Tag Archives: Purpose-built ski resort

The Sunegga Funicular Railway

The Swiss have a long and formidable history of tunneling. Two examples: the railway to the Jungfraujoch (opened in 1912) tunnels its way through the North face of the Eiger. The 21-mile Lötschberg Base Tunnel between Bern and Visp (opened … Continue reading

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The Architecture of Avoriaz

Today’s post is all about the architecture of Avoriaz, a purpose-built ski resort in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area. It sits high above Morzine on a shelving plateau just set back above a steep cliff. Some … Continue reading

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