This time last ski season I had made a couple of dozen ski trips, but none so far this season. Covid blossomed in the last days of the season before last, almost wiped out last season and looks like preventing many people from going this year. I’m still optimistic I will get some skiing, and the limiting factor is not so much getting to the slopes as domestic duties. Anyway, even if I’m not skiing, I can still write about it, and here’s a playlist to remind me of the white stuff: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7FgccC5tHN9lsw0oEHUcwk?si=ff426e76804d41b1
In previous years I have updated my SwissWinterSports web site with the latest information on the popular Snow’n’Rail scheme, but this year I have not been able to get the information from the SBB. However information is available on the SBB’s web site.
For those of you unfamiliar with the scheme, you can get a combined 1, 2 or 6 day rail and lift pass at a discount from Swiss Railway stations, and can also load up details on a Swiss Pass which can also, conveniently, be used as a ski pass.
Around 30 or so of the leading resorts participate in the scheme, and it varies slightly from one season to the next. Prices might go up (and sometimes even come down) and some resorts may drop out or join in the scheme. Unfortunately my web site still has last years prices and – from a cursory examination – still has the right resorts listed as participants. However do check with the official site before planning your next trip using the scheme. I will manually update the information over the Xmas break.
What my site is still good for, however, is telling you the best way to get to the resorts by public transport, a rough idea of how long it will take, how many changes you need to make, which stop to take and what to expect when you get there. Also the weather forecast for the next few days, provided as ever by the excellent snow-forecast.com.
It’s another strange season again, but so far Swiss resorts remain open and have more facilities open than they did for most of last season. Let’s hope it lasts!