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Travel Blogs from Saas Grund
... a tourist destination and the town is
filled with tourists ooooing and aaaaahing and taking pictures of absolutely
everything. Watching tourists from all over the world is an experience all on
its own. Of course the town is dominated by the Matterhorn which towers over a
town filled with chalets, hotels, tourist shops and flowers. The Flowers are
absolutely everywhere and makes ...
... ht down for a 1000 meter
vertical descent. Eina. Sore knees and toes were in order and to round it all
off the path was full of stinging nettles and the temperature must have been
close to 30 degrees. Oh well, one has to do these things as well in order to
appreciate life to the full.
So at last, back to our “house on wheels” and off to our
camp where we washed away our aches and pains with a few cold ones and a Swiss “Boerie”
... hot coffee.
Up here in the Spinks there is a coffee shop but with a queue a mile long I
decided to give it a miss and head for the one in the main building which hangs
over the edge of the cliff.
Still freezing its down in the lift and once again into the tunnels. As if
I was not cold enough already getting to the other building meant walking
through the carved out ice tunnels which again were simply freezing.
It may have been cold down here in the ice ...
... to extend it as soon as I could before it expired. The lady in the pass office was very helpful and, because we had suffered from the closure of the hill last Saturday, issued us with free one day passes for tomorrow. What a great result. As part of trying to remember which day we started skiing I mentioned that it was JJ's birthday last Saturday. After we had left the counter the lady came out to us and gave JJ two bars of chocolate for his birthday.
... top for one last time. This run dropped us into the terrain park. It is possible to run to mid mountain on a blue but I have never known JJ take this option. This time I tried to video him with his camera but it did not work.
We headed down the gondola to Saas Fee as we guessed that the bottom slopes would be a bit wet. When we passed over the lowest slope just before the gondola station we saw that it was wet and slushy. We were glad we took the gondola. ...