Hasliberg, surrounding ski resorts & rail travel?

Hasliberg, surrounding ski resorts & rail travel?

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simba
simba
5 posts
new member
Jul 10, 2011 - 7:47 PM
Hi, we have found a hotel in Hasliberg - which is on the train route betwee Lucerne and Interlaken. We are close to the Meiringen-Hasliberg Resort. We will be there between Dec 28th and Jan 1st. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers and from Australia travelling by public transport only. My questions are:
1. Can a eurail pass cover train travel through switzerland for unlimited trips. Does a eurail pass include the golden pass or do we need regional passes? We will be coming from Germany and going on to Italy
2. Is it easy to travel by train to other ski resorts in the area i.e we are based in Hasliberg but may want to day trip to gstaad for example?
3. What villages would you recommend in this area accessible by train?
4. As we will be there for New Years Eve, do you recommend a village we should ear mark for fireworks or events of interest for new years.
5. My son loves to snow board so which resort would be best for him.

Thanks for your help. Swiss Alps is a massive area and trying to make the most of the time we have.
I appreciate your feedback.

Kind regards,
hennessy family
Annika
Annika
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Jul 13, 2011 - 8:30 AM
Hello Hennessy Family! I think questions 2 and 3, on other resorts that can be visited from Meiringen/Hasliberg, have already been answered in this topic, right? The Swiss timetable will be of help as well, as it shows exact traveling times from and to Hasliberg, and all possible train connections.

Now for question 1: your Eurail Pass covers traveling by regular train, bus and boat in Switzerland. Mountain trains and some cable cars are discounted. Do you consider a 3 country Eurail Select Pass for Germany, Switzerland and Italy? In that case, you can follow the link 'Overview of the Swiss network on which the Eurail Select Pass is valid' at the Eurail Select Pass page for an overview of what's covered. (There are detail pages on the other Eurail Pass variants as well.) Further features are listed at this page too. Free traveling in Golden Pass trains is included. You only need to pay for the additional seat reservation.

I'm not sure about the fireworks. Generally, larger towns and cities will have more activities than the smaller ones. But even if there's not much to do in Meiringen/Hasliberg, spending New Year's Eve there has one great advantage: if you find a nice spot with a panoramic overview, you can see fireworks throughout the valley and that's magic.

As for question 5 on snowboarding: yes, there are many ski and snowboard tracks there. You'll find a link to a PDF map with all ski and snowboard slopes at the Meiringen-Hasliberg website.
simba
simba
5 posts
new member
Jul 13, 2011 - 8:03 PM
Thank you very much. The information is really helpful.

Kind regards,
hennessy family.

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