Gstaad Saanen is known for its extremely luxurious hotels and shopping, high-society nightlife, fine dining, excellent service, and international stars. Situated in the Berner Oberland, it is home to one of the largest ski areas in the Alps. The middle of the village features a promenade bounded by numerous highly-exclusive shops, restaurants and hotels. Long known for its walking and hiking trails of varying degrees of intensity, the mountain air and upscale ambiance attracts executives and celebrities from around the world year round.

Saas Fee is a location close to the glaciers of the Dom and the Allalinhorn provides winter sport opportunities throughout the year, and neighbouring peaks such as the Weissmies, the Nadelhorn and the Lenzspitze are popular climbs in the summer season. The community is considered to be a very attractive winter sport destination in the Swiss Alps. Typical activities include skiing, carving, snowshoe trekking, canyon climbing and ice climbing. Saas-Fee offers 22 lifts, including 3 cable cars, 1 funicular railway(Metro Alpin), 5 gondolas (1 dedicated to walkers), 2 chairlifts, the remainder being surface lifts (draglifts). The ski run has a vertical drop of 1,800 m (5,906 ft), a top elevation of 3,550 m (11,647 ft) and covers 100 km (30 km beginner, 45 km intermediate, 25 km advanced). Other activities include snowboarding (halfpipe and park).

St. Moritz is considered the oldest and one of the most famous winter resorts in the world. Due to its favorable location residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year. Every winter this alpine village hosts the "White Turf" horse race on the frozen Lake St. Moritz attended by the international Upper class.

Popular pastimes include skiing, snowboarding and hiking, and nearby there is also the world famous Cresta Run toboggan course. The year-round population is 5600, with some 3000 seasonal employees supporting hotels and rental units with a total of 13,000 beds.

Zweisimmen is formed from the smaller communities of Blankenburg, Mannried and Oeschseite. Blankenburg with its castle (Schloss Blankenburg) is the principal community of Zweisimmen.

Kandersteg, a broad spectrum of accommodation characterises the village: from 5-star hotel to holiday apartments and camping sites. The International Scout Centre is located at the edge of the village. More than 10,000 scouts from all over the world visit each year. Several mountain huts belonging to the Swiss Alpine Club are located in the valley.

Lauchernalp. Discover the magic of Valais. In addition to the glacier lift that takes you up to 3,111 metres, you’ll find superbly prepared pistes on Lauchernalp from December to April. But even non-skiers can now easily enjoy the breathtaking views of 4,000-metre peaks from Lauchernalp

Visperterminen is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

Kreuzboden. Saas-Grund is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It lies east of Lenzspitze and Dom. It is the starting point for a small independent ski area which is also part of the combined Saastal ski region, albeit connected to the other parts of the region by postal bus, rather than dedicated skilifts. It has a gondola up to the Kreuzboden (2400 m, in two sections) and Hohsaas (3200 m).

Sent. The municipality is located in the Suot Tasna sub-district of the Inn district on a terrace on the left bank of the Inn river. It consists of the village of Sent and the hamlets of Crusch and Sur En. Until the 19th Century it was also known by its German name of Sins.

Törbel-Embd. Törbel is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The highest point is the peak of the Augstbordhorns at 2972 meters.

Brienz. Points of interests. 1. During World War I a lake promenade was built along the village and the lake shore. It is highlighted by flower beds, tree plantings, and offers views unencumbered by traffic. 2. Ride the Brienz Rothorn Bahn, a steam train up the Brienzer Rothorn. 3.The Ballenberg open air museum of nearly 100 original century-old buildings from all over Switzerland wood carvings 4. Giessbach waterfall with the Giessbach-Bahn, the oldest Funicular in Europe.

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