Andermatt: Steep Mountain Gemstock
The second day it seems to me that we are alone on this mountain. Occasionally there are soldiers in groups of 7-8 people, who are specially brought to Andermatt and…

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Bad Hofgastein: Alpentherme or Water Data
Our family team has crossed the border, and now we are surrounded by the Alps with Austrian registration. We decided to make the first seven-day stop in the Gastein Valley,…

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Torrent over Leukerbad, or skating for adults
Snowboarders, newschool skiers, as well as teenage children can have fun in the fan park. It is perfectly visible to the right of the wheelchair leading to the highest point…

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time with a nanny

Russian-speaking Villar: ski instructor Jonathon Baynton

At the Ecole Suisse Ski School de Ski et De Snowboard in Villars, Jonathon Baynton works as an Englishman who marries a Russian and works as a ski instructor in Switzerland. Jonathon came to Villars about five years ago, and before that he lived and worked in Russia for another ten years. Russian language in the family – the second official, without it anywhere. And how useful it was in Villars, where every year there are more and more guests from Russia! Continue reading

Kindergarten in the ski resort of La Plagne

In La Plagne, in addition to ski gardens, there are the usual – for non-rolling kids. There are only four such institutions in the high-mountain resorts (one in Plagne Aime, the other in Belle Plagne and two in the Plagne Center, one of which is municipal). We went with the inspection to the most central – the private Garderie Marie-Christine, located in Plagne Center near the main square. Continue reading

Family values or Villar for children and adults
There is hardly a resort in all the Alps that is more suitable for families with children than Villars. Recognized by the prestigious label Families Welcome, which is issued by…

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Zell am See: Porsche on top
It turns out that the wonderful resort of Zell am See, which we immediately fell in love with, fascinated not only us: in the 1940s, Ferry Porsche, a famous design…

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Radstadt: night watch
The Austrian ski resort Radstadt is not like its neighbors, if only because the cultural-historical center with real ancient towers is attached to the ski slopes. The city is located…

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How to visit a dozen alpine peaks in one day. Chamonix ski lifts
Someone, hanging around with carbines, alpenstocks and ropes, specially goes the most difficult route along the steep walls, someone armed with trekking poles rises by hiking paths, someone enjoys mountain…

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