The truly excellent Snow’n’Rail offer from Swiss Railway is available for another winter sports season with Engelberg and the Engadine already open for business. The package is broadly the same as last season – there are only small increases in prices and the extensive selection of resorts is pretty much the same (Rosswald is the only addition). It is however now possible to buy the tickets online as well as from ticket machines (in English) and over the counter.
To recap on the nature of the offer if you are not familiar with it: For dozens of Swiss winter sports resorts you can buy a ticket to use public transport from all the major railway stations all the way to the resorts, where you can then exchange a voucher issued with your ticket to get a lift pass – sometimes there is a refundable deposit on the lift pass. The combined ticket is at a significant discount to buying the tickets separately, usually 20%. In addition you can enter a draw for a weekend break for four and can get 15% discount hiring kit from Intersport. The lift passes can be selected for 1, 2 or 6 days.
The English language web site for the Snow’n’Rail is here. The new season brochure will be available at railway stations from 1st November. It is not in English unfortunately, although at this blog’s companion site at Swiss Winter Sports every Snow’n’Rail destination is covered in detail in English.