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Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

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Apart from Flumserberg, are there any resorts near to Zurich with a beginners' slope accessed with a carpet lift for children?

The resort websites don't always explicitly state whether the lifts for the beginners' slopes are carpet or drag.

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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

There's one behind the cablecar station at Laax Murschetg, and there's also one at the bottom of Jakobshorn in Davos.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

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Hi

Apart from Flumserberg, are there any resorts near to Zurich with a beginners' slope accessed with a carpet lift for children?

The resort websites don't always explicitly state whether the lifts for the beginners' slopes are carpet or drag.

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there is one called brunni(aathal) an hour drive from zürich. nice place for the kids. check it out.
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Old 12.12.2008, 10:23
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

check mount RIGI/ arth-goldau.
actually thats where i have learned snowboarding.
its a quiet long beginner slope and youre all by yourself
as not many go there, know about that small resort.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

Brunni at Engelberg has a magic carpet in the kids area. Klostmatte has a beginners tow lift with a round thing that you stick between your legs that can't get caught up on clothing. They have a short magic carpet too.

The other side of the mountain Titlis has a pony lift (half t-bar) and a t-bar in the beginners area at the first station.

I don't believe Rigi has a magic carpet, just t-bars.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

its been a while, 4 years or so i have been at rigi. might have changed since...but the t-bar one is easy, as its pretty slow and not steep.
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its been a while, 4 years or so i have been at rigi. might have changed since...but the t-bar one is easy, as its pretty slow and not steep.
It has to be a carpet lift. The distinction is important.

My wife's taking our four-year old who's just starting out and a carpet lift makes it easy for him - and her. She can go up on the lift with him - without skis.

(My wife's quite a bit pregnant and I would help but I know little about skiing).
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It has to be a carpet lift. The distinction is important.

My wife's taking our four-year old who's just starting out and a carpet lift makes it easy for him - and her. She can go up on the lift with him - without skis.

(My wife's quite a bit pregnant and I would help but I know little about skiing).
My friend's 3 year old could catch the pony lift by herself when I held the bar for her but I needed to shout at her when to let go at the end

There is a really nice man at Engelberg that slows the lift down and helps the very little ones learn how to catch it.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

http://www.brunni.ch/fileadmin/twwc/...erprospekt.pdf
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

I've been skiing to Davos and there was one there. Check out this link for more ski resorts near zurich which might help you.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

I think I recall there being one in Lenzerheide.

Braunwald offers free skiing for kids. Not 100% sure wheter they have a carpet or no though.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

Tom I'd seriously advise that you enroll your little one in ski classes- by the time snow comes, your wife will be even more pregnant - and it is not safe to control a little one on snow on slippery skis even on nursery slopes, even if she holds him on reins. Apologies for given unrequested advice, but it would be much much safer for both of them.

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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

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Tom I'd seriously advise that you enroll your little one in ski classes- by the time snow comes, your wife will be even more pregnant - and it is not safe to control a little one on snow on slippery skis even on nursery slopes, even if she holds him on reins. Apologies for given unrequested advice, but it would be much much safer for both of them.
My post was in 2008. My 'little one' is doing black runs now

(And my wife has been pregnant once more since then as well).

But thanks, anyway.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

Arrghh, sorry, I saw the last post yesterday and responded to that! LOL.

Have you started skiing with them Tom?
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

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Arrghh, sorry, I saw the last post yesterday and responded to that! LOL.

Have you started skiing with them Tom?
No, I'm a terrible snowboarder.

My son has a lot more finesse and speed than me but it's me who has to dig him out of the drifts when he misjudges something.
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Re: Ski resorts near Zurich with a carpet lift

Sattel Hoch Stuckli is the ski area about 40 minute drive from Zurich. its small small small ski area, cable car up to bottom of mt and they have small carpet for kids there. very family mt. even has a play ground area which is fun if snow is not covering it. rest of mt is serviced by rope tow.
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