According to Inga Freise Stahle, the ski towns of Villars, Morgins and Champery are warm and welcoming places to visit. But these three locations in the Swiss Alps aren’t just for winter sports, emphasizes Inga Freise Stahle. They also have year-round activities for the whole family to enjoy.
In the summer hiking trails beckon, but there are other activities as well, reports Inga Freise Stahle. For instance, at the Place du Rendez-Vous in Villars there is an equestrian meet, while Morgins offers such disparate activities as grass karting and a hang-gliding school. Meanwhile, summers in Champery offer spectacular white river rafting, Inga Freise Stahle adds.
Of course, the main thing that makes these three towns such jewels of the Alps is the superb skiing, affirms Inga Freise Stahle. However, Stahle cautions, if you are new to skiing, be sure to avoid the “Swiss Wall.” It’s a very steep –not pisted – mogul run. Beginners and medium skill skiers should take the lift down, Inga Freise Stahle suggests.
Another helpful thing to know about Villars, Morgins and Champery, says Inga Freise Stahle, is that the lines aren’t long on the ski runs. Meanwhile the villages themselves are charming hamlets that boast of many restaurants serving delicious fare, Inga Freise Stahle states. Swiss chalets dot the mountain, and many are available to rent. “In fact, last year we rented one with an indoor pool,” Inga Freise Stahle reminisces. Different chalets offer different amenities, but most of them do welcome children and offer DVD players to wind down after a long afternoon on the slopes, Inga Freise Stahle notes.
Inga Freise Stahle has one more piece of wisdom to offer skiers heading to the Alps. “Whatever you do, don’t eat cheese fondue for lunch and then ski!” She laughs. “Your stomach will be too heavy when you maneuver down the mountain.”
About Inga Freise Stahle
Inga Freise Stahle speaks five languages, with fluency in French, German, English and Swedish. It’s a talent that has proven to be valuable for Inga Freise Stahle, vocationally speaking. As administrative assistant to the director at Haut-Lac International School, Inga Freise Stahle is often appointed to greet new students and their parents, a responsibility that requires the ability to communicate in a variety of languages.
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Inga Freise Stahle has also lived in Sweden, Portugal, and Russia.
Inga Freise Stahle graduated from Goethe-Institut with a diploma in German teaching, which led to service as a German tutor in Switzerland and Moscow. From 2006-2007, Inga Freise Stahle worked as a French assistant at the British International School of Rosinka, Moscow. At Siemens-Elema AB, Inga Freise Stahle assisted with translations from the Swedish language into German, French and English.
As part of her duties at Haut-Lac International School, Inga Freise Stahle organizes all administrative work for the school. This provides Inga Freise Stahle with an opportunity to use all of her known languages in communicating with the international student body. French is Inga Freise Stahle’s first mother language and German is her second. Inga Freise Stahle is also fluent in English and Swedish, and possesses a working knowledge of Portuguese and some Russian.
Prior to her work in the field of education, Inga Freise Stahle enjoyed a career in marketing and public relations. Her work with Phillip Morris SA included market research and trend analysis, as well as solid one-to-one marketing experience. She also managed consumer promotions. With Special Events Mgt., Inga Freise Stahle organized seminars and VIP trips, as well as organizing VIPs at Formula 1 Grand Prix in Europe. For M.I.S., Inga Freise Stahle conducted opinion polls for the Swiss-German-speaking region, once again putting her multilingual skills to use.
Always interested in furthering her education, Inga Freise Stahle is currently studying advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Word. She has trained as a pharmacist, executive secretary and travel agent, in addition to her extensive study of various languages. She received a diploma from the Athena tourism and executive secretarial school in Lausanne, after beginning a career as a travel agent with Havas Voyages, also in Lausanne. In 1989, she received a diploma from the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce for the Intermediate Business English Examination.
A graduate of Pully High School, Inga Freise Stahle currently lives in Switzerland with her two children, Petter and Emilie. Her hobbies include skiing, swimming, tennis, and travel.