“You need nerves of steel”

The last descent belongs to them. They trigger avalanches, position piste markers, and rescue injured skiers. Head of mountain rescue Albert Hegner on danger and his team’s role in ensuring ...

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The trials and tribulations of an ice master

Saas-Fee boasts one of the most beautiful natural ice rinks in the world. Otto Zengaffinen has managed the rink for decades. But what happens when the weather turns? Even on Christmas ...

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Squash and Spinach stew with lentils

Ingredients- 1 medium-sized squash (ideally red kuri squash)- 250 g frozen spinach- 1 tin coconut milk (400 ml)- 750 ml vegetable stock- 150 g lentils (red, brown or black)- 2 ...

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The decathlete of adventurers

He has stood on glacial ice looking down onto lush jungle and run a marathon in the most isolated country in the world. For his latest challenge, Saas-Fee’s Lothar Supersaxo ...

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The warrior and her dream

Her countrymen may number 82 million, but as a ski racer, training on the glacier pistes of Saas-Fee, Özlem Carikcioglu is a curiosity. However, she doesn’t let that get in ...

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Coming soon: Bouldering in the Saas Valley

Despite its popularity worldwide, bouldering is still a niche sport in Switzerland. The essence of the sport is reducing climbing to the bare essentials. The only equipment required is some ...

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“Now, we are the target”

In 2020, under head coach Tom Stauffer (51), the Swiss Alpine Ski Team achieved a historic victory. For the first time in 30 years, they won the FIS Nations World ...

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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 ...

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