Early Bird Bargains for Ski Vacations in Europe 4
Author thumbnail By John Sherwood, DCSki Columnist

Ski-Europe (www.ski-europe.com) is offering steep discounts on November and December ski packages to select European resorts.

A 7 night package to Interlaken in Switzerland, for instance, goes for just $842 for the first person and $421 for each additional person. The all-inclusive package covers the following:

  • Round-Trip air via Continental Airlines (New York to Zurich, Switzerland. Flights can be arranged from Dulles or BWI for a modest surcharge)
  • 7 Nights Accommodations at the Chalet - Hotel Oberland - (3-Star)
  • Rental Car
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Travel Dates:

    November 23 - December 1, 2001
    November 30 - December 8, 2001
    December 7 - December 15, 2001
    December 14 - December 22, 2001

    Traditionally a “Summer” resort, Interlaken had long been attractive to winter sports enthusiasts because of its prime location and the fact that its excellent hotels and other facilities offer very low rates during the winter. Its status became “official,” however, with the launch of The Jungfrau Top Ski Region, containing more than 100 miles of trails in ski centers above Grindelwald, all linked to Interlaken by a mountain railway included in a ski pass. The average length of runs in the area is a remarkable 4-9 miles. With the ski pass, it’s possible to ski a different ski area every day for a week.

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    About John Sherwood

    John Sherwood is a columnist for DCSki. When he's not hiking, biking, or skiing, he works as an author of books on military history.

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    Reader Comments

    jj
    November 6, 2001
    ski-europe.com is good website, thanks for tip. i'm curious about europe this year, esp if air travel concerns generate special discounts. also try www.moguls.com , both sites show lots of 1 week trips to 2nd tier resorts in Austria, Italy and France in the low $700s to high $800s, including air, lodging, some meals, no lifts.
    John Sherwood
    November 6, 2001
    Ski Europe quoted me $895 for a one week trip to Bad Gastein in February, including rental car, air, 3 star hotel, dinners, and breakfasts. I ended up paying a bit more for St. Anton. I've never skied in Austria and want to see the best it can offer before exploring the 2d tier--the new lifts constructed last year for FIS were also a major consideration.

    The guy to talk to for Austrian trips is Stephan Patch. He is from Austria and knows the skiing well. There are some excellent bargains to be had right now if you are willing to act quickly.

    John Sherwood
    John Sherwood
    November 7, 2001
    For the record, I spelled Stephan's name incorrectly. It is Patsch and his e-mail address is stephan@ski-europe.com if anyone has any questions.
    Jenny Smith
    January 9, 2003
    Please consider promoting our Ski Chalet that is owned by the UKs illustrious Champneys Health Resort Group. You may like to look at our website: www.lapaix-champery.com, or email me at lapaix@healthfarm.co.uk I will then be able to tell you more information about the chalet.
    Regards
    Jenny Smith
    Hotel de la Paix Coordinator

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