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Skiing for a day via train

Hello,

I have what may be a strange enough question! I was planning on travelling by train to the ports du soleil (champery in particular) and I was wondering of there would be any place to store bags etc while I ski?

Is this the sort of thing that is common in ski resorts?

Any help would be much appreciated, cheers.
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Re: Skiing for a day via train

Yes, most ski resorts have lockers, usually at the bottom station of the main cable car or wherever the ski pass ticket office is. I'm not sure specifically about Champéry, but I would be very surprised if they don't have them.
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Re: Skiing for a day via train

Champery station has left luggage place:


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But also at the top of the cable-car to Les Crozets, they have ski lockers- and also ski rental, so you don't need to rent down in town.

Edit- arrgh- hate it when you copy and paste, and then it jumbles it all up. Just Google: bagages gare Champéry, sorry.
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Re: Skiing for a day via train

Hi guys,

Thank you both for the replies, very helpful!

I am bringing skis and boots with me so I will not have to rent so I am just looking for somewhere to stash the gear I'm using to bring them in and and also to hold some of my clothes.

Perhaps the ski lockers will be my best bet? I have never gone for a days skiing before so I'm a bit nervous about it all! Appreciate the help
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Re: Skiing for a day via train

Where are you staying btw? Have you been to Les Crozets before? Not sure if the Pas de Chavanette link to Avoriaz is opened yet?

Asking where you are because if you just go for the day, threre might be nearer/quicker places to go to so you have more time on the slopes.

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Re: Skiing for a day via train

Believe it or not I'm only planning on going for the day! I have family over next week to go skiing for a few days so I wanted to see if I could even get a few hours practice in beforehand!

It is going to be a decent amount of travelling for a few hours skiing but I dont really mind!

Never been there at all before, I was just trying to find places that were as accessible as possible by train and as close to Neuchatel as possible. I bought the train ticket and ski pass from the SBB site.

Would you have any advice about this particular resort?
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Re: Skiing for a day via train

Well, snow cover has been poor in the Jura, otherwise there are many easy accessible resorts not far from Neuchâtel for the future, with special train tickets combined with lift pass and even lunch. La Robella is 2 mins walk from the train station in Buttes, and perhaps you could try Les Bugnenets too- but check snow first.

Champery-Les Crozets is really nice- cable-car up to the restaurant and shops- then a huge bowl with slopes for every level of skier- difficult to advise more than that. Lots of beginner slopes as well as reds and blacks of every shade. Restaurants dotted around the mountain are nicer than the one at top. Young guys I know there are all crazy snowboarders though

I like Champéry because it is a small town before it is a resort- but you won't have time to visit this time. The best if the view of my favourite mountains, les Dents du Midi. Another time, why not go to Verbier- train to Martigny, change for Le Châble, and then bubble up to Verbier and on to slopes (without changing bubble = avoiding Verbier queues).

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