Swiss weather and winter sports weekend 1-3 February 2013

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Plenty of snow up in those hills! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss and French resorts say the season is going well, with plenty of snow on the slopes, and more on the way. The first February weekend, with slightly longer days, promises to be a cocktail of rain and cold bise winds around Lake Geneva and […]

Swiss weekend winter sports and weather: 25-27 January

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What’s on in Geneva and elsewhere: busy weekend of balloons, art, and of course skiing! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Winter activities are gearing up around Switzerland, after the holidays and pause that follows them. This weekend offers plenty of opportunities for entertainment. You might want to get in the wintry mood Friday by heading for Bastions […]

Swiss weekend snow and winter sports report, 24-26 February 2012

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Schools in Vaud are on vacation starting this afternoon, and the weather forecast promises us some of the warmest temperatures since early January. Expect the slopes to be busy. Snow cover is still excellent everywhere, so no matter where you head, you can’t go wrong, but don’t sleep in: the best snow […]

Weekend ski and winter sports report, 28-29 January 2012

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – This report is coming to you a bit later than usual as we waited for the ski news to improve and, happily, it has, but it’s not the perfect weekend for beginners. Sunday promises occasional glimpses of sun. Yes there is snow, fresh snow, throughout much of the Alps, the depth is […]

Weekend snow and winter sports report, New Year’s weekend, 30 Dec-1 Jan 2012

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Too much of a good thing, with more and more snow falling, means that many lifts in the Swiss Alps are not open Friday: more than a foot fell overnight, more is expected Friday night and Meteoswiss is predicting strong northwest winds throughout the Alps Saturday. Alps and avalanche reports Check directly […]

Bank robbed: you never know who’s next to you on a Swiss train

SION, SWITZERLAND – A man who threatened a bank employee in Anzère, a resort in canton Valais, with a knife as the worker left the bank, then robbed the bank of several thousand francs at noon Monday 10 October, has been captured, say Valais police. The man released the employee once he had the loot […]

Snowcross heats up Anzère on second leg of nat’l championship

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Sion, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The second leg of the Swiss snowcross (snowmobile racing on a short track) championship took place Saturday 22 January in Anzère, above Sion in canton Valais. This was the first Anzère Snowrace and the weather was just right, say the organizers: chilly but with clear skies, so the jumps, turns and […]

Swiss weekend snow and winter sports, 10-12 December 2010

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Let is snow, let it snow, preferably on our turf! Frankfurt and Paris were snowed in, but the sad news for skiers in Switzerland 10 December is that the snow that fell last week in the Jura has turned to mud, and the Alpine ski resorts are still waiting for the […]

Weekend snow: haul out the skis, light the fire (update)

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Swiss snow forecast, road alerts, Anzere traffic change, kids’ competitions this winter Update 13:20  Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – It’s official: time to pull out those skis and head for the Jura slopes, or tuck up inside and light a fire, because this weekend will be cold and wintry. MeteoSwiss (see GenevaLunch weather pages) is predicting […]

Weekend winter sports and weather report, 31 December 2009

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Precipitation is not in short supply in Switzerland at the moment, but the picture from the mountain-tops has been mixed: heavy rain in most areas all day Wednesday 30 December, and into the night, washed away much of the snow below 2,000 metres in the Alps. The Jura was short on […]