Nov 11, 2016 - 11:36 AM
Hi Syarfle, welcome to MySwissAlps!
Great that you get to go to Switzerland soon! Regarding skiing: if you haven't done it before you would need to start with a week of lessons, so that would pretty much take up all of your holiday, and you probably would not need a Swiss Travel Pass (a Swiss Pass is for Swiss residents, that's not what you need). I'm not sure if that's what you want. You might be better off with some sledging and winter walking so you'll also have time to visit towns and peaks. Just putting on skis won't work as that's dangerous for yourself and others on the slopes. A private lesson for just a day would theoretically be possible. It will be expensive and you won't actually learn how to ski in such short time, but you will get a feel for it.
Once you have set your priorities you can continue planning. For now, here's some tips:
- You'll be visiting Switzerland in the busiest and most expensive time of the year. I'd recommend to book accommodation quickly. Some hotels may require a minimum stay, although that's less common than a couple of years ago.
- There are Christmas markets in many towns. Most if not all will be ended by the 23th or 24th, so be sure to plan a visit in your first days.
- The Swiss Travel Pass can be printed at home (see here), so you don't have to spend time on that in Geneva and go straight to the first available train.
Last modified on Nov 19, 2017 - 2:06 PM by Arno