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Chasing powder over New Years' Weekend

  • Dec 28, 2012 · 5:00 PM
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Skiing/Riding. Let's check the snow conditions and hotel availability just a few days in advance. I'm open to going anywhere in Switzerland, France, or Austria. Target room rate: Up to CHF 125 per person per night. Availability will be tight in some places, but I expect there will be plenty of vacancies if we are flexible.

This site lists resorts with powder and with good piste by country: http://www.snow-forecast.com/countries

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  • Ben G.

    I just reserved a single room near Zermatt (in Täsch - 12 minute train ride to Zermatt). Cost was CHF 575 for 5 days. By the website there are currently 2 more single rooms and a double room available. I'd be happy to have company for all or part of the trip; just let me know and we can coordinate further.

    http://www.booking.com/hotel/ch/matterhorn-walliserhof.en-gb.html

    December 27, 2012

    • Bea

      Hi Ben, Thanks a lot for your help. Unfortunatly the hotel is fully booked since wednesday night. It seems too complicated to join this time. I wish you a lot of fun and maybe to see you in another ski trip.

      December 28, 2012

    • Ben G.

      (Shrug) There was a sign out front which seemed to indicate rooms available. But if you called and they said it is fully booked, then I guess it is. My room has a single large bed, and no obvious space to add one.

      Perhaps another trip.

      December 28, 2012

  • Philip

    Have fun, Ben. Another time for me.

    @Adam: wish you a speedy recovery.

    December 27, 2012

    • Bea

      Sorry for you Adam, I wish you a prompt recovery and hope you will soon be back on track for the season.

      December 27, 2012

    • Adam W.

      Thanks for the good wishes! X-rays today confirm that it's not broken. Right now I can't even hold a pole with that hand, but I hope to be back on the slopes a week from Saturday with the Zurich International Ski School in Flumserberg.

      December 27, 2012

  • Adam W.

    Sorry not to be clearer about my status yesterday. It put it in my "not attending" RSVP, not realizing that it would be hidden by default.

    December 27, 2012

  • Ben G.

    It if wasn't clear, Adam injured his wrist and has decided not to go. I can try to pick up the organization, but make no promises at this point.

    December 27, 2012

  • Philip

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for your effort. I can join for the weekend only, so if accepting one of these offers is contingent upon me being in for 4 days, I am afraid I am out. The only offer that really appealed to me was in Cervinia (Hotel Lac Bleu). I guess it now depends on what the others have to say. I am provisionally* skiing with a friend on Friday (not sure where yet) and also need to be back by Monday afternoon, hence the weekend constriction. *snow conditions, weather, etc-

    I am around tomorrow, so I'll monitor the chat and come back to you accordingly.

    Regards,
    Philip

    December 27, 2012

  • Adam W.

    Here are the lodging offers I received:

    http://tinyurl.com/zho-powder-chasing

    Up to you guys now -- I'm going to spend my time recovering! It least it wasn't my mousing wrist...

    December 26, 2012

  • Philip

    Hi Adam, I will say a conditional 'yes' but it depends on the factors you mentioned.

    December 22, 2012

    • Adam W.

      Noted! We'll try to firm things up over the next few days. Booking a hotel will be tricky if I don't know how many people are coming, though. I might book rooms for everyone who gives an unconditional RSVP. Others can join if the hotel has extra room or if they can find their own lodging.

      December 22, 2012

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