Our ambassador and American partner
Doug has long time connections to the Champéry region. With family in nearby Troistorrents, Doug has stayed many times in Champéry and at Art.Boutique.Hotel Beau-Séjour where he became friends with Sophie and Philippe Zurkirchen, the hotel managing couple. Their aperitifs and prolonged discussions gave birth to his new company, runthealps.com, a company that offers trail running vacations throughout the alps, in Switzerland, Italy, and France, through a variety of guided tours and self-guided tours.
Doug is a frequent writer for a number of US trail running web sites and publications, and serves as a Contributing Editor for Trail Runner Magazine. He recently co-authored a new book, Run the Alps: Switzerland, available through Basel publisher, Helvetiq.