Hey! Anyone wanna ski w me in Zermatt March 24-25?!


Hey! Anyone wanna ski w me in Zermatt March 24-25?!

Started by Calebt1 in Switzerland - 2 Replies

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Calebt1 posted Feb-2020

Hey there, advanced skier here. My name is Caleb and I'm heading to Zermatt for the first time the 24th of March. I have skied extensively in North America and this will actually be my first trip to Europe. I like skiing in the trees and don't shy away from the bumps. Obviously, any powder stash is king. I would love to ski with someone who knows their way around Zermatt a little bit, as it sounds quite complicated, especially the whole off-piste situation. All in-bounds terrain in the states is pretty much labeled.
I was even looking to pay someone for this but any professional is going to charge me 500 chf for the day, and as a student... ya know.. that ain't in the budget.
Anyways, if someones's interested in having an awesome day out there with me or if they know a local that happens to know the place well, I'd definitely be willing to give some compensation.
Let me know if you got any ideas!
Much appreciated.
And apparently the thing in Switzerland is to say Best Regards?

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posted Feb-2020

Zermatt is huge and over 3 sectors. So the scale will be much bigger than you might be used to in the states.
The resort is actually a town in size so location can be important, however everything is within 10-15 mins walk in ski boots, imv.
Carless so buses are used.
Resort height is good at around 1850 mtrs...upto to 3899...very high.
Linked to Cervinia but dont miss the link back, a drive will take hours and cost hundreds, imv. It will be cheaper to stay overnight.

One of the best days was when i saw the weather come in for the evening so i bombed down to the ski school office and joined a guiding group.
This is a ski instructors day out...and the group will ski where they are capable of skiing. I think the brief was off piste. We made up a 6 man group, inc both skiers and boarders and went all over. Fab day and hardly touched a piste.
So, if the ski school still does that
then this could be a cheaper options.
We didnt need to touch a glacier and therefore didnt need uiagm guiding.
We just used the local tourist office Chf ski school. Trying to find out if they still offer this ad hoc service

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posted Feb-2020

This ad hoc guiding offer doesnt seem to be listed...but it crops up from time to time in many resorts. I think the purpose would therefore be to provide work for instructors in quiet times. Id pop along to the ski school the evening prior to see if they are running such a group.

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