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Weekend ski trip (without a car)

Hi! I'd love to go on a weekend ski trip to somewhere in the area surrounding Zurich. However, I will not have a car and thus will have to take public transit. Anyone have recommendations on where to go/how to get there, on a working student's budget? Thanks!
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Old 01.12.2011, 21:58
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

After we get some snow, you can go to the SBB railway station, they have several offers for train ticket plus ski pass.
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

You can get the train to the Flumserberg ski area by the Walensee - it's around an hour away from Zurich.

Take a train to Unterterzen and you'll find a ski hire centre and cable car station right by the train station. Haven't been skiing myself there yet, but I've been recommended it by multiple people and I plan on heading there at some point this winter too.

http://maps.google.ch/maps?q=unterte...allen&t=h&z=11



Affordable snow and rail tickets are available from SBB. You can probably expect to pay around 80 CHF per day for transport (there and back) and ski pass although you should check this.
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

Perfect, thanks! Do you know how expensive this would be? I'm not yet in Zurich so I have no idea about prices and such. Are there groups of people on this forum who go together? I have a friend who would want to come with me, but she won't be living in Switzerland, so we wouldn't be able to go on a frequent basis.
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

Well the ski pass is around 65 CHF per day (not sure exactly).
The train ticket there and back is around 60 CHF in total too, although if you have the HalbtaxAbo (discount rail card), you'd pay around 30 CHF. There is also a snow and rail SBB deal for cheaper too

Hire of skis, not really sure but I'd budget around 60 - 100 CHF per day (although the longer you hire the kit for, the more value for money you get).

For exact figures, other people / google will be able to help you out.

Like I said before, I've heard good things about the place, and it's a beautiful area (I was hiking there a few weeks ago).
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

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http://www.sbb.ch/freizeit-ferien/ta...umserberg.html
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

Hoch-Ybrig is also close enough to Zurich to go there for the day. I've found it to be less crowded than Flumserberg.
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

If you're spending a weekend and I assume staying overnight I wouldn't bother with Flumserberg, Hoch Ybrig, Davos or Flims Laax as you can do these all these very easily. These are day trips.So I'd recommend taking advantage and going further afield.
I'd suggest Zermatt for a good first experience. Slopes are a bit steeper so if you're more of a novice try somewhere else but not places where you can visit on a Sauturday or Sunday.
Having said that I see you wrote near Zurich so it's up to you of course.

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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

If you go somewhere for the day, you save on over-night accommodation and other related costs. If are you planning on over-nights accommodation on a budget, avoid peak period, from the 23 December for about 10 to 14 nights
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

http://www.bergfex.ch/braunwald/#/schweiz/ That more or less cover it? Don't ask me about prices but you can also get season tickets for whole regions, like Innerschweiz, Berner Oberland, Graubünden where most of the lifts in that area are covered. Like http://www.schneepasszentralschweiz.ch/ but that depands on how often you wish to ski.

If you ski alot and don't wish to buy skis then there's ski rentals anywhere.

For those who really ski alot and rent there skis, i'd consider the Passepartout from Swissrent a sport https://www.swissrent.com/deutsch/passepartout.html that'll give you skis, snowboards, CCskis, Tourskis, Snowshoes, Toboggens for a winter (One item at a time). They have shops everywhere.

most places you'll be able to reach in a reasonable time from zürich anyway.

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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

Are there people in the Zurich area interested in organising some ski days in the areas close to Zurich.

If anyone is interested PB me and we organise to meet up as I usually organise a number of skiers in a group each year made up of austrians, swiss, germans and australians. Other nationalities welcome, so far the group has mainly been as indicated.

We usually pick between Flumserberg, Toggenburg, Engelberg depending on where the highest number of people live closest. We also organise car pooling to keep the costs under control for everyone.
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If anyone is interested PB me and we organise to meet up as I usually organise a number of skiers in a group each year made up of austrians, swiss, germans and australians.
There are others that can ski??
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Re: Weekend ski trip (without a car)

Dawn Patrol anyone?? I can't wait for snow any longer
http://vimeo.com/30510030

Time for snow shoes
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