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01-23-2013 01:31 AM
Rockpen
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Originally Posted by marksman12 View Post
Haha alright man, is there a specific time of the year that you would suggest going? I mentioned late fed/early March because i hear it is the snowiest, but if I was mis-informed, please let me know!
You should be good at that time but you never know. Two years ago I was already on my downhill bike middle February due to lack of snow. Last year was amazing.
01-22-2013 06:21 PM
marksman12
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Ok so here is the low down. Don't come to Switzerland cause you will never want to leave. And they will make you leave. The Alps are amazing to look at and ride and so are the women. Almost everything is better here. Food, water, wine, public transport, stable political system, higher salaries and just a better standard of living with 4-8 weeks paid vacation. As an American you are going to get raped with the USD/CHF rate. A beer at the bar will cost you about 10 bucks. On the flip side of the coin I always feel like a king when I go back home as everything is dirt cheap for me.
There are much better resorts than Zermatt. More lifts=more people. Less lifts=less people and the terrain is equally as rad. If your looking for the party and snowboard scene then go to Laax. If your looking for the high society snobbery then Zermatt will not disappoint.
Haha alright man, is there a specific time of the year that you would suggest going? I mentioned late fed/early March because i hear it is the snowiest, but if I was mis-informed, please let me know!
01-22-2013 03:56 PM
Rockpen Ok so here is the low down. Don't come to Switzerland cause you will never want to leave. And they will make you leave. The Alps are amazing to look at and ride and so are the women. Almost everything is better here. Food, water, wine, public transport, stable political system, higher salaries and just a better standard of living with 4-8 weeks paid vacation. As an American you are going to get raped with the USD/CHF rate. A beer at the bar will cost you about 10 bucks. On the flip side of the coin I always feel like a king when I go back home as everything is dirt cheap for me.
There are much better resorts than Zermatt. More lifts=more people. Less lifts=less people and the terrain is equally as rad. If your looking for the party and snowboard scene then go to Laax. If your looking for the high society snobbery then Zermatt will not disappoint.
01-22-2013 03:28 PM
Rockpen
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Wot? Surely You can't be serious
I am serious, and don't call me Shirley
01-22-2013 02:36 PM
oldmate
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The Alps suck. It's flat, no snow and the women are drop dead fat.

Wot? You can't be serious
01-22-2013 02:22 PM
Rockpen The Alps suck. It's flat, no snow and the women are drop dead fat.
01-22-2013 07:02 AM
onel0wcubn swiss miss in the mornings lol cant beat that
01-22-2013 02:23 AM
RockSteady
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Hey everyone, I am planning a trip for when I graduate college with some friends and we want to go on a huge trip for about a week to either the Swiss Alps (Zermatt or Verbier) or Whistler.

Has anyone here been to the swiss alps and whistler that could provide some feedback on either place and any suggestions?

-What place would be more crowded during late February (hate lift lines)?

-What place would be more likely for more powder days?

-What place would have a higher chance of a dryer season?
haha, Switzerland-if you got the cashish-
01-22-2013 02:09 AM
Lamps Go to Switzerland. Whistler will always be a relatively easy trip from Illinois.
01-21-2013 10:31 PM
WasatchMan Whistler averages about 100 more inches of annual snowfall

Whistler - 469"
Zermatt - 350"

BC is known to have epic snowfall days through Feb/March.

The skiing in Switzerland is more likely to be average I'd say (weather not terrain), but I would way rather go to Europe to ride if I could. The experience is going to be like no other. You can ride in North America any year, hell you could drive to BC in a decent time and ride. Whistler is always crowded.

I mean if you're looking for an almost guaranteed powder day - there might be a few better choices than Whistler. But you're looking at less to no amenities.

I say Switzerland - no question.
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