There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

It’s also an adventure-lover’s paradise

HOT-AIR BALLOONING - The spot: Château-d’Oex, 14km from Gstaad, is the alpine capital for hot-air ballooning

CRICKET ON ICE - The spot: The frozen Lake St Moritz. Season: February.

ICE CLIMBING - The spot: Leysin in the Western Alps, two hours from Geneva by train.

BIKE-BOARDING - The spot: Brambrüesch, Graubünden.

GLACIER BUNGEE JUMPING - The spot: Interlaken. The rush: Enjoy a 280ft jump into a glacier gorge, surrounded by the Jungfrau mountain range. 

POLO ON SNOW - The spot: The frozen Lake St Moritz.

TOBOGGANING - The spot: Mount Pilatus, Lucerne

SNOWKITING - The spot: The Simplon Pass plateau above Brig, about 70km from ZermattSeason: January to April.

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There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

Hot-air ballooning. Photo: Swiss Tourism - The rush: Front-row views of the Alps and the surrounding ski resorts. Season: The International Hot-Air Balloon Festival takes place in January, but you can fly all year-round. CNT tip: Sign up in advance for a flight voucher with Ballon Château-d’Oex. (www.ballonchateaudoex.ch)

There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

Ice climbing. Photo: Swiss Tourism - The rush: It’s rock-climbing, but with a difference: ascending glaciers or frozen waterfalls offers a whole new challenge. Season: January to February CNT tip: Beginners should take the five-day Ice Climbing Skills course offered by the International School of Mountaineering in the winter. (www.alpin-ism.com)

There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

Bike Boarding - The rush: Speed through scenic alpine meadows on this hybrid of a mountain bike and a skateboard. Season: June to September. CNT tip: Rent equipment from AIS Sportschule. (www.ais-sportschule.ch)

There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

Polo on snow. Photo: Swiss Tourism - The rush: The St Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow championship sees teams from luxury brands like Cartier and BMW compete for the title. Season: 30 January to 2 February 2014. CNT tip: Don’t miss the polo village, which houses the St Moritz Casino as well as a show tent from champagne house, Veuve Clicquot. (www.polostmoritz.com)

There’s More To Switzerland Than Skiing...

Tobogganing - SEASON: May to September. CNT tip: You can reach Fräkmüntegg, Switzerland’s longest summer toboggan ride, via gondola from Kriens. (www.pilatus.ch)