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Magic pass offers Swiss skiing value

24th April 2017, by Abi Butcher

The ski resorts of Villars, Crans-Montana, Zinal and Grimentz are included

The ski resorts of Villars, Crans-Montana, Zinal and Grimentz are included

A new season ticket for Swiss ski resorts over the 2017/18 is on sale offering incredible value to skiers and snowboarders — but you need to buy it quick.

The “Magic Pass” was launched on 11 April and offers free, unrestricted access to 25 ski resorts from 1 November 2017 to 30 April 2018 in the cantons of Valais, Vaud, Friborg, Neuchâtel and Bern. These include Villars, Zinal, Grimentz and Crans-Montana.

There are a limited number of passes available at the current promotional rate of CHF359 (around £280) for an adult or CHF249 (around £195) for a child. There is an option to buy a glacier “top up” for an additional CHF100 for children and CHF200 for adults. The rate is around the cost of just a few days’ skiing in even the smallest of the ski resorts included.

Once the current wave of Magic Passes are sold, the next batch will be released at a higher (as yet undisclosed price). “Shelf” prices for the pass, at which it will eventually be sold, after 30 September 2017, are CHF1299.00 (just over £1,000) for adults and CHF799 (£630) for children.

The cooperation of ski resorts had no idea how much demand there would be for the Magic Pass — when the website first went live on 11 April it was jammed with traffic. The ski resorts said the aim is to “make the mountains more accessible to everyone”.

For more information, visit magicpass.ch

The ski resorts

Anzère
Bugnenets-Savagnières
Chandolin
Charmey
Château D’Oex
Crans-Montana Aminona
Crêt-du-Puy
Grimentz-Zinal
Jaun
La Berra
La Lécherette
Les Diablerets
Les Marécottes
Les Mosses
Les Paccots
Leysin
Mayens de Conthey
Moléson
Nax – Mt-Noble
Ovronnaz
Rathvel
Schwarzsee
St-Luc
Tramelan
Vercorin
Villars-Gryon



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