Live Better with Bonviva The Latest Winter Sports Trends with Tips and Offers from Bonviva
Yoga on the slopes or golfing in the snow? Switzerland has many unusual winter sports for you to discover. How about skijöring, where a horse takes you through the winter landscape? Bonviva presents the latest trends and the appropriate offers from American Express.
In Switzerland, winter time is adventure time. Whether it's an adrenaline rush or a cozy ride in the winter landscape – Switzerland has something for almost everyone. But it doesn't always have to be gliding down the slopes or winter hikes as usual. Bonviva gives you tips on how to experience winter sports differently.
Blue, red, and black – the division of slopes by difficulty is well known. For everyone seeking a change, the following slopes are worth looking at.
Yoga Slope in St. Moritz
The aim of this unusual slope: slowing down instead of speeding up. At the four stations "OM", "PRANA", "VINYASA", and "ASANAS", skiers and snowboarders can practice yoga. For each position, there is a flyer with yoga exercises for pros and beginners. Particularly convenient: For most exercises, you can keep your skis or snowboard on.
Oldenpiste in the "Glacier 3000" Ski Area
Length of 7 km, altitude of 1,137 meters – those are the key figures for the Oldenpiste in the "Glacier 3000" ski area between Les Diablerets and Gstaad. This very challenging slope is only suitable for experienced skiers. However, those up to the challenge can look forward to a real treat: an impressive alpine panorama, many steep slopes, and a great final stretch that makes you want to go for another run.
Extra tip: Peak Walk – from peak to peak. This suspension bridge, over 100 meters long, is not for those with a fear of heights. It leads from Scex Rouge to the "View Point" and provides spectacular views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains.
Gemsstock in Andermatt – Sedrun
Gemsstock is a paradise for freeriders and those who want to become one. The Gletscherpiste is often unprepared and thus offers a fantastic off-slope experience. Particularly recommended is the "Bernhard Russi Run" black slope, dedicated to Olympic champion Bernhard Russi. It leads from Gemsstock to the Mittelstation via the Gurschen glacier.
Skijöring – With Horse and Skis Through the Winter Landscape
In Val d’Hérens in Valais, there is a very special experience for winter sports practitioners: skijöring. With skis on your feet, you can let yourself be drawn by a horse and thus discover the winter landscape. You do not have to be a pro skier for this – skijöring is suitable for beginners and advanced, young and old. You also do not need to know how to ride a horse.
Incidentally, skijöring is originally from Scandinavia. The name is derived from the Norwegian skikjøring, which roughly means "driving sport".
Swinging Golf Clubs in the Snow
If when thinking of golf, you only think of large expanses of green, think again. This sport can also be enjoyed in winter, for instance at the Niederhorn in the Bernese Oberland. There are six holes to play there – two of them are even on a frozen lake. However, summer golf and snow golf are not quite identical: the ball is colorful, the rules are not quite as strict, and snow golf can also be played without a club membership.
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