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Melchsee Frutt and Flumserberg

Hello, would appreciate some advice and tips perhaps. I have visitors arriving, a couple with 6 yr old. My family (me + husband + 4 yo) would like to take them overnight in a ski resort, for some sledding/skiing fun, and for the kids to experience a few hrs. of ski lesson. I heard of two child-friendly ski resorts, Melchsee Frutt and Flumserberg. I know, maybe a bit late but I guess there are still some snoe left up there

Has anyone had experience taking kids in one or both places? We're looking at staying at Frutt Lodge and SPA (in Melchsee-Frutt), which costs about CHF340/night. But would be good to find somewhere else cheaper than this.

So questions:
1. which one is better, Melchsee Frutt and Flumserberg?
2. If Flumserberg is better, any recommended child-friendly accommodation?
3. Would prefer accommodation as close to the slopes as possible, with good view of the snow-capped mountains- for a special Swiss experience.

Thanks all in advance for your help!
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Old 27.03.2012, 01:25
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Re: Melchsee Frutt and Flumserberg

Frutt Lodge and Spa is brand new, and priced out of this world. For one night, you might try Hotel Posthuis, which is much less swanky but also more reasonable priced, especially since it's next to the "Lodge &Spa" and you can buy single entries to the "Spa" bit @ CHF 35 each. Dinner at Lodge & Spa was disappointing, esp for the price. Glogghuis does OK pizza, Posthuis is more traditional and hearty, Gemsy is not bad too.
During the day, the place at the bottom of Erzegg chairlift does reasonable food (which I prefer to nearby Hotel Distelboden) and has a nice view of the "fruttpark" snowboard area, but the place to be in good weather is the restaurant on top of Bonistock, simply because of the views.

Otherwise, Melchsee-Frutt is brillant with kids. Lots of snow right now, no cars, an area for very small kids in the village, and Ski School for kids as young as 2 1/2 years (if you ask nicely - officially it's 3). "Car free" means that you have to take a cable car up, and check your luggage in as well. The last ride up to the village is at 5:30 pm (7:30 on Fridays), so plan your trip well. If you arrive on a Saturday or a Sunday and the weather is good, be there early enough to beat the day trippers.

Apres-Ski in Melchsee is all about its being high up in the mountains, very quiet and beautiful skies on a clear night. NO discos. Which may or may not be a good thing, depending on who's asking.

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Hello, would appreciate some advice and tips perhaps. I have visitors arriving, a couple with 6 yr old. My family (me + husband + 4 yo) would like to take them overnight in a ski resort, for some sledding/skiing fun, and for the kids to experience a few hrs. of ski lesson. I heard of two child-friendly ski resorts, Melchsee Frutt and Flumserberg. I know, maybe a bit late but I guess there are still some snoe left up there

Has anyone had experience taking kids in one or both places? We're looking at staying at Frutt Lodge and SPA (in Melchsee-Frutt), which costs about CHF340/night. But would be good to find somewhere else cheaper than this.

So questions:
1. which one is better, Melchsee Frutt and Flumserberg?
2. If Flumserberg is better, any recommended child-friendly accommodation?
3. Would prefer accommodation as close to the slopes as possible, with good view of the snow-capped mountains- for a special Swiss experience.

Thanks all in advance for your help!
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Re: Melchsee Frutt and Flumserberg

Thank you very much, Tom Tulpe! My visitors are here and so far we haven't booked in any ski resort yet, still thinking of Melchsee-Frutt, hopefully still a lot of snow. Will try Hotel Posthuis as you suggested!
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