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    ABC - finding flight and hotel costs was pretty easy but i,cant find the cost of taking the train from Zurich to Zermatt (only see the schedule). It shows that it takes about 3.5 hours which is great. I'm sure its a lot less than renting a car in Denver...would $100 get you a round trip ticket or is it more?

    In all seriousness the cost isnt as bad as I ever thought it would be. A week in Colorado cost me nearly 2k 2 years ago and it seems like Switzerland could be done for close to that. Also makes me glad SLC exists for trips west on the cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    ABC - finding flight and hotel costs was pretty easy but i,cant find the cost of taking the train from Zurich to Zermatt (only see the schedule). It shows that it takes about 3.5 hours which is great. I'm sure its a lot less than renting a car in Denver...would $100 get you a round trip ticket or is it more?

    In all seriousness the cost isnt as bad as I ever thought it would be. A week in Colorado cost me nearly 2k 2 years ago and it seems like Switzerland could be done for close to that. Also makes me glad SLC exists for trips west on the cheap.
    For train tickets and information: https://www.sbb.ch/de/

    SBB also sells ski packages that include train tickets, ski rental, and ticket if you want to go somewhere else during your visit.
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    Zand, I just put in a random time tomorrow. The price came up as CHF 64 (Swiss Franc).

    When I used to traveled to Switzerland, I always used a "Swiss Transfer Ticket", which is a round trip ticket from any airport to any destination. But the Swiss had discontinued that a year or 2 ago. But I'm told there's still the half price card you can buy. I don't know the detail though. www.sbb.ch is the Swiss Railway web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    For train tickets and information: https://www.sbb.ch/de/
    Unless you're fluent in German, better drop the /de part (/en for English)
    Last edited by abc; Sep 3, 2019 at 1:58 PM.

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    Zand, I just put in a random time tomorrow. The price came up as CHF 64 (Swiss Franc).

    When I used to traveled to Switzerland, I always used a "Swiss Transfer Ticket", which is a round trip ticket from any airport to any destination. But the Swiss had discontinued that a year or 2 ago. But I'm told there's still the half price card you can buy. I don't know the detail though. www.sbb.ch is the Swiss Railway web site.
    The site i just looked at says the Swiss Franc is basically at par with the $ right now so thats not bad at all. Is the bus system in Zermatt free for local travel?
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    2019-20 days - 23
    Wachusett: 11/15, 11/21, 12/5, 3/15
    Stratton: 11/26; Mt. Snow: 12/3; Killington: 12/8, 3/2
    Sunday River: 1/21, 1/28; Snow King: 2/9
    Jackson Hole: 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14
    Sugarloaf 2/23, 2/24, 2/25; Waterville: 3/17
    Sugarbush: 3/8, 3/9 (w/MRG), 3/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Unless you're fluent in German, better drop the /de part (/en for English)
    Yes. Thanks
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    That site is confusing as all hell. Wish you could just put in the starting point, destination, date and time, and the prices come up. I don't even understand what to do on that site.
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    2019-20 days - 23
    Wachusett: 11/15, 11/21, 12/5, 3/15
    Stratton: 11/26; Mt. Snow: 12/3; Killington: 12/8, 3/2
    Sunday River: 1/21, 1/28; Snow King: 2/9
    Jackson Hole: 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14
    Sugarloaf 2/23, 2/24, 2/25; Waterville: 3/17
    Sugarbush: 3/8, 3/9 (w/MRG), 3/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    ABC - finding flight and hotel costs was pretty easy but i,cant find the cost of taking the train from Zurich to Zermatt (only see the schedule). It shows that it takes about 3.5 hours which is great. I'm sure its a lot less than renting a car in Denver...would $100 get you a round trip ticket or is it more?

    In all seriousness the cost isnt as bad as I ever thought it would be. A week in Colorado cost me nearly 2k 2 years ago and it seems like Switzerland could be done for close to that. Also makes me glad SLC exists for trips west on the cheap.
    I've been on a lot of ski trips over the years, West, Rockies, Canada, Europe and more, easily 50 plus trips. Zermatt was by far the most expensive trip. 10 days for lift, lodging (shared cost with couple friends), trains, and flight didn't seem too out of line at maybe $2000 estimated cost, a dozen years ago, but that was just the beginning. We were bleeding money the whole time as prices for everything were sky high. Think $50 lunch and a shitty beer or 2. Great trip, great snow (mid March), great time, but I won't likely be going back. Just too damn expensive as total cost was around $5000, trying to cut corners. The only other place with comparitively high prices was Iceland, which is also a great trip. Go if you can, but bring more spending power than you think you will need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post

    In all seriousness the cost isnt as bad as I ever thought it would be. A week in Colorado cost me nearly 2k 2 years ago and it seems like Switzerland could be done for close to that. Also makes me glad SLC exists for trips west on the cheap.
    If you’re talking about flying out of Boston, Europe is A great value versus going out west. The airfare is comparable, but the lodging and lift tickets are much cheaper in Europe and they are in America. Remember, with Zermatt,you’re looking at one of the fanciest fucking places to go skiing in Europe. With that in mind, I found the prices to be most reasonable when I was last skiing there. To be fair though, for the same amount of money you could really live like a serious king at any of the other hundreds of resorts in Switzerland or Austria that are within just a few hours of Zermatt. Check Google maps. You will be amazed at the number of ski areas when you zoom in on that region.


    Food with a view...... you wouldn’t believe how cheap this was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosco DaSkia View Post
    Food with a view...... you wouldn’t believe how cheap this was.

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    That’s because you have the good sense of eating local food instead of McDonald.
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