Category Archives: Skiing – Zermatt

Looking Up

Spring conditions in the Alps. Snow’s good, sun’s bright, cold enough up high, warm like a Spring day in the village. A stunning sky caught my eye. Processing on a small screen with Elements is not my favourite occupation. But … Continue reading

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The Frontier Ridge

National, State and County frontiers, borders and boundaries often follow geographical features. High above Zermatt in the Valais Canton of Switzerland, the Swiss-Italian frontier follows the high ridge lines of mountain chains and one particular section is known as The … Continue reading

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Ski Fever

Our Autumn Colours have yet to arrive here in the UK, but just now my mind has skipped Autumn and I’m already looking forward to Winter. Winter means Skiing and the ski trip is now booked. We’re headed back to … Continue reading

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The Frontier Ridge

Since Winter shows few signs of lessening its grip, I’ve opted to return to a wintry scene for today’s post. So today we are back on the ski slopes high above Zermatt with a couple of B&W images of what … Continue reading

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One heading up, and three down

Another image taken from a chairlift; this one from the Eya-Sunegga chair in the Rothorn ski area of Zermatt. Being suspended anything up to 50 feet above the ground gives an entirely different, and unique, bird’s-eye perspective of everything going … Continue reading

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Spindrift

After the snowfall we finally got a sunny day yesterday. Coupled with plunging temperatures (-15C) and squally wind. It’s a rare day when everything is perfect in the mountains in winter. High wind meant that some lifts remained closed and … Continue reading

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In Monochrome

It snowed all yesterday and some of this morning too. The skies were grey, the snow was white, the light was flat. There was no natural colour in the landscape. So, converting today’s images to B&W was  very straightforward and … Continue reading

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Snow Fall

It’s been snowing all the daylight hours today, Friday, as I write this. Currently it has stopped but more is forecast for tomorrow. Now, I don’t mind the occasional bit of skiing in flat light or whiteout, provided there is … Continue reading

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Inescapable

Monte Cervino (in Italian), Mont Cervin (French), The Matterhorn (German and English). It stands astride the Swiss/Italian frontier – it even has a Swiss and an Italian summit. It’s almost universally visible, the most prominent feature from the Zermatt valley … Continue reading

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Gornergrat Classics

No trip to Zermatt, summer or winter, can be complete without a trip up to Gornergrat on the Gornergrat railway. And today was the perfect day for it: almost Spring-like temperatures and blue skies with the occasional fleck of harmless … Continue reading

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