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Old 31.03.2020, 11:39
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Re: Mountain Companies agree NO REFUNDS

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Comparing apples and oranges. Miker's comparison is based on refunds/ rebooking flights and hotels with a future start date. It is nearly the end of the season and pass holders have already reaped the majority of the benefit. It is a privilege to live in Switzerland with access to a season of skiing and lifts at a very reasonable price. Be grateful especially in these circumstances.

A truer comparison would be if someone had gone on a 3 week holiday but on day 19 after having a fabulous time, their holiday was forced to be cut short by a disaster such as an avalanche. They were able to fly home without extra cost but had to demand compensation for their lost couple of days from the small local hotel already suffering from the disaster.
Its not a privilege to live in Switzerland, its a country like any other with plus points and minus points.

To make the "truer" comparison a bit truer: you've gone on a 3 week holiday, the first two weeks were not the highlight as you were waiting for the snow, which arrived in week 3. during this week there was an avalanche, so you had to fly home, missing best part of the holiday as the weather warmed but there was still snow. You contacted the hotel to ask about any possible refund but they remained tight lipped, they wouldnt reveal any details about possible re-insurance they had to cover this, plus they had grouped together with all the hotely, big and small, no matter what there profit margin, to say that they had decided no one would get anything, rather than see if they could - between them - share their proceeds to offer some kind of rebate towards a holiday next year.