Post # 1
I have a 4 week winter break next year, but our venue is only available 10 days before I have to start school again- so we would have 9 days to go to Switzerland. We don’t plan to travel around, we would like to spend the whole time at a ski resort. FI’s family think we are crazy and are trying to get us to go to Canada instead so that we won’t have as much travel time.
Post # 3
If you are just going to a ski resort and not traveling around, I don’t think you will have a problem with 9 days. You will pretty much only be there for 7 days with 2 days of traveling though.
Post # 4
Agree with the commenter above – depends on when you book your flights but you will lose days for travel (but probably going to Canada too) and have to deal with a time change. It’s beautiful (my dad lives there) and worth the trip.
Post # 5
@erinmarie2043: Thanks for your input! Any recommendations for resorts?
Post # 6
we did 10 days in the summer and saw rome, florence, tuscany wine tour, pompeii and vatican. 9 days in one place is DEF enough! I encourage you to travel around at least a bit!!
Post # 7
@Fireflysushi: Though it might be a little stressful, are you open to the idea of doing your honeymoon before your wedding? You could go for two weeks and return 1 week before the wedding.
But if you are just going to a ski resort, I guess it might not make much of a difference. Totally up to you two!
Post # 8
@Fireflysushi: I have never been skiing there but Zermatt is a lovely place to go. Also skiing around the Jungfrau region…you’ve got a lot of places there. If you go to the Jungfrau region (Kleine Schiedegg, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen etc.) then ski or train to Brandegg – best apple fritters ever! Wengen is a good resort to stay at as you are already halfway up the mountain…but very expensive. Interlaken will give lots of options but expect to spend over an hour travelling to and from skiing. So I would suggest Grindelwald.
Post # 9
DH and I spent 2.5 weeks in Switzerland in 2009, and we spent 4 days in Zermatt, but we easily could have stayed their longer. I second PP that the Jungfrau region is also amazing and there is lots to do. I didn’t ski at all when I was there (it was summer) but I think 9 days would be fine.
Post # 10
9 days is plenty of time to spend in a ski resort, so you’ll be fine.
I’ve been to Zermatt, and the skiing is great there. We stayed at the Cervinia side, though, since it is much cheaper. The ski area is large, there are some really great runs, and the mountains are gorgeous. I have also always wanted to go to Wengen, mainly because the world cup downhill course there looks awesome.
Post # 11
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If you are planning to only go skiing at a resort then i think 9 days would be great. I t would be a 7 day stay with 2 days lost for travel. Zermatt is great and has lots of skiing oppertunities (I’ve been there before and it’s amazing). Jungfrau region is also very nice with huge spaces for skiing. If you need names or so message me and good luck 🙂
Post # 12
@Fireflysushi: My view is 4 days is too short and 2 weeks is ideal. So you aren’t going for the ideal amount of time, but plenty of time. You will have a great time!
Post # 13
For just staying in one location 9 days is plenty imo. We went to Switzerland last year for 7 days and went to 3 different places. (We get bored staying in one spot and like to constantly move around and see as much as we can.)
Post # 14
@Fireflysushi: 9 days is plenty. When i went we would stay at a town for a few days and then move on. I loved Engelburg, Geneva and Jongfraujoch (highest peak in Europe).
Post # 15
I think it’s fine if you’re spending most of it in one place. If you do 2-3 countries in that span it’s just exhausting.
If you’re anything like me, though, you’ll spend a long time getting over jet-lag. It takes me a full week when we go to the UK 🙁 I know not everyone is that bad, though.
Post # 16
Where do you live? If you’re from the USA, I agree with your family that Canada is a much better choice. You can sit in the same gorgeous ski lodge in Canada for half the price of Switzerland and without the long flight and jet lag. I might be biased but Canada is so beautiful and you can ski in Banff, Canmore, Whistler, or Tremblant. Switzerland would make more sense if you had more time and were doing some sightseeing.