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swiss photo journal: zermatt and Venthône

Kate ParrishComment


some final photos from our holiday in switzerland [how is it already february]. this year there was barely any snow which is rare for december, but it was beautiful all the same. after a week in the geneva area, we drove out to the mountains for some fresh air to ring in 2017. 

ZERMATT:
this mountain resort lies below the iconic matterhorn and is a no-cars-allowed little ski village. we parked, took the cute little train [15 minutes] and arrived in the lively world of wood cabins, apres-ski and good vibes. if you have the time [and the cash] stay here for a few nights. the skiing is great in the winter, and hiking is gorgeous in the spring or summer. we took the gondola up and had lunch on the mountain before heading back down to the car to make our way to valais

VENTHONE / VALAIS
we stayed with family in this extremely cozy mountain village, but i imagine there are airbnb and other home rentals available in the area {crans montana nearby is the more touristy ski mountain}. our time was spent exploring, eating delicious food, drinking wine, relaxing and enjoying our time together before the holidays were over. my favorite part of our stay here was doing a night-hike [which is usually done with snow shoes but these weren't needed] which ended at a cozy fondue restaurant. my kind of hiking! 
 

 

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