Zermatt

By Everett Potter Call it the ultimate ski safari, an around the world ski trip that encompasses five countries, three continents and 34 days. It’s a chance to ski the Alps, the Rockies, the Coastal Range of British Columbia, Japan and Iceland on one trip. It is potentially the most

Photos by Phillip N. Wheat, Intro by Everett Potter A few times a year, I head off to Switzerland and Italy for National Geographic Expeditions and lecture on an amazing trip called Swiss Trains & the Italian Lake District. We start in Zurich, and then head to Zermatt, St. Moritz,

By Everett Potter Why on earth would anyone fly across the Atlantic in midwinter to ski in Europe when the Rockies await, closer than the Alps and covered with snow? The simple reason is that a European ski trip offers the opportunity to ski where the sport was born, in

Great news from Doug Mayer, founder of Run the Alps. He has teamed with the highly reputable Swiss outfitter, Alpinehikers, to create two outstanding running trips to the Alps this summer and fall. With a fantastic network of trail and huts, and a long history and appreciation of running, Switzerland is a