Valais

Valais

Wurzenbord

Wurzenbord

Champoussin piste de Sépaya

Champoussin piste de Sépaya

Dirru - Geisstriftbach

Dirru - Geisstriftbach

Blick von Grächen auf das Weisshorn

Blick von Grächen auf das Weisshorn

T-Rex

T-Rex

Hannigalp

Hannigalp

Sessellift Bärgji

Sessellift Bärgji

Riedgletscher

Riedgletscher

Gugla - Bielzigji

Gugla - Bielzigji

Wettercam Grächen

Wettercam Grächen

Wettercam Grächen Dorf

Wettercam Grächen Dorf

Wettercam Weisshorn

Wettercam Weisshorn

Gandegg mit Gletscherbar

Gandegg mit Gletscherbar

Lötschental

Lötschental

Gletscherbahn

Gletscherbahn

Wiler

Wiler

Hockenhorngrat Richtung Walliser Alpen

Hockenhorngrat Richtung Walliser Alpen

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp Piste

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Gelmer Staumauer

Gelmer Staumauer

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

Handeck

Handeck

Rhonegletscher

Rhonegletscher

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

A panoramic view of Mont Fort, La Chaux, and the Verbier valley

A panoramic view of Mont Fort, La Chaux, and the Verbier valley

Unterbäch Dorf

Unterbäch Dorf

Brandalp

Brandalp

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt

Zermatt

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Bellwald Dorf

Bellwald Dorf

Bellwald Sesselbahn Talstation

Bellwald Sesselbahn Talstation

Touno nord

Touno nord

Restaurant Tignousa

Restaurant Tignousa

Piste Tignousa

Piste Tignousa

Teleski Tignousa

Teleski Tignousa

Tignousa 2000 above Rhone Valley Switzerland

Tignousa 2000 above Rhone Valley Switzerland

Becs de Bossons

Becs de Bossons

Pas de Boeuf

Pas de Boeuf

Matterhon et Dent Blanche

Matterhon et Dent Blanche

Observatoire FXB - Tignousa Saint Luc Switserland 2000m

Observatoire FXB - Tignousa Saint Luc Switserland 2000m

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Eischoll Striggen

Eischoll Striggen

La vue depuis ...

La vue depuis ...

Eischoll 2

Eischoll 2

Bergstation Rothorn, Visperterminen

Bergstation Rothorn, Visperterminen

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Monthey Place Centrale (South)

Monthey Place Centrale (South)

Monthey - Central Square

Monthey - Central Square

Münster Hotel Landhaus; Goms Weisshornsicht

Münster Hotel Landhaus; Goms Weisshornsicht

Anzère Place du Village

Anzère Place du Village

Anzère Pas-de-Maimbré

Anzère Pas-de-Maimbré

Arolla

Arolla

Arolla 2

Arolla 2

Arolla Mont-Collon

Arolla Mont-Collon

Hotel Kurhaus

Hotel Kurhaus

Arolla Pigne

Arolla Pigne

Arolla Hôtel Kurhaus

Arolla Hôtel Kurhaus

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Snowpark Centralpark

Snowpark Centralpark

Thyon - Les Collons

Thyon - Les Collons

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Les Masses - Thyon 1600

Les Masses - Thyon 1600

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Finding, enjoying, understanding. Balmly summer warmth bathes the valley. Water gurgles from pond to pond in pine forests and vineyards.

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Summer

A cool breeze wafts down from the glaciers. The mountain tops seem closer to reaching the heavens than anything else on earth. The Rhone River is like a blue ribbon, fed by numerous tributaries that emerge from steep valleys. In Goms, the river is wild, in the lower Valais, gentle. It flows past mountain villages of sun-scorched houses, past towns where ancient history and modern impulses combine, past orchards and vineyards, until, well tamed, it enters Lake Geneva. In short, it is a landscape of opposites; of steep rock faces and soaring Alps; of German and French; of northern and Mediterranean flair. It is a region of 4,000 metre peaks, the twelve largest glaciers and a multitude of Alpine passes.

5 Comments

  • 1
    Wagner Saes

    Best vacation I had with my wife was in this magnifique pays! We expect to return soon...

    Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 7:43 PM

  • 2
    Mary Duffy

    what an amazing country. Not somewhere you would go on a typical summer holiday. what a beautiful prize to win.

    Friday, Jul 22, 2011 1:10 PM

  • 3
    Norah

    Wish I was there now

    Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 4:36 PM

  • 4
    Val

    Wish I was there now

    Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 10:29 AM

  • 5
    brian cotter

    like the good healthy air in switz the weather is only secondary=love the old places this where you relax and take in a glass of wine with cheese

    Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 10:36 AM

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