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Winter games in Flumserberg

Flumserberg offers excellent skiing in a beautiful setting (picture: Heidiland tourism)

Anyone who enjoys skiing or snowboarding can put their skills to the test at the "snowgames" in Flumserberg on February 24 and 25. There will also be plenty on offer for non-skiers, who simply enjoy soaking up the winter atmosphere.

The resort of Flumserberg, which lies above beautiful Lake Walen in eastern Switzerland, is one of seven Swiss resorts hosting the snowgames this winter.

The event is intended as a celebration of snow sports, and is aimed at weekend skiers and snowboarders who've always wanted to compete like the professionals.

Entrants are advised to first head to the Salomon test centre where they can try the latest carving skis or snowboards on the 65 kilometres of slopes in Flumserberg, which stretch up to 2,200 metres above sea level.

Besides ski and snowboard races, there will be a freestyle skiing competition and a waterslide contest. A prize goes to the most "original" entry in the latter event.

A play tent will keep children entertained while their parents pull up a chair at the snow bar, where there will also be live music.

The snowgames move to Verbier on March 17 and 18, Grindelwald on March 31 and April 1 and Davos on April 21 and 22.

A day pass for the lifts and snowgames costs SFr60 ($36).

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