A home for young freestyle professionals
15 talented youngsters arrive at the Youthpalace youth hostel in Davos to take part in the ‘Davos Open 2020’ freestyle event. Tom and Vincent provide a brief insight into their daily training regime and competition activities.
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A hut that changes lives.
Chamonna Tuoi is one of just a few mountain huts to stay open in the winter season too. Up here, at an altitude of 2,250 metres, winter is one thing you definitely can rely on. This goes on for around eight months of the year and guarantees life-changing moments – just like those experienced by hut warden Christian Wittwer and his guests.
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A hotel made of snow and ice
Hidden beneath the metre-thick layer of snow and ice, fully equipped igloo-style rooms for more than 40 people can be found, complete with sanitary facilities, electricity and even a hot tub. One of those responsible for looking after them is Canadian Morgan Heidecker.
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The 8,000-medal man
He coordinates 250 ski instructors. His ski school chalks up over 200,000 hours of lessons each winter. Whenever a problem arises, he is quickly on hand to sort it out. His reward is seeing the smiles on the faces of 8,000 happy children, each of whom he presents personally with a medal. Noldi Heiz is the head of Switzerland’s largest ski school.
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The horse-drawn carriage driver from the wild valley
He speaks the horses’ language, but never sees himself as a horse whisperer. Werner “Wohli” Wohlwend is a coachman, businessman and family man. His heart belongs to the horses. He's got over 50 of them on his farm so that the horse-drawn bus in the Roseg Valley can stick to its timetable. He knows each and every horse by name.
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Travelling with the wind
When 80 balloons soar against a backdrop of snow-covered Alpine peaks, it must be the balloon festival. This is the small Vaud village of Château-d’Oex’s claim to fame. Dreams come true here. A maiden balloon flight and a round-the-world flight all in one – as in the case of Swiss aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard.
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