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Reflecting On Great Student Reviews

In the next few weeks I would like to focus of the comments from our customers about various aspects of their recent school ski trips to Switzerland with Ski Gower.

This week we look at resort suitability. In 2015 we focused on four key Swiss resorts, all with pistes above 2000m. These were Leysin, Fiesch, Saas Fee and in Eastern Switzerland Davos. In three of the resorts our accommodations are within walking distance of the lifts. For Saas Fee we use accommodation in the village of Saas Grund, literally just a 5 minute drive from Saas Fee itself.

In all the resorts skis can be stored overnight either by the lifts or actually on the mountain and in Saas Fee and Fiesch boots can be stored there too.

Importantly all of them offer over 100kms of skiing for the students and excellent beginners areas and excellent progression onto more difficult slopes. Vitally, the lift systems are second to none and so that means that despite these resorts featuring in the top ten of Swiss resorts, the lift queues even at peak times of year are minimal, allowing students to get as many ski miles in their legs as possible which helps them to progress very quickly throughout the week.

In the evenings there is also plenty to keep the students occupied including ice skating, swimming, bowling and in Leysin an absolutely stunning snow-tubing park, which I know has been the highlight of many a student’s week.

We ask our clients to score their resorts as either Terrible; Poor; Average; Good or Excellent and out of the 15 random comments forms from this last winter, that I currently have on my desk, we had no comments for Terrible; Poor or even Average.

Two clients though the resorts were Good and the remaining 13 clients all thought that the resorts were excellent. One school from Bristol commented that there was “great progress for the beginners and plenty for the experienced skiers too”. They went to Fiesch.

Peter Cook
General Manager, Ski Gower
May 2015

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