Here is a report by Christine
from the Swatch Skiers Cup Event 2013:
On 13-FEB, 30 Swatch Club members arrived in Zermatt for the event. In
the evening we all met at the Hotel Phoenix
, a beautiful and new cozy Hotel. At the room we had a
nice welcome package with rider shirt, gloves, cap and of course
We made a short walk to the Swatch Village with a beautiful Ice bar to
have some free drinks. Later on we went to the Schäferstübli
where we had
a nice Cheese fondue.
The next day (thursday, 14-FEB), the Riders had to take the train at
7am to get to the start. We went later on to the place to watch the
rides. You can see them all at www.swatchskierscup.com
- some really nice runs! And by the way - Europe won 21:11. For
lunch we all met at Adler
In the afternoon everybody had spare time to spend this nice day on
board or ski. At the Swatch bar, the prizes to the teams
Americas and Europe where
distributed in the evening.
Then we met everybody for a nice dinner at the Backstage Hotel
, created by
, the well known Swiss chef (normally working at
in Ascona). All riders, press and all the helpers and Swatch
employees were invited.
Swatch presented also a couple of new watches from the Ethnic
and Color 2013
collection. We had a nice party after this
and went to the hotel very late.
On Friday (15-FEB), it was a nice day – no big program – so anybody
had the time to get on board or ski or just to take the train up on
the mountains as we had a free three day pass to get there. This
was on Gornergrat (3100 meters):
In the afternoon we all met at the Cervo Terrace
for a drink
and of course some Walliser vine, cheese and meat.
In the evening, everybody was invited to a nice dinner at the Hotel Post
. As surprise,
we received an additional T-Shirt for Team Europe or Team Americas.
After this, we had again a party at the Backstage Hotel till late.
Saturday (16-FEB), it was the day to take the trip back home or
another day to be on board or skis.
Thank you Swatch for a great event with nice goodies and amazing
parties and food on fantastic places!
Andreas Wiethoff, 23-FEB-2013.