Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    uTardedland
    Posts
    10,967

    Post Escape to Zurich...Cheap (FYI)

    From my Delta Weekly Fares Special:

    Sample Round-trip Fares*
    *Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply.


    To Zurich, Switzerland, CH (ZRH) from: Round-trip
    Sale Fare
    Atlanta, GA (ATL) $339
    Charlotte, NC (CLT) $365
    Cincinnati, OH (CVG) $339
    Denver, CO (DEN) $394
    Fort Myers, FL (RSW) $394
    Greenville, SC (GSP) $423
    Las Vegas, NV (LAS) $432
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX) $461
    Miami, FL (MIA) $431
    Orlando, FL (MCO) $387
    Phoenix, AZ (PHX) $445
    Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) $465
    San Diego, CA (SAN) $461
    San Francisco, CA (SFO) $460
    Tampa, FL (TPA) $387
    Find Out More

    When making your travel plans, please keep the following in mind:
    · Tickets must be purchased by December 3, 2004.
    · Travel to Zurich must begin between November 18 and December 16, 2004, or between December 25, 2004, and March 16, 2005.
    · All travel must be completed by April 16, 2005.
    · Fares shown are valid for travel Monday through Thursday. Higher fares exist for travel on different days of the week.
    · Fares are not valid for travel to Zurich December 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2004.
    · Fares require a 7-day advance purchase and a Saturday night minimum stay.
    · Purchase at delta.com and receive up to 1,000 bonus miles, plus use your Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and earn double miles for every dollar spent.




    PM me if you like, just throwing it out there.
    "boobs just make the world better really" - Woodsy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    LaLa Land
    Posts
    3,170
    The Arlberg, Engleberg, Andermatt, Davos, Engadine... The options are endless from Zurich. I know the typical french alps destinations are far from Zurich, but I would argue all the bigger snow places are reached via Zurich. Someone should take advantage of this. I'm looking forward to my 2.5 weeks over there during Xmas/New Years!!!
    He who has the most fun wins!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    In the moment
    Posts
    4,029
    I gotta get a real job so I can afford to take advantage of stuff like this.
    "There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
    Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    closer
    Posts
    2,665
    Engelberg, Andermatt.....within one hour. go for it.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    ...gone.
    Posts
    6,601
    Quote Originally Posted by comish
    The Arlberg, Engleberg, Andermatt, Davos, Engadine... The options are endless from Zurich. I know the typical french alps destinations are far from Zurich, but I would argue all the bigger snow places are reached via Zurich. Someone should take advantage of this. I'm looking forward to my 2.5 weeks over there during Xmas/New Years!!!
    Engelberg and Andermatt are definitely on my 'must do' list. You planning to hit them up over New Year?

    BTW - Zurich to Chamonix is still only the same driving distance as San Francisco to Tahoe. No biggie.
    Last edited by bad_roo; 11-24-2004 at 07:40 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Eurozone
    Posts
    2,682
    Quote Originally Posted by comish
    I'm looking forward to my 2.5 weeks over there during Xmas/New Years!!!
    You hog!!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    LaLa Land
    Posts
    3,170
    Actually if you include my week in Utah for the mini its 3.5 weeks
    This is the single best part about being a student.

    Unfortunately not gonna hit either. We are in St. Anton for a week and then with the inlaws in Serfaus for 10 days. Planning on making it to Ischgl during that week because I was never able to check that out...
    He who has the most fun wins!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    ...gone.
    Posts
    6,601

    Thumbs up

    Some very uncrowded off piste available just up the road at Galtur.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Eurozone
    Posts
    2,682

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by comish
    Actually if you include my week in Utah for the mini its 3.5 weeks
    This is the single best part about being a student.

    Unfortunately not gonna hit either. We are in St. Anton for a week and then with the inlaws in Serfaus for 10 days. Planning on making it to Ischgl during that week because I was never able to check that out...
    Damn, those American students are even getting more snow time in the Alps than ourselves....way to go! Make sure you don't molest the Ischgl chicks too hard...
    There's a chance I'll be around the Arlberg or Paznaun valley the same time, gimme a shout when you take off.

    Galtuer is the favourite launch for the Silvretta huts but the local off-piste is just not crowded because it's pretty limited.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    ...gone.
    Posts
    6,601
    Plenty of goods to be found off the top two chairs at Galtur and because you go in opposite directions it's easy to get untracked.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    7,013

    zurich rocks.

    yeah it does. i spent three years and four winters there.
    flims-laax, arosa, lenzerheide.....mmmm.

    those are damn good fares. but will anyone come with the dollar in its current condition? how are you brits faring? how does a USA trip vs Alps trip compare money-wise?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    ...gone.
    Posts
    6,601
    Last year was the first time I ever paid less for a lift pass in the US than I did in Europe. This season it's the same story. A six day pass for Alpe d'Huez works out at £7 more than a six day pass at Jackson (thanks to those good folks at SkiSafari).

    Flights are pretty good value too. Nothing beats La Grave though.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Eurozone
    Posts
    2,682
    Quote Originally Posted by bad_roo
    Plenty of goods to be found off the top two chairs at Galtur and because you go in opposite directions it's easy to get untracked.
    Not that plenty really, during holidays that gets tracked out within a.m. or a day at a max. But anyway.....

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    ...gone.
    Posts
    6,601
    I guess I was just very lucky then.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    210
    Quote Originally Posted by bad_roo
    Engelberg and Andermatt are definitely on my 'must do' list. You planning to hit them up over New Year?
    Hi all,

    I'll be in Andermatt Dec 27 - Jan 2.

    I may rely on SBB to try to get to Engelberg for the day as I'm without a car over there.

    Drop me a PM if about as I'll be skiing solo !

    tjb

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Bottom of the hill...
    Posts
    1,354
    Quote Originally Posted by comish
    This is the single best part about being a student.
    Jesus christ it must be nice to have the money to do that when your a student.
    Just ski down there and jump of a somethin' fer cryin' out loud!

    -Pain McShlonkey

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    closer
    Posts
    2,665
    Quote Originally Posted by BigJay
    Jesus christ it must be nice to have the money to do that when your a student.
    There are students who work for their money... I start saving money in September(better: right after my surfing trip ) to afford my ski trips....


    As is see now: Maggots in La Grave and Engelberg /Andermatt over New year
    I'll follow the snow if there is any so im not sure where the girlfreind and i will end up, but it's good to know there are maggots around my favourite resorts.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Deep Playa
    Posts
    4,798

    Exclamation

    Shit Dammit. Dec 3 was the deadline. I anyone knows of cheap CA-Switzerland flights (as in three-figures), let me know.

    The $460 deal is now $1740. Fuck.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hanging out with Yodie and Grison
    Posts
    997
    Quote Originally Posted by Punani
    Shit Dammit. Dec 3 was the deadline. I anyone knows of cheap CA-Switzerland flights (as in three-figures), let me know.

    The $460 deal is now $1740. Fuck.
    Check yahoo travel (aka travelocity, but yahoo is 5 bucks cheaper). They seem to still have <$500 tickets to Geneva but you can't be too picky with dates.
    A lot of people earn their turns. Some just get bigger checks.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    fighting cock, ak
    Posts
    1,624
    I'm down with this if anyone wants to jump in with me and make a trip out of it. Cancelled my heli trip to north cascades in february due to lack of snow and rain. So, might try and go then.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Posts
    6,596
    Quote Originally Posted by jtq_99
    I'm down with this if anyone wants to jump in with me and make a trip out of it. Cancelled my heli trip to north cascades in february due to lack of snow and rain. So, might try and go then.
    wow, you're even more pessimistic than I am! February is a long way away...

    Edit: Hmm... Engelberg.... good memories...https://www.tetongravity.com/usergall...b_chulopic.jpg
    Last edited by hop; 12-13-2004 at 02:44 PM.
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

    Metalmücil 2010 - 2013 "Go Home" album is now a free download

    The Bonin Petrels

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Deep Playa
    Posts
    4,798
    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Junkie
    Check yahoo travel (aka travelocity, but yahoo is 5 bucks cheaper). They seem to still have <$500 tickets to Geneva but you can't be too picky with dates.
    Oh thanks! I didn;t enter dates and saw those...yeah most of the dates don't work (Dec 26-Jan 3). Will keep checking it out.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •