Ski Trip Information

A TYPICAL EIGHT NIGHT LAND PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Typically most will depart Friday night and arrive Saturday morning in Geneva, Zürich, Venice, or Münich and then transfer to your resort from the airport. In Switzerland, it is by 1st or 2nd class rail depending on hotel rating. Please note Swiss Rail prices are based on June 2019 point-to-point tickets because they discontinued the Swiss Transfer Ticket and their passes are too pricey.

  • A seven night stay at your resort hotel in a standard double room minimally with bath, cable TV, radio, and direct dial telephone. Many also have LCD cable TV, balconies, terry robes, heated towel racks, safes, hair dryers, wifi, and possibly a pool, sauna, fitness, therapeutic spa, etc.

  • Resort dining includes buffet breakfast and minimally three-course dinner daily. These hotels include only breakfast: Chamonix: both hotels; – Kitzbühel: zur Tenne; – Kloster: Wynegg;– Lech: Haus Alpina;  – Megève: Alpaga; – San Cassiano: Lagacio; – St. Anton: Dr. Murr’s; – Val d’Isère: Les 5 Frères; – Verbier: both hotels; – Zermatt: Bellerive & Zermatterhof.

  • Six day, all area adult ski passes.

  • Second Saturday transfer to gateway city.

  • The eighth overnight is in gateway hotel with buffet breakfast before a Sunday return to the States.

  • All hotel state and local taxes, tips and service.

AIR

  • We have contract fares with Air France/Delta/KLM, United, and Lufthansa/ Swiss possibly affording savings. So if you need air, please call for further information.

  • Swiss’s economy class was #1 for 2018 according to the World Travel Awards. If you’re flying another airline check their fees for ski equipment. Some carriers are allowing free transport but who charges and what amount changes frequently. Swiss is no longer the only carrier allowing free ski equipment. Last winter Delta, in competition, started offering a similar service.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Package prices are based on the previous two months’ worth of exchange rates averaged through through May 23rd. These rates were used in pricing: $ 0.97/CHF and $ 1.17/ Euro, just the same as last year. As always, please use the package prices as ballparks. When you call, current exchange rates will be quoted.

  • Paris is an optional gateway for French and some Swiss resorts. If you want to visit the sparkling city on the Seine, call for information.

  • Hotel prices based on a standard double room rate; if a range of rooms is offered, then it is on the lowest listed price.

  • Rates for singles, three-in-a-room, children-with-parents, two-week stays, extended extensions, trip insurance, and other variations are available. If alone you may feel comfortable in all hotels but perhaps more so in the informal three stars.

  • A word to the wise: gym clothes of any sort and running shoes are not welcome in European hotel dining rooms. Four and five star hotels generally prefer a sweater or jacket at dinner.

  • Other wonderful little hotels and inns are available in Arosa, Cortina, Crans-Montana, La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Flims, Gstaad, Igls, Innsbruck, Les Portes de Soleil, Salzburg, Sölden, Stuben, Val Thorens, and Mürren, the third Jungfrau resort.

  • In recent years, I have found many lovely catered and self catered apartments and châlets. They range in size for families, small groups of friends and family or friends’ reunions. A few have hot tubs (unlike the West, these are quite rare in Europe), private staff with 4x4s and gourmet cuisine; others are self-catered. For example: Zermatt’s only original Swiss châlet accommodates eight to ten with or without catering; Verbier has a romantic châlet just for two; and in Val d’Isère ten can ski-in or out of a staffed châlet with sauna and steam bath.

  • Kitzbühel prices include an eighth night at the trendy, eco-friendly four star, Cortiina in Münich. It is very central, an easy walk from the rail station, pedestrian areas, and many notable sites.

  • To ease final planning, documents will be Fed Ex-ed to clients a week prior to departure.