I'm spending the weekend skiing in Gstaad and you're welcome to join. I'm arriving Friday night and leaving Sunday evening but you can join whatever days or times suit you. I'll be at the meeting place at the given time with my day pass ready to take the lifts up.
I'll be staying in Zweisimmen at the Sonnegg Hotel Garni. Here is a link to a nearby hostel with rooms/beds available - Vista Resort Hostel (http://booking.com/8edffb011722b). There are lots of hotels around Gstaad, we can meet on the slopes if not on the lifts in the morning.
Keeping everyone together during the day will be difficult/impossible with a larger group. Five to six people is a good number to try to keep together so I believe we will create smaller groups as we go along. I'd like it if we could set some times to meet during the day so that all can regroup for drinks/lunch. We'll use the message board for this so watch it closely through the days; anyone can post suggestions.
So, regardless of your level this should be a nice weekend. Please use the message board to help find others that ski to your level and comfort. There are lots of ways to enjoy a day in the mountains, hopefully you'll find others with similar views as yours. For me, I'll be having a warm drink around 10:30, lunch around 13:00, maybe an afternoon warm drink (maybe) to give you a feel for my schedule. I like to take the reds and go a little fast. Dinner/drinks will likely be at the Vista Resort unless someone has other ideas.
Gstaad Piste Map (http://www.gstaad.ch/interaktivekarte/index.php?lang=de) Gstaad Piste Map (simple) (http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Gstaad/pistemap_full)
I'll have on the android app Real Time GPS Tracker. It uploads my GPS position ever 45 seconds. My ID is BurrS. You will need the app and to add me as a friend and I you for us to track each other. This is in the Friends submenu as is the mapping.
Trains and Snow and Rail Pass (http://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/day-trips/snownrail.angebotdetail.tagesausfluege-snownrail-saanerlandberner_oberland-gstaad_mountain_rides.html):
Snow Report (http://www.j2ski.com/snow_forecast/Switzerland/Gstaad_Mountain_Rides_snow_report.html)