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There is no social life in Landquart, Chur is way better. Although, to each his own...
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then better go for Landquart. it is one stop closer to Zurich and has a direct train to Davos/Klosters.
Also think about where you're getting on the train - since it's a longish journey better to get a good seat at the start station (Chur) than be in the rush for seats at an intermediate stop.
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Re: Work in Zurich, live in Ski-village?

OP, did it work out in the end? I've seen lately posts that you are moving out from ZH...
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Working in a city while living in a ski village sounds like heaven.
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Working in a city while living in a ski village sounds like heaven.
Living in a ski village and working (but not too much) in a ski village is even better.
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Re: Work in Zurich, live in Ski-village?

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Living in a ski village and working (but not too much) in a ski village is even better.
I grew up skiing and pulling groceries and babies on the sleds so I get it. Still have to be a bit nearer to the big libraries for the time being

But living in a ski village sounds really nice.
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Old 21.04.2020, 18:34
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Re: Work in Zurich, live in Ski-village?

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Living in a ski village and working (but not too much) in a ski village is even better.
Living in a ski village & not working at all works for me

I know several nurses who work 12 nights in Geneva & earn more than twice as much as working full time in France. Plenty of British Airways Pilots & cabin crew working Long Haul out of Heathrow live in Chamonix & the surrounding resorts. Connections to Heathrow are numerous
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Re: Work in Zurich, live in Ski-village?

Well, OP has got a moving sale going on atm and looking to rent out their apartment so something's happening.
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Living in a ski village & not working at all works for me
Can anyone rub it in even more?

One day I want to ski to work.
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Since they are being paid 80% to stay at home, it's not an issue Still daily connections I believe.
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Can anyone rub it in even more?

One day I want to ski to work.
If you work for DSM/Lonza in Valais that might be even possible a few days in a year...
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If you work for DSM/Lonza in Valais that might be even possible a few days in a year...
Excellent!

What do they need me to teach'em?

My skis are ready for the next work commute. A couple of black slopes and moguls on the way would be perfect, too (one doesn't want to get stuck in a jam).
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Living in a ski village & not working at all works for me
Sure, but I like to feel like a part of the community, and being part of the ski school there gives a certain raison d'Ítre. TBF I only did about 30 hours teaching this season. It also helps when free-skiing in the afternoon with my wife or friends that I'm still in the uniform, with some of the lift queues around Avoriaz having ski school only lines that cut down the waiting at busy times...

Of course, I also did probably a couple of hundred hours work on the house, what with renovations, turnovers etc. but that will tail off next season with most of the big jibs completed.
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Re: Work in Zurich, live in Ski-village?

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Of course, I also did probably a couple of hundred hours work on the house, what with renovations, turnovers etc. but that will tail off next season with most of the big jibs completed.
The French seem to have relaxed some rules on what shops can be open, the big DIY shops will allow collection of goods ordered online at an allotted time, this has changed in the last week so can finally get some paint to tidy up our new apartment. Only a few days of work needs doing but good to get it done whilst stuck for 2 months,
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OP, did it work out in the end? I've seen lately posts that you are moving out from ZH...
Hi LS,

No, I'm not moving from ZH. Just a move within ZH, and selling some things I don't need.

I ended up renting a year round flat in Zermatt for the last two years, but stayed living in Zurich. As wonderful as Zermatt was, I found myself growing bored with it. Also, as wonderful as is the SBB, I found myself getting fed up with the trains. My plan now is to get an SUV, and do more 90-120 min trips to a wider variety of resorts around Zurich.

I think the advice given earlier re: a place in Chur/Visp/Luzern is best for a lower budget / younger person. Or a place in a ski village is perhaps a good option for someone with a family. I fit into neither categories, and also travel quite a bit for work so prefer to be close to the airport here in Zurich.

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The French seem to have relaxed some rules on what shops can be open, the big DIY shops will allow collection of goods ordered online at an allotted time, this has changed in the last week so can finally get some paint to tidy up our new apartment. Only a few days of work needs doing but good to get it done whilst stuck for 2 months,
One of the ones close to us (here in Alsace) has remained open throughout - a quite large E Leclerc Jardi - albeit with limited opening hours. Others have been offering collection from the beginning of the lockdown.

So I've been getting on with some repainting here, notably the main bedroom that was last done soon after we moved in getting on for twenty years ago. Overdue, well yes, particularly after the burst pipe upstairs damaged one corner of the wall and ceiling.
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Re: Work in Zurich, live in Ski-village?

What about skying in Stoos?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/64...69469?hl=en-US

It's not far from Zurich and Brunnen is cheap if you want to rent/buy something.
Also there are direct train Zurich/Brunnen.

Just an idea.
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Dear All,

Thank you for the great feedback and insight! Its great to know that hear that the experiences of others have been so positive. I'm going to start to seriously consider location and options (buy vs rent, second home vs first, etc)

kind regards
fj

ps. Hi Meloncollie, I have dual Canadian/UK citizenship.
st moritz would be best. They have a good airport so you can be there in half an hour after work
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