Category Archive for: Travel Tips

Winkelride Freestyle Skiing & Snowboarding Rail Jam – 3sixty Snowboard Shop, Stans, Switzerland

With one of Europe`s most picturesque cities 15-minutes to the North (Luzern) and one of Switzerland`s top snowsports destinations 25-minutes in the opposite direction (Engelberg), beautiful little Stans, CH, kinda` gets lost in the middle. But every year just before the winter season kicks into full gear, the guys n` gals at local skate &…

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Breuil-Cervinia, Aosta, Italy – Early season skiing & snowboarding in Europe

Early season riding at Breuil-Cervinia often resembles mid-season skiing & snowboarding at a lot of other places around the world. When you want freshies in October or November at a European ski area (or excellent skiing & snowboarding throughout the entire winter), head to the continent`s highest lifted point in Italy`s, Aosta Valley. Cervinia Skiing…

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Melchsee-Frutt Ski Area Review

A local`s favorite, little Melchsee-Frutt delivers a pretty big punch for a relatively pint-sized Swiss ski hill. Excellent snow totals, terrain for everyone, solid infrastructure and wonderful sunny aspect make it a great Central Swiss winter holiday spot. Melchsee-Frutt Ski Area Overview Melchsee-Frutt is an enjoyable, well-rounded Zentralschweiz ski gebeit. There`s a nice vibe with an…

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Stoos Skiing & Snowboarding Area Review

The Lake Luzern region of the Central Swiss Alps is one of the most scenic four-season locales anywhere. But when the snow starts flying above the Vierwaldstättersee`s Eastern shoreline, one small Swiss ski area — Stoos — compliments the idyllic beauty of the region in a big way.

Top Eastern US Ski Areas

Skiing & snowboarding in the US isn`t only about Colorado, Montana, Utah or other high-mountain Western destinations. That`s where you`ll definitely find some of the world`s best snow sports destinations, but these Eastern US ski areas on our short-list are well worth a visit for regional residents, travelers passing through or competitors looking to step-up…

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Alpine Responsibility Code

If you forget to use the +41 country code to call Switzerland from abroad, no big deal. You`ll get an annoying automated voice telling you to try another number, then just dial again correctly. But if you forget to follow the Alpine Responsibility Code ( ARC ) nobody can have a safe, fun time playing…

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Driving in Switzerland: Avoiding Radars and General Safety

Driving in the Swiss Alps is never a mindless, cruise-control experience. You`ll need to remind yourself that while operating a motor vehicle, turning around to look behind at the incredible scenery you just passed might not be the smartest idea. Besides, the scenery will be equally magnificent up ahead. In all seriousness, a higher degree…

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Eichof Beer: fresh as a mountain stream because it`s from one

We stopped buying bottled water a long time ago. Environmentally it`s the responsible thing to do, but we`re also fortunate to live in a place where our drinking water comes from natural, clear mountain springs. We also stopped drinking bottled water because bottled beer in Central Switzerland is just so much better than boring H2O.


Trains from Zürich Airport to Luzern-Lucerne, Switzerland

If you`re coming from overseas to visit the beautiful Lake Luzern region of Central Switzerland, flying into Zürich then hopping on one of the convenient twice-hourly trains to Lucerne is one of your best transport options.


Air access into Luzern and Central Switzerland

One of the many reasons Luzern enoys such a high quality of life — aside from the magical alpine surroundings and countless other attributes that make it one of the world`s most liveable & loveable cities — is it`s lack of a noisy airport. There are quite a few small airfields scattered around Zentralschweiz, but…

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Meringen-Hasliberg Skiing & Snowboarding Review

With world-class Engelberg-Titlis on one side and some of the most iconic mountains in the world — the Eiger, Jungfrau & Monch  — on the other, Meiringen-Hasliberg gets lost in the shadow of Swiss alpine giants. You could see how middle-child syndrome might make it depressing for little Hasliberg. But pity isn`t what applies here…it`s more…

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Trains Luzern-Lucerne to Engelberg

If you decide to stay in Luzern for your ski holiday in Central Switzerland, you`ll be able to get from Luzern to Engelberg long before the first cable car ascends toward Mount Titlis for fresh powder in the morning and have plenty of time to finish your aprés ski beers in the village before returning back to the city…

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