People with second homes asked not to spend weekends thereMarch 20, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
People with two homes in Switzerland have been asked not to move to the the second one - for example in the alps.&nbs...
Bernese villagers could be forced to leave homes for 10 yearsFeb. 26, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
Residents in a small Bernese village could be forced to leave their homes for 10 years as the government works to dis...
Ski resorts under fire for flying in snow by helicopterFeb. 20, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
A French ski resort is being castigated in the press for bringing in tons of snow by helicopter over the weekend.
Storms and snowfall batter areas across SwitzerlandNov. 25, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
Strong winds and heavy snow affected many areas of the country over the weekend.
Government crackdown on trucks passing through AlpsNov. 14, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
The government is to use a carrot and stick approach to get more trucks to use the train link through the Alps and no...
Government may reverse decision to stop coffee stockpilingNov. 12, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Switzerland is reconsidering its decision to stop stockpiling coffee in case of an emergency.
Strong earthquake could be on the wayNov. 7, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
The Swiss Seismological Service is warning a strong earthquake could be on the way.
Four people die in the Alps over weekendAug. 5, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
It’s been a deadly weekend in the mountains.
Swiss Alps inspire Theresa May to go carbon neutralJune 20, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
The move by the outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 was inspired by her...
British motorist caught speeding in unofficial Alps raceJune 17, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
A British motorist is facing hefty fines after being caught driving at 158 kph in an 80 zone.
Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressureMay 20, 2019, 5:31 a.m.
Measures have been announced to speed up the transfer of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.
German skiers killed in Valais avalancheApril 29, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
Four skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Alps on Friday.
Alpine glaciers could be gone by 2100April 9, 2019, 6:46 a.m.
In just 80 years all the glaciers in the Alps could be gone. That’s according to research by the University of ...
Spanish hikers rescued from avalancheDec. 11, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Two Spanish hikers had to be rescued after sudden snow trapped them on the mountains near Sörenburg in canton Lu...
Glaciers shrinking after warmest summer season everOct. 17, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
The long hot summer may have been good news for sun worshippers – but it’s been bad news for the country&...
End of heatwave marked by snowAug. 27, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Temperatures across the country were down over the weekend as the heatwave relented.
Swiss cattle too heavy, too big and too greedy, says breeders’ associationAug. 14, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Swiss cows need to be smaller, lighter and not so greedy, according to a breeders’ association, which says that...
Charity steps in to help Alpine farmers get water to their cattleAug. 8, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
A charity has offered CHF 500,000 to help Alpine farmers transport water to their cows in mountain pastures as the dr...
Alpine horn festival in Valais declared a great successJuly 23, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
The Nendaz Horn festival has grown into a popular event for Swiss nationals and international horn enthusiasts.
Access to Mont Blanc restricted over safety fearsJuly 16, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
Overcrowding and safety risks have led French authorities to restrict access to the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest...
Man dies in Engleberg after falling 150m.June 27, 2018, 6:15 a.m.
A 51 year old climber has died in the Alps. The man fell 150 meters while in Engleberg in canton Obwalden.
SWISS passengers get free tour of AlpsOct. 17, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
Passengers on a Swiss International Airlines flight were actually pleased to be delayed on arriving at Zurich airport...
Property prices in Alps fallJune 13, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
It’s getting cheaper to own a second home in the Swiss Alps.
Four Swiss skiers die in Austrian Alps avalancheMarch 16, 2017, 5:58 a.m.
Four Swiss men have been killed when an avalanche swept away a ski group in the Austrian Alps.