The region of Engadin in eastern Switzerland offers skiers and snowboarders some of the best slopes in the world. It's also where St. Moritz, one of Europe's most exclusive ski resorts, is located.
Whether kitesurfing over Lake Silvaplana or mountain biking through the Alps, the famous upscale ski resort St Moritz offers a fairy-tale backdrop in summer, too. Switzerland hardly gets more beautiful than this.
Several ski tourers died and others were in critical condition after spending a night on an exposed Swiss mountainside at 3,000 meters altitude. German, French and Italian nationals were among the group.
Veteran Canadian skier Erik Guay broke a long winning drought at exactly the right time. In a shock result, Guay pipped Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud, of Norway, to gold in the super G.
On the right, a cow, and on the left, a Rolex watch. Alpine idyll and luxury: that's Gstaad in Southwestern Switzerland. But this vacation destination is, like many others, being affected by climate change.
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