Ski Switzerland with Weems Westfeldt

March 3 - 10, 2018

A guided trip to one of the most beautiful regions in the world...

We are launching a big fun ski adventure in Wengen, Switzerland in March 2018, and YOU really ought to be there.
We will, of course offer a bit of coaching (because we can't help ourselves!), but mainly we want to show you around, take care of all the details, connect you to beautiful people and places, and do anything and everything to help you have an amazing European ski adventure.

In the evenings and over meals we will tell tall-tales (and some true stories) about Wengen's skiing, history, and the mountains. We want to share this place with you.

And maybe you can buy a cowbell. And we will tell you the story of short legged Swiss cows. And you'll probably buy a chocolate bar or two.

The Place

Wengen is located in the Jungfrau Region of the Bernese Oberland. It is surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains in Switzerland in the high country of the Canton of Bern.

The queen of this mountain range is Switzerland’s highest peak—the Jungfrau (the Virgin), and she is surrounded by others nearly her size: the Monch, Shreckhorn, Breithorn, Wetterhorn, and the storied and stunning Eiger.

The panorama of the Jungfrau Region—A UNESCO World Heritage Region—is really one of finest in the world. An endless party for your eyes!

The Hotel

We will stay at the Hotel Falken, right in the heart of Wengen
It is an exquisite historic and elegant hotel with great food and great apres ski relaxing
Sina also runs Sina’s Bar in Wengen
Good food, good drinks, and good gemutlichkeit!

The Skiing

Wengen is the home to the Lauberhorn: the longest and one of the toughest World Cup Downhills in the world.
We will use chairlifts, trams, and trains for uphill (and some downhill) transportation.

Special Trips

The pass between the Lauberhorn and the Eiger is called Kleine Scheidegg. From there it is possible to take a train up and inside of the Eiger.

There is a viewing platform inside the mountain itself from which you can see an unbelievable panorama of the Alps. The train continues on through the Monch to the highest railway statioin Europe--at the saddle between the Jungfrau and the Monch--called the Jungfraujoch.

From there you have an another incredible view of the massive Aletsch Glacier.
If the weather and snow conditions permit, we will be able to ski down the Aletsch Glacier. At the foot of the glacier we'll have a van to take us back to Wengen.

The People

We have a whole gang of people who will guide us and give us the local color, stories and history we need
Weems Westfeldt is a former everything. These days, he's just trying to get up in the morning and eat solid food.

He also happens to be the author of Brilliant Skiing Every Day, and a mentor and friend to almost everyone in the world of skiing.

Kate has mentioned his name as far away as the Straights of Magellan… (...you know, near Antarctica?) and had people know who he is and asked her to please say hello for them.
Sina Cova, a Wengen local, operates the Hotel Falken. She is also a former member of the Italian Ski Team. Her brother, Andrea, was instrumental in operating and expanding the Hotel, until his untimely death several years ago.

Andrea was also one of Weems's racing buddies at Le Rosey--the school in Gstaad. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Jungfrau Region World Heritage status for this area.

We are fortunate enough to be staying with Sina in her beautiful, historic, family hotel!
Weems went to school in Gstaad, (also in the Bernese Oberland), and his ski coach, who is still racing in the veteran’s races in Switzerland, will join us for a few days and show us around.
Herve Durgnat, a former member of the Swiss Ski Team, and a former ski pro both in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico and at Coronet Peak in Queenstown New Zealand. Herve has been an important member of the Swiss National Ski Instructors organization. He'll join us also for a few days.
Kate Howe, a ski pro in the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen. Kate is also a trainer in the SSSA, as well as an examiner in the PSIA-RM in Colorado. Kate’s passion is in ferreting out special experiences for her traveling ski clients and connecting them with authentic and wonderful food, wine and snow. Looks like we are winning with this one!

The Logistics

Save Your Spot Now – Spaces Are Limited
Total inclusive price per person: $4,200 USD

Non-Refundable Deposit at time of booking: $2100.00 USD

Final Payment Required: 60 days prior to travel (Tuesday, January 2, 2018)

Inclusion:
Guides
Airport transfers
Room and board at Hotel Falken
Sightseeing train tickets
Ski rentals and passes.

Exclusion:
Meals outside Hotel Falken
Alcohol beverages
Flights
Gratuities

Schedule: 

Departure Point:  Zurich International Airport - International Terminal 

Departure Time: 5:30 PM Local Time (Plan to arrive in Zurich before 3:30 PM)

Duration:
6 nights / 7 days 

Optional Extended Stay:
3 nights / 4 days

Return Details: 
Return to original departure point at approximately 8:00 AM Local Time, so you can book your return after 10:00 AM. 

We carry liability insurance for our trips, and additionally, we require our guests to purchase trip insurance.

We recommend World Nomads for your trip insurance, they are affordable and offer incredible coverage! While things rarely go wrong, it is important to be covered just in case something happens.

You can find World Nomads here: https://www.worldnomads.com/
Special Pricing:  $4200.00 USD per person  

- Once-in-a-lifetime trip with skiing legend and beloved Aspen ski instructor Weems Westfeldt
- Tours, great meals, fun skiing
- Historic, elegant locations
- Special trips, Wonderful people 
- Families and Non-Skiers are welcome
Optional 
- Extended stay
- Moonlight ski & fondue dinner party  

Spaces are Limited!

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