We are also planning on being in Zermatt for a few days in mid March and are interested in an off-piste guide for a day (I am invited to be a visiting lecturer at a symposium at the Univ. of Basel, so will only have a few days to ski). I have a few additional questions:
- are similar off-piste experiences available in St Moritz or Arosa, and how do you contrast the skiing and mountain experience at those resorts with Zermatt? I am asking because kosher food, which we require, is more readily available in those 2 towns- each has a kosher hotel- compared with Zermatt (the alternative is to travel with our own food from Zurich and perhaps rent an apartment instead of taking a hotel).
- we will bring our own boots, but are thinking of renting skis to avoid having to deal with them for the rest of the trip. Can you suggest anyplace to get higher end skis? I would prefer to ski the same skis that I have now (Atomic Snoops). Should these or something of similar dimensions be difficult to find? Can one guarantee rentals in advance?
Thanks- this will be my first trip to Europe and I am really looking forward to it!