Saturday, 11 February 2017


Over the last two years I was trying to learn to ski. After the classes I have had in Brunni last year, I decided to try to ski on the top level, in the Swiss Alps. I invite you to share with me a few days of skiing and hiking around the village of Fiescheralp in canton Wallis.

Fiescheralp lies on 2,200 meters. To get there, we need to take a cable car in the village called Fiesch.

When you look down, you can see the tiny houses in Fiesch.

On the left and on the right come the huge pines, covered with snow.

Up there you can already see the top station of the cable car. The wooden structures next to it belong to a system that is designed to stop avalanches.

Unfortunately the weather today is not too good since Fiescheralp is covered by a heavy could.

I though we could go for a walk but the visibility is quite weak. I propose we park it for today and get back to our hotel. Just watch out for the skiers!

Those of you who brought their equipment and are willing to ski can of course jump on the lift.

When you are back, remember to park your ski properly.

And your helmets as well.

Let's hope tomorrow the weather will be nicer.

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And yes, the world belongs to those who have faith!

The sun shines brightly, the Alps show their most beautiful side.

And on the right hand side ...

Did you recognise them? Yes! It is Matterhorn ...

... and his best friend Weisshorn.

The slopes are ready for those who enjoy a good ride.

Feel free to go up.

After giving it a second thought I have decided to give up on skiing and to do some winter hiking today on the Panoramaweg (Panorama trail).

The view today is really spectacular, though the clouds are already coming on the horizon.

We leave the village behind us. The hiking trails is crossed by many ski lifts.

On top of the other hill comes yet another ski lift, this time with seats.

It starts down there.

Those who need some rest can always enjoy an après-ski in one of the many hütten.

On the sunny side of the hiking trail you can see that the sun wa really shining brightly today. The snow started to melt and then the water has frozen into icicles.

I think it's time we return to the hotel, I do not like these clouds. And we need one hour for our way back.

We will stay in Fiescheralp one more day. I want to show you the biggest treasure of this region. Sleep tight.

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