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Ultimate Interlaken Playlist

By Caroline Schagrin

Nestled in the nook of Switzerland, Interlaken is home to beautiful snowcapped mountains juxtaposed with azure colored lakes and majestic forests. Interlaken, in all of its beauty, attracts adrenaline junkies and fondue enthusiasts alike. Whether you find yourself jumping out of a plane, shredding the Swiss Alps, or simply enjoying Swiss chocolates and relaxing, this playlist is a must! 

Take it all in, and add these 17 indie-electronic and alternative pop songs to your travel playlist.

  1. Around The World – Kings of Leon  https://open.spotify.com/track/06ClI3XK2FPR5uP8tPcFS1
     
  2. Are you with me – Lost Frequencies https://open.spotify.com/track/5kHiHWLcbsvTDtmHxBiaID
  3. Beautiful Life – Lost Frequencies ft. Sandro Cavazza  https://soundcloud.com/lo-freq-1/beautiful-life-feat-sandro-cavazza
  4. Plans – Elephante         https://soundcloud.com/iamtheelephante/elephante-plans-feat-brandyn-burnette
  5. Trndsttr (Lucian Remix) ft. M. Maggie   https://soundcloud.com/lori-rose-553841791/sets/trndstter
  6. Wasted Youth – Sody           https://soundcloud.com/sodymusic/sody-martin-luke-brown-wasted-youth
  7. Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl – Wet https://open.spotify.com/track/3JBB92odunFru2gOvI91x9
  8. Hymnals (RAC Remix) – Grizfolk        https://open.spotify.com/track/2r12KCHNv0p7JQJsGt3vYK
  9. How Hard I try – Filous  https://open.spotify.com/track/7uzudGwu8EG5deuFD7EEJm
  10. Where I Wanna Be – A R I Z O N A  https://open.spotify.com/track/47cIBPzhCAd1QxsBIFlzcJ
  11. Next Year (RAC Remix) – two door cinema club        https://open.spotify.com/track/5SL5AexE9va7cP6s0B9E4m
  12. Aloha – Mome  https://open.spotify.com/track/2UMZjhZWNxZezcZiZvyvsZ
  13. Can I – tez cadey remix https://open.spotify.com/track/7eOyT8wG96QHeyAzH4k9FB
  14. Give me sunshine – spada edit cut Santa Mardona https://open.spotify.com/track/42LOVjsuFyDYdfDXggTxy7
  15. Fast Car – Jonas Blue remix https://open.spotify.com/track/2mCF8L0brIs88eH6Kf2h9p
  16. King of Summer – Ayokay ft. Quinn XCII  https://open.spotify.com/track/4Tid4MwqgR1CfKCun3tFon
  17. Higher Love – Charming Horses, Grace Grundy  https://open.spotify.com/track/3Md4WAeVbgzTpqBPJqmAFM

Staying slopeside in the Swiss Alps

For the true skier or snowboarder, there aren’t many places that feel more like heaven than the Swiss Alps. And if you’re studying in Europe, getting there is finally within easy reach.

With just a weekend to enjoy the snow, you want to make the most of your time. The best way to maximize your alpine weekend? Spend it right where the action is: slopeside.

Bus2alps has just announced a brand-new package to help you have the best trip possible. With the Interlaken – Slopeside Package, you can choose to fly to Geneva or hop on the bus from Florence, Italy for door-to-door transport. Once you arrive, you’ll be staying in a town called Grindelwald, just above Interlaken.

Gindelwald is a picture-perfect Swiss town filled with chalets, all the fondue and chocolate you could want, and, most importantly, it provides the easiest access to the slopes. From your accommodation at The Youth Hostel Grindelwald, you’ll be within easy walking distance to lifts to the best runs in the Jungfrau Region. You’ll be able to spend all day Friday and Saturday exploring one of the world’s best ski regions, and if you want to venture into Interlaken to stroll the town, it’s just a train ride away.

Ready for the weekend of your life? Check out more details on how to Meet Us There or come from Florence.

The 9 Most Adrenaline Inducing Alpine Activities of Interlaken

By Joe Leonardo

  1. Night Sledding
    You will travel high into the Swiss Alps, grab your sled and zip down the one hour long sled run. The trail winds through the woods, crosses alpine meadows and passes majestic frozen waterfalls. This takes sledding to a whole new level!sled
  1. Sky Diving Your journey starts off with an amazing scenic flight over the beautiful scenic view of the incredible Swiss Alps. As you dive out of the plane you will experience an adrenalin rush like never before as you freefall at 120MPH. Then the parachute will be deployed and you can enjoy an amazing canopy ride down to the ground. 3, 2, 1 jump!
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  1. Paragliding
    Turn your dream of flying into a reality. Embrace the amazing mountain views as you glide high above the Jungfrau region. Paragliding flights are exhilarating and relaxing at the same time!
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  1. Bungee Jumping
    The Swiss Alps are home to one of the most breathtaking and dynamic bungee spots in the world. You are lifted 134m up in a mountain gondola, the doors open and you take the plunge- leaping and free-falling towards the mountain lake. This is the rush of a lifetime!
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  1. Seil Park
    This winter forest adventure is a complex obstacle course of wooden bridges, Tarzan swings and zip lines. A perfect day in the woods for adrenaline seekers.
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  1. Alpine Skiing
    Alpine skiing is one of the most classic adrenaline activities. Interlaken is a ski bum’s paradise with its stunning mountain views and intense trails. This is the ideal place to push your limits and discover the intensity of the Jungfrau Region
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  1. Snowboarding
    The area surrounding Interlaken has a ton to offer snowboarders. The Jungfrau Region is filled with park areas filled jumps, rails, slides and a half pipe that will surely get your blood pumping.
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  1. Snow Shoe Trekking
    Snowshoeing might seem like a relaxing activity but this is an extreme winter hike across the alps. This an extraordinary day long excursion that will test your limits as trek through a winter wonderland.
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  2. Heli-skiing
    Fly & Ride. If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder; the idea of being dropped off by helicopter at the top of a mountain to shred down fresh powder is a dream. The flight up to the summit consists of dynamic panoramic views of the Swiss mountain range. You will land on the snow covered mountains in silence and begin to navigate your way down the landscape in deep untouched snow

10 signs you’re a snowbunny

By Ashleigh Farrar and Hannah Hardin

For those girls who can’t hardly wait until the next time they can shred the gnar.

10. Rather than starting your morning by watching the news, you check the snow report.

 

You probably bypass the standard daily morning social media check routine (Facebook, Snapchat then Insta) and go straight to the weather app. Your heart sinks when the conditions aren’t in the Snow God’s favor, and your day is made when they are.

9. You would trade a pair of heels for snow boots any day.

Like, what’s the point in spending money on shoes you can’t even walk in. Your paychecks go towards nothing else but snow gear.

8. You have a really dynamic bro-cabulary.

This lingo is mostly brought on by shredding with the bros on the slopes all day. It’s not your fault that today’s run was SO. MUCH. EPIC.

7. Snow is your first choice for quenching your thirst
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Think of a snow-cone…but like 1,000,000 times better. Who needs a water bottle when you have ice cold mother nature water surrounding you during your whole run?

6. Wool socks dominate regular socks in your wardrobe
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Anything that could potentially cut your run short, is not worth it. Repeat, not worth it. So, bundle those toes up and never look back

5. You’ve easily dated 5+ ski instructors with a variety of accents.

They’re in such good shape, and they really know their way around a mountain. Was that an Irish accent? Or was it Australian? German?!?!?!? Do I even care? Nope.

4. Pale is the new tan.Bikinis were never your thing. Neither were beach days. And bronzer just makes you look like you’re an extra on “Jersey Shore.” Now if only we could figure out how to sparkle in the sun like Edward…

3. Your most frequent form of transportation is a ski lift.

Casual. The view never gets old. With ever meter you climb your excitement for the day climbs as well.

2. Off season might just be the worst thing ever

Part of your soul slowly dies during off season. There is literally nothing to do besides count down the days till it starts again. Your feelings are pretty comparable to Jack Frost…I’m meltinggg!

1. But the excitement you feel on your first real run of the season makes it all worth while.

Countdown over. Let’s ride.