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Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

Hi!

We are a family with 9-month old daughter, living in Zurich.

Would anyone know affordable babysitting services in any nearby skiing resorts? We would need some kind of place where we could drop our daughter for the afternoon, and go skiing ourselves.
We are not too picky about the resort itself, as long as there is snow =)


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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

Hello,

We are in a similar dilemma, have an 18 month old and a 3 month old and so far have not been able to find suitable childcare facilities for skiing. There are places in Flumserberg but they only take kids over 2 yrs.

Would be great if someone could let us know of any ski resort which has care arrangements for babies and toddlers.

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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

Engelberg has childcare at the Titlis base station for kids from 6 months and not yet old enough for ski school and for older kids after ski school finishes for the day.
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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

Some hotels do childcare, you could check or contact some of these (click on left to choose region)... may not necessarily need to be a hotel guest...

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/..._New-list.html

There are 2 on that list in Lenzerheide/Valbella (Graubuenden) which are about 1 1/2 hours from Zurich.

Outside of hotels, Flumserberg, Flims/Laax, Wengen, Lech (Austria) are some that do childcare or have a list of babysitters. Best to check the websites of those for more details.
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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

plenty in Austria.. no more than 3 hours away.

http://www.kinderhotels.com/en-index.htm
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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

I was at Grindelwald last weekend and saw a creche at the top of the Männlichen Gondola lift - not sure what ages they cater for though.
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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

We have used Gwald for years and specifically because of the Sunshine creche at the top of mannlichen. We certainly put our first child in there from age 8 months and second one (as usual) even earlier) - we have seen really small babies inthere which seems a little tough but it is poss. It has recently changed hands but they run on same lines (7 days a week) They take babies and upwards. Moreover I am pretty sure that if queue at bottom is bad they let you and your family skip around the side - you just ask at Kiosk to right of caisse. They used to pick up and drop off at your hotel but you would need to ask given now run by swiss ski school.
Oddly the ski school that operate at top of Mannlichen dont operate the creche but they will still happily arrange to pick up drop off at creche if your kids cant do a whole day of either skiing/creche.
Also swiss ski school will take from 6 months at Bodmi area but only on fridays and it pretty much means you have to ski first side.
Check it all out on the grindelwaldsports website or tourism site
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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

I am having a hard time finding childcare too. My child is under two and I have called Engelberg and they say they only take them over 2; Flumserberg needs a minimum of 3 kids signed up to open their creche.
I don't want to make use of a babysitter on site that I don't know. I also don't want to go as far as France or Austria or Germany.
I have heard Klosters has a good creche, but I am a beginner, could I go to Klosters?

So, if anyone can list the resorts they know of who have day cares on site, that would be great.
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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

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We have used Gwald for years and specifically because of the Sunshine creche at the top of mannlichen. We certainly put our first child in there from age 8 months and second one (as usual) even earlier) - we have seen really small babies inthere which seems a little tough but it is poss. It has recently changed hands but they run on same lines (7 days a week) They take babies and upwards. Moreover I am pretty sure that if queue at bottom is bad they let you and your family skip around the side - you just ask at Kiosk to right of caisse. They used to pick up and drop off at your hotel but you would need to ask given now run by swiss ski school.
Oddly the ski school that operate at top of Mannlichen dont operate the creche but they will still happily arrange to pick up drop off at creche if your kids cant do a whole day of either skiing/creche.
Also swiss ski school will take from 6 months at Bodmi area but only on fridays and it pretty much means you have to ski first side.
Check it all out on the grindelwaldsports website or tourism site
I'm just turning my thoughts to the 2011 season as our youngest will be two by then and not sure what to do with him so this could be the answer. Any ideas on what the prices are for half or full days?

can you book in advance or is it a turn up on the day thing?
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Re: Babysitting in Ski Resorts?

Actually, In MADRISA in DAVOS. You will find a very nice daycare falicity. They have a very large play area including private sleeping facilites. The rates are very reasonable compared to hotels eg: 25 chf vs. 7.-10 chf per hour. Its next to the restaurant and madrisa has a great kiddy play club with ski facilities for older children and they DO speak ENGLISH!! Distance wise about 2.5 hours from Zurich
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