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While normally at this time of year the advantage of near-empty pistes is offset by slushy conditions and closed ski lifts, this season's record-breaking snowfalls mean reasonable skiing is forecast until next month in many Alpine countries.
The hotel is named for the edelweiss flower, which has been a symbol of prestige for the alpine countries of Austria, Switzerland and Germany for hundreds of years.
Representatives from all the alpine countries met at the beginning of May in the town of Amden, canton St Gallen, to discuss ways of monitoring and managing the lynx population.
The Alpine countries got acquainted with the intricacies of trade in fish--be it in the Baltic Sea, or off the coast of Norway and Iceland.
The Alpine countries tour scheduled from June 16 through June 28 will include stops in Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany and Austria.
Dozens of ski resorts in five Alpine countries are highlighted in the Swiss national carrier's newest program.
The following geographic areas are covered: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Alpine countries, Scandinavia, Benelux and the Rest-of-Europe.
The national team boss knows exactly what it will take for his players to overcome the odds and book a return ticket to the Alpine countries in two years time.