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Rail ski safari

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A writer for the British newspaper The Guardian recently had a very clever idea – to travel by train to as many ski resorts as he could in two weeks. He dubbed it a 'rail ski safari' and chose Switzerland, with its 243 ski resorts, as his destination. It's a great idea (at Been-Seen, we love train travel), and adds a whole new dimension to ski holidays.

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The writer, Daniel Elkan, took in resorts like Engelberg, Meiringen and Disentis. He stayed at an igloo hotel (Igloo-Dorf), and traveled from Zermatt to Andermatt on the Glacier Express. He also visited Pontresina, soaking in an outdoor jacuzzi at 3,000 meters.  

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Switzerland has the advantage of being small and having lots of ski resorts, but with some imagination ski safaris could be dreamt up all over the world. Wherever they have snow, that is. And trains, of course. RM

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