Tag Archives: Chairlift

The clouds lifted

After six days of dense low-lying cloud, above which I sometimes ventured only to find myself in the middle of a cloud sandwich, the weather started to change. There were patches of sun and blue sky on the final two … Continue reading

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Uphill Flying

They promised snow (again) overnight – and none appeared. My mind is however on places where there is most definitely snow. The Alps got off to a poor start this winter with very poor snow cover but as I write … 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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On the Chair

I’m in Zermatt for a week’s skiing. To avoid having my laptop confiscated by my wife(!), time spent writing posts, and viewing blogs will be limited, so posts this week will of necessity be brief. And I apologize for the … Continue reading

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Riding uphill on a Chair

Up-lifts in ski resorts fall into three main types. Drag lifts, Cable Cars and Chairlifts. Drag Lifts (Button, Poma or T-Bar) are a bit of a nightmare for novice skiers until you master the required skills. Drag Lifts simply tow you back … Continue reading

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A windy day on the Piste

I’ve just made the final up-front payment for the ski trip to Zermatt next January, so it seemed apt to post an image from the Zermatt ski slopes today. This was taken while riding the Chairlift up to Furggsattel on … Continue reading

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