Fondue Party at the Eiger!

Stay in the historic Hotel Falken, ski the UNESCO Hertiage Jungfrau region, take the train up inside the Eiger and ski the glacier behind. Explore Grindevald, Murin, and Wengen on ski or sled. Late night Fondue party. Don't miss this one.

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.
Last March, Weems Westfeldt and I took a group of folks of all different skiing abilities and ages to Wengen, Switzerland and ended up having the best group trip ever. (And we've been on, and run, a LOT of group trips over the years!)

Imagine staying in a hotel that feels like it's your undiscovered family's ancestral vacation home.. and you are welcome! Sing along or listen to great music every night in the living room as our friend Cathy plays on the baby grand. Enjoy amazing wine, wonderful food, family style dinners with the owners of the hotel and the other guests, most of whom have been coming to Wengen for 35 years or more!

We heli-skied glaciers, hunted for rare spring powder with local back country guides, skied slush from beer haus to beer haus, enjoyed lunch in Grindevald one day, and fondu in the shadow of the Eiger the next. If you've never skied Europe, and you love the idea of small, friendly towns, this is the place to come. The entire region is a UNESCO heritage site, so there are very limited cars, beautiful walk streets, and cable cars going EVERYWHERE.

$4800.00 USD per person includes: 

- Transport  to and from Zurich to the Hotel Falken in Wengen
- All Tours (heli flight time not included) and extra local guides
- Lift, train and tram tickets
- Breakfast, dinner and double occupancy room at Hotel Falken
- Exploration of Murin, Grindevald and Wengen on skis, sleds, or by foot. - Historic, elegant locations in the UNESCO heritage site
- Special trips (ski the Altsch glacier if conditions permit)
- Ride the Jungfrauloch up inside the Eiger for an amazing day of exploration. 
- Families and Non-Skiers are welcome at a discounted price
- Moonlight ski & fondue dinner party included
- Yoga and meditation every morning
- Tech Talk and Transformational Adventures meeting every afternoon
- Each participant receives two one hour personal coaching sessions with Kate before or after the trip. 

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Your guides and coaches

Kate loves to travel. But she hates being a tourist.

Kate says, "My mission is to create trips that make you feel like you are living the local's life. These aren't trips where you get tips from locals. We stay with them, eat with them, friends of friends guide us around, show us their favorite things, show off their homes, and we, the lucky few, get a special insight into life, skiing, food, and fun through a truly unique lens."

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Brian Smith is a PSIA National Alpine Team member and a really fun guy to ski with! Brian says: "I’m most attracted to the excitement of skiing in different kinds of terrain and conditions. I grew up racing, and racing has its share of different conditions, but is limited in that it takes place on traditionally cut trails. Having started out as a gate banger, I’m now a tree skiing bump freak. Experiencing the freedom of the open mountain environment is where I’m most happy. Going to different areas of any one resort is an adventure both in scenery and in conditions."

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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
"I’ve been an alpine ski teacher since 1985. I’m from the Eastern Division. I worked at Gore and Whiteface ski areas exclusively from 1985 and currently train staff at Gore mountain part-time in late November early December.

I currently work for the Aspen ski Schools at Aspen Highlands. I became an examiner in 2000 in the Eastern Division and currently work as an examiner in both the Rocky Mountain and Eastern divisions."
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!
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: $4,800 USD

Non-Refundable Deposit at time of booking: $2400.00 USD

Final Payment Required: by February 10, 2018

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

Exclusion:
Meals outside Hotel Falken
Alcohol beverages
Flights
Gratuities

Schedule: 

March 3 before 3:30 pm: Arrive Zurich International Airport

Departure Time to Wengen by private van: 5:30 PM Local Time March 3

March 4 - 9 ski the Jungfrau region, everywhere from Wengen to Murin to Grindevald, the Altsch glacier (conditions permitting), Heli days for those who want a grand adventure, evening fondu hike for the best Fondu in Switzerland, and so much more. 

March 10 - early morning departure to Zurich for 8 am checkins for 10 am earliest flights home. 

March 11 - optional bonus day in Zurich with Kate exploring the art and history of this incredible town (at own expense). Evening of wonderful music and food. 

March 12 - last flights home
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