Weird winter sports you need to know

Are you bored of boarding or anti-alpine skiing? Then perhaps we could interest you in some alternative means of getting down the mountain. Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular way of navigating the piste, but there’s more than one way to slide down your favourite ski slope. Here is just a selection of the

Inghams Lakes and Mountains guest completes Ultraks Mountain Race

On 26th August, Zermatt in Switzerland hosted its annual Ultraks Mountain Race, a gruelling run of either 19.5km, 30km, or 49km  around the mountains and valleys. A challenge which was happily taken up by two brave Inghams Lakes and Mountains guests Judith and Michael Oakley, who travelled to Zermatt in order to take part in

St Moritz and the Bernina Express

When guests arrive in Lake Como the last thing on their mind is to leave the lake and visit Switzerland. However, with Lake Como at the northern-most edge of Italy’s Lombardy region, we are perfectly placed for an unforgettable journey through the Italian mountains into Switzerland. Here, you can enjoy one of the highest railway

Zermatt – heaven if you like chocolate

Switzerland is probably best known for its cheese, watches and last but by no means least its chocolate – something that’s very dear to my heart. What is it about Swiss chocolate that makes it taste so good? It’s so smooth and full of flavour. Probably due to the fact that it has a higher

Things to do in St Moritz

There is a statistic about the Winter tourists who visit St Moritz, and it’s a fairly surprising one. Of all those people spending two nights or more in this famous town, fewer than half of them purchase a lift pass! St Moritz has twice played host to the Winter Olympics. Famous for its 350km of

Ischgl’s smugglers’ routes to Switzerland

Become a modern day smuggler in Ischgl this winter…     Ischgl in Austria shares its mountain range with the neighbouring Swiss town of Samnaun – so it isn’t surprising to discover that this very spot used to be a popular smuggler’s region. During times of shortage, routes across the mountains were used by both

Davos – Sport, conferences and culture

Davos, the highest town in the Alps with a permanent population of around 10,000, is a complicated mixture of different, and sometimes competing, characteristics. Beginning as a small, agricultural district, it gained a reputation, in the 18th century, as a health resort, because of its high altitude. The town, at over 1500m above sea level,

It’s snowing in the Alps!

It’s the New Year and along with the standard fresh start you can also expect fresh snow. The weather websites are unanimous. Everywhere we look right now snow is either falling or it is forecast to fall, and in large quantities too – we’re very excited! It has been lightly snowing in Switzerland and Austria