Hunting for Edelweiss in La Tzoumaz

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We went hunting for Edelweiss one late summer’s day on the mountainside above La Tzoumaz.  See if you can read the whole story without bursting into song! A few weeks ago we bumped into a local couple out hiking up the Col des Mines.  Leaning on their hiking poles, they were delighted to stop and share their […]


Day trip to Crans Montana

Beautiful mountains... surrounded by beautiful mountains

La Tzoumaz is a great base for day trips.  We took a day trip to Crans Montana with friends in the summer to check it out.  Hiking, biking and browsing the mountain shops are on the menu, accompanied by a panoramic picnic and some marmotte spotting. It is only a short hour in the car from La […]


Trottinette descent into La Tzoumaz

Descent into La Tzoumaz on an off-road "trottinette" scooter

There is a pleasing variety of options to get down (and up) the mountainside in La Tzoumaz.  In summer, by far the most hilarious has to be the trottinette scooter.  We climbed out of the telecabin at the top of the Savoleyres and were shown to our trottinettes by the lift operator. “It’ll be a bit steep […]


The Bird Whisperer

Whistle like a bird and maybe they'll call back!

My brother and his wife came to visit this week so I took them out to the Maison de la Foret to show off the beauty of our forested mountainside and explore the birds and the flowers.  I had declared we would be going for a “nice easy walk on the flat”, yet I had forgotten that the […]


Walking to Iserables

“What’s that over there daddy?” asks John. The closest view from our window is of the golden larch forests above Iserables. Each evening we see the lights of the small town, with buildings scattered in the forest. So we decide the next day we’ll go there. Leaving La Tzoumaz, Andrew admires the lawns of the […]