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...
Warnings over cheap online winter tyres

Warnings over cheap online winter tyres

Dec. 5, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Garage owners across the country are warning about the new trend of buying winter tyres online.
Cold weather catches drivers out

Cold weather catches drivers out

Nov. 27, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
The sudden cold weather has caught many drivers off guard this weekend.
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...
Snow arrives in Switzerland

Snow arrives in Switzerland

Nov. 6, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Many areas of the country saw heavy snow for the first time this season and more is on the way.
Police warn of winter break-ins

Police warn of winter break-ins

Oct. 31, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
Cantonal police forces around the country are warning home owners to take extra precautions against burglaries now we...
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.
Poor winter season for Switzerland

Poor winter season for Switzerland

May 10, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Provisional figures from the Swiss tourist board are confirming what many people would expect – it’s been...
TCS say drivers changed to summer tyres too early

TCS say drivers changed to summer tyres too early

April 19, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
The motoring organization, TCS, says many people may have changed their winter tyres for summer too early.
Sion moves closer to 2026 Winter Games

Sion moves closer to 2026 Winter Games

March 8, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
The Sion bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has passed another hurdle on its way to be the official application for the...
Switzerland in vitamin D crises

Switzerland in vitamin D crises

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Switzerland is in the grip of a vitamin D crises. Pharmacies say their stocks of the supplement are now critically low.
Police black ice warning

Police black ice warning

Dec. 2, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Police forces around the country are warning drivers to take care in the winter conditions.  
Several cols closed due to snow

Several cols closed due to snow

Nov. 7, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Several passes have already been closed due to the arrival of snow across Switzerland at the weekend.
October was colder than average, ski resorts start opening

October was colder than average, ski resorts start opening

Oct. 31, 2016, 5:15 a.m.
Today is the last day of October, and forecasters say the month has been a little chillier than average – altho...
'Men of the forest' emerge to protect against avalanches

'Men of the forest' emerge to protect against avalanches

Oct. 24, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
The “Woldmanndli” (men of the forest) have emerged from the Gurschen Forest and entered the village of An...
Swiss ski resorts are most expensive in Europe

Swiss ski resorts are most expensive in Europe

Oct. 20, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
A report for a German smartphone app has found that Europe's ten most expensive ski resorts are in Switzerland. &quo...
Temperatures drop below zero, but warm weather is set to return

Temperatures drop below zero, but warm weather is set to return

Oct. 12, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Motorists across Switzerland were scraping their windscreens this morning as temperatures across the country dropped ...
Hail storm causes 24 car pile up in Thielle

Hail storm causes 24 car pile up in Thielle

Oct. 10, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
15 people were injured after a hail storm on Sunday afternoon caused a 24 car pileup on the A5 at Thielle at around 4...
Temperatures drop in Switzerland

Temperatures drop in Switzerland

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Temperatures dropped so quickly over the weekend that it felt like winter had arrived early in some parts of Switzerl...
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