I spent a night in the Lenkerhof alpine resort in late January 2012, when the local countryside was covered in several feet of snow. Rarely have I eaten so well and enjoyed so much the ambience of a hotel and its surroundings.

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Switzerland’s Jungfrau Railway and its high-altitude terminus station, Jungfraujoch, celebrated their 100th birthday on August 1. To celebrate the centenary, 48 flares were lit on the north walls of the Eiger and the Mönch showing the route of the historic railway through the two mountains.

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Orascom Development Holding AG has held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Andermatt Swiss Alps resort, which Orascom says will be the first integrated holiday resort in the Alps.

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