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Harness 11.11.2020 18:21

Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions
 
With Switzerland being a key destination for skiing across Europe, how's it going to get on this season?
Maybe the smaller, family resorts who get most of their custom from the Swiss, will scratch by. However the mega-resorts like Zermatt, Verbier and the Jungfrau region, survive on foreigners.
For 2019, the Swiss made up only @40% of hotel stays in Zermatt.

I'd imagine the school ski trips, even from within CH, will be thin on the ground also.
I guess it's more a case of how to minimise losses, rather make any profit.

JackieH 11.11.2020 18:26

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It's going to be a tough season, for sure. Many are planning to come to CH because there is no quarantine coming in. But no-one can truly predict.


I do predict a lot of fantastic offers (selfishly) for those of us resident in Switzerland however.

Tom1234 11.11.2020 19:02

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Harness (Post 3238276)

I'd imagine the school ski trips, even from within CH, will be thin on the ground also.

My son's school ski week next February was cancelled this week.

axman 12.11.2020 13:22

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the mountains were packed with local tourists in the summer. I think they will be well occupied in winter, but not packed. Concerns about social distancing on the lifts vs lack of other vacation choices.

k_and_e 12.11.2020 13:24

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We'll buy our season cards this weekend as usual. Hope everyone will do that so that the ski areas and local economies can survive.

FCBarca 12.11.2020 13:52

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Would love to return to Zermatt soon but I can't imagine what it will be like this winter - probably will wait until next year

Cross country skiing, however - pistes are all over the place with plenty of safe distancing to be had :D

JackieH 12.11.2020 14:05

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Yes, and so close to you and me- 1000s of kms- especially during the week.


But also small resorts like Métabief Mt d'Or, Les Rousses, Les Rasses/ST CRoix, La Robella, for downhill.


Booked ski in, ski out in Thyon 2000 for my BD- and will probably go to Zermatt for OH BD - never ever skied Zermatt before.

Axa 12.11.2020 14:06

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3238279)
It's going to be a tough season, for sure. Many are planning to come to CH because there is no quarantine coming in. But no-one can truly predict.

I do predict a lot of fantastic offers (selfishly) for those of us resident in Switzerland however.


But there's quarantine after returning from CH to other countries.

JackieH 12.11.2020 14:08

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Yes, of course- but at least not double quarantine as would be the case for other countries.


Again, the only prediction I have got is lots of great offers for us who are in situ.

Harness 12.11.2020 14:15

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Originally Posted by FCBarca (Post 3238605)
Would love to return to Zermatt soon but I can't imagine what it will be like this winter - probably will wait until next year

I can't imagine it will reach 50% capacity out of the school holidays.

Harrie Nak 12.11.2020 14:19

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Good news - maybe we'll finally be able to book a nice hotel during Sportferien for a normal price.

newtoswitz 12.11.2020 14:19

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Personally I think if they are open it will be nice and quiet, like going on Christmas day every Saturday :)

Sean Connery 12.11.2020 14:28

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3238303)
My son's school ski week next February was cancelled this week.

I think all Klassenlager have been nuked until further notice.

My expectation is that there will be a lot of Swiss plus a few German, French and Italian tourists, depending on the quarantine for them going home.

Somehow I see an extended period for me in Austria once the schools are forced to go to a remote teaching model. I am upgrading my internet connection for this eventuality and will ski. A lot.

naza 12.11.2020 15:04

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3238303)
My son's school ski week next February was cancelled this week.

My son's school trip was changed. Usually it is 3 days/2 nights and we received an announcement that for now it is 3 day trips with no overnight stay

fatmanfilms 12.11.2020 15:30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Harness (Post 3238621)
I can't imagine it will reach 50% capacity out of the school holidays.

I suspect many hotels will be closed most, if not all of the season, with Swiss Salaries it's cheaper to be closed than be open at low occupancy rates.

Guest 12.11.2020 17:08

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We've got a few bookings.mostly for busy periods, but it's not looking like a bumper season so far...

JackieH 12.11.2020 17:18

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Hope to make it over at some point during the season.

slammer 12.11.2020 17:22

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Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 3238661)
I suspect many hotels will be closed most, if not all of the season, with Swiss Salaries it's cheaper to be closed than be open at low occupancy rates.

Which will have the French resorts giddy with excitement.

BoredToDeath 12.11.2020 19:01

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Yes, yes, but will it snow this year?:msnnerd:

Axa 17.11.2020 14:17

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hey, any experience with this queue system for ski lifts the local writes about? https://www.thelocal.ch/20201116/ame...wiss-ski-lifts

Does it really works? If it works, why don't they use it to board planes? :D


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