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1. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 10y

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Hi. I want to go sking on february and the best airfares go to Basel. Are there good places to go sking (actualy snowboarding) from there? Our idea is to rent a car, but we don't want to go very far away and lose time on the road.

Our other option would be go to Milan and find a ski place from there.
Is that a better idea?

Thanks.

Aline

2. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

Hi Aline,

From Basel, the nearest ski regions are about 2 hours away (by car) (Engelberg region). I would recommend to fly into Geneva, because it is better situated and from there you have to choice between the French or Swiss alps. I would not rent a car, I would rather look for a but transfer into the ski region (I think easyjet might offer something like that, but please check).

cheers,
kat

3. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 10y

Thank you. I know Geneva is more central, but it was a lot cheaper to Basel. So we decided to save some money on the air tickets.

Does anyone have any suggestions for the best places to go sking about 2 hours from Basel, by car or train?

Tks.

Aline

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

You can go by direct train to Luzern, Interlaken, Brig (for Sion etc) easily, which are decent hubs for skiing, or with a change, any number opf other places.

Basel is fine. However, not that Basel airport is actually Basel-Freiburg-Mulhouse, serving cities in 3 countries and is in France, so you will need to get into Basel before you can continue to the slopes.

5. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 10y

Hi. Thanks to my travel helpers, I have decided to go to Flumserberg. it was not easy already to find a good deal for carnaval. Have anyone stayed in Hotel Gauenpark? Any tips for Flumserberg or anything closeby that I must visit.

Tks.

Aline