Yes, I have the 2013 Flagship 158 and yup, I'm Swiss, living in the capital. But we've got a cabin up on Hasliberg and spend every weekend/holiday there (got a 10min walk right up to Bidmi, without having to queue at your valley gondola station
) Hmmm… Meiringen is not especially good to find a job except from tourism or energy. Got some friends there, most of them don’t work in the valley.
Oh and yes, the Föhn can be a gift and curse. Be aware that the people from Haslital actually call every wind Föhn, even if it blows from the complete opposite direction
(for others wondering what I’m talking about
: the Föhn is a warm dry local fall wind with up to 60mph). Good thing: the Föhn clears the sky. Many other resorts are covered with thick clouds but Hasliberg has bluebird on Föhn days. Bad thing: exposed gondola won’t run. Since we are already ON the mountain, we don’t have the problem if the main gondola is closed down due to a Föhn storm, so this is actually a very good thing for us, since all the tourist stay down in the valley and we got rather empty slopes
Best thing that can happen is if you manage to get to the peak before all gondolas and chairlifts close down, then you’ve got all the fresh, reachable by the T-bar (which always works) on your own.