Winter weather to arrive this weekend

Winter weather to arrive this weekend

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
Despite the warm – although wet – weather, forecasters say the winter will start to arrive at the weekend.
Accidents increase as winter tyres foregone

Accidents increase as winter tyres foregone

Nov. 27, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
More and more drivers are not bothering to put winter tyres on and accidents are increasing – and becoming more...
Parliament begins its winter session

Parliament begins its winter session

Nov. 26, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
The winter session of parliament begins today, but the first order or work will be the election of new federal counci...
New move to make winter tyres compulsory

New move to make winter tyres compulsory

Oct. 31, 2018, 6:20 a.m.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not illegal to use summer tyres in the winter. But maybe that could change. Lo...
Weekend snow closes roads and train lines

Weekend snow closes roads and train lines

Oct. 29, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
With the change of the clocks to winter time, the snow came to Switzerland over the weekend, especially in the easter...
Canton Schwyz clamps down on those seeking deliberate jail time

Canton Schwyz clamps down on those seeking deliberate jail time

Sept. 7, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
With winter on the way, some homeless people would prefer to spend the season in jail than on the streets.
Heavy snow helps ski resorts

Heavy snow helps ski resorts

April 11, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
The heavy snow this year has brought some cheer to ski resorts. The beginning of the season kicked off well, accordin...
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...
Valais bid to host Winter Olympics under threat

Valais bid to host Winter Olympics under threat

March 14, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Plans that Switzerland will host the 2026 Winter Olympics are under threat after a motion was accepted in parliament ...
Geneva minister forced to defend winter reaction

Geneva minister forced to defend winter reaction

March 7, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
The Geneva Minister in charge of urban security was forced to defend the city’s reaction to the recent snowy we...
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.
Heavy snow could lead to spring floods

Heavy snow could lead to spring floods

Feb. 19, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Although ski resorts are celebrating the heavy snow this season, there are warnings come the spring some areas may fl...
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. &...
Heavy snow traps tourists, closes road and train links and worries WEF

Heavy snow traps tourists, closes road and train links and worries WEF

Jan. 22, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
Heavy snow in the mountains means tourists are once again stuck in the high end resort of Zermatt. The tourist office...
Three dead on mountains this weekend

Three dead on mountains this weekend

Jan. 15, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
A 57 year old skier crashed to his death on Saturday. The man fell more than 200 meters from the Mutteristock in cant...
Heavy snow and avalanche risk traps thousands

Heavy snow and avalanche risk traps thousands

Jan. 10, 2018, 7:52 a.m.
  UPDATE: Trains to Zermatt have started running on the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn. First service at 11.15. ...
Winter conditions cause weekend accidents

Winter conditions cause weekend accidents

Jan. 8, 2018, 7:19 a.m.
The weekend saw spate of road accidents caused by the cold weather. A car ended up in a canal in Oberriet in Sankt Ga...
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...
Only 8.5 hours of sun today

Only 8.5 hours of sun today

Dec. 20, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Today is the shortest day of the year. We’ll only get 8 and half hours of daylight today in Switzerland.
Train passengers stranded by heavy snow

Train passengers stranded by heavy snow

Dec. 11, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Hundreds of train passengers have spent the night in a local school in Bex in canton Vaud after their intercity train...
Winter weather causes accidents and injuries

Winter weather causes accidents and injuries

Dec. 11, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
The weekend’s wintery weather took its toll on the roads. In canton Sankt Gallen alone the police dealt with mo...
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