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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.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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.
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Old 11.11.2020, 20:02
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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.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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.
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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.

But there's quarantine after returning from CH to other countries.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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.
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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
I can't imagine it will reach 50% capacity out of the school holidays.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Good news - maybe we'll finally be able to book a nice hotel during Sportferien for a normal price.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Personally I think if they are open it will be nice and quiet, like going on Christmas day every Saturday
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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.
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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
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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.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

We've got a few bookings.mostly for busy periods, but it's not looking like a bumper season so far...
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Hope to make it over at some point during the season.
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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.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Yes, yes, but will it snow this year?
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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?
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