The snow laden roofs of the old farm houses and the church steeple glistened in the late afternoon sun as we drove up the steep narrow road to Andiast Switzerland to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015 with family and friends. This small municipality is located in the Survelva’s Anterior Rhine Valley in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It’s close to many well known ski resorts such as Waltensburg/Vurous, Briel/Brigels, and the Flims-Lax-Falera region. The large area offers other snow related sports such as snow shoeing, tobogganing, and a boarder cross park as well as 15 km of groomed cross country trails.
Our rented house called the Casa Reviva had a commanding view of the picturesque valley below. The rustic mountain accommodations hosted our party quite nicely and its location was well situated to explore the area from. We had a few local skiing possibilities to choose from with some deciding on Obersaxen and others staying in Andiast. In addition the house offers an interesting shower therapy where visitors can revive themselves and relax in the refreshing mountain air. For our New Year’s dinner we enjoyed a traditional Cheese fondue and rang in 2015 with fireworks and sparkling prosecco. Spending the holiday in the Swiss alps with family and friends was special and we look forward to many new and exciting adventures this year. Gutes Neues!