Category Archives: Zermatt

When Snowshoeing on A Ski Hill in Austria Goes Bad

ex-Marine (husband, Steve) has one stock answer whenever friends/acquaintances comment that they’d love to travel with us. “No you don’t! Perhaps this incident will explain his emphatic answer. Winter is coming and with that, my thoughts turn to snowshoeing, a

Visiting Switzerland in the Summer

There are high altitude trails; easy trails; trails to walk with children to see the Marmots; for die-hards – Tour Monte Rosa – a walk consisting of 9 daily stages (total of 290 km). You can ascend the Matterhorn (you

In Zermatt, Snowshoeing or Summer Hiking in Switzerland

We selected the Hotel Aristella for our stay. There are umpteen hotels, pensions, apartments in Zermatt…it’s a matter of choice. What tipped Hotel Aristella in my favor was their blurb about excellent cuisine…that is the way to my heart. (They

Arranging a Trip to Zermatt, Switzerland

My research starts by surfing through most ski and resort websites. This year, I chose Zermatt – we’ve summer- hiked there twice before but never snowshoed in the winter. Zermatt has a terrific site – information galore – trail maps,