Nothing is impossible

From 24th to 27th March the Mentelity Games will take place in Saas-Grund for the second time. We talk to three para-snowboarders about their experiences at this winter sports event for people with disabilities. Pasta is a popular choice for carb-loading sportspeople. I met three Swiss para-athletes, Luzia Joller, Gaël Suhner and Andreas Schroth, one lunchtime for a plate of the good stuff at Saas-Fee’s Arvu-Stuba. All three are avid snowboarders, ...

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Saas-Fee’s magical Christmas market

Winter in Saas-Fee is picture-perfect: sun-kissed and blanketed in snow, it’s magical. The sixth edition of the Christmas market brings out the charm in the village square, with its twinkling lights, vibrant colours, and amazing aromas. The market, which takes place on the third weekend of advent each year, is a very special event. Exhibitors at this crafts market offer lovingly handcrafted products. Sisters Erika Zurbriggen and Bernadette Bolli can ...

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The unpredictability of nature: lake Mattmark and the Saas Valley

On 14th September, the Mattmark 1965 memorial half-marathon takes place in memory of the glacier collapse of 30th August 1965. 88 people died that day. But the story goes way back. The catastrophe of 1965 is not the only disaster the Allalin Glacier has seen. Its wild and unpredictable nature has repeatedly threatened the existence of the Saas population. The glacier originates on the 4,190-metre-high Strahlhorn, which, along with the ...

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