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Dynamic prices conceal premiums on Ski Tickets

Some ski resorts laminating increases with so-called dynamic prices, General price, in order to maximize profits. Add to this that skiers will be punished with significantly higher prices, if you want to when the weather is nice or on weekends on the slopes.

To this end, the Foundation for consumer protection in a study, after taking the pricing in eight ski areas under the magnifying glass. "Dynamic prices" were not transparent and hardly comparable, writes the consumer protection, in a communication of Friday.

it was Clear: "Dynamic prices" would be for most consumers mostly a negative impact. The important Element of price transparency, and security to be lost. Although the "dynamic factors" weather and the time of booking decisive influence on the prices of day tickets would have, would be no understandable information available to understand how the prices are affected.

From the comparison of the ski resorts of the 4 Vallées, Andermatt-Sedrun, Crans-Montana, Gstaad, Laax, Pizol, St. Moritz and Zermatt the following findings arise: The weather is one of the dominating pricing factors, were to be found the appropriate information on the website, but barely. The customer is therefore dependent on conjecture, or how, or how strongly the weather can affect the price of a day ticket will.

251 ski resorts in Switzerland - in 15 of them will be calculated in the ski season 2019/20 already "dynamic". And although these are only seven percent of ski resorts, the impact of large writes to the consumer protection. Because some of these 15 ski resorts were among the largest in Switzerland and had a significant influence on the country-wide price developments. (Dec/sda)

Created: 29.11.2019, 13:38 PM

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