Hot air balloons soar over snowy Swiss town

STORY: Hot air balloons soar through the sky above the Swiss Alps

Location: Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland

as part of a nine-day festival featuring 60 balloons from 15 different countries

[Thomas Spildooren, Hot air balloon pilot]

“The special thing about flying in Chateau d'Oex is that we can take off in the morning, fly in one direction and come back in the afternoon, due to the anabatic and the katabatic winds, in the afternoon, just turns around, the winds.”

“Every problem, every trouble in daily life just seems so small when you go up in the air.''