Switzerland Tourism is helping agents point their clients in the right direction with five great winter activities in Switzerland to enhance client itineraries.
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Mt Titlis is easily accessible from Lucerne via train to Engelberg following a cable car ride on the 360 degree revolving Titlis Rotair. Take in views of the Alps from Europe’s highest suspension bridge, stretching 100m long and suspended at 3,041m above sea level. This activity is well suited to adrenaline lovers and thrillseekers.
While there is skiing and snowboarding, combine either with a horse and lead – and it becomes skijoring, a sport said to date back 4,000 years. This ancient tradition is found at Chateaux d’Oex in the Vaud Region and has kept snow lovers entertained for more than 20 years.
Freestyle parks are great for skiers and snowboarders, and the views are unbeatable at the Skyline Snowpark atop the Schilthorn in the Jungfrau Region. This is also where James Bond fans will find the interactive Bond World 007 exhibition and the revolving Piz Gloria restaurant.
Four times daily, this converted train carriage travels through the Oberalp Pass, shuttling snow enthusiasts from Andermatt to Disentis. Entertainment is provided along the way and the weekends include a DJ spinning tunes to fire up the crowd. The après-ski train provides six disembarkation points to reach the pistes; and is free-of-charge for ski pass holders.
A great way to explore the winter landscape is on snowshoes. Lombachalp in Interlaken is synonymous with rest and relaxation, where visitors can enjoy the crunch of the snowshoes, while marvelling at the snowy mountain-scape. The easiest way to reach Lombachalp is on the alpine bus from Habkern.
IMAGE: Lombachalp Interlaken Switzerland