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SKI & SNOWBOARD

   

Switzerland.... Magic, majestic, spectacular! 

Enormous ski areas, efficiently run mountain facilities, and quality accommodation bring skiers back to Switzerland year after year.

Make 2014 your winter to ski the Swiss Alps!

   

RESORTS

 

ADELBODEN

   

AROSA

   

CRANS MONTANA

   

DAVOS - KLOSTERS

  

ENGELBERG

      

LAAX

     

GRINDELWALD - WENGEN

   

GSTAAD

  

LES DIABLERETS

     

LENZERHEIDE

    

SAAS FEE

  

ST. MORITZ

   

VERBIER

   

VILLARS

   

ZERMATT

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We also have a great selection of hotels and condo's in these excellent but lesser known Swiss ski resorts:

  

ANZERE ANDERMATT ALETCH / BETTMERALP
GRACHEN SCUOL LEUKERBAD
LEYSIN MORGINS MEIRINGEN
PONTRESINA    

 

PRICE DETAILS!

All prices noted are in Canadian Dollars and include:

• Trans-Atlantic flight from Toronto / Montreal to your gateway city on scheduled airlines ie. Swiss, Air Canada, Lufthansa...
• 7 nights accommodation based on double occupancy.
• Meal plan as indicated.
• Round trip Swiss Rail train ride from airport to resort (rental car or private transfers are optional)
• Local hotel taxes and service charges.
• 6 day lift pass

EXTRA:

* Canadian departure taxes and fuel surcharges

* All hotel rooms have private facilities.

* Departures are generally on a Friday evening, and return the following Saturday.

* Condo apartments do not include meals however have full kitchen facilities.

* Alternative departure cities, Christmas & New Year weeks, trip extensions, and stopovers are all available on request.

   


 

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ADELBODEN                                               

 

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For intermediate skiers who attach importance to relaxing, pretty surroundings, Adelboden has a lot of appeal. A combination of a vastly upgraded lift system, extensive snowmaking, and a "chocolate box" style Swiss mountain village in which cars are discouraged await you here. The top altitude is not great however most slopes face north so snow retention is excellent. Prices are very reasonable by Swiss standards, and the level of hospitality at Adelboden's many hotels is excellent!

If driving, Adelboden is also very close to both the vast Gstaad and Jungfrau ski regions.

  

Resort Statistics

Town Altitude: 13550m                     

Highest Peak: 2355m
Vertical Drop: 1285m (4240 ft)                         

No. of lifts: 56 (includes Lenk & Frutigen)
Longest Run: 6.5 km                          

Kms. Of Piste: 185km

Beginner - 40%

Intermediate - 45%

Expert - 15%

Snowboard Park & Freeride area

Crosscountry piste - 86km

  

     

Hotel packages from $1995 (low season)
Condo packages from $1675 (low season)

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AROSA                                                                                                   

  

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Arosa is not a well known ski resort in North America, but it deserves to be. It is a lovely, upscale town which occupies a sunny plateau at high altitude, with easy access from Zurich by train. Surrounded by big, beautiful mountains, Arosa offers vacationers great downhill skiing, ample cross country trails, lots of shopping and a charming Swiss village environment.

A new "peak to peak" cableway links Arosa to to nearby Lenzerheide, so with a combined trail area of over 225km,  Lenzerheide-Arosa can now compete with its larger neighbours in Davos and St Moritz.

  

Resort Statistics

 

Town Altitude: 1740m                     

Highest Peak: 2655m
Vertical Drop: 915m  (3010 ft)                         

No. of lifts: 18
Longest Run: 4 km                          

Kms. Of Piste: 70km (+ 155km at Lenzerheide)

  

  

Hotel packages from $2195 (low season)
Condo packages from $1695 (low season)

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CRANS MONTANA                                                                                     Crans Montana Logo
 

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This world famous sports resort is the most elegant resort in the Valaisian Alps. It lies on a sunny plateau facing south with a unique panoramic view of the Rhone valley and the Alps. Crans-Montana can be reached by car or bus from Sion or Sierre, or also with the cog railway from Sierre.

Crans-Montana has holiday facilities to meet all wishes: cinema, casino, 8 nightclubs, 10 indoor pools, 1 salt water swimming pool (33 degrees), riding hall, and a tennis centre with 5 indoor sand courts and 6 outdoor courts.

This skiing area is known world wide thanks to its hosting of past World Alpine Ski Championships. An excellent slection of runs, beginning at the glacier, extend down to the villages through trees and glades. Suited especially to beginners and good intermediate skiers, Crans Montana provides a variety of exceptional skiing for a weeks vacations.

Other stats include: 40 km of cross country ski trails, 50 km of hiking trails, Ice rink, curling hall. Snow is guaranteed due to the glacier!

 

Resort Statistics

 

Resort Altitude: 1480m

Highest Peak: 2865m
Vertical Drop: 1385m (4570 ft)

No. of lifts - 40

Km. of trails - 160

Beginner - 20%

Intermediate - 65%

Expert - 15%

Hotel packages from $1995 (low season)
Condo packages from $1550 (low season)

 

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DAVOS                                                        
     

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Located in the southeastern canton of Graubunden, Davos is the highest town in Europe! Switzerland's major winter vacation resort, Davos, along with its interconnected neighbour Klosters, boasts six extensive skiing areas surrounding the town!! A lively apres ski scene, great shopping and many excellent restaurants round out a perfect winter destination.

The skiing experience at Davos ski resort is awesome in both quality and size. 53 ski lifts transport over 62,000 skiers and riders per hour up to over 300 kilometers of skiable trails.

Davos ski resort has over 47 miles of trails for the cross country skiers among us, as well.

    

Resort Statistics

 

Base Altitude - 1560m             

Highest Lift Altitude - 2840m

Vertical - 2034m

Lifts - 53     

Longest Run - 12 km

Slopes - 320 km
Trails - 30% beginner, 55% intermediate, 15% expert

4 funparks, 2 halfpipes and boardercross

 

Hotel packages from $2095 (low season)
Condo packages from $1580 (low season)

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ENGELBERG                                                                                                Engelberg Logo
  

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Engelberg is the most well-known holiday resort in central Switzerland, only 36 km south of Lucerne. The town is located beneath the huge Mt Titlis, with ski runs for all grades of skiers from beginners to experts. Excellent conditions abound for off piste deep-snow skiing, snowboarders and telemark skiers well into May.

Facilities include: free ski-bus, 2 ski and snowboard schools for group and private lessons, child minding from 3 years of age, toboggan run, 3 ice rinks, 35 km of cross country ski trails and 36 km of walking paths.

One of our favourite Swiss resorts for skiers on a budget.

 

Resort Statistics

Base Altitude - 1050m                 

Highest Lift Altitude - 3028m

Vertical - 2000m (6600ft)

Lifts - 44      

Longest Run - 12 km

Slopes - 90 km
Trails - 30% beginner

- 60% intermediate

- 10% expert

Funpark

Hotel packages from $1995 (low season)
Condo packages from $1550 (low season)

  

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FLIMS / LAAX                                                                                                      
   

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The well-known (to Europeans) holiday region Flims-Laax-Falera is situated 25 km west of the medievel city of Chur, on a sunny plateau high above the upper Rhine valley. The region can be reached by car or post-bus over very good roads. Laax is a holiday resort with tradition which offers everything that visitors expect.

The "L'Alparena" ski area is a paradise for skiers with over 200 km of downhill runs for all grades of skiing. The high altitude plus the glacier make this resort very snowsure, even in the worst of winters.

Other stats include: 56 km of cross country trails, 60 km of cleared footpaths for walking, 2 ski schools, creche for children of 3 years and above, snowboarding run, 3 km of luge runs, curling and sports hall. Ski equipment (skis, snowboards, boots) can be left at the cable car station (extra).

   

Resort Statistics

 

Resort Altitude: 1100m                     

Highest Peak: 3020m
Vertical Drop: 1920m (6340 ft)

No. of lifts - 40

Km. of trails - 220

Beginner - 30%

Intermediate - 55%

Expert - 15%

Hotel packages from $2195 (low season)
Condo packages from $1650 (low season)

  

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GSTAAD                                                                                                              
  

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Gstaad is the Swiss alpine resort of fairy tales. The town's most prominent feature is a romantic, palatial castle that sits on a hill overlooking the village. At night the eves of every chalet in the village are illuminated by strings of small white lights.  Adding to the charm of this winter marvel is that the town is car free and all destinations are a close walk away.
Gstaad is well known for its luxury hotels and shopping, as well as being one of the largest interconnected ski areas in Europe.  Switzerland is a multicultural nation with the two largest ethnicities being French and German speakers. The dividing line between these two distinct parts of the country is located but a few miles from Gstaad, enabling anyone spending time in the resort the opportunity to experience both cultures.  A few miles to the west are the Vaudois, French-speaking Alps region, and Gruyère, world famous for its cheese; to the northeast are the German speaking international resorts of Adelboden and Interlaken.
There are a vast array of activities year-round to be found in Gstaad. Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular and are abundant for both the novice and the advanced skier.  Visitors can ski the entire Gstaad "Super Ski Region," which is comprised of some six sectors, over 70 lifts, and 150 miles (220 kilometres) of trails. This vast array of runs and lifts can satisfy skiers of all levels and abilities. You won't have to worry about lines here; the major lifts and popular slopes will have you waiting only five minutes or less. Modern high speed lifts are one of Gstaad's best assets.

 

Resort Statistics

 

Resort Altitude: 1100m                     

Highest Peak: 3020m
Vertical Drop: 1920m (6340 ft)

No. of lifts - 70

Km. of trails - 220

Beginner - 30%

Intermediate - 55%

Expert - 15%

Hotel Packages from $2150 (low season)
Condo Packages from $1650 (low season)

  

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JUNGFRAU REGION                                                     Jungfrau logotype

GRINDELWALD - WENGEN - MURREN - INTERLAKEN  

  

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Interlaken, the gateway to the Jungfrau Region, is a sizeable town with a distinct turn of the century flavour: hotels and carved Victorian chalets line the busy streets. The scenery is breathtaking here.

In the mountains and valleys above Interlaken, the region comprises several distinct resorts and ski areas: Wengen, Grindelwald, and Murren, all easily accessed by ski bus and train. Here is a vast heaven for intermediate skiers, with plenty of beginner slopes and thrills for experts.

An excellent selection of accommodation is available in all four of the above centres, with perhaps Grindelwald being the most popular.

 

Resort Statistics

 

Base Altitude - 1034m

Highest Lift Altitude - 2971m

Vertical - 1460m   (4812 ft)

Lifts - 49     

Longest Run - 15 km

Slopes - 213 km
Trails - 28% beginner, 52% intermediate, 20% expert

Snowmaking - 80km

Snowboard Park with Pipe, Kickers, Rails, Corner

Night skiing - Yes

Off Piste skiing - Yes

Hotel packages from $1895 (low season)
Condo packages from $1500 (low season)

  

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LENZERHEIDE                                                           

 

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Located in the southeastern Swiss canton of Graubunden, Lenzerheide-Valbella is a well kept secret amongst Swiss winter vacation resorts, but not for much longer!

A new aerial cableway now links Lenzerheide to nearby Arosa, so with a combined trail area of over 225km,  Lenzerheide-Arosa can now compete with its larger neighbours in Davos and St Moritz.

Lenzerheide enjoys a beautiful setting and good altitude, ensuring very good snow conditions through the winter.
   

Resort Statistics

Base Altitude - 1230m

Highest Lift Altitude - 2865m

Vertical - 1635m (5395 ft)

Lifts - 38      

Longest Run - 15 km

Slopes - 155 km
Trails - 40% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% expert

  

Hotel packages from $1995 (low season)
Condo packages from $1650 (low season)

  

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LES DIABLERETS                                                                                      

 

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Les Diablerets is located at the foot of the Glacier des Diablerets, one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Guaranteed year round skiing, with links to the town of Villars, form the largest ski area in the Lake Geneva region. Other activities include cross country skiing, hiking, biking, snow-shoeing, canyoning and paragliding. A very pretty setting suited to good intermediate skiers.

 

Resort Statistics

45 lifts

120km of ski trail

Base altitude - 1130m

Top lift altitude - 2970m

6000 ft vertical !!
   

Hotel packages from $2095 (low season)

Condo packages from $1600 (low season)

   

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SAAS FEE                                                   Sass Fee Logo
     

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Saas Fee lies at the foot of a large glacier field in the Saas Valley, 26 km south of Visp. It is one of the largest and most famous sports resort in the province of Valais, and has kept its original village character. To reach this car-free resort, there is a Post-Bus service from both Visp and Brig rail stations, which also service Zermatt.

Saas-Fee offers everything expected from a holiday resort: museum, cinema, 3 nightclubs, and a large communal leisure centre with restaurant, indoor pool, whirl pool, Turkish baths, sauna, solarium, massage, gymnasiums, table tennis, tennis hall (2 courts).
Saas-Fee has 3 different skiing areas with a total of 80 km of runs of all grades of difficulty (Plattjen, Mittelallalin, Langfluh) and all ending on the village outskirts. 2 cable cars, 3 cable cabins, the "Metro-Alpin" (the highest standing cable car in the world), the "Alpin Express" (new cable cabin) and 18 drag and chair lifts connect to the ski runs. 8 km cross country ski trail, 20 km of winter hiking trails, ice rink, 4 curling rinks, ski hikes and sledge-run Hannig.

A further 75 km of piste are in the neighbouring villages of Saas Grund and Saas Almagell, all included in the same lift pass.

 

Resort Statistics

  

Base Altitude - 1800m

Highest Lift Altitude - 3600m

Vertical - 1800m (5950 ft)

Lifts - 38      

Longest Run - 9 km

Slopes - 155 km including Saas Grund and Saas Almagell
Trails - 30% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% expert

Snowpark with halfpipe

Hotel packages from $1995 (low season)
Condo packages from $1550 (low season)

 

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ST. MORITZ                                                          
   

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Located in southeastern Switzerland, St Moritz is one of the most famous resorts in the world: chic, elegant, grand, and with a very cosmopolitan ambience. A beautiful setting around Lake St. Moritzer See in the Engadine Valley, on the southern side of the Alps close to Italy, the area boasts eight extensive skiing areas and over 250km of marked trails, 45 lifts, and an awesome 5050 vertical ft.

The "champagne climate" of ritzy St. Moritz with its sunny days is a skiing experience never to be forgotten! One of the largest ski areas of the Alps, as well as one of the best.

  

Resort Statistics

 

Base Altitude - 1856m

Highest Lift Altitude - 3300m

Vertical - 1003m (3350 ft)

Lifts - 56     

Longest Run - 10 km

Slopes - 350 km
Trails - 20% beginner, 65% intermediate, 15% expert

Snowboarders fun parks and halfpipes

Over 70km of trails covered by snowmaking

Night skiing every Friday

Hotel packages from $2350 (low season)
Condo packaes from $1690 (low season)

  

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VERBIER     (THE FOUR VALLEY'S)                     

NENDAZ - VEYSONNAZ - THYON - BRUSON - LES COLLONS

  

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Verbier is the main resort of the unique skiing region of "Les 4 Vallees", where you will find over 400 km attractive ski runs for all levels of ability, reached using just one ski-pass. Ski runs form an unbroken chain connecting Verbier to Veysonnaz, along with some glacier skiing on the Mont-Fort.

This world famous holiday resort lies on a sunny, south-west facing plateau in the Val de Bagnes, 20 km east of Martigny and approx. 2 hours from Geneva.

Verbier has over 50 restaurants, 4 nightclubs, a modern sports centre with indoor pool, sauna, squash court, & indoor ice skating.

Verbier is noted as Switzerland's most lively ski village, which, along with a great variety of terrain and high altitude, make it a favourite amongst visitors.

  

Resort Statistics

Base Altitude - 1480m

Highest Lift Altitude - 2865m

Vertical - 1385m (4570 ft)

Lifts - 95      

Longest Run - 8 km

Slopes - over 400 km!!
Trails - 25% beginner, 55% intermediate, 20% expert

    

Hotel packages from $2395 (low season)
Condo packages from $1600 (low season)
     

   

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VILLARS                                                                                                      Villars Logo
  

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Villars is located in the valley at the foot of the Glacier des Diablerets, one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Guaranteed year round skiing with links to the villages of Les Diablerets, Leysin, Gryon, Rougemont, Chateau D'Oex and Les Mosses, forming the largest ski area in the Lake Geneva region!

  

Resort Statistics

Base Altitude - 1130m

Highest Lift Altitude - 2971m

Vertical - 1003m (3350 ft)

Lifts - 45      

Longest Run - 10 km

Slopes - 120 km
Trails - 40% beginner, 50% intermediate, 10% expert

Hotel packages from $1995 (low season)
Condo packages from $1650 (low season)

 

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ZERMATT                                                     zermatt

  

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Located in the southwestern canton of Valais, the car-free alpine village of Zermatt is not only a famous Swiss winter vacation resort, but also a meeting point for lovers of beautiful mountain scenery all year long! Above Zermatt's ski slopes rises the Matterhorn, one of the most beautiful and striking mountains in the world.

This year-round ski resort boasts 100% snow guarantee, with 57 lifts, 313km of marked trails, and links to Cervinia, Italy. An awesome 7500ft of vertical plus a lively apres ski scene, great shopping and many excellent restaurants round out a perfect winter destination.

  

Resort Statistics

 

Town Altitude: 1620m                   

Highest Peak: 3899m
Vertical Drop: 2270m  (7490 ft)      

No. of lifts: 63
Longest Run: 17 km

Snow canons cover 60% (over 135km)
Kms. Of Piste: 313km including Cervinia, Italy

Gravity Park for snowboarders

  

   

Hotel packages from $2150 (low season)
Condo packages from $1675 (low season)

  

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