Snow joke as daring Southampton hit the icy pistes
Snow joke as daring Southampton hit the icy pistes

Premier League clubs usually use fixture-free weeks as an opportunity to escape the English winter and visit warmer climes but Southampton have taken a novel approach by heading to the Swiss Alps.

Three Italians killed, two hurt in Swiss Alps avalanche: Police

Three Italians were killed and two were injured when they were hit by an avalanche while skiing in an area known as "Death Valley" in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, police said.

`Several people` swept away by avalanch in Swiss Alps: Police

An avalanche swept away "several people" Saturday in the Swiss Alps near the Italian border, local police said, adding that weather conditions were complicating the search.

US teen survives 48 hours lost in Swiss Alps

A 19-year-old American student who disappeared over the weekend while skiing in the Swiss Alps has been rescued, alive but suffering from hypothermia, police said.

Death toll of off-piste skiiers in Swiss Alps rises to 11

Eleven people have died in off-piste skiing accidents in the Swiss Alps despite repeated avalanche warnings over the past four days, police said on Sunday.

Three killed in 'shooting' near Swiss Alps station

The bodies of three people were discovered in a car park near a train station in the Swiss Alps town of Wilderswill on Monday, police said, with reports saying they had been shot dead.

Korean woman plunges to her death in Swiss Alps: Police

 A 61-year-old Korean woman fell to her death while hiking in the Swiss Alps this week, local police said Thursday.

11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps

Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured on Wednesday after a landslide hit a mountain train in the Swiss Alps, police said. One carriage slid down a steep slope, saved from a ravine only by large trees.

Switzerland set sights on becoming world`s data vault

It looks like the ideal location for a James Bond thriller: a massive underground bunker in a secret location in the Swiss Alps used for keeping data safe from prying eyes.

5 climbers killed on `deadly day` in Swiss Alps

Five mountain climbers were
killed in three separate incidents in the Swiss Alps.

`Rivers cut deep notches in Alps` glacial valleys`

The U-shaped valleys in Swiss Alps were created by slow-moving glaciers, reveals a new study.

World`s longest tunnel takes shape under Swiss Alps

The world`s longest tunnel will take shape deep beneath the Swiss Alps.

World`s longest tunnel takes shape

The world`s longest tunnel will take shape deep beneath the Swiss Alps today.

Largest dinosaur footprints in Europe `found in Swiss Alps`

Palaeontologists have discovered what they claim are the largest dinosaur footprints ever to be found in Europe -- half way up a Swiss mountain.