Entire Swiss ski resort up for grabs in one-off competition
Ever wanted an entire ski resort just to yourself? Well, now's your chance!
For many people, just being able to go skiing among the stunning natural beauty of Switzerland's snowy mountains would represent something of a dream come true.
But one Swiss ski centre is taking this to new heights.
Fideriser Heuberge is running a unique competition that will see the winner enjoy the entire ski resort –including 15km of slopes, Switzerland’s longest toboggan run (12km), three mountain lodges, a hotel and 76 employees – completely to themselves and up to 999 of their friends (222 of which can stay overnight) for 24 hours.
The only costs not covered are those of travel to the resort in Switzerland's southeastern canton of Graubünden and those of food and drinks on the ski fields and in the mountain lodges (apart from breakfast, which is included).
The prize is said to be worth at least 100,000 Swiss francs (€89,000) and the resort believes it is the first of its kind in Switzerland.
“We want to offer something special that is tailored to our area,” Henrik Vetsch, managing director of the resort, told Swiss news site 20 Minuten.
The competition is free and open to everybody. It runs until December 30th. To take part, contestants must simply fill in a form (in German).
The eventual winner will be given access to the resort from 4pm on Sunday January 13th until the same time on Monday 14th January.
So far, around 1,000 people have entered.
As well as offering guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the slopes on their own, Mr Vetsch said the competition was a good way of showing off what the resort has to offer while competing with the prices of rivals.
“With this competition, we are countering the pricing policy of many providers,” said Mr Vetsch.
“But we do not want to lock the resort down on a weekend as this would be unfair to our season ticket holders or chalet owners.”
As well as the slopes, the winner will have access to the ski lifts and an illuminated piste. They will be transported to and from the slopes and given breakfast too.
More details on the competition and how to enter can be found on the resort's website
You can get a look at what to expect in the resort's promotional video below.