Here's The Out Traveler grand Heidi tour of four "Swish
Alps" resorts and their queer quotient. Switzerland may be
itsy-bitsy, but she packs a winter wallop.
ST. MORITZ ENGELBERG
Not as ritzy as Gstaad, but Small, peaceful, nestled
Madonna and Robbie between glaciers. "Angel
Williams still whoosh here. Mountain" may be built
A resort with around an 800-year-old
a mix of class monastery, but it welcomes
and rural an annual gay and lesbian
grandeur. ski week, Eurobound, in
Is that an alpenhorn in Hey, size queens, the
your pocket? The Alphorn largest organ in
Ensemble Engiadina Switzerland is in
(call 011-41-81-837-3350 Engelberg's baroque
for a schedule) performs monastery (011-41-
traditional Swiss music. 41-639-7777).
Hotel Misani (011-41-81- Haus sweet haus. Renting
833-3314; $45-$300) lets an apartment or staying
you customize your room in a pension is an oh,
with cuckoo clocks, hunting so Euro and comfortable
trophies, or satin sheets. bargain ($16-$50).
Varmints for dinner! At Show Cheese Factory
Restorant Alpetta (011-41-41-638-0888, $5)
(011-41-81-828-8630, is in said monastery, with
$11-$16) chef Dorigo all the monk-made cheese
shoots and serves the samples you can
rabbit you may have stomach.
skied past, in a rustic,
snug Swiss setting.
Avoid St. Moritz's trendy, Schnitzeled out? Down a
overpriced bars. The truly Mexican margarita at one
cool kids score at Bobby's of Yucatan's (011-41-41-
Pub (011-41-81-834-4283; 637-1324; $9-$24) famed
a pint of local beer is wild parties.
Young, hip, and the largest Hidden, car-free, with old-
of the Swiss resorts, Davos fashioned chalets everywhere
has an urban kick with a you turn. A vertical
happening nightlife and a train takes you straight up
snowboarder following. Top to this old village, where
athletes from around the the Matterhorn looms
world are drawn to its overhead.
Olympic training facilities.
The Spielzeugmuseum The Alpine Museum
(011-41-81-413-2848; $5) (011-41-27-967-4100, $7)
is is a funky folk-art has scale reliefs of the Alps,
museum with displays of writings by Winston
handcrafted toys. Churchill about the area,
and a body count of
At the Morosani The four-star Walliserhof
Posthotel (011-41-81- (011-41-27-966-6555,
415-4500; $130-$167) the $175-$350) is the oldest
hills are alive ... with the lodge in Zermatt, complete
sight of knotty pine. Enjoy with dark wood beams and
its four-star elegance. fiery-red shutters.
Restaurant Walserhuus Rifugio Teodulo (011-39-
(011-41-81-410-6030; 0166-94-9400, $20-$30) is
$8-$37) is guaranteed to a hut--smack-dab on the
turn you into a Eurocentric border between Italy and
cuisine snob. Switzerland--where you
can order fondue or
fettuccini and ski back
to either country.
If your ski legs are still up Drink up at Chez
to doing the hustle, slide Heini (011-41-27-
over to Cabanna Club 967-1630, $25-$40)
(011-41-81-413-1200), pictured as singing chef Dan
above, which serves Daniell (the "Don Ho
up the latest house music. of Zermatt"), belts out