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There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

Hot-air ballooning. Photo: Swiss Tourism - The rush: Front-row views of the Alps and the surrounding ski resorts. Season: The International Hot-Air Balloon Festival takes place in January, but you can fly all year-round. CNT tip: Sign up in advance for a flight voucher with Ballon Château-d’Oex. (www.ballonchateaudoex.ch)

There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

June 11, 2013

It’s also an adventure-lover’s paradise

HOT-AIR BALLOONING - The spot: Château-d’Oex, 14km from Gstaad, is the alpine capital for hot-air ballooning

CRICKET ON ICE - The spot: The frozen Lake St Moritz. Season: February.

ICE CLIMBING - The spot: Leysin in the Western Alps, two hours from Geneva by train.

BIKE-BOARDING - The spot: Brambrüesch, Graubünden.

GLACIER BUNGEE JUMPING - The spot: Interlaken. The rush: Enjoy a 280ft jump into a glacier gorge, surrounded by the Jungfrau mountain range. 

POLO ON SNOW - The spot: The frozen Lake St Moritz.

TOBOGGANING - The spot: Mount Pilatus, Lucerne

SNOWKITING - The spot: The Simplon Pass plateau above Brig, about 70km from ZermattSeason: January to April.

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