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25 winter sport events and activities in Switzerland

Beyond skiing and snowboarding, there's a range of fab winter sports events in Switzerland to join as a spectator or participant. Here's our roundup of some of the coolest winter sports in early 2016.

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Kunsteisbahn Margarethen • Basel
Dave Joss
1/13

Kunsteisbahn Margarethen • Basel

Located in Basel's pretty Margarethenpark, this large ice skating complex features two ice rinks - outdoor and indoor. 

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Basel
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Valliant Arena • Davos
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2/13

Valliant Arena • Davos

Home of Davos Hockey Club, this ice rink hosts matches and public skating sessions, along with the annual Spengler Cup invitational ice hockey tournament and ice-dancing spectacles including the popular Art on Ice. 

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Davos
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Flon Ice Rink •  Lausanne
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3/13

Flon Ice Rink • Lausanne

This may not be the largest or fanciest ice rink around, but it's smack in the middle of Lausanne's cool Flon district and promises a packed programme of events from ice discos and snowballing parties to hockey ballet.

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Flon
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Freestyle Academy • Laax
4/13

Freestyle Academy • Laax

With 1,00sq m of space, this indoor freestyle base allows you to hone your skills in snowboarding, freeskiing, skating, climbing, freerunning and biking whatever the weather. 

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Ice Magic • Interlaken
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5/13

Ice Magic • Interlaken

This enormous ice rink is open for the second year in Interlaken. It comprises a whopping five skate rinks of various sizes.

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Interlaken
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Vevey Sur Glace • Vevey
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6/13

Vevey Sur Glace • Vevey

A popular spot, Vevey's ice rink delivers 600sq m of icy fun during the winter months. 

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Vevey
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Splash & Spa Tamaro • Ticino
7/13

Splash & Spa Tamaro • Ticino

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Get set for a tidal wave of fun and, er, relaxation! Splash & Spa Tamaro has a huge amount of water-based activities on offer all year round.

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Monteceneri
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Indoor Seilpark • Grindelwald
8/13

Indoor Seilpark • Grindelwald

Recommended

Nestled in the mountains of Grindelwald, here you'll find five indoor rope and climbing courses of varying degrees of difficulty. 

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Grindelwald
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Winter trail walks • Arosa Lenzerheide
9/13

Winter trail walks • Arosa Lenzerheide

Explore the network of some 140 kilometers of winter trails running around the winter sports resort of Arosa Lenzerheide, where you can take a slow stroll or a long hike amidst the magnificent winter landscape.

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Arosa
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Dolder Sports • Zurich
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10/13

Dolder Sports • Zurich

During the winter months, Dolder Sports hosts Europe's largest open-air ice rink. 

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Fluntern
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Planet trail walk in Saint-Luc • Valais
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11/13

Planet trail walk in Saint-Luc • Valais

St-Luc's picturesque location on the sunny side of  Val d'Anniviers (Eifischtal) means there's plenty of daylight hours to enjoy the 6km-long planet trail walk that rises from 2141m to 2513 meters above sea level and is open year-round.

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Snow yoga at Paradiso • St Moritz
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12/13

Snow yoga at Paradiso • St Moritz

This ski piste near St Moritz has four fixed areas to practise yoga on snow.

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St Moritz
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Centre Intercommunal de Glace de Malley • Lausanne
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13/13

Centre Intercommunal de Glace de Malley • Lausanne

This large sports and events venue is primarily known for its trio of ice-rinks.

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Lausanne

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