Hello Swiss Newschoolers,
I am looking at moving to the Swiss alps this season and skiing your beautiful country. At the moment, I'm looking at Laax or Gstaad. I am looking at moving around the beginning of January. I have just a few questions.
1) How much can I expect to pay for a flat in either of these places? I am not looking for anything extremely nice and would rather live with some roommates if that would cut costs. How much for a 1 bedroom flat? A single bedroom in a shared flat?
2) What advantages do the hills have? It seems like the Gstaad area has a ton of skiable terrain but Laax seems to have a better reputation.
3) Is it possible to get a flat in January once I arrive? I was looking at staying at some of the cheaper hostel accommodations for a few weeks while I look for a place. Rider's Resort looks really nice in Laax and is very cheap as well.
4) I am fluent in English and can read and understand a little French. Would it be possible to get a part-time job? I have a university degree in finance and lots of experience in banking/stock markets.
Thanks so much for the help!