Getting around the ski resorts of Valais from Geneva

Like last year, I opted for the hassle-free option of taking the public transport to get to the ski resorts of Valais from the airport in Geneva. Geneva International Airport is a fairly small airport but it is connected to the train station, making it convenient to reach the various ski resorts from the airport. Little wonder then that Geneva airport is one of the … Continue reading Getting around the ski resorts of Valais from Geneva

Skiing Deep in the Val d’Anniviers at Grimentz and Zinal

At the end of the Val d’Anniviers, skiers would find the ski resort of Grimentz and Zinal. Although they are both separate ski areas and villages with Grimentz being the slightly larger village, these 2 ski areas are linked by the new gondola that connects the ski area in Zinal to the village base in Grimentz so skiers on a day pass can visit both … Continue reading Skiing Deep in the Val d’Anniviers at Grimentz and Zinal

Peak Views of Skiing at St-Luc and Chandolin

St-Luc and Chandolin are the name of 2 separate villages that are about 15 minutes away by bus but they are part of one connected ski area, though only intermediate skiers would be able to cross from one area to another. St-Luc is the larger ski area and thus gets more of the coverage in the review. Both villages form part of the Val d’Anniviers … Continue reading Peak Views of Skiing at St-Luc and Chandolin

Impacts of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on Skiing and Travel

Over the couple of weeks, there has been a huge change throughout the world due to the second wave of COVID-19 coronavirus infections. As this virus outbreak unfolded, countries around the world have placed travel restrictions with some placing outright bans on foreigners to others requiring all arriving passengers to be put in quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days. This has turned the travel industry … Continue reading Impacts of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on Skiing and Travel

Sunny Side of Skiing at Crans Montana

Crans Montana has long been considered one of the top ski areas in Switzerland. This commune is part of the ‘Best of the Alps’ grouping which includes other prestigious resorts like St. Moritz, Lech Zürs, St Anton and Cortina d’Ampezzo. Comprised of 2 separate townships, Crans and Montana, the town is a lively and vibrant community with the ski areas all built around it. As … Continue reading Sunny Side of Skiing at Crans Montana

Relaxed ski day at Saas Almagell

In the Saas valley (Saastal), there are 3 main villages, Saas Fee, Saas Grund and Saas Almagell. All 3 have their own ski areas that are not linked, though regular bus services run between all 3 villages, with Saas Grund being the interchange location. Saas Almagell is the smallest village of these 3 but their ski area is included in the same pass as Saas … Continue reading Relaxed ski day at Saas Almagell