Did you miss the Balloon festival in Chateau D'Oex? Don't worry, catch up with Geneva''s own balloon festival.

April Sporting Highlights

Sporting highlights around Geneva this month include;

7th International Hot Air Balloon Festival; CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
19 – 21 April

Around 30 hot air balloons from the leading European countries and Switzerland take off from Geneva’s parks. 5 flights above the City.
Arrive early to take the best photos.

Did you miss the Balloon festival in Chateau D'Oex? Don't worry, catch up with Geneva''s own balloon festival.

Did you miss the Balloon festival in Chateau D’Oex? Don’t worry, catch up with Geneva”s own balloon festival.

Synchronised Swimming;
13 – 14 April; L’Aqua Cup
Piscine de Vernets
7 – 7pm
7 – 5pm

19 – 21 April; Badminton Geneva Championships
Queue d’Arve
6 – 10pm
9 – 6pm

27 April; Athletics
Sports Centre Bout de Monde
12 – 7pm

27 – 28 April; Swimming
Vernets
7 – 8pm
7 – 6.30

Skiing
Its been an excellent ski season with consistently cold temperatures and good snowfall. Many ski resorts are open until end of April. Best to go to the higher resorts where the snow will hold up well despite higher temperatures this month.
In particular Flaine and Grands Montets in Chamonix or Verbier are recommended around Geneva. The Grand Montets in Chamonix often stays open until into May. See the Mountains section for a taste of a weekend skiing in Italy at the high resort of Champoluc in the Aosta Valley (open until April 14).


About the Author

Originally from the UK, I have a legal background. I have been in the Geneva area since 2005 and love the mountains, the lake and the quality of life here. The Winter snow sports are fantastic and the Summer season is full of festivals, outdoor sports, picnics and barbecues. I have met some great people here from all of the world. Geneva is a cosmopolitan city with lots of cultural events and good restaurants and bars and I hope that through Biskotti I can share a few hidden places I have discovered…


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