The four largest Bernese ski resorts are already entering their fourth winter season with the joint pass. 38,000 winter sports enthusiasts bought the pass in the 2018/2019 season, and in the following 2019/2020 season 42,198 people have already opted in. Those running the scheme are therefore confident that they will be able to offer a suitable product, especially in the coming season, when a lot of Swiss people are likely to be spending their holidays and taking excursions in Switzerland.
The advance sale starts on Thursday, 1 October 2020, and again runs until 15 December 2020. The price for adults has increased to CHF 777, the prices for children and young people remain unchanged. The price increase is due to the investments of all the participating ski areas in new facilities and increased quality. At the end of the advance sale, the Top4 skipass will cost 1,100 Swiss francs.
Money back guarantee and protection concept
A Covid-19 money back guarantee applies to all holders of a Top4 skipass. In the event of a lockdown and the resulting closure of all Top 4 ski areas between 1 December 2020 and 5 April 2021, refunds will be made on a pro rata basis. Refunds will be made in cash.
With regard to Covid-19, the Top 4 ski areas are implementing a protection concept based on the requirements of the federal government and the canton of Bern. This can build on the good experiences of the summer. Similar to the public transport protection concept, there are no capacity restrictions for railways and mountain and cable railways, but as with public transport, masks are mandatory. For chairlifts and ski lifts there is no obligation to wear masks. Consideration is being given to the possibility of using a snood or bandana as mouth and nose protection in winter sports.
Sportpass with added value
Holders of the new sportpass can not only enjoy the slopes, but also receive a 33% discount on overnight stays from Sunday to Thursday in selected hotels at the four destinations, plus Interlaken and Kandersteg. More information is available at www.top4.ski and www.top4.ski/hotelrabatt