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Skiing in Italy -Sunshine, Carpe Diem, Tax free shopping and Nightlife

  • Mar 28, 2014 · 4:30 PM

Dear All,

The idea would be to go skiing in Italy - combine the sunshine with the relaxed Italian lifestyle, food and wines- in Livigno. 

Livigno lies in the Region of Lombardia on the border of Switzerland at 3 hours from Zurich. Livigno is situated at 1816 meters above sea-level and ski lifts go up till 2800 meters.  Livigno also has a special tax status- you can do duty free shopping here with lots of perfume and clothing stores (please note that the Swiss sometimes control buses and ask if you have anything to declare).

Livigno also has plenty of bars and nightlife - for those who still have energy after a day skiing.



Livigno: the ski area

Friday

We would take the train in zurich hb at 16. 37 arriving in Landquart at 17.41, departure Landquart 17.49 arriving Saglians 18.53, departure Saglians 18.56 arrival Zernez 19.06 and then departure Zernez station 19.10 (by bus) arrival 19.50.

Sunday return

We would take the bus in Livigno centro at 16.00 arrive Zernez 16.40,  depart by train 16.49 arrive 17.00 in Saglians, depart 17.03 Saglians arrive Landquart 18.10 , depart Landquart 18.14 arrive zurich hb 19.19.

I currently have following spaces:

double room - I have 6 rooms (12 spaces)- 76 euro or 93 swiss francs

triple room :  - I have 10 rooms (30 spaces) - 73 euro or 90 swiss francs

Total 42 spots.

Prices are by person by night and include accommodation, breakfast and dinner. 

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 February 15, 2014 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 2 week before departure without costs.

·  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. Important therefore is to know who is coming by bus and who goes by car. If you change your mind, this is OK however at least 1 week prior to departure the final number of people for the bus needs to be known.

* To cover additional admin costs for last minute joiners an additional 20 francs will be charged for any persons joining after March 1, 2014.








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  • Troy

    Great trip, thanks for your organizing and company Patrick .

    April 2, 2014

  • Petya

    Italian pasta, garnished with sunshine, spiced with lots of fun and international touch :-). Was nice meeting you all and partying together, thank you Patrick for the perfect organization and ..... :-)!

    3 · April 1, 2014

  • Patrick

    Thanks for all these mails, however my contribution is really minimal. It is really the people who makes these trips a success. Therefore , if you like the combination of sun, ski, some dancing than St Anton might be something for you. There are still spots left ))--

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Phil L.

    Patrick,

    Sensational weekend. Great Snow, great Party and great people!

    See you at St Anton's.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Lynn

    To Patrick: Thanks for the great organization! :-)
    To group: Glade to meet all of you, had a great time, hope to see you again! :-)

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Camila K.

    Patrick thanks for organizing the weekend. It was great to meet you all and hope to see you again.

    March 31, 2014

  • Mateusz

    Superb weekend. Great to see everyone and meet new people. Thanks to everyone for making it a memorable trip and to Patrick for superb choice of location & organisation.

    March 31, 2014

  • Karime

    Fantastic! Thanks for organizing, Patrick and that you all for making it so great!

    March 31, 2014

  • Petra

    Dear Patrick, thanks for organizing this wonderful weekend! Livigno - I'll be back for sure! ;-)

    March 31, 2014

  • Peder Toftegaard O.

    Patrick, thank you so much for organising a superb weekend. And thank y'all for the great company - hope we meet again soon :-)

    March 31, 2014

  • Patrick

    Dear all, apologies for the issue with the train.
    Contrary to what i asked, it seems that SBB booked us on a 18.48 train (instead of 18.18 ).

    March 31, 2014

  • Pauliina S.

    Amazing trip! Thank you Patrick! Was great to see you all! Looking forward to new adventures with you soon again! Greetings from Dublin to all of yous! HUGS!

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome weekend Patrick, thanks!!!

    March 31, 2014

  • Danielle Z

    sun, snow, dancing in skiboots and Italian food in a memorable, adrenalin-filled weekend :)

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • Patrick

      Very talented dancers indeed ))-

      March 31, 2014

  • Philip

    Fantastic weekend, thanks Patrick and the great group who made it so enjoyable!

    March 30, 2014

  • Michael C.

    Fab Weekend Patrick - Thanks a mill for organising everything incl. the sun.

    March 30, 2014

  • Jussi M.

    We're on the train, but didn't find any of you. Which wagon you're in?

    March 28, 2014

    • Jussi M.

      Nevermind, found you now ;)

      March 28, 2014

  • Peder Toftegaard O.

    Hi Patrick. If it is possible to do so, I'd like to cancel my spot on the train on Sunday.

    March 28, 2014

    • Patrick

      Hi Peder, thanks for advising me. Reservations with SBB needs to be made several working days in advance and can not be changed on short notice. This is why on Meetup I keep insisting on the importance of being clear what options you want and then making a commitment toward that option. See you tonight. How is the skiing?

      March 28, 2014

    • Peder Toftegaard O.

      Hi Patrick. No problem - just thought I would ask in case it was possible. Skiing has been great :-) See you later.

      March 28, 2014

  • Patrick

    I have inserted the ski map - our hotel is near Teola. The Italian championships take place on the Sponda lift, so the idea is to ski on Carosella on saturday and ski on the side close to our hotel on sunday. Suggest to meet on the restaurant close to Carosella around 1 pm or so.

    March 27, 2014

  • Patrick

    Given that on the Mottolino slopes the Italian national championships are held on saturday (if I am not mistaken) I suggest to go to other side of mountain and eat at the restaurant at 2700 meters. PRACTICAL NOTE

    When I am skiing I am only checking messages when in a cable car/gondola or waiting for one. I will try to do my best to respond, but please be aware that I can not answer all messages, otherwise I can no longer ski.

    March 27, 2014

  • Sophia C.

    Hi Patrick: sorry if I missed it but what's your cell phone number? Thanks!

    March 27, 2014

  • Patrick

    PRACTICAL DETAILS TWO

    The train hours are given above. I suggest to have dinner friday night, immediately upon arrival. If you come by car, would be great to make it at the latest by that time as well. I do not know the exact check-in hours, I am assuming that you can check in from 3pm or so. Normally there should not be any issues, if there are any urgent issues you can call me or write me an email, otherwise please wait till the whole group arrives.

    Parking/drinks/Mini bar etc - please pay yourself

    Rental of skis - I do not know what is the closest ski rental shops and/or who gives the best advice, I am sure the hotel can help you.

    I am assuming that credit cards can be used, however it is definitely wise to bring EUROS along - I do not think the Swiss Francs is accepted as a convertible currency here.

    We meet under the big weird angel in zurich Hb or in front of train at respective platform (meet up sign is at window of train)

    See you friday.

    March 25, 2014

    • Bina

      great thanks Patrick see you Friday

      March 25, 2014

    • Sophia C.

      Thanks Patrick! See you at the hotel!

      March 27, 2014

  • Michael C.

    Hi Guys,

    I am not working Friday and interested in getting there early enough. I live in Pfäffikon, SZ. Does anyone have space in their car and happy to meet me as Pfäffikon is on the way? Otherwise I can drive and meet anyone that wants to join from the Train in Pfäffikon, SZ.

    Michael

    March 24, 2014

    • Michael C.

      Hi Petra & Peder,

      March 27, 2014

    • Michael C.

      I wasn't planning on skiing tomorrow - Therefore in the end was thinking of just getting down there for about 6.30 or so. (that would be about 16.00 in Pfäffikon, SZ bahnhof) Better to directly communicate and not have all get These in inbox - [masked] is my E-Mail address

      March 27, 2014

  • Petra

    Hello everybody,
    as Jennifer must cancel, I need to get a ride to Livigno: either by car (ZH area, I can leave early), or by train @Patrick: is there still a spot left in the trains and could I possibly join you?
    Who is interested in taking Jennifers spot?

    March 27, 2014

  • Patrick

    To get you in the mood ))--, here is a list of some events/parties (although surely there are many others) that take place as part of La Skieda, one of the bigger telemark events.

    SATURDAY 03/29 WHERE
    09:00 Ski Test Carosello[masked]:30 Tele Expo Plaza Placheda
    17:00 Welcome Party - Aperol Spriz - Live Music Plaza Placheda
    20:00 SIDE EVENT - Live Music Bar Engadina
    23:00 Helvetia - Free Drink & Live Music Pub Helvetia

    Saturday 03/29

    8pm night ski-show (male, female and parallel) afterwards followed by end of season party

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Patrick

    PRACTICAL DETAILS

    The hotel address is hotel Loredana, Via Teola 106.

    I have submitted a list with names to the hotel, and also allocated everyone's name to a room. Obviously I tried to accommodate requests as much as possible (i.e. putting those who requested to be together) taken into account the rooms I have available. So I could not give as much double rooms as asked for by the Group.

    Breakfast is between 7.30 and 9.30 am and dinner is between 7 and 9.30 pm. For saturday I suggest we have breakfast at 7.30 -7.45 till 8.15- 8.30 or so and then we move to the ski lifts. For saturday night I suggest to eat together at 8pm (this is a bit later than usual, however it allows you to stay longer on the pistes and you do not need to rush down to the hotel to get ready).

    March 25, 2014

  • Patrick

    Final List -Patricia, Paulina, Mira, Philip I, Mateusz, Patrick, troy+1, tommy, christine, eva Z, Mirjam, petya, Kristina K, Ken powerr, zsolt, phil L, Jennifer, Petra, Bina, Jussi, Helka, Alina, Dawn+1, Sylwia, Michelle S, Lynn, David, Karime, Kaeslin C+1, Danielle, Anna, Edgar F, Wolfgang, Natali, Barbara, Peder, Michael C,sophia C (3). Total 43 pers.

    3 · March 25, 2014

    • Danielle Z

      Thank you Patrick. Anna's place is actually being taken by another girl, Yesim Chapple, because she has to travel for work. Yesim will probably be travelling to Livigno by car with me.

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Patrick,
    unfortunately Franziska and I won’t make it this weekend either!
    Is someone interested in two spots?
    Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

    March 24, 2014

    • Patrick

      Hi Christin , yes this is possible

      March 24, 2014

    • Patrick

      hi Nicole, can you send me your bank account, IBAN, clearing number etc. as well as full name, city and zip code where you live.

      March 24, 2014

  • Eva Z.

    Hi! I'm Christin's friend and I'd like to join if it's still possible. ;-)

    March 24, 2014

  • Camila K.

    Hi Patrick. If it is still possible, we will join you also by train/bus. Sorry for the delay!

    March 24, 2014

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    Regarding the return on sunday- experience has learned that people typically go home earlier than 4pm. I do not want to make reservations for 25 or 40 people, if half of them leaves earlier. This was again confirmed in Grindelwald. As with anything in life, please try to make commitments and advise before the end of the week, whether or not you will travel by bus/train with the group on sunday. Reserving spaces in trains/buses but not showing up is not nice versus other passengers, SBB do not need to use all this equipment etc. - so please decide NOW whether or not you will go home by car, an earlier time etc. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    March 10, 2014

    • Patrick

      @ Bina/Lynn - OK to join us by train/bus

      March 22, 2014

    • Bina

      Thanks Patrick

      March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Patrick - my knee has been giving me issues since Grindelwald. Though it sounds like a great time, I think I should probably sit this one out. Is there anyone on the waiting list looking for a spot?

    March 20, 2014

    • Patrick

      Hi Brian, can you send me your private bank account, IBAN number, clearing number, zip code and city where you live and I will make refund.

      March 22, 2014

  • Lynn

    Hi Patrick, I would delighted to take the sit of Brian. :-) can you pls feedback?

    March 20, 2014

  • Sophia C.

    Hi Patrick: for those of us who are driving, where should we meet you and by when? Should we meet you at the hotel? What's the address? Thanks!

    March 17, 2014

  • Riccardo C.

    Any place left?

    March 15, 2014

    • Patrick

      No places left - feel free to book anything yourself directly.

      March 16, 2014

  • Helka M.

    Hi, Jussi and I are coming by train both ways with the group!

    March 13, 2014

  • Lynn

    Hallo Patrick, ist es noch möglich diese Aktivität teilzunehmen?

    Schöne Grüsse

    March 12, 2014

    • Patrick

      Leider ist dass Hotel völlig ausgebucht.

      March 13, 2014

  • Ken P.

    Hi Patrick
    I will take the train both ways.
    Thanks, Ken

    March 12, 2014

  • Ed F.

    I am on train both ways.

    March 12, 2014

  • Patrick

    Skipasses are 41 euro for 1 day, 77 euro for 2 days.

    If we buy them as a group (20 or more) we will have a 5% discount, but then the group leader needs to pay for all ski passes and they need a paper heading with all the names - dealing with all the depots might be to cumbersome.

    Currently sunny weather and 218 cm snow ))--

    March 12, 2014

  • Troy

    Hi Patrick, Sonya and I will join the group on the train both ways. Thanks.

    March 11, 2014

  • Michelle

    because of an accident our two spots become available. please contact myself/Rene or Patrick if you are interested in taking our places.

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Michael C.

      Great Michelle - Can you please send me on your bank Details and the amount I Need to Transfer? Thanks

      March 10, 2014

    • Peder Toftegaard O.

      Thanks Michelle. I have transferred money to Patrick.

      1 · March 10, 2014

  • Sophia C.

    Hi Patrick: just to confirm once more that I will be going by car both ways (along with my other two guests). See you!

    March 10, 2014

  • Petra

    Dear Patrick, just want to let you know. Jennifer an I are coming by car.
    Have a sunny weekend!

    March 7, 2014

    • Patrick

      Thanks Petra- greatly appreciated.

      March 10, 2014

  • Patrick

    payments received Michelle/Rene, Natali/Barbara, Wolfgang, Philip I, Sophia Chao (3), Patricia, Alina, Christina K, Paulina, edgar F, danielle, anna, barbara nicole, camila, fabian, christin B, troy(2), petya, david (2), bina, phil L, mateusz, patrick, jussi, mirjam, zsolt, jennifer, petra, ken P, franziska, brian, helka, dawn (2), sylwia. Total 41 pers. Have now closed the registrations. Please no more payments.

    Given that there are 6 double rooms and at least 24 people asked for double rooms, I could not accommodate everyone wishes. Thanks for your understanding.

    February 14, 2014

  • Patrick

    payments received Michelle/Rene, Natali/Barbara, Wolfgang, Philip I, Sophia Chao (3), Patricia, Alina, Christina K, Paulina, edgar F, danielle, anna, barbara nicole, camila, fabian, christin B, troy(2), petya, david (2), bina, phil L, mateusz, patrick, jussi, mirjam, zsolt, jennifer, petra, ken P, franziska. Total 36 pers. Status 12.02

    February 12, 2014

    • Helka M.

      Just checking you have counted me? Jussi paid for both of us. :)

      February 13, 2014

    • Dawn

      HI Patrick, I've just transferred money tonight for two people. Thanks for organizing!

      February 13, 2014

  • Sophia C.

    Hi Patrick, I and my two guests (3 total) will go back car. Thanks!

    February 12, 2014

    • Patrick

      @ Sophia/Brian, Philip - noted that so far 8 people will go by car.

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Patrick, I will go by car, and I'm pretty sure my coworkers Nicole and Franziska will go by car as well.

    February 12, 2014

  • Philip

    Hi Patrick, I will either go in my own car and can take at least one other passenger (depending on luggage, perhaps 2) or else am willing to contribute to sharing fuel costs if someone wants to take me.

    February 12, 2014

  • Patrick

    Trains and buses have been reserved for friday evening and sunday afternoon. Only those going on other times and/or going by car, could you please let me know this by March 1 so that I can adapt the final number for the trains/buses. I do not want to have buses/trains reserved on friday evening/sunday afternoon for 35 people if only e.g. 15 will take the sunday afternoon bus/trains and all others leave earlier.

    Thanks in advance

    February 12, 2014

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