Graubüden police close Flüela Pass

Graubüden police close Flüela Pass

April 6, 2020, 10:37 a.m.
Graubünden police have been forced to close part of the Flüela Pass as several cross-country skiers headed ...
Calls to isolate Verbier resort Covid-19 'hotspot'

Calls to isolate Verbier resort Covid-19 'hotspot'

March 24, 2020, 8:46 a.m.
There are calls the resort of Verbier should be put under even more severe restrictions than the rest of the country ...
Ski resorts under fire for flying in snow by helicopter

Ski resorts under fire for flying in snow by helicopter

Feb. 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. 
Boy, 13, dies during skiing trip

Boy, 13, dies during skiing trip

Feb. 12, 2020, 9:17 a.m.
A schoolboy has died while on a skiing trip in canton Vaud. 
Cable car worker finds backpack containing USD 20,000

Cable car worker finds backpack containing USD 20,000

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
A cable car worker in the ski resort of Laax in canton Graubünden had a surprise when he found a backpack which ...
Storms and snowfall batter areas across Switzerland

Storms and snowfall batter areas across Switzerland

Nov. 25, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
Strong winds and heavy snow affected many areas of the country over the weekend. 
Hiking annual death toll  bigger than rock climbing

Hiking annual death toll bigger than rock climbing

Nov. 20, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
Every year 184 people die from sport in Switzerland and 400,000 are injured.
Ski resort argument causes 10% drop in bookings

Ski resort argument causes 10% drop in bookings

Oct. 15, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
An argument between two ski resorts is threatening them both this season.
Avalanche experts stress importance of staying on pistes

Avalanche experts stress importance of staying on pistes

Jan. 17, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
Experts at the Snow and Avalanche Research Centre in Davos say they can’t stress enough how important it is to ...
Crash in Sweden kills six Swiss nationals

Crash in Sweden kills six Swiss nationals

Jan. 14, 2019, 8:49 a.m.
Six Swiss nationals have been killed in a crash in Sweden. 
Colour code warnings for new hiking maps

Colour code warnings for new hiking maps

May 18, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
If you like being in the mountains in the summer and winter- make sure you know your color codes. New hiking maps hav...
Financial argument closes Crans-Montana ski lift

Financial argument closes Crans-Montana ski lift

April 4, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
A financial dispute has closed a major ski lift in Crans-Montana. The ski lift company says it needs money from the l...
Ski resorts may extend season

Ski resorts may extend season

March 1, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Some ski resorts are pondering extending the season as the snow is so good. Andermatt in canton Uri is suggesting the...
21 year old British man dies in Les Diablerets after crashing into tree

21 year old British man dies in Les Diablerets after crashing into tree

Feb. 22, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
A 21 year old British man died in Les Diablerets yesterday afternoon after he crashed into a tree.
Snow likely to boost ski resorts

Snow likely to boost ski resorts

Feb. 5, 2018, 5:52 a.m.
The head of Swiss tourism says he expects hotel bookings to be up 4% this season due to the heavy snow.
Skier found dead in Nidwalden

Skier found dead in Nidwalden

Feb. 5, 2018, 5:48 a.m.
A 56 year old skier was found dead by rescue services on Saturday afternoon. The man was reported missing and a major...
British skiers die after plunging down cliff in Chamonix

British skiers die after plunging down cliff in Chamonix

Jan. 29, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Two British skiers have died after plunging several hundred metres off a cliff in the French resort of Chamonix. &...
Record breaking mountain rescue missions over New Year

Record breaking mountain rescue missions over New Year

Jan. 3, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Helicopter rescue services were busy over the New Year. On New Year’s Eve alone rescuers were called out 110 ti...
Ski season kicks off

Ski season kicks off

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:46 a.m.
Some good early snow means the ski season is getting underway. Resorts in the eastern parts of the country are alread...
Valais gets tough with ski schools

Valais gets tough with ski schools

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Canton Valais is to get tough with ski schools. Authorities want to make sure the rules are followed. Currently at le...
Questions over Sion Olympic bid

Questions over Sion Olympic bid

Oct. 23, 2017, 7 a.m.
Questions are being raised over the cost of the planned bid by Sion to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Ski operators suffering due to shorter season

Ski operators suffering due to shorter season

Jan. 9, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Despite the arrival of snow, many Swiss ski lift operators are struggling financially. Two thirds say the shortening ...
Ski resorts keep summer activities while waiting for snow

Ski resorts keep summer activities while waiting for snow

Jan. 3, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Ski resorts are putting on a brave face as a lack of snow means many are still running their summer activities.
Bargain ski passes for Saas-Fee are crowdfunded

Bargain ski passes for Saas-Fee are crowdfunded

Nov. 24, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
The go ahead’s been given for skiers and snowboarders to buy a season ski pass for Saas-Fee for just 222 francs...
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