Question XC ski options in Switzerland??

Moondog55

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This member of the panel suggests lots and lots of money, everything in Switzerland seems to be double the price of anything anywhere else.
 

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This member of the panel suggests lots and lots of money, everything in Switzerland seems to be double the price of anything anywhere else.
Whilst Die Schweiz might be more expensive than its neighbors, it really isn't that bad if one comes from expensive Australia. Yes take away pizza is expensive in CH but things like hotels, beer, ski passes (not needed in this case) are really quite reasonable. If you get a hotel/pension/B&B with half board, you've basically won the battle...
 

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I would highly recommend it! Once I found Zermatt in particular, I never looked back so can highly recommend that resort (and I'm doing tours in March there if you're flexible on dates) but of course there are so many great places to ski in Switzerland. You should definitely make the most of it while your cousin is there. Depending on where your cousin is (though the country is small and trains super efficient so it's all doable there and beyond) and depending on what you mean by XC skiing there are loads of options. I've only done the skinny groomed track in Tasch (near Zermatt) and wouldn't particularly recommend that.. but then I'm not excited by that type of skiing (can say track looked better at Bad Hofgastein in Austria though). But if you're after back country/touring, then would recommend Zermatt, Andermatt and Verbier in particular. And yes, Switzerland is expensive but not by that much compared to Australia and prices are not inflated just cause you're up the mountain for example like they are here.. enjoy!
 
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I love Zermatt also, but for back country ski and freeride is much better Verbier, as you have a lot of itineraries that are ungroomed and also a lot of freeride areas very accesible with a little trek, or skinning. Loads of possibilities there and amazing mountains. Zermatt though is a lovely car free town, very expensive though and a bit to posh for my opinion, and hardly much sun in the winter in the town. Verbier town is south facing with loads of sun and a great alpine vibe. I like both places, but I prefer the freeride in Verbier.

Here is a guide of Verbier what talks a bit about the ski areas: https://www.dropin-snow.com/verbier-guide/

I hope it helps, have fun there and hope you score some Powder!!
 

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If Moondog is right then I might be inclined to turn to crime to finance such a trip.

I don't need to resort to crime but am certainly willing to waste many $$$ on trips to Switzerland. Went last year and previously in 2016. Will head there again. As an alpine / AT skier, can't really make any recommendations re XC options other than I have observed X-C trails at most ski destinations.
 

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I don't need to resort to crime but am certainly willing to waste many $$$ on trips to Switzerland. Went last year and previously in 2016. Will head there again. As an alpine / AT skier, can't really make any recommendations re XC options other than I have observed X-C trails at most ski destinations.
If we get a proper 2022 season at Falls Creek then I hope to improve enough using lifts, lessons etc. on my Telemark ski gear to AT ski without too much risk , on terrain that is suitable for my skill level. I just want to binge of skiing after missing 2 Australian ski seasons back to back due to CV19. Put me a plane and let me see how many countries I can ski in during one world trip in 2023.
 
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