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RoseR posted Aug-2008

When it comes to holidays I suppose I am quite picky, I know what I like and what I dont like. As I have said on previous threads Seefeld is my fav place it ticks all the boxs for me, and I would be quite happy to go every year, in fact I do. But I realise through this forum there are so many wonderful places out there that I should give a try. Plus my OH wants to try different places hence why Finland next year, but he does not know I have booked Seefeld as well.
So this is my criteria for my perfect holiday does any-one know if it exists.
Not too long a flight..........I hate flying.
Fly preferable from local airports.
Short transfer time............want my hol to start immediately
Sure fire snow.
Scenic.
Slopes dont have to be that challenging........I am not that experienced.
Must have cross country ski-ing, hiking trails, cleared walks, and plenty of other alpine activities
Must have good restaurants and fun bars, lively but not party central.
Quality shops.......always my bday while we are away, got to visit jewellers.
Slopes within walking distance, even if its a 45min walk.....hate ski bus's.
Quality hotel, 4* or above, with good food and spa and pool and sauna
Have a train station....I like to visit surrounding places.
Although apres-ski, nice friendly local bars, but a couple of nights like to dress up and have good night out. Casino or theatre or something similar.
I think thats it, does a place like this exist?
I'm a laydee

Ise
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posted Aug-2008

RoseR wrote:
I think thats it, does a place like this exist?


Switzerland is full of them ) Gstaad or Leukerbad would tick all the boxes but there's a lot of others.

RoseR
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posted Aug-2008

ise wrote:
RoseR wrote:
I think thats it, does a place like this exist?


Switzerland is full of them ) Gstaad or Leukerbad would tick all the boxes but there's a lot of others.

Switzerland has always been on my wish list, but never sure where?
I have always fancied Grindelwald but know little about it.
I'm a laydee

Ise
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posted Aug-2008

RoseR wrote:
Switzerland has always been on my wish list, but never sure where?
I have always fancied Grindelwald but know little about it.


i can understand that, it's somewhere people looking for the things on your list do go. I'm not a fan but it's partly because although we've a house nearby it's a pain to go to, there's always a traffic jam. Packed with tourists all the year around of course.

The attraction is the Eiger and Jungfrau but you need to ride the train to really see them, otherwise Kandersteg is at least visually impressive along with a dozen other places.

Leukerbad does sound exactly what you want though. Not sure how many jewlellers there are though.

Bandit
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posted Aug-2008

I suggest that Gstaad would suit Rose, as it's closer to the airport, has plenty of expensive shopping, and a railway station

I have been, but it's a while ago, but I do remember that the slopes were not crowded, but the restaurants were

Dave Mac
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posted Aug-2008

Your local knowledge would be helpful here Ise. Still researching a New Year trip, suitable for beginners and experienced skiers.

Preferred option, Austria, is proving difficult, charter flights appear to be fully booked from Scotland, the EDI~MUN flight has gone expensive.

We can get a reasonable easyjet flight to Milan Malpensa. The drive to Brig looks to be achievable by road. Does this road tend to remain open through the season? And might the journey be around two hours?

If this does look OK, would have further questions, but one step at a time.

Ise
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posted Aug-2008

Dave Mac wrote:Your local knowledge would be helpful here Ise. Still researching a New Year trip, suitable for beginners and experienced skiers.

Preferred option, Austria, is proving difficult, charter flights appear to be fully booked from Scotland, the EDI~MUN flight has gone expensive.

We can get a reasonable easyjet flight to Milan Malpensa. The drive to Brig looks to be achievable by road. Does this road tend to remain open through the season? And might the journey be around two hours?

If this does look OK, would have further questions, but one step at a time.


I'd take the train from Milan, there's a through service from Milan to Geneva actually. Bandit might know more, I think she looked at that option for going to Grimentz.


Ise
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posted Aug-2008

bandit wrote:I suggest that Gstaad would suit Rose, as it's closer to the airport, has plenty of expensive shopping, and a railway station

I have been, but it's a while ago, but I do remember that the slopes were not crowded, but the restaurants were


Gstaad would be great. Is it closer though? No direct train from an airport and a fair drive from GVA. Both easier on the train.

Topic last updated on 20-August-2008 at 08:40

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