Skiing in Switzerland will be more expensive this winter
Skiing in Switzerland will be more expensive this winter. We are all looking forward to the new skiing season and hope for a good, calm and affordable one. But, due to rising energy costs, many Swiss mountain resorts are raising their prices this winter.
According to Swiss media, the cost of skiing in some Swiss Alps resorts will increase.
The price of ski lift passes will increase in high-altitude areas during the upcoming ski season.
So far, several ski areas have announced impending price hikes.
A 9.4 % increase in adult prices was reported by the Bernese resorts of Adelboden-Lenk, Gstaad, Jungfrau, and Meiringen-Hasliberg.
Saas-Fee (VS) ski area spokesperson Yves Audrimont told Swiss media that day passes and multi-day passes would be up to 5 % more expensive. In other words, you will have to pay 78 CHF instead of 75 as last year.
Ticket prices are also increasing at Bergbahnen Wildhaus in the canton of St. Gallen, according to spokesperson Urs Gantenbein.
Adult day passes will now cost 58 CHF instead of 55 CHF.
Season tickets for Riederalp, Bettmeralp, and Fiesch-Eggishorn in the Aletsch glacier area will rise from 777 to 850 CHF.
No price increase is expected …
There are, however, some ski areas that will not increase their prices.
The price increases are waived in Arosa-Lenzerheide (GR), Laax and Zermatt (VS), Engelberg-Titlis (LU), and Crans-Montana (VS).
“The euro’s current rate and inflation are making it impossible for us to raise our prices”, says Stefan Reichmuth, spokesperson for the Arosa Lenzerheide mountain railway.
“If we raised prices, we’d lose our competitiveness” against European ski resorts, where Swiss skiers’ prices are lower due to the franc-euro exchange rate.”
Verbier (VS), a popular resort for British tourists, is also not raising its prices.
It is clear, however, that rising energy costs will affect pricing if they continue to increase, according to Laurent Vaucher, director of Téléverbier ski lifts.
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