Tag Archives: Rothorn

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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Revealed

Late morning on the second day’s skiing in Zermatt, the cloud cover that had oppressively shrouded the mountains started to thin and a watery sun appeared directly overhead as I reached the top lift station at Hohtalli. Was it going … Continue reading

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From the ground looking up

Two days ago we looked down from a chair lift in Flying Uphill. Today we look up at the chairs and their riders as they fly overhead. It’s an opportunity to see the chairs and the views in a single … 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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From Blind Ski to Sight See

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 (but not today’s!). And I … Continue reading

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