World Snow Festival: Grindelwald 2014.

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Arts & culture

Gstaad

31.01.14- 08.02.14

Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Concerts in the churches of Gstaad, Saanen and Rougemont. sommets-musicaux.ch/

Lausanne

27.01.14- 01.02.14

42nd Prix de Lausanne

This one-week international competition for young dancers aged between 15 and 19 attracts the world's best hopefuls of classical and contemporary ballet to the Beaulieu Theatre in Lausanne. www.prixdelausanne.org

Samedan

To 19.01.14

Out of the Blues

samedanblues.ch

Vers-l'Eglise

To 01.03.14

45th Music & Snow Festival

Classical concerts every Saturday evening throughout the winter.

www.musique-et-neige.ch

Events & activities

Bettmeralp

19.01.14

World Snow Day

A chance to discover wintersports, with ski passes at a special price--and free for children under 16! www.aletscharena.ch

Chateau d'Oex

25.01.14- 02.02.14

36th International Hot Air Balloon Week

festivaldeballons.ch

Grindelwald

20.01.14- 25.01.14

World Snow Festival

What began with a huge Heidi carved in the snow by Japanese artists has developed into one of the most fascinating and popular winter events in the glacier village Grindelwald, held on the natural ice rink in the village centre. Today it's hard to imagine the season's programme without it.

www.jungfrauregion-events.ch

Kandersteg

19.01.14- 26.01.14

Belle Epoque

Kandersteg is bringing back the early years of tourism, celebrating the "Belle Epoque" for an entire week: tourism as it was 100 years ago. The nostalgic winter event features bobsleD races on the former original track, ice skating and curling on a natural ice rink, as well as lessons in telemark skiing.

The Grand Cafe Schweizerhof is the place to have tea, while the legendary Hotel Victoria Ritter will host a magnificent Belle Epoque ball.

www.kandersteg.ch/ belle-epoque

Martigny

21.01.14- 24.01.14

Agrovina, CERM

www.agrovina.ch

Morgins

19.01.14

Morgins Snow Day

www.morgins.ch

01.02.14

Rallye du Gout

Evening snowshoe walk to discover local produce.

www.morgins.ch

Saas-Fee

22.01.14

Ice by night

Villars-sur-Ollon

08.02.14

Alpine dating

Ski dating with the "Crossbow heart" lift reserved for singles. Duo or group skiing in the afternoon precedes a "love fondue" at 1,800m, followed by a torchlit descent.

Zurich

24.01.14-26.01.14

Mercedes-CSI, International Horse Show

Over the course of three days, equestrianism at the very highest level will be on offer at the Hallenstadion.

This year's sporting highlight will be the Rolex FEI World Cup, with the Around the World show presenting a breathtaking spectacle.

www.mercedes-csi.ch

Sports & outdoor

SWISS SKI GRAND PRIX MIGROS

National competition for skiiers aged 8-16.

18.01.14 Les Diablerets

26.01.14 Hoch-Ybrig

02.02.14 Wengen/Grindelwald

09.02.14 Davos

15.02.14 Klewenalp

23.02.14 Airolo

02.03.14 Adelboden

09.03.14 Savognin

16.03.14 Wildhaus (Toggenburg)

23.03.14 Lauchernalp

29.03.14 Nendaz

04.04.14-06.04.14 Finale in Arosa

www.gp-migros.ch

SWISSCOM NORDIC DAYS

A chance to try out cross-country skiing with special offers on equipment hire across the country.

18.01.14 Gais, Parpan, Les Mosses

25.01.14 Splugen, Le Brassus

26.01.14 Les Pres-d'Orvin

01.02.14 Kandersteg, Campra, Klosters

08.02.14 Ulrichen/Goms

www.langlauf.ch

Adelboden

05.02.14-26.02.14

Night sledding each Wednesday in February, from 6.15-9pm.

www.adelbod...

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