2nd Tac. Air Force [V. 3 - From the Rhine to Victory, Jan - by C. Shores, et. al.,

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From here, with only one cable-car connection en route, you can ski a network of intermediate-level trails all the way back down to the resort’s lake. St. Moritz boasts some of the most dependable annual snowfalls in Switzerland. See “St. Moritz” in chapter 14. ” This made some Swiss upset. Though Switzerland doesn’t exist, every Swiss citizen has his assault rifle at home (with ammo). Of course they very rarely use their rifle to attack a bank or to hurt their wives. The Swiss used to be mercenaries, but today they don’t want to get involved in other countries’ feuds.

See “Zermatt & the Matterhorn” in chapter 9. • Arosa: One of the most isolated of eastern Switzerland’s resorts, Arosa is a relative newcomer to the country’s ski scene. Drawing a young crowd, it’s filled with contemporary buildings rather than traditional, chalet-inspired architecture. Ample annual snowfall, vast alpine meadows, and only one steeply inclined road into town make Arosa ideal for escapists and nature lovers. Families with children usually like the place too. Not as stratospherically expensive or pretentious as St.

Consider extending this trip with bus connections from Tirano—the end of the rail line—to the resort town of Lugano. For more information, call Rail Europe ( 877/272-RAIL [272-7245]). See chapter 15. ), Säntis is the northern outpost of the Alps and the most towering peak in the Alpstein massif. The quaint village of Appenzell is a good place to base yourself. The walk itself begins in the village of Wasserrauen, which is linked to Appenzell by hourly trains. 9km (5 1/2 miles)—4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours, depending on your stamina—it ends at the village of Schwägalp, from which you can take a cable car to the viewing platform overlooking the summit of Säntis.

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