The town was car free with wide avenues to walk down and the restaurant selection was fantastic.
There are, however, some down sides. First, expect everything to be EXPENSIVE!! And expect to be charged for EVERYTHING. We were even charged for sitting on lounge chairs on the deck!! Also, remember that Switzerland is an old old country. Lifts at the very top are often t-bars or other types of tow mechanisms. This is also due, in part, to the fact that you are above the tree line and high winds may occassionally occur. Europeans also do not understand the concept of lift LINES. Everyone crowds into the lift area en masse. Its not uncommon to have people step all over your skis in an effort to move past you. Be prepared to be a little pushy - especially with little ones that will literally duck under you to get ahead in line. Finally, ski patrol charges - really. Unlike the US, where all NSP ski patrols provide emergency care gratis, European ski patrols will charge. Its not uncommon to be asked for a charge card or other proof of ability to pay before being treated. We bought insurance at the ski area to take are of that - not bad price-wise.
Despite the downsides, skiing in Switzerland was a wonderful experience overall. I would easily do it again. In addition to wonderful scenery and darn good skiing, the European experience was truly fun. The food was excellent and unlike most other things, wine was dirt cheap - sometimes, a decent bottle of wine was cheaper than the bottled water being offered!!
My wife and I would definitely ski Europe again - perhaps someplace different like the French Alps. Good luck and have fun.
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