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Skiiing in Zermatt

  • Feb 21, 2014 · 5:45 PM

Dear All,

The idea is to go skiing in Zermatt. Not only has the resort one of the best skiing in Switzerland, for those who have not been there the view on the Matterhorn is spectacular. Zermatt is one of the most well-known resorts with enough slopes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. Skiing with a view on the Matterhorn and enjoying one or more slopes running into Italy is a joy for every skier.

The idea is to take a train around 5.30 or 6pm and get there around 9PM on friday evening, after which we start the  Après-ski or in this case the warm up for the next day skiing.

Given that Zermatt is highly sought after and it is difficult to find accommodation for larger groups, I have opted again to go back to hostel where we stayed last year. I have taken an option for 20 spots which I need to confirm by November 28.

I currently have following spaces:

double bed with shower/WC :[masked] francs   - I have 8 spaces

double room simple with washbasin:[masked] francs - I have 6 spaces

2 bed room with bunk beds : 85.50 francs - I have 6 spaces

4 bed room with washbasin: 66.50 francs - I have 20 spaces

Total 40 spots.

Prices are by person by night and include accommodation, breakfast, dinner and visitor tax. If you are not a member, please add 2 francs per night.

As you will certainly understand, group bookings in winter needs to be made several months in advance. Since I do not want to take the financial risk of booking a whole hotel and then nobody shows up, I will only make a booking for confirmed payments. Therefore in order to secure our place as a group, can I please ask you to make a transfer to my bank account by November 25, 2013 at the latest. As soon as the payment is received I will obviously update the Meetup site. If there is little interest for this activity, I will cancel this trip.

My bank details:

Account number[masked]A 

BIC: UBSWCHZH80A 

IBAN: CH[masked] 8940 A 

Patrick Wellens

8045 Zurich

IMPORTANT

·  Please note that everyone is responsible for his/her own acts. It is up to each individual to take out appropriate insurance (off-piste, rescue, hospitality, third -party liability etc.) and by no means this organizer can be held responsible in any way for organizing this ski-weekend.

·  Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis. Rather than the date someone clicked yes on the Meet-upsite, the date of payment will be considered.

·  There are no refunds. In case you cannot make it, someone else can take your spot till 1 week before departure. 

·  You do not need to bring along sleeping bags, blankets etc. however you need to bring along a towel.

 I will make a group reservation in trains and buses on Friday night and Sunday afternoon (at no cost). Important to note is that in case the Group does not show up I as an organizer get charged 50 francs (for trains) and several hundred francs for bus. To cover additional admin costs for last minute joiners (or last minute changes) an additional 20 francs will be charged.





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    • Johnny A.

      the train was allready blocked, earlier
      but now also the road is closed
      .. hmm

      March 4, 2014

  • Johnny A.

    all these wonderfull people, dancing all night long having fun and during the day pushing snow downhill in groups, it's all we need and all we are looking for ..
    cu soon and thanks to Dr. Patrick (yes you are a doctor cause you make people feel happy, hmm). Thank you!

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Mateusz

    Great weekend with superb weather with great people. Thanks to everyone for company and especially Patrick for organising!

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Annie

    Just like perfect mini-holidays! Enjoyed the company in bars and the scenery in the mountains! Many thanks, Patrick! Looking forward to seeing you all soon at the next one!

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Patrick

    Apologizing for not being able to say goodbye to everyone - given that our ski lessons ended after 4 I dashed off and managed to get 4.39 pm train.

    2 · February 23, 2014

  • Scott

    Petya, Peder - couldn't find you. Went back up lift p4. U can reach me on [masked], or[masked]

    February 23, 2014

    • Peder Toftegaard O.

      Hi. Lost y'all, so I headed down. On the train to Visp. Thank you for a great day - see you some other time.

      February 23, 2014

  • Christine B

    Lunch for the group @ Riffelberg 1pm :-) enjoy the snow!

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Patrick

    For the journey Zurich HB- Visp we have the second wagon in the front. On the stretch Visp-Zermatt we have reserved spaces at the end of the train.

    February 20, 2014

    • Johnny A.

      Thank you Patrick, I will get by car to the central parking

      February 20, 2014

    • Cornelia

      I'll join you in Bern, see you soon

      February 21, 2014

  • Patrick

    Breakfast is served from 7.30 am till 9.30 am - lifts open at 8.30 am

    Dinner is from 6 till 7.30pm - suggest to eat around 6.45 pm on saturday evening.

    For off-piste skiers, we will go skiing on the swiss side.

    February 21, 2014

  • Murray

    If anybody is interested to join there is a couple of us leaving from Zurich HB on the 0602 train Friday morning. The idea is to drop our stuff at the hostel and go straight up the mountain. We'll sit in the second (2nd class) carriage from the front of the train. I'll wear a bright red/orange jacket, and have a snowboard and will look rather sleepy... probably with coffee in hand :)

    @ Luke and Juri : do you get up 2 hours earlier to enjoy 2 more hours of powder....;) ?

    February 19, 2014

    • Luke S

      Thanks Murray, we will take the 0702 and perhaps catch up to you...for lunch?[masked] is mine.

      February 20, 2014

  • Patrick

    "Winkelmatten"
    Staldenweg 5
    3920 Zermatt (VS)

    is exact address where we are staying. From station in zermatt you go straight into the main street (with all shops), till the church, right before church you turn left go straight for about 300 meters and take the second street to the right (On the corner of this street there is a loud bar). You then walk for about 300 meters and go up the various stairs on the left. You have arrived. In the morning when coming out of the hotel and heading for the closest ski lifts, you go the street - follow this zig zag street till you come on a T split. On the split go left for about 700 meters and you arrive at the ski lift.

    By describing the hotel and how to get to ski lift, hopefully nobody gets lost.

    1 · February 11, 2014

    • Michelle

      Dorsaz-Sport Ski Rental Zermatt
      Schluhmattstrasse 121, 3920 Zermatt, is the rental shop at the ski lift

      February 20, 2014

    • Pauliina S.

      Great. Thats what I also thought.:)

      February 20, 2014

  • Patrick

    I will meet the ski instructor on saturday evening and agree a place to meet and time to meet for sunday. Similar to last year I think we will be skiing on the swiss side, however I do not know (to be confirmed).

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Patrick

    Regarding off-piste skiing. I had interest from 8 people, possibly 9. Unfortunately the instructor only takes 6 people, so I have to refund the money to two people (Mateusz and Ben). Contrary to last year, where we had a group for beginners and experts this year we only have 1 group.

    Secondly tried to look for a homogeneous group - in the group we have Luke, Christine, Heike, Murray, Patrick and Paulina - to ensure everybody is roughly at the same level.

    @ Ben, can you provide me with your bank details, already obtained those from mateusz.

    February 20, 2014

  • Patrick

    Last year we went a day off-piste skiing with a mountain guide and it was a great experience. Would be cool if we could do this again.

    There are a maximum of 5 to 6 people per ski instructor so ideally we make a group for beginners and a group for intermediate/advanced skiers in case there would be more than 6 people. Prices are the same as last year - 140 swiss francs per person and include lunch for ski instructor, as well as 9 to 16 hours with ski instructors.

    May I ask those people who are interested in off-piste skiing to transfer 140 francs to my bank account by February 4 so that I can make the transfer to the ski school. Bank details can be found above. Kind regards

    2 · January 24, 2014

    • Mateusz

      Patrick, just transferred 140. Thanks

      January 30, 2014

    • Pauliina S.

      @ Patrick. Im late as always. Is there still space in this?

      February 18, 2014

  • Bruno

    Hei!anyone interested in taking my spot in a 4 ppl room? Unfortunately i am not sure i can make it for the next week end

    February 17, 2014

    • Bruno

      Hi Jan!yes!!sent you a pm :)

      February 18, 2014

  • Patrick

    As you can imagine, making this last minute changes and continuously passing on new names to the hotel is not very funny. One reason for closing the site is not having to deal with these last minute changes ))--

    Whereas I am currently abroad and might not react immediately to messages, if anyone wants to take a spot from someone else, please transfer money to me and I will then refund the other person so that I have overview of the latest status and miscommunication is rooted out.

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Patrick - I won't be getting back from Prague until 6:00 or so on Friday night, so I think I'm better off waking up early and driving to Zermatt on Saturday morning. If it's possible to get money back for Friday that would be great - if not I understand. See you on Saturday!

    February 18, 2014

  • grainne

    hi - is anyone interested in taking my place (girl)? it looks very much as if i cannot make it. just send me a personal message

    February 13, 2014

    • grainne

      My spot is gone - to katie wagner

      February 13, 2014

    • Katie

      Thanks Grainne!

      February 17, 2014

  • Luke S

    Good morning All :-)

    Just a reminded that I plan to head to Zermatt on Friday morning (next week already!!!) and would be happy to have company on the train and mountain. So if you can take Friday off, please join me, the skiing should be excellent!

    February 14, 2014

    • Juri A.

      It worked! Will join you on Friday.

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • Luke S

      Nice Juri! See you on the train

      February 17, 2014

  • Yaël

    [masked]

    February 17, 2014

  • Yaël

    Hi nathalie, you can have my spot. 4 Men bedroom.133chf. Interessted? Write me then.thanks, yael.barbereau@hotmail

    February 17, 2014

  • Nathalie

    Is there any spot left? I don't care if its a girls room or mixed. Thanks Nathalie

    February 17, 2014

  • Patrick

    SBB has confirmed 30 spots on the train departing zurich at 18.02 arriving visp 20.02 (platform 6), departing visp 20.10 (platform 3) arriving zermatt 21.10. Earlier trains were no longer available for groups. This will also allows us to catch up with those coming from basel.

    February 8, 2014

    • Annie

      Thanks for all the efforts, Patrick! I am confirmed to join the train as you have reserved for us. Cheers, Annie

      February 17, 2014

  • Farnoush

    Hi,
    is there anybody interested in a 4 women bed room? I had a small accident and I think cannot ski next week! Please send me a personal message if you want my spot.
    Best

    February 14, 2014

    • Heike

      Hi, I am interested in taking you spot. I also sent you a personal message.

      February 15, 2014

  • birgitta

    i would happily take a spot, if someone cannot join...

    December 27, 2013

    • Farnoush

      have you already got a spot?!

      February 13, 2014

    • birgitta

      thanks for asking! yes i have a spot.

      February 14, 2014

  • Yaël

    Hi everybody! the same for me, I prefer let my place to somebody else, quite sure I won't be able to make it this year. please contact me if you are interested (spot in a 4 men bedroom, but a lady can take it as well for sure). Have fun there and see some of you in Grindelwald. Patrick, I will let you know if someone take it. Cheers, Yael

    February 13, 2014

  • Patrick

    February 11, 2014

  • Patrick

    In case we get lost on the slopes, we can always find ourselves back in the apres ski hutte from 4.30 PM till dinner at 7pm. It is a good way to relax the sore muscles ))--

    http://www.hennustall.ch

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Patrick

    Regarding off-piste skiing so far I have 6 people registered. Status 03 february 8pm

    February 3, 2014

    • Patrick

      Given that the mountain guide already had commitments on saturday, the mountain guide has been booked for sunday, i.e. from[masked] am till 3 -3.30 pm.

      February 8, 2014

    • Heike

      Hi Patrick, I would be interested in joing the group to go skiing in Zermatt and also to join this off-pist skiing team on Sunday. Could you please let me know in case something becomes availble? Thanks. Heike

      February 10, 2014

  • Patrick

    This activity does not contain any contingents with regards to nationality ))--

    3 · February 10, 2014

  • Christina

    I am interested in joining if anyone cannot make it...

    February 6, 2014

    • Christina

      That would be great! Message me with your account info and I will send you the money.

      February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I ll send you an email later! I had a place in a 4 bed room!

      February 7, 2014

  • Luke S

    Guys, I will head to Zermatt on Friday morning to get an extra 1/2 day skiing. If you're keen to join let me know we can meet up on the early train :-)

    February 7, 2014

  • Natalia P.

    Skiiiiiiing

    January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Are you coming? We miss you in the meetups!

      1 · January 27, 2014

    • Natalia P.

      This Frankfurt is very far from Zermatt!! I miss you too! Let's see...

      January 28, 2014

  • Kristina E.

    If someone can´t make it ... I´ll take the place :)

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Christina

    Heya. If someone Drops Out, let me know. Would like to join.

    December 5, 2013

  • Aga

    Hi Patrick, i would like to join for two nights. Is there any place free in a 4 bed room? Thank you in advance for your response! Aga

    November 23, 2013

  • Patrick

    I have confirmation for 35 people. I have assigned rooms as such.

    Double room: Wolfgang/Juri
    Double room: Peder/Luke
    Double room: Rene/Michelle
    4 bed room: Murray, Rafael, Zsolt, Patrick
    4 bed room: Cristina, jenny, annie, Petya
    4 bed room: Christine, Imke, Kerstin, Tijana
    4 bed room: Alison, Grainne, els
    4 bed room: Bruno,Mateusz, Brian S, Yael
    2 room bunk bed: Scott
    2 room bunk bed: Kristin/Andreas
    2 room bunk bed: Sylvie/Cornelia
    2 room bunk bed: Ben/Johny
    4 bed room with 2 persons: Dawn, Kasia

    I will clean up the list of people who signed up (57) - although the hotel is full, obviously people can join and stay in other hotels.

    November 23, 2013

    • Jenny

      Hi Patrick, I'm in a 4- bed room on your list with Annie, Cristina and Petya. Please therefore change back my reply to yes. Thank you!!!!! Cheers Jenny

      November 23, 2013

  • Karime

    Sorry for delaying communication, Patrick. I have a course that weekend will not be able to join, reason why I have not sent payment .

    November 23, 2013

  • Patrick

    Please - make no more payments since the hotel is full. On saturday the school holidays starts so it is/will be crowded in zermatt.

    November 23, 2013

  • Kasia

    Hi all. Patrick I've just made a payment for 2 nights preferably 4 bed room. Cheers!

    November 19, 2013

    • Kasia

      Hi Patrick. Could you please confirm the room for me? Thanks

      November 23, 2013

    • Patrick

      confirmed

      November 23, 2013

  • Petra

    Hi Patrick - are all spots in the hostel reserved at this stage or what's left? I would like to join but no point if no beds available!!??

    November 22, 2013

    • Patrick

      the hotel confirmed me that they are full

      November 22, 2013

  • Juri A.

    Hi Patrick,
    just wired up the payment 137SFr. Sorry for delay. Is there any spot in a 4 bed room left?
    Thanks.

    November 21, 2013

    • Wolfgang L

      One is surely free in a 2 bed room, 110/night.

      November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    High Patrick - just to confirm, you switched me to a 4-bed room, correct? Thanks!

    November 19, 2013

  • Luke S

    Patrick, I'm not sure how things look at this moment but I am flexible and happy to move/change my room if it helps...

    November 19, 2013

    • Patrick

      Can I ask that Luke/Wolfgang/Bruno pay me the price differential (110- 66 ) x 2 nights to upgrade to double room with WC/shower and price differential for 1 person using a double room with WC (110+40 - 66) x 2 nights.

      November 19, 2013

    • Luke S

      I'll transfer you the chf88 in the morning :-)

      November 19, 2013

  • Patrick

    The other option is that Els, Grainne, Alison and Dawn take the last 4 bed room and then Bruno/Wolfgang need to upgrade to double room. Given that each of the 7 have the same chances/rights to obtain the cheapest rooms, possibly between the 7 of them some cost sharing should take place to balance out the difference.

    @ Wolfgang, Dawn - so far I received payment for 1 night only - is this the idea or did you make mistake in calculation.

    Please advise ASAP so I can finalize bookings.

    November 19, 2013

    • Dawn

      I made the same mistake! Sorry. I don't mind mixed or all female.

      November 19, 2013

    • Els

      Hi Patrick
      Fine by me to share a 4 room as long as I have a place to sleep after a nice day on the slopes. :) Thanks for solving this puzzle. Cheers Els

      November 19, 2013

  • Patrick

    Currently 30 payments received- not processed yet are Alison, Scott.
    I have 4 rooms with 4 beds which are full, 3 rooms with bunk beds are full, 1 double room with showers/Wc are full so currently still available are 4 rooms with shower/WC and 1 double room with washbasin.

    Following issues now exist:
    * for a 5 th room with 4 beds I currently have two male (Bruno, Wolfgang) and one female (Grainne).
    * I have one person male (Peder) and one person female (Els) who paid for double room with showers/WC
    * I have one person who paid for double room bunk bed (Dawn) @ Grainne, Dawn, Alison, Bruno, Wolfgang : is anyone joining Peder or Els in a double room with shower/WC?
    @ Grainne, Dawn, Alison, Bruno, Wolfgang : in case you are OK to have a mixed room then I can put females/males together in a 4 bed room- I will however not do this without your advice/agreement.

    November 19, 2013

    • Wolfgang L

      We had this before, would agree as long as I´m not the only male in the room.

      November 19, 2013

  • Scott

    Hi Patrick, I just sent through payment for 2, preferably for a 2-bed (bunk) room. Thanks so much for organizing!

    November 19, 2013

  • grainne

    Hi patrick, i also tranferred for a 4 bed but happy to change. Money should be with you v. Shortly. Thanks for organising.

    November 18, 2013

  • Alison

    Hi patrick I am just transferring mine now for bed in two bedroom- thanks . I will not need train reservation as coming from Basel.

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mine will be there tomorrow...I sent it today!

    November 18, 2013

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