Wellness- and Vitalhotel Pirmin Zurbriggen
Travel Blogs from Saas-Almagell
... different countries ski teams up there. They train here as they can still practice in the summer. We talked to a trainer from the US SKI TEAM and a couple team members. Also saw Albanian ski team, Russia ski team and lots of Italian and Swiss skiers. Many of them were really young. Also took train up to about 10,000 feet to a ...
... own bathroom and bedroom. And we gave them the big bathroom. :). Ate dinner at pizzeria up the street. Really good spinach stuffed tortellini. Allie (of course) got pizza. Girls found out there was a hot tub in the hotel. And they kept it open later so they could enjoy. They were in need of relaxation after that tough car ride sleeping and coloring (Allie) and reading. ...
... To our surprise, a steam train was pulling out of the station just as we arrived! It seemed very fitting with the scenery of the area, but we were glad we weren't breathing in its smoke cloud while climbing the mountain! We watched it slowly crunch up the hill, huffing and puffing noisily - it reminded us of us! A quick check of the watch, and we realised it was time to swallow our pride and revise our aim for today. Since it was nearly 3pm, and ...
... cable car station. We sat there on both evenings on a balcony right over the water looking out to the islands.
We had planned to go up the cable car as we wanted to go to Alpyland at the top which has a toboggan you can get half way back down the mountain on (how cool does that sound!), but we hadn’t realised the Borromean Islands would take the better part of a day, and they were a must see.
We got ferry tickets that included all 3 islands, and started off ...
... chapels with a church on top of the hill. Mrs Hayes was not impressed that this place was totally closed (public holiday?). Walked down into village and tempers were restored. Little lanes leading down to the Piazza by a most beautiful lake overlooked by snow capped hills. Walked around and had lunch off the main square in a little pizza place. Authentic and to be tasted. Wandered down to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service