Winter Walk, Arolla valley, Val, d’Hérens, Switzerland

Last week, Jude and I went for a drive up to Arolla to do a walk up the valley. We knew that heli-skiing (and heli-boarding) had become popular, but even we were surprised to see not one, but three helicopters waiting to take their clients high into the mountains. We were lucky in that 5 people arrived just as we got to the first one and soon they took off. (See pics 4 & 5). On our return another group arrived and a second (pic 7) soon disappeared over the horizon. As we made our way back through the woods, it seemed like only a matter of minutes had elapsed and the 5 in the first group came whizzing by, obviously eager to take off for at least a third time!

10 thoughts on “Winter Walk, Arolla valley, Val, d’Hérens, Switzerland

  1. It was a true treat to see the deep snow and breathtaking Alps in their winter glory, Mike. I can imagine how fun it must be to take a helicopter up and come flying down the mountain on skis. I enjoyed all your photos here, but espec. liked #10 with the deep snowy path and the enchanting tree shadows. Fun to see the snowshoe path sign, too.

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