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Old 30.01.2010, 23:58
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Where can I take my sister skiing??

Hi everyone,

My sister is coming to visit me the 1st weekend in March for skiing. She is a very advanced skier/border and I have not skied for about 10years. The idea is that she is going to reteach me

So my question is, where is the best place around that time to go skiing? I live near Zug, so what is closest to me? How much should i expect to pay for 2days worth of ski passes and train tickets?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Where can I take my sister skiing??

I would suggest either Sattel or Ibergeregg

The Website link for Sattel is www.sattel-hochstuckli.ch/ We have found this suitable for a couple of days skiing and near enough from Zug (about 35 mins). The costs are clearly shouwn on there website - they even do a 2 days ticket.

Ibergeregg is a little nearer and you can drive right to the pistes. Their website link is www.ibergeregg.ch

I hope this helps.
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I would suggest either Sattel or Ibergeregg

The Website link for Sattel is www.sattel-hochstuckli.ch/ We have found this suitable for a couple of days skiing and near enough from Zug (about 35 mins). The costs are clearly shouwn on there website - they even do a 2 days ticket.

Ibergeregg is a little nearer and you can drive right to the pistes. Their website link is www.ibergeregg.ch

I hope this helps.
For a very advanced skier and someone who has done it before both these places will be a little small. Possible ok for the first day of relearning but if the OP is in any way athletic then very limited for two days.

Snow'n'rail offers day passes and train tickets together for reduced prices and are well worth it. Depending on where you go you'll pay about 60-90CHF for a lift pass and train ticket per person, per day. They also do two day offers if you decide to overnight in a resort. You'll also get a discount on ski rental with the snow'n'rail ticket.

As for location there are hundreds to choose from. Certainly a smaller area (Ibergeregg, Amden, Sattel etc) may be good for one day, but I would suggest a medium sized resort for the second day(Hoch-ybrig, Pizol, Arosa etc). Some of these may be a little further away, possibly in the region of two hours, but you get what you put in, in terms of investment.

You don't say how good you were 10 years ago when you skied. In my experience people who were good skiers in the past have taken to it like riding a bike when coming back to the sport after a long absence.
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Re: Where can I take my sister skiing??

Thanks for the responses and web links!! i will definitely have a look into the snow'n'rail option!

I use to be a good skier so i am hoping it is like riding a bike!!!

I have also been suggested Titlis, is this any good?

Thanks again
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Re: Where can I take my sister skiing??

Hi!

Go to Engelberg, i think less than an hour from Zug by train

great slopes, one of the best in central Switzerland

with SBB snow and rail for two days its about CHF160 (includes train tickets and ski passes) good deal!

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Hi everyone,

My sister is coming to visit me the 1st weekend in March for skiing. She is a very advanced skier/border and I have not skied for about 10years. The idea is that she is going to reteach me

So my question is, where is the best place around that time to go skiing? I live near Zug, so what is closest to me? How much should i expect to pay for 2days worth of ski passes and train tickets?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Where can I take my sister skiing??

If you are going away for a weekend I would suggest starting at Brunni http://en.skiliftbrunni.ch/Default.aspx , it's next door to Hoch Ybrig. So you can re-train there as it's a little quieter then step up to H-y. Getting between the 2 by car is dead easy in about 20 mins, looking at the map you can actually ski between them if you fancy exploring, or if you got a train to and stayed in Einsiedeln you'd could bus to either.
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Re: Where can I take my sister skiing??

Go to Ibergeregg to start with. It has the advantage of beeing very very close to Zug and good to get back the feeling on Skies.

As others suggested, you can upgrade to other areas the next day (like Flumserberg, Flims/laax, etc..)
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Re: Where can I take my sister skiing??

Engelberg is not a particularly good place for on-piste skiing. Its great for freeriding and off piste but it has a lot of steep, narrow and icy pistes. It also has huge lift bottlenecks on busy days so certainly not what I would consider a good area to get back into it.
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