Spring: Flowers and Face Shots
When March rolls into the Alps, you can smell it, especially in Switzerland, where the valleys start to turn green and the musky scent of 1,000-year-old pastures mingles with fresh manure as farmers start the endless cycle of renewal in fields dotted with picturesque chalets.
Up high, above the muddy banks streaked with the sprouts of lush vegetation, and the first blooms of spring, the ski season lingers on. It’s this combination that makes Switzerland one of the best spring skiing destinations: you can enjoy powder on hidden peaks but finish your day in flip-flops.
The skiing can be superlative. First tracks in the sun above warm valleys that seem like an illusion, the green fog of spring growth creeping across the landscape below while the snow glistens on rocky spires above. Don’t believe us, here’s an extended photo essay that showcases the joys of Switzerland in spring. —Tom Winter
Don’t think you will make it across the pond for pow and wine this winter? Check out Daniel Caruso’s feature on mountain biking Davos and the new “North Shore” trails in Switzerland HERE.