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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 05:54 AM
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Cheap(est) skiing in Switzerland

Me and a few friends are studying in Germany. We would like to take a weekend trip to Switzerland to ski, only problem is that we are on a tight budget and only have one chance to go, November 13th and 14th.

Is there a resort that has a hostel near by that would have good snow at this time?

Any advice would be very helpful!!
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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 05:59 AM
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Hi ab10,

At that time, you are limited to skiing on glaciers. So that means Zermatt or Les Diablerets or Engelberg. Zermatt is never inexpensive, so I would focus on Les Diablerets or Engelberg. Some stuff you can research:

www.titlis.ch
www.engelberg.ch
www.lesdiablerets.ch
www.glacier3000.ch

Good luck!

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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 06:12 AM
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Swandav: I don't believe Engelberg has glacier skiing anymore.

I've been to Saas Fee many years ago for fall skiing and found it all right. Zermatt is also good but remember it's at a very high altitude.

Glacier skiing is not cheap. We used to go to Soelden, Austria, for glacier skiing but again, glaciers are receding and I would definitely make sure there is suitable glacier skiing before going to the destination.
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schuler, thanks for that info! That's really sad to hear.

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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Hi Swandav, here's a video in English from summer 2009 that reports on Switzerland's summer skiing. They say in the video that only Zermatt and Saas Fee are open.

I was up at Titlis in summer 2007 and no lifts were running then.
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The video:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimed...siteSect=15045
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So, no more also at Glacier 3000? That's really too bad!

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Diavolezza (Engadin) is also open for skiing - since 17th Oct and conditions are quite good. However, I wouldn't make the long trip there from Germany to just ski a bit - not worth it IMO.

Flims/Laax also has fall skiing - since last weekend. Only two lifts are open, of course. But snow conditions are quite good also, 70 cm snow.
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