It would be a shame to go all the way to Switzerland and not go up the Alps... even if it was halfway up. So, The Hubs, Rodney and I hopped off the cable car at the Trübsee middle station and headed straight for the Snow Park while the rest of the tour members proceeded up to the summit of Mount Titlis.
The Valley Station
The scenic cable car ride up
We were told that in summer, it's a whole different vista. Instead of skiers whizzing by below you would see happy cows grazing on verdant pastures. Apparently, you could even hear the sound of the cowbells! I can imagine how delightful that would be!
|Skiers zipping down the slopes below us|
Going up, up, up!
TRUBSEE SNOW PARK
Snow tubing was a blast! Imagine hopping on a tube, then flying down the slippery slope to the bottom, then riding the Magic Carpet (conveyor belt) right up and doing it all over again!
The usually unadventurous hubs having fun!
No skills required!
Riding the Magic Carpet up
Guess whom Rodney met on the mountain?
Nope, he wasn't your classic alpine St. Bernard with his keg of brandy around his neck but he was just as adorable!
Enjoying the snowscape and Swiss mountain air
|The rest of the group joining us after descending from the peak|
So what did we miss and did the rest get the spectacular payoff they had gone up to see?
Photos from our WhatsApps group when they were at the summit.
At the Stand station, they switched to the Titlis Rotair — a 360 degrees revolving cable car that took them up to the summit. It was a 5-minute ride.
A 150-metre-long walkway that descends ten metres below the surface of the glacier at a frosty temperature of -1.5˚C.
I was told that it was miserable in there — cold and slippery!
A stupid boy who was running in the slippery tunnel (seriously, who does that??!!), slipped, fell and crashed onto an elderly man who was a member of our tour group, sending the poor old man tumbling to the ground. Luckily, no one was hurt!!
There is a suspension steel bridge spanning two cliffs up there on the summit but our tour buddies passed up on the cliff walk as the sunny weather suddenly turned very foggy and visibility was low.
Some of them were feeling the effects of the high altitude. The air was so thin, they were experiencing nausea and breathing difficulties.
While the view up there was supposedly breathtaking (literally), I was glad I didn't take the risk.
A video of Trubsee Snow Park from their official website.