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Zermatt Visit in Winter HELP
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Hallo.

Planning a 3 day visit to Zermatt in winter.
several questions needing help with.

1. anyone been in winter and have some specific advise re: snowboarind there (rental easy? where to get lift? what’s a good mountain to ride on?)

2. Good cheap hostel recommendation?

3. What else is there to do after a day of sking? i.e. ride train to some peak somewhere for sites?

4. How’s the weather at that time? clear days?

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I stayed at the HI in Zermatt several years ago and had a jolly good time. Snowboards weren’t popular then, but I’m sure you could email the hostel and get some info on equipment rental in the area.

Apres ski = Drink, drink, drink! Dude, it’ll be dark!

We had avalanche warnings while I was there and one day the slopes closed early.

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Thanx Sailor.. a couple of follow up questions.

1. Which of the three mountains did you go up? how was it?
for an intermediate snowboarder, which is good to go on? (i.e. no moguls for me please.. that’s for folks with legs separated..)
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2. Also, i have a day of Non-sking.. what other activities are there to do in Zermatt other than sking.. if i have a whole day without sking that is.

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Thanx a bunch!

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I don’t remember specifically which trails. This was a few years ago. I consider myself an "advanced beginner" when it comes to skiing—I’ll go down the bunny hills once or twice, then go for the mediums. I generally avoid black diamonds.

What I do remember is that the trails are not as well marked as the places I’ve skied in the US, and it seemed like it was a little steeper. I think the folks there can give you good advice on the best runs for your equipment and ability.

For those non-ski days, there is a mountain climbing museum and a couple of churches. The mountain scenery is lovely cloaked in snow. Personally, I’d look for a hot tub!

Have a great trip.