Monday, December 19, 2011

Snow time - Zermatt, Switzerland

I had been hoping that it would snow at home before we left for Switzerland but with no luck - thankfully, there was plenty of snow in Switzerland to make up for it!!!! Last Tuesday we went back to Zermatt, a ski village in the shadow of the Matterhorn that we visited back in 2007. It's a car free village so we drove as far as we could before taking a short train ride up the mountain into the town. It was Mr Oliver's first train ride and he LOVED it!!!

One of the reasons we came back is that we wanted to do the Gornergrat bahn - last time we were here we headed up the mountain to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise but also wanted to do the Gornergrat railway. When we went to buy tickets, the sales lady asked how old our son was and we discovered that you can't take babies under 1 year old past a certain altitude - and the Gornergrat observatory was too high (we were pretty thankful we went to a knowledgeable sales assistant and saved Ollie's ears, phew!!!). We could however visit a lower lookout at Riffelalp so we bought tickets and off we went on the cog railway. Once we reached our stop, we discovered that there was nothing there bar a 5* hotel & restaurant and snow... Lots of snow!!!

It was perfect for making snow angels in...

And just playing around...

And of course, some snowman building!!!

By this point, Oliver had fallen asleep from me rocking him on the swing and had a nice little nap with his Alpine babysitter...

And despite our sweet baby boy having a lovely nap, we figured we should take our first family photo in the snow!!!

Ahhhhh... I love snow holidays!!!


  1. Hey Lu, Mitch and Oliver,
    Merry Christmas!!
    I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family.
    God bless,

  2. Love the photos Lu! I'm looking forward to following your adventures in 2012!! Much love to you, Love Martine

  3. Thanks ladies :-)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year Selina, it's hard to believe it's 2012 already hey!


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