Announcing a new Meetup for Zurich Hike & Outdoor!
What: ski weekend saas fee
When: January 15,[masked]:00 PM
After the festivities at Xmas and year-end I would say, it is time to get into shape again. What's better than some skiing? Saas fee is a well known destination, with not less than 18 hour thousand meters in its immediate surrounding and over 150 kilometers of well prepared ski-slopes and for those who like a more rough ride, there are also black slopes.
I have initially called a couple of hotels for spaces, but most of them either rent out rooms for no less than 7 days or only have (expensive) double rooms available. I found a good alternative on the Saas Fee tourism website.
Since Saas-fee is in Wallis the idea would be to leave Zurich on friday night and coming back on sunday evening. I have taken an option for a group of 15 to 20 persons in Mountain Lodge Edelweiss. The price is normally 65 swiss francs per night, but the owner offered us a 10% discount, so the price would be 59 swiss francs inclusive breakfast and all taxes. Rooms are two/three and four beds. Showers and toilets are not in the room but on a commonly shared area. Towels are provided.
The owners offer a typical evening dinner (3 courses) for chf 22, (4 courses) for 28 chf or a typical Wallis-evening (starter, cheese fondue and dessert)- chf 37.
The idea would be to go skiing for most of the day and in the evening have a good meal and some fun together.
To bring along:
* ski-equipment ( if you have)
* good mood- laughter
* Sunshine (if you can)
The idea would be to to take the train departing zurich HB at 6pm , arriving in Visp at 8.02 pm, then departing Visp by bus at 8.10 and arriving in saas fee at 9pm. For those of you for which 6pm is too early, there is the same train exactly 1 hour later. The sunday return is planned for 5 to 5.30 pm.
Although the owners of the Mountain Lodge Edelweiss have not given me a deadline when the option expires, it would be highly appreciated, for those who like to come along, to respond by no later than friday January 8, 2010.
Looking forward to meet many of you and have great fun,
PS: happy new year to all of you
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Zurich-Hike-Outdoor/calendar/12174741/