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    Evidently vendul can get the TGoms lift running for us for a tour, it's a little hotel cable car across the valley, I think it holds 12 people:



    https://disentis-sedrun.graubuenden....tgom-cable-car

    It's about 700 vertical meters back down and all North facing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Andermatt and Disentis have lots and lots of groimers, The Gemsstock has intermediate groimers on the upper half with a little bit of a pitch on the groimers down into town, but still just "advanced".
    The Natschen portion of Andermatt (takes a little 5 minute jitney across town) is where all the fur clad eurochic types ski, so there's acres there and it continues over 15+ miles over to Rueras/Sedrun where venduls place is. Disentis also has a lot of big nice intermediate groimers.

    Bettermalp is not really on the way back to Zurich. It's cool to see since the cable cars go up over the train tracks there, but I'm not sure that's your best bet. Flims/Laax are just another 40 minutes to the East which is a huDge complex easy to access. But Engelberg is really the best place to hit on the way back from Andermatt. Other options include Davos and Arosa/Lenzerheide.

    Choosing Engelberg could afford a stopover/transfer day in Luzern: leave early, fart around in Luzern for a day, take an evening train to Engelberg. I've stayed at the H+ hotel there, one of the better deals and 3 blocks from the train and right on the bus route to the Titlis.

    Here's the Swiss rail map :
    https://www.sbb.ch/content/dam/infra...bbdownload.pdf

    I think it displays cable cars too.

    OK, the standard is international for transceivers and people can bicker about those endlessly as well with skins.
    Even though Bettmeralp is in the wrong direction, it's only 3 hours 21 minutes from there to Zurich, however. I had already identified Flims/Laax as another alternative as well, though. Negative that you have to change to a bus to get all the way into town, but not a deal killer. I'll explore the Engelberg option too. Right now sbb is showing it to be a bit of a hassle to get there, but that's checking next week. Hopefully the winter train schedule will be more robust.

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    NW representing tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    I pretty sure I can make this happen, but it's looking hard to get both the BBI UT and bbiYurp in given the dates. I don't think with all my other ski time(s) off that I can commit a full 2 weeks to get the cheapest fares.
    Dew it. I'll try to be faster. promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mike View Post
    Even though Bettmeralp is in the wrong direction, it's only 3 hours 21 minutes from there to Zurich, however. I had already identified Flims/Laax as another alternative as well, though. Negative that you have to change to a bus to get all the way into town, but not a deal killer. I'll explore the Engelberg option too. Right now sbb is showing it to be a bit of a hassle to get there, but that's checking next week. Hopefully the winter train schedule will be more robust.
    Engelberg is 2 hours from Zurich by train, going through Luzern.

    It does require a number of train changes to get to E-berg from Rueras, but the Engelberg bahnhof is right in the middle of town. One can make the transfer from Andermatt to E-berg and ski the very next day, but it also an option to take a day to walk around in a medieval town.

    Last year, I got stormed out at Engelberg and a friend of mine took me down into Luzern to check it out and I'm really glad he showed me around there.

    Here's a picture from the footbridge from the train station side to the old town:


    Picture from the old town:




    Trust me on this: E-berg is AHMazing. AHHH MAAAAA ZINGGGGG . It's big, very big and very popular. Expensive. Miles and miles (or kilometers) of groimers chock full of Eurofur sporting chicness. Go over towards the Jochstock and your girl can ski groimers while you dip offpiste, meet at the lift. Or ski together in the morning and then go hit the Laub if it's stable.

    I don't know if they have rooms. but the Skiers Lodge there is run by a bunch of Swedes that are tied into DPS.

    I stayed here a few days last year: https://www.h-hotels.com/en/hplus/ho...otel-engelberg

    I'm seeing 4.5 hours with 3 transfers from Rueras to Engelberg, leaving Rueras at 14:30, 15:30, 16:30; 17:30 arriving Engelberg 18:53, 19:53, 20:53 and 21:53 respectively.

    https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Mountain Lodge Sedrun Maggot Deal

    Maggot's Deal:
    - Single room 70chf per night
    - Double room 65 chf per night per person
    - family room ( 4 people) 55 chf per night per person
    This include: room + breakfast + apres ski dinner ( self service buffet served at 17:00)
    Lunch bag: ( sandwich and soft drink) +5chf, *must special order

    Activities included ( with at least 10 participants...)
    - night fondue on tuesday night, train ride, than 30 minutes with skins or walking, return by skis or sleighed.
    - tram ride up to Tgom to tour Piz Maler ( great tour) !!!!>>>>*****<<<<!!!!
    - on thursday night music and fun night here at the Hotel's Bar
    Vendul - will this deal be available to us Maggots thinking about coming early or will this only be for during BBI?

    All that needs to be added is lift tickets (40-60chf/day)
    Looks like if you buy a multiday ski arena pass you can get it below $40 per day

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    gawddamn i'm super psyched for this even tho i will never sniff it. can't wait for pics and stories. still shooting for utah
    shooting is a big part of the 19BBI redneck biathlon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Vendul - will this deal be available to us Maggots thinking about coming early or will this only be for during BBI?
    You pm'ed him, right?




    Looks like if you buy a multiday ski arena pass you can get it below $40 per day
    Anyone want to step up to try to organize some sort of group ticket purchase?
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    Me and a non mag buddy are definitely in. Any other Utards on board yet? Iíll probably book airfare this week and will hopefully get a room at Vendulís place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Evidently vendul can get the TGoms lift running for us for a tour, it's a little hotel cable car across the valley, I think it holds 12 people:



    https://disentis-sedrun.graubuenden....tgom-cable-car

    It's about 700 vertical meters back down and all North facing.
    That'd be pretty cool
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    _________
    "It does require a number of train changes to get to E-berg from Rueras, but the Engelberg bahnhof is right in the middle of town. One can make the transfer from Andermatt to E-berg and ski the very next day, but it also an option to take a day to walk around in a medieval town.

    Last year, I got stormed out at Engelberg and a friend of mine took me down into Luzern to check it out and I'm really glad he showed me around there."
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    Splitting it up with a day in Luzern sounds like the best option with that long of a transfer time if I can find someplace to store a couple of bags while wandering the town. If it's that easy to get to Zurich, maybe I can trade that day off for skiing on the back end day (Saturday), and then heading up to a Zurich Flughaven airport late afternoon Saturday.

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    That maggot deal is screamingly good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mike View Post
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    "It does require a number of train changes to get to E-berg from Rueras, but the Engelberg bahnhof is right in the middle of town. One can make the transfer from Andermatt to E-berg and ski the very next day, but it also an option to take a day to walk around in a medieval town.

    Last year, I got stormed out at Engelberg and a friend of mine took me down into Luzern to check it out and I'm really glad he showed me around there."
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    Splitting it up with a day in Luzern sounds like the best option with that long of a transfer time if I can find someplace to store a couple of bags while wandering the town. If it's that easy to get to Zurich, maybe I can trade that day off for skiing on the back end day (Saturday), and then heading up to a Zurich Flughaven airport late afternoon Saturday.
    All the rail stations (bahnhof) have places to stash bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    That maggot deal is screamingly good.
    There's bound to be some 2005 red burgundy kicking around there.
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    always tempting.... also FWIW, Zurich Airport has a long term luggage storage place. costs a couple of bucks. Left my skis and boots there for a week when I went to Spain between comps. Pretty handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mike View Post
    _________
    "It does require a number of train changes to get to E-berg from Rueras, but the Engelberg bahnhof is right in the middle of town. One can make the transfer from Andermatt to E-berg and ski the very next day, but it also an option to take a day to walk around in a medieval town.

    Last year, I got stormed out at Engelberg and a friend of mine took me down into Luzern to check it out and I'm really glad he showed me around there."
    ------------------------
    Splitting it up with a day in Luzern sounds like the best option with that long of a transfer time if I can find someplace to store a couple of bags while wandering the town. If it's that easy to get to Zurich, maybe I can trade that day off for skiing on the back end day (Saturday), and then heading up to a Zurich Flughaven airport late afternoon Saturday.
    Luggage storage:
    https://www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/luggage .

    Luzern is a big station.

    More info:
    https://www.myswissalps.com/forum/to...luzern-station


    <<"Are there usually luggage lockers free at Luzern station during the day (it will be a Tuesday)?">>
    They are away out on the platform beside track number 2
    plans.trafimage.ch/luz ern#?lang=en&layer=luzern_a ussenplan&x=666022&y=2 11156&r=0.29
    This link may help..scroll down for map and further for Equipment and Mobility at the Staion, and then scroll down for lockers.
    http://www.sbb.ch/en/station-service...e-station.html
    <<"Lockers
    Size W x H x D in cm Prices in CHF Number
    small 24.8 x 42.0 x 75.0 6 147
    medium 31.7 x 61.5 x 75.0 7 144
    large 44.7 x 61.5 x 88.0 9 24">>
    http://www.sbb.ch/en/station-service...e-station.html
    If they are not empty for you, use the left luggage office. Please check the opening hours when you do that.
    Most do not stay open late enough in the evening; lockers are available 24 hours per day.
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    For any mags on the fence: take the chance, it will pay DIVIDENDS. What Buster is assembling will be incredible and at a great price.

    Wife and I spent went to Cham last March then went south to Aosta for a sorta-organized touring/freeride hut trip (http://backofbeyond.ski/en/ ). Amazing experience, and the Euro hut lifestyle (meals! wines! beer!) create a full package. Good thing happening hear; wish I could spend another "spring break" skiing zee Alps this year!

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    iím gonna grab airfare for me and my wife this week as well. will sit on many lifts and trains for a week or so. eyeing the maggot lodge for the main show. thanks for the inspiration & research.

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    I'm flying in 3/14 or 15, probably via Icelandair and then leaving somewhere between 3/23 and 3/25. Haven't booked yet, hoping I can use my Alaska air miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroom View Post
    i’m gonna grab airfare for me and my wife this week as well. will sit on many lifts and trains for a week or so. eyeing the maggot lodge for the main show. thanks for the inspiration & research.
    sweet dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I'm flying in 3/14 or 15, probably via Icelandair and then leaving somewhere between 3/23 and 3/25. Haven't booked yet, hoping I can use my Alaska air miles.
    If you fly icelandair (and other budget airlines) be sure to pay for all checked baggage in advance and keep that in mind when calculating costs. Also, bring your own food on the flight.

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    If there's no costumes... tempting...
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    If there's no costumes... tempting...
    Jump in so I can have someone to take a long tour with. Even if Mofro decides to show up, we'll never see him once he's in his skis.
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    Oh man. So tempting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Jump in so I can have someone to take a long tour with. Even if Mofro decides to show up, we'll never see him once he's in his skis.
    If you fuckers start wearing lederhosen...
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