Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps are the portion of the Alps Mountain Range in Europe that lie within Switzerland.  They cover 65% of Switzerland’s surface area and are widely known throughout the world as a top destination for skiing.   Original tourists from Britain visited to summit the high peaks and hike the vast mountains and today that remains one of the top reasons people visit.

Because Switzerland has a vast network of public transportation, most mountain villages can be reached by public transportation without the need of renting a car.  Most villages are within 3 hours of a large city, and the furthest cities are 4-6 hours away.

Links for Swiss Skiing:

Wikipedia information

Telegraph Ski Info

SkiBound website

 

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One Response to Swiss Alps

  1. Christof Kuhn says:

    The photograph with the river and meadow in front (https://gogetout.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/screen-shot-2012-05-13-at-1-07-10-pm.png) was taken in Austria (Styria), not Switzerland. See http://www.panoramio.com/photo/61495197

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