Tag Archives: Fluhalp

Where once there was a glacier

Zermatt sits at the SE end of a side valley off the major Rhone valley. A road and a railway provide access to it via a twenty-mile, narrow, dramatic gorge; but if you want to travel further you use your … Continue reading

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One of the great views

The phenomenal weather continues, said by locals to be the best weather this summer. We are so fortunate. Today we strolled to one of our favourite locations – Fluhalp (or as the English often write it – ‘Flualp’. It was … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes

The Red Piste ‘Fluhalp’ off the top of the Rothorn is one of my favourite runs in the Zermatt ski area. It has that indefinable combination of turns, narrows, rollers, broad sections of piste and a challenging final sustained schuss … Continue reading

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The view from Stelisee

Our time in Zermatt is at an end. The last walk is completed and the last image taken. We visited the high Findeln valley today. One of my favourite destinations in this magical valley. The weather was part sunny with … Continue reading

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Flat light

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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