Julia has founded Swissmountaingirls in July 2018. She is passionate about the outdoors, photography and loves to connect people. She is based in Zurich and is responsible for the Instagram & Facebook accounts, the website and the admin things. She also enjoys hosting hikes to see how her vision turns into reality!
Valerie works in Zurich and lives in the Heidiland area, were she gets to play outside in her backyard. Being an alpine connoisseur and living in the mountains, Valerie has the privilege to do outside sports all year round. From trail running to mountain biking, backcountry and x-country skiing, hiking to multi-pitch climbing and mountaineering, Valerie loves being outdoors following her adventurous goals she is so passionate about. Valerie hosts many outdoor activities for Swiss Mountain girls. Her aspiration is to encourage women in all beautiful shape, size and age to go outside to connect with nature and other likeminded women.
Based in the mountains of Valais, Chrissie knows about numerous spots and breathtaking scenes all over our mountain canton. Being a photographer and nature lover, she is our guide and hike host in Valais.
Nyah grew up in Hergiswil, a village that lies between the lake Lucerne and the foot of mount Pilatus. So you can imagine it’s pretty hard not to start hiking! On weekends in the hiking season Nyah is also hosting the Tripoli alpine hut. Besides her passion for being in the mountains and hiking she practices traditional shaolin kung fu, which also has an impact on her mind.She also enjoys being outdoors with her horse and having a friend on four legs. So for her it was no question of joining the swiss mountain girls team. She supports us with hosting hikes, coordinating the themes of the blog and writing some blog posts. Enjoy your outdoor adventures and keep strong!
Katerina, living in Zürich during the week and exploring Switzerland during the weekend. Her favorite season is the one without rain and bad weather. Although with the right equipment there’s no bad weather. Katerina is hosting summer and winter activities and she believes that every girl is a born hiker, you just need to step out of your comfort zone and start.
Michela lives in Ticino and she grew up on the mountains of the Verzasca Valley. In winter she practice skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, while the rest of the year she is always around on some Ticino mountains. She host hike for SMG in Ticino.
After leaving big city life behind and moving from London to Zürich, Ariane rediscovered her love and passion for all things outdoors. Discovering that one could spend time in the mountains as a young family was a great revelation.
She wants to encourage families and women to see for themselves that nature is for everyone. Ariane supports us with design & beautiful graphic work.