Skiing & Exploration in the Swiss Alps


As part of our #ExploreMore collective campaign, we sent early versions of the Explore to people across Europe, who share one common passion – a love of the outdoors.

In this final episode, we meet Serge Ricciardelli from Villars, Switzerland. As a ski guide for almost 19 years, Serge has made the mountains his home and revels in the early morning fresh, untracked snow.

Skiing where no lifts can reach

Serge has adapted to the conditions in the mountains over the years.

He enjoys the changeable and challenging weather and the solitude. He loves ski touring and hiking up mountains on his own or with friends, exploring places where no ski lifts can reach.

Snowy mountains in the Swiss Alps | Land Rover Explore

The thrill of freshly fallen, deep snow

Up in the mountains, the weather can change quickly and dramatically with any one day offering all 4 seasons of weather in a short period. Temperature and visibility can change quickly but when the weather finally clears, it offers amazing opportunity to ski down fresh, deep snow and with no tracks in front of you.

Watch the video below to see Serge’s full story:

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Get the Explore phone – a durable, robust phone

The conditions and weather in the Swiss Alps require a durable phone. Serge needs a phone that is waterproof and will survive drops in the snow and can handle extreme cold with no impact on battery life and phone performance.

The key benefits to Serge of his Explore phone are:

  • GPS accuracy
  • Long battery life – great battery power that can handle extreme cold temperature
  • ViewRanger app – offers precise maps to ensure Serge never gets lost in the mountains

Watch Serge describe his Land Rover Explore phone in his own words: