Death? Not an option

On 21st December 2018, Canadian Snowboarder Max Parrot was diagnosed with cancer. Two months after completing chemotherapy, he competed in the X Games and came away with the gold. This is the story of a fighter. Maxence Parrot was born on June 6, 1994, in Quebec, Canada. He opened his bright blue eyes in a town called Bromont, which lies in the southwest of the province. Bromont has its own ski ...

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Ibex Trail

There are two ways to start the circular Ibex Trail. You can take the Hannig gondola from the village, or you can walk up to Hannig from town. The second option adds at least an hour and a climb of 500 m. If the four-hour hike is enough for you, turn right from the top of the Hannig gondola and head towards Mällig, situated at 2,700 m. From the stony ...

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Saas-Almagell Adventure Trail

The starting point for the Erlebnisweg is the base of the chairlift in Saas-Almagell. From here, it is just a few minutes on the lift to the top station in the hamlet of Furggstalden. The hike takes you north, through the forest and around the Almagellerhorn, crossing some secure cliff paths and two suspension bridges on the way. It is these bridges for which the adventure trail is best-known. Each ...

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Pushing limits

They cover 170 kilometres and 11,300 vertical metres, some in just 30 hours. At events like the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, runners battle with both nature and the limits of human endurance. This is a brief insight into the world of ultrarunning. There are plenty of hobbies that many would describe as crazy. Base jumping for example, or boxing. And then there are hobbies that are so extreme that words fail ...

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Mattmark circular bike trail

The Mattmark Bike-Rundweg is a popular route with plenty of alpine charm and there are several ways to get there. If you’re up for a challenge, you can ride up from the valley following the road that climbs the dam wall. You can also reach the valley road from Saas-Fee, you can ride down the forest road to Saas-Almagell and then on towards lake Mattmark, cycling the entire way. Alternatively, ...

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A regular around town: Ramon Zenhäusern

The Olympic champion is a true local of the Upper Valais. He has trained in Saas-Fee since childhood, and last year he was made our official summer ski ambassador. Each summer, what he looks forward to the most are the sunrises. When the first rays of sunshine bathe the summits of the Mischabel Chain in orange, and light slowly spills down the steep mountain faces, he stands at Mittelallin, breathing in ...

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Hayflower soup

Preparation Bring the Gewürztraminer to a boil in a pan, then reduce the heat by half. Then add the water and hayflower, and bring back to the boil. Remove from the heat and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes before straining. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and add the flour to form a light roux. Mix the roux into the hayflower water and bring the mixture back to the boil. Add the cream, and ...

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Grüebusee E-Bike Trail

This trail offers spectacular highlights in the form of the three beautiful, turquoise-blue glacier lakes en-route. It climbs from the valley floor at 1,486 metres above sea level, through rich larch forests, to the Grüebu Glacier at 2,862 metres. The route could not be more diverse and it offers countless unique views. The tour starts in Saas-Balen’s Dorfplatz and follows the Alpstrasse through verdant forests, passing the alpine hamlets of Grundbiele, ...

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Weg der Stille

The Weg der Stille above Saas-Grund, is a place of harmony with nature, designed to help you rest and recharge. 18 meditativ stations along the gentle, themed trail invite you to stop and leave the stress of everyday life behind, at least for a while. Decorated plaques along the way offer up worldly insights and sayings designed to inspire peace and reflection. The trail starts next to the Hohsaas gondola ...

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Roscht

Preparation Melt the cooking fat in a frying pan. Stir in the flour until it binds with the fat. Adjust amounts to taste. More flour will make a thicker spread. If you prefer a thinner spread, use less flour. Likewise, add the sugar to taste. For a less sweet dish, use less than 30g. Mix to combine. Heating temperature and cooking time depend on your preference. Heating the mixture over a higher heat for ...

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