Fox Valley 
Snowdrifters Ski Club


                                           

                                      


Zermatt, Switzerland & Majorca, Spain


Friday, January 21, 2022 through

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


Price: $2,750

Trip Includes:
  • Round trip Air on Lufthansa
  • 7 nights in 3*** Hotel Perren – Breakfast & 4 course dinner every evening at the Hotel
  • Ground Transfers
  • Four-day extension to Majorca Spain with air & 4 night in Hotel Puro Palma with breakfast

Come join the Snowdrifters on January 21, 2022 to Zermatt and Majorca.  If you have never visited Zermatt, you are in for a huge scenic, skiing and dining extravaganza!  Zermatt is Switzerland’s highest ski resort and a winter fairy tale with unlimited fun on snow!  Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts from all over the world congregate in Zermatt.  The ski areas have reliable snow...at an altitude of around 3883 meters between Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia, lies the highest ski area in Switzerland, the Matterhorn ski paradise…360 kilometers of blue, red, black and yellow runs promise fantastic skiing!  Ski the three main ski areas of Rothorn, Gornergrat or Matterhorn Glacier, and then ski across the border to Cervinia, Italy for lunch.  Guests can use modern lifts and cable cars, including the recently opened Matterhorn glacier ride! Zermatt offers an incredible variety of terrain for all levels of skiing or boarding in addition to incredible vistas, and terrain that constantly changes character with 38 towering mountains and pristine slopes!  If you're looking for off-piste skiing, you'll find lots of it in Zermatt as well. There are plenty of large and rarely skied areas with blankets of white powder gold awaiting your challenge.


Zermatt is also renowned for its "all-inclusiveness" and no use of cars in the village – electric-cars and horse-drawn sleighs and carriages are the only transport allowed. If you are a non-skier/boarder? Zermatt boasts a myriad of other activities such as snowshoeing, winter hiking, tobogganing, and helicopter sightseeing flights. And let’s not forget our day trips and excursions to other exciting cities should you want a break from skiing and boarding. Hourly Swiss train service is available from Zermatt to towns (Sion, Martigny, Lausanne etc.) where day trips can be made to visit Roman ruins and medieval castles along with other sightseeing opportunities.


Our lodging is Hotel Perren…our club stayed at the Hotel Perren in 2003 and a few current members still recall our great time there. Hotel Perren is a family-run establishment at the foot of the Matterhorn. The typical Zermatt atmosphere is tangible throughout the friendly family hotel. The Perren, Bregy and Kronig families and their team attend to your individual requirements. Our half-board restaurant LA MONTANARA and the ala-carte restaurant LA BARRIQUE offer local and international specialties from the kitchen and wine cellar every day. www.hotel-perren.ch/


Majorca, Spain - 4 night extension

January 29 – February 2, 2022


Mallorca (Majorca) is one of Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Imagine an island with turquoise blue waters, secret coves, soft golden sands, lush green foliage, rugged mountains, picturesque villages and a vibrant capital city. The island and its capital, Palma, are overflowing with character, while its beaches are famous all around the world. The locally produced foodie delights and wines, delicious traditional cuisine and first-class restaurants with Michelin stars have only added to its appeal. But that's not all. An island steeped in history, Mallorca boasts charming villages, historic sights, an artisan and cultural scene.


A few things to do are:

• Hike parts of the Serra de Tramuntana, a major mountain range that runs along Mallorca’s western coast
• Make day trips to the national parks on the neighboring islands of Cabrera and Dragonera
 • Tour the gothic Palma Cathedral, located in the island capital of the same name
 • Visit the History Museum at Bellver Castle, a former military prison and one of     only a few circular castles in Europe
 • Spend the day exploring village of Valldemossa, a former home to famed artists Frédéric Chopin and George Sand
 • Bike your way through the bucolic village of Sa Calobra
 •  Spend the day sunning yourself on Magaluf Beach
 • Explore the famed Dragon Caves formed thousands of years ago by the ebb and flow of Mediterranean tides

Our hotel is Puro Palma, a boutique design hotel with connected beach club and restaurant converted from a XVII century palace in Palma de Mallorca's old quarter (La Lonja district). The hotel features 2 rooftop terraces and rooms are contemporary design, style and comfort and come with 52-inch plasma TVs and free WI-FI. The hotel is situated in the famous area La Lonja Palma’s finest boutiques, galleries and restaurants and nightlife, as well as the harbor and the cathedral are within walking distance. Puro Palma is also the only urban hotel with two beach clubs. With hotel shuttle service to Purobeach, Palma guests can experience the best of the island. The hotel Bar & Restaurant serves fresh Mediterranean and Asian cuisine and daily breakfast is included.


Payment Schedule :
  •  Deposit -  $500
  •  July - $500
  •   August - $500
  •   September - $500
  •   October - $500
  •   November - Balance is due

* NOTE: All taxes that are currently in effect, including airline taxes are included in the price.   Please note any additional airline tax or fuel surcharge imposed before our final ticketing is beyond our control and will require an adjustment in the final price.   Any fuel surcharge imposed on our ground transfers is also beyond our control and will require an adjustment.  Also, currency exchange rate fluctuations may affect final payment. 


A passport is required for this trip and your passport expiration must be more than 6 months after our return to the USA (i.e. expire after 8/2/22)


Trip insurance is recommended for this trip but is NOT part of the package price. Get more details on our web page here.

                             

For more information about this trip, please contact one of the trip leaders:

  • Frank Hodowal: fthod@aol.com (630-584-0868)
  • Peggy Schmidt:  peggy@completeadvertising.com


In order to protect your investment in this trip, the Snowdrifters Ski Club strongly recommends that you consider purchasing travel insurance.  A good policy will cover trip cancellation, emergency medical treatment and transportation, and lost, stolen or damaged baggage.

You can purchase a policy any time prior to starting the trip, but additional benefits such as coverage of pre-existing conditions are available if you purchase within a certain time limit after you make the trip deposit to the Snowdrifters Ski Club.  Please review the Certificate of Insurance for detail coverage.

  • Travel Insurance Info:  Tour Operator:  Winter Ski and Sport;  Airline:  Lufthansa


Sounds great, how do I sign up?

You need to be a member of the club to join us on this trip.  Not a member yet?  Just click here to fill out a membership application.  

Already a member?  First, click on this link to obtain the forms for the trip liability waiver and refund policy.  Fill these out and sign them.

If you plan to sign up in person at a meeting, click here to obtain a registration form.  Bring all three completed forms to the next meeting along with your payment.
        


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