.
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