Skiing’s Literary Locations

Davos is the reading-man’s ski resort. How many times have I packed and started its set text The Magic Mountain, and nodded off on the train?   In the last third of the 19th century arty consumptive types beat a path … Continue reading

100 years of Swiss winter sports

“Revelers gathered in the Bernese Oberland town of Mürren Sunday to mark what many view as the birth of modern Swiss winter sports – 100 years since a British businessman opened a funicular to bring tourists to the slopes.”  ( … Continue reading