Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Finding Ski Deals

Over here in Vancouver, all of our local ski mountains are open for business, but they are running a few limited runs. Prices are high and staying that way. It seems Switzerland has a little less snow so far compared to Canada for the season but that's not stopping them from drawing people to the mountains.

The ski resorts with glaciers have already opened and expect to draw a crowd to their slopes.
Les Diablerets glacier ski area near Gstaad has opened two kilometres of its runs.

According to Swiss Info: There is skiing between 2,500m and 3,500m in the resort of Saas Fee, and on the glacier above Zermatt, which I believe exists all summer long. Zermatt has risen the age when children have to pay for ski passes from six to nine. Gstaad and the resorts in the Alpes Vaudoise (Villars, Leysin, Les Diablerets) are following Zermatt's lead.

Saas Fee has taken a different approach. Parents with two or more children up to 15 years of age only have to pay for the first child. Oh so I get it, discriminate to those who actually have kids. I'm just looking out for those who don't have little tikes. But I should keep my mouth shut as it could be me some day too.

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