Switzerland in April

Posted by on May 2, 2009 in Miscellaneous | No Comments

Sitting at 1250m, Villars sur Ollon, Switzerland is a small ‘family’ ski resort but has access to a huge ski area going up to 3,000m at Les Diablarets.  The late snow wasn’t great but there was still enough for us to go up and over a few ridges all the way to Les Diablarets.  A very different experience to my ‘home’ mountains of Whistler Blackcomb, Canada.  Not nearly so different as the experience in Verbier and more particularly Chamonix, France, where we also skied a few days.   Definitely need to get back to those places in the winter to really check them out:  The Alps are HUGE!

The spring flowers were out in force, and the Swiss seem to grew wine grapes on every available slope.  If you never knew that the Swiss made wine it’s probably because they manage to drink all that they produce:  and for good reason – it’s great!

Here are a few of my favourite photos, and you can also see a larger gallery here.  The weather wasn’t the best but made for some awesome skies:

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