Winter In Switzerland February 11, 2019 Travel 1384 Have you ever tried a Swiss fondue in a cosy mountain hut while outside dancing snowflakes cover the world slowly with a thick white blanket? Snow-covered villages and fantastic ski areas. Spectacular descents. But also crackling log fires and rustic mountain huts for sociable fondue rounds. Swiss winter has everything for an unforgettable experience with family and friends. Upgrade your winter and travel this season to Switzerland. New Winter Boat Cruise in Interlaken The one-hour round-trip boat cruise on picturesque Lake Brienz takes you from Interlaken to Iseltwald and back. The boat leaves from the «Interlaken Ost» landing stage next to the railway station and coach parking places. A perfect experience to enjoy after a day in the snow and a relaxing way to enjoy fresh air. With a total of 14 new transport facilities, SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is set to become Central Switzerland’s largest skiing destination. The Andermatt-Nätschen-Gütsch gondola cableways and the Hinterbördli-Strahlgand chairlift entered service in December 2017. With the ten-person Oberalppass-Schneehüenerstock cable car opening in the 2018/19 winter season, the link between Andermatt and Sedrun is now up and running in both directions. And SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is the largest ski region in Central Switzerland, with 80 miles / 120km of ski runs. Light Festival Lucerne – Lilu A festival at the cold onset of the new year: with its warm lights, Lucerne’s first “Light Festival Lucerne – Lilu” – 10 to 20 January 2019 – is sure to have you under its spell. Succumb to the enchantment of the luminous light installations in the city and discover Lucerne from a unique perspective. The luminescent festival is, of course, accompanied by a wonderful side programme. Whether your interest lies in the city’s gastronomy or in its museums, you are in for a real treat at the first “Light Festival Lucerne – Lilu”. Gstaad gets you skiing faster On 15 December 2018 the new cable car to Saanersloch will be opened. This new highlight offers a lot of comfort and space for a relaxed journey in 12 minutes to the top of the mountain. Enjoy a day with your family in the cosy mountain restaurant and the snowy landscape. Adventurous guests choose one of the new toboggan runs down to the valley. Davos Klosters Inside – a winter adventure every day “Davos Klosters Inside”, the free guest programme, offers daily winter experiences accompanied by local insiders. Experience sunrise on the mountain, take a glimpse behind the scenes at the Piste and Rescue Service or take part in a torchlight hike. Davos Klosters Inside consists of 30 experiences, which are offered free of charge weekly from mid-December until mid-April At the beginning of the 2019 winter season, the world’s highest 3S cableway will start taking passengers to the Klein Matterhorn near Zermatt. The “Matterhorn glacier ride” is an unrivalled combination of technology, design and ride comfort. The four “Crystal ride” cabins are a highlight of the ultramodern cableway. The journey itself is exhilarating, but the cabins add to the thrills with an amazing view of the ground far below.