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Secret Switzerland: Day 7

Italians, Iranian Arms Dealers, and Couloirs

Photo: Tom Winter

In three quick hours on a train heading south in the Swiss Alps, ja becomes si. Gore-Tex turns into mountain couture. Eyeglasses change from pragmatic sight correction into just another vehicle to parade élan. Billboard ads turn from hawking shampoo and cell phones into high-end boarding schools—photos of blond girls playing cricket in starched white pants.

Ultimate 72-hour Escapes

Travel

Three days. One mission. Six of the biggest ski resorts on the continent. What are you doing this weekend?

Curves in the Road

Gear

An auto engineer takes a drastic turn and makes his childhood passion his new profession.

Dining Out in the Midwest: December 2001

Travel Midwest

Where to eat in the midwest region.

Swiss Precision Vacation

Features

Safe, clean and service-oriented, Switzerland makes trans-Atlantic vacationing easy. Stop over in chic Geneva, then take the train to Villars, with its great deals and wide-open slopes, for a seamless experience.

Backcountry Adventure Guide - Europe

Travel

Europe's finest backcountry adventures, at your fingertips.

Swiss Summer Ski Resort Guide

Travel

Just the facts: Here's a list with dates, prices, stats, and more of our top picks for skiing the Swiss Alps while the summer sun blazes on.

Ski the Alps: Hot Spots, Packages

Travel

There's never been a better time to visit the European Alps for an authentic alpine ski experience. Check out these winter locals and packages that get you there and back without hassle or breaking the bank.

Peak Performance: A Ski Model's Diary

Travel

The life of a model may seem all champagne and caviar. But as Krista Crabtree reports, hard work and hunger pangs accompany the fun and fashion of ski modeling.

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