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Short Easter trip

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Following some great advice on here for weeks in Schladming and Saalbach already this season, we thought we'd try once more before settling down to write some trip reports.

Me and my other half have the chance of cheapish flights to either Zurich or Geneva from 28th March to 2nd April. We're after good intermediate skiing and somewhere with at least a little bit of life (not necessarily Austrian apres levels). I'd probably avoid St Anton and Ischgl as I've been a few times to both, but like the experience of travelling by train (not a necessity though).

So far I've looked at Grindelwald and Flims. Does anyone have experience of these villages at Easter and/or are there better options we should consider? All countries considered!

Thanks in advance.
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Verbier?

Saas Fee?
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@under a new name, thanks - will add these to the list.
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You could also get the train from Geneva Airport to Zermatt. It's a beautiful rail journey.

I think the Swiss Rail website does a special offer transfer ticket to anywhere in Switzerland, so that may be worth checking.

Zermatt isn't cheap but it's stunning and must be done at least once in every skiers lifetime! Very Happy
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Thanks @Bergmeister, it does sound great. It's only the longish transfer that puts me off for a shorter trip - will definitely consider Zermatt for a full week next season though.

Prepared to consider France as well if the transfer is approx 2 hours or less.
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We decided on La Thuile in the end because:

a. we need somewhere a bit quieter after two weeks of cracking Austrian apres Very Happy
b. we've never been to the area and we also fancy trying out Courmayeur for the day (and maybe Pila)

Only problem is getting there - we arrive after the last AostaExpress bus, so would need to hire a care or get a taxi from Geneva. Can any snowheads advise on how the drive down to the Aosta valley is ? Also any recommendations of reliable taxi companies in the area would be great.

Thanks
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Imagine taxi from GVA will be 💰💰💰. Swiss taxis are v. pricey. Uber has arrived and is much cheaper but doubt Uber will go across border. Try La Thuile Tourist office for advice?
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Almost certainly that Uber won't pick up at Geneva airport. Not sure Uber to Aosta will be any cheaper anyway. Do the Italians have the internet yet? Or telephones?

Car hire prob best bet. Easy drive.
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Valluga,
Its an easy drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel - but check the price in advance to avoid crashing the car (in shock) as you approach the toll booth! Toofy Grin

Remember to let us know how you get on! Very Happy

Oh - and you could easily drive to Cervinia for the day from La Thuile (& ski Zermatt from there wink )
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Thanks @Bergmeister, I hadn't considered the Cervinia option. Staying in a 4* hotel for virtually nothing, so the tunnel charge is slightly more bearable.

@under a new name, yes they do - just thought I'd ask for recommendations/personal experiences on here first.
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@Valluga, which hotel did you get a good price at in La Thuile? Also looking for a few nights away close to Geneva a week after you though!
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@kitenski, we're staying at the Miramonti...mainly due to them accepting hotels.com "free nights" though. At full price it would have been out of our budget for a 3rd trip, but it looks like there are some decent cheaper alternatives nearby?
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@valluga We drove last week from Geneva to La Thuile - really easy drive took about 1hr 45mins on the way there (not including stop at big Carrefour supermarket in Sallanches). Return journey (for 10am flight home) took a bit longer as we got caught up in morning traffic around Geneva, so more like 2hrs 15 mins. Remember to get a return ticket for the Mont Blanc tunnel as much cheaper. Car hire was from swiss side so we had chains etc - all very straight forward. Let us know how you get on.
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@Valluga,
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