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Jan 4th, 2016, 08:04 PM
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Switzerland with kids

I will be traveling to Switzerland with my five kids (13, 12, 9, 7, &1) in february for 4 nights and would like to take them skiing. We will be arriving and departing through Zurich. I am trying to figure out the best ski area for families. The kids are all basically beginners so I am looking for an area with a good ski school ( we would need english speaking) and good learning areas and easy trails. I would love if there were other interesting activities or sights to see as well. I was in Switzerland once almost 30 years ago and remember that we took a beautiful train ride to the skiing. Would it be better to rent a car with the kids and all the luggage? If you are suggesting a ski location might you also reccommend the best way to get there from zurich. Also, would love a suggestion for things to do for our one day in Zurich. Thanks so much,
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Jan 5th, 2016, 03:28 AM
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A ski school for 3 days only?
May be you better engage a skiing instructor for your family alone.

there are no direct trains from Zurich airport to ski areas:

with 1 train change at Visp (not same platform) you can reach Zermatt
with 1 train change at Spiez (same platform) you can reach Zweisimmen
with 1 train change at Lucerne (not same platform) you can reach Engelberg
with 1 change from train to bus at Visp you can reach Saas Fee/Saas Grund

places famous with kids:

Graechen: change at Visp and St. Niklaus
Riederalp: change at Brig and Moerel
Crans-Montana: change at Visp and Sierre
Lenzerheide: change at Zurich and Chur

Other places:
Klosters, Davos, Scuol: change at Zurich and Landquart
Flims, St. Moritz, Pontresina, Bravuogn: change at Zurich and Chur
Grindelwald: change at Bern and Interlaken Ost
Verbier: change at Visp, Martigny and Le Chable
Wildhaus: change at Wil SG and Nesslau
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