Archive 7

Being on the road visiting companies for extended periods of time can lead to tunnel vision. By that I mean being so focused on getting from one company to the next that I neglect taking in the "scenery" such as exploring the cities, surrounding countryside and learning a little bit about the local history. This year found me completing several ltems on my "to do" lists. Germany is divided into 16 states (United States in comparison has 50 states) and I've now visited each of those states and their capitals. Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons and I've now visited each canton and its capital. Austria is divided into nine states and I've now visited each state and its capital. What's funny is that fact I did two consecutive three year treks around the USA but, have yet to visit all 50 states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Alaska have yet to be checked off).

So, what's the story on my visiting ski resorts in Switzerland? Someone recently asked if I skied and the answer was "no". But, I went on to say that during my years of travel visiting corporate headquarters I've made countless detours to check out many famous and not so famous ski resorts. Why? Part of it is the challenge of just getting there. Plus, I've been curious to see what these winter resorts are like in the summer. I mean, you're up high in the mountains, the air is fresh and the views usually impressive but, does the place have pizzazz? Is the place hopping or does it close down during the summer months? What's the "cool" factor? Up until now I've mostly been visiting these places without snapping pictures or sharing my opinions. That's going to change. Click "Ski Resort Rankings & Comments" link below to see lists regarding ski resorts already visited and to read comments on what I thought of some. Below you'll also find stories from 2007.
 

2007

Ski Resort Rankings & Comments

Switzerland
Saas Fee (2004 visit)
Verbier (2007 visit)

St. Moritz (2002 visit)
Leukerbad (2007 visit)
Crans-Montana (2007 visit)
Veysonnaz (2007 visit)
Nendaz (2007 visit)
Klosters (2007 visit)
Davos (2007 visit)
Arosa (2007 visit)

Champery (2002 visit)
Lugano (2007 visit)
Como, Italy (2007 visit)
Bellinzona (2007 visit)
Gstaad (2007 visit)
Saanen (2007 visit)
Les Diablerets (2007 visit)
Leysin (2007 visit)
Villars (2007 visit)

France
Chamonix (2000 visit)

Germany
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2001 visit)

Austria
Innsbruck (2006 visit)
Kitzbuehl (2002 visit)