3-day trip in Lucerne, any day trip skiing advice?

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Jan 19, 2016 - 6:57 AM

Our family (2 adults and 2 children) is taking a European trip in March 2016, will stay in Lucerne for 3 nights (3/10-3/12). First time in Switzerland with the kids, very exciting!

1) Husband and the boys are big fans of skiing. Is it possible to combine the sight-seeing trip to Titlis with a day (or half day) of skiing all in one day? Coming from the United States, it's not practical to bring along our ski equipment. Any specific advice on skiing rental/pass?

2) Assuming we can get the free 2-day "Tell-Pass Winter" since we book a qualified Lucerne hotel, do we still need a Swiss Travel Pass for those 2 days using the Tell-Pass Winter?

3)We're interested doing the "Golden Round Trip". Is the cogwheel train operating in March? What about the boats operating schedule?

4) Is there anywhere around Lucerne offer a hike/walk on glacier experience?


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Jan 20, 2016 - 6:44 AM in reply to lingandky

Welcome to MySwissAlps!

1) You can ski on Mount Titlis. There's an Intersport shop at the cable car station in the valley. You can rent equipment there. Please see www.titlis.ch/en/activ ities/winter-activities/skiing.

2) No, if you have a Tell-Pass Winter it makes sense to stay within the covered area and not have a Swiss Travel Pass as well. If you stay in Switzerland longer you can use a Swiss Travel Pass after your days in Lucerne.

3) The cogwheel train doesn't open until May. If you want to take a boat trip, you'd better do that on another part of the lake. E.g. Lucerne to Brunnen or Flüelen: myswissalps.com/boatla kelucerne.

4) That's also on Mount Titlis. But for an actual glacier walk you need to be further south, and in summer when the glaciers are not covered in snow.

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