As most of you know, winter is my favorite outdoor season. I can literally already smell the snow. Today I stepped outside and felt the cold air, saw my own breath. A familiar scent filled my nose and I knew it could only mean one thing: snow is coming. So, I thought it’s time for two winter hiking tips before everything is covered with snow.

Hiking at the Zugspitze

The region at the Zugspitze is always worth a visit. This time of the year, before the official start of the winter sports season, you can experience some magical moments. All alone, if you like. I recently went there for a training session and loved it. There was nobody else out there.

If you like it all by yourself, just like me, go on a little trip during the week. If you don’t mind the crowds, you can try a little snowshoeing our up at the arena. No matter what you decide. I can promise you one thing: the views are breathtakingly beautiful.

Lake Lucerne

Oh man, I am so in love with Switzerland. I love the people, the country, its culture, the food, just everything. Whenever I am in Switzerland I feel at home. Whether I travel on business, am out there doing my blog stories or enjoying some private time, it has become my happy place.

The mountain panorama in Lucerne is incredible. One morning run along the lake and I was back in balance and happy. Simply living the moment. I stayed in “Brunnen”, a resort on Lake Lucerne, part of the municipality Ingenbohl in the Canton of Schwyz. In my opinion, Lake Lucerne has one of the most magical surroundings in Switzerland. Not as magical as Davos, but pretty close. Definitely worth a visit.

I don’t know about you, but I just love this time of the year, breathing in the fresh cold air, clearing my head, refueling my energy, keeping my inner balance, simply enjoying the great outdoors – especially when everything is covered with snow.

By the way, here is a little fun fact for you. Did you know that snow does have its own scent? The air really does smell different right before it snows. According to scientists this snow “scent” can be boiled down to three things: cold weather, humidity, and a stimulated nerve in your brain. So, it is not my imagination! Get ready – powder is coming.


photo credits: V’s World