Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Jura: La Givrine, La Vattay, Col de la Faucille

One thing about living in Switzerland stands out above all else, and that is the access to the outdoors. I decided to enter the winter sports scene by starting with low-adrenaline activities: cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. And after scouring the glocals website, I found all the necessary equipment for next to nothing. Now, fully prepared, it was time to hit the... Continue Reading →

Les Diablerets 7.2km sledge run

When a friend from Atlanta, Georgia comes to visit you and has never seen mountain snow, there's only one thing to do - SLEDGE DOWN A MOUNTAIN! Only two hours from Geneva, Les Diablerets  makes the perfect day trip for any winter sport. They have wonderful beginner to imtermediate alpine and x country ski runs, wnter hiking, and... Continue Reading →

Rochers Des Naye, Switzerland

It's a challenge to spend an entire weekend in Geneva when there are so many beautiful places just a short train ride away. Rochers Des Naye is one such place, recommended to us by a Swiss couple we met in a mountain hut, and makes for an easy 1.5 hour daytrip from Geneva. I caught an early train to Montreux, hoping to set... Continue Reading →

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