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Alp wanted!

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

THE 411

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
 January.

CHECK OUT

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).

CRASH

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).

PIG OUT

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.

CHEERS

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.
$5-$7).

DAVOS ZERMATT

THE 411

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.

CHECK OUT

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
 mountaineering accidents.

CRASH

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.

PIG OUT

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.

CHEERS

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
 the tunes.
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Title Annotation:Charted Territory
Author:Nelson, Georgette
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Geographic Code:4EXSI
Date:Oct 26, 2004
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