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Alpine Ski Tour for Beginners, 3 Days, Switzerland

From: CHF 799

 

 

Alpine ski touring course for beginners prepares you to be able to plan and go on your own high alpine ski touring trips, safely and with confidence. Learn Alpine ski touring techniques as well as avalanche safety and expert tips. Move to 3,000 to 4,000 M peaks.

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    All about the Alpine Ski Tour for Beginners, 3 Days, Switzerland.

    Alpine Ski Touring Course, Switzerland

     

    Overview

    • 3 Days, 2 Nights

    • Staying in a Mountain Hut

    • English Speaking Mountain Guide

    • Learn Alpine Technique and Avalanche Safety

    • Introduction to 3,000 to 4,000 M Peaks

    • Take Ski Touring to the Next Level

     

    Why Do We Recommend It?

    It’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to plan and do your own high alpine ski tours safely. A world-renowned and trusted alpine tour operator. Small groups with plenty of opportunities to ask and discuss everything.

     

    Is It Right for Me?

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: beginner experience necessary
    Terrain: moderately steep alpine terrain
    Alpine technique: you need to have ski touring experience

    If you are still not sure, just contact us.

     

    Can I Go Anytime?

    We have set dates for the tour and our groups are kept small with just 5 to 8 guests per guide. So, it’s important to check with us as soon as possible as the dates book out quickly.

    If you’re not able to join any of these set dates, just contact us and we will see if there are any options for an extra or private tour.

     

    Itsy Bitsy Details

    • Where: Rotondo, Switzerland
    • Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights
    • Tour Starts: Andermatt, Switzerland
    • Tour Ends: Andermatt, Switzerland
    • Fly To: Zurich or Basel
    • Fly From: Zurich or Basel
    • Group Size: 5 to 8
    • Average Ski Touring per Day: 4 to 6 hours
    • Average Climb/Day: Up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

     

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
    • Accommodation with half board: 2 x hut (base camp)
    • Mammut Safety Equipment (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
    • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test
    • “Caution Avalanches” course materials
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Snacks and drinks
    • A CHF 12.- per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles, and insurance CHF 114.-)
    • Ski touring boots (CHF 60.- rental)
    1. Day 1 Day 1

      Individual arrival at Andermatt, welcome by the mountain guide and discussion of the schedule.

      Ascent to the Rotondo Hut at 2,570 meters, with time to refresh your knowledge of emergency equipment and avalanche theory along the way. (Distance: 8 km. Hiking time: 4 hours. Ascent: 1,000 vertical meters).

      Once everything is packed, we’ll have a short introduction to specific touring equipment, and then you’ll be ready to go. We start with a pleasant climb to the Hotel Tiefenbach which will provide the perfect opportunity to learn how to glide uphill on your skis.

      (Distance: 4.5 km; Duration: 2 hours; Ascent: 600 vertical meters).

    2. Days 2-3 Days 2-3

      There are countless options for alpine ski tours around the Rotondo hut. You will climb exciting peaks and have the chance to put your training into practice.

      The options are the Pizzo Lucendro at 2,962 meters, Pizzo Rodondo at 3,192 meters, or the circuit over the Lecki Pass and Mutten Glacier on the Stozigen Firsten 2,752 meters with a great final run down to Realp.

      (Distance: 5-8 km; Hiking time: 4-6 hours; Ascent: 1,000 vertical meters).

    Alpine Ski Touring Course, Switzerland

    This is an alpine ski touring course for skiers with some ski touring experience who’d like to learn high mountain ski touring. We’ll spend 3 days ski touring on some of the spectacular peaks above Andermatt, Switzerland.

    Your mountain guide will work with you and the small group to plan alpine ski tours each day. Adjusting the plans on the go as needed, together with you. You will climb exciting peaks and have the chance to put your training into practice. The options are the Pizzo Lucendro at 2,962 meters, Pizzo Rotondo at 3,192 meters, or the circuit over the Lecki Pass and Mutten Glacier on the Stozigen Firsten 2,752 meters with a great final run down to Realp.

    After the course, you’ll be able to start confidently planning and doing alpine ski tours taking advantage of the excitement and beauty of this high mountain sport.

    Tour Details

    Contents

    • Track setting/safe behavior during ascent/descent
    • Ski techniques for ascent and descent
    • Introduction to tour planning
    • Interpreting dangers using avalanche forecasts and applying this information on a planned tour
    • Use of emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe, and avalanche airbag backpack)

    Aim

    You will be able to plan simple ski tours independently and carry these out in favorable conditions. Depending on your personal fitness level, you will be able to take part in simple to moderate ski tours, e.g. an advanced ski touring course or an alpine ski tour for beginners, etc.

    Technique

    Beginner-Intermediate

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: beginner experience necessary
    Terrain: moderately steep, some steeper sections
    Alpine technique (for ski touring): initial ski touring experience.

    Condition

    Beginner-Intermediate

    Duration from 4 to 6 hours, up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour. Good level of fitness for all-day skiing.

    Small group

    5-8 participants per mountain guide

    Meeting place

    9.30 a.m. Andermatt (train arrival at 9.21 a.m.)

    Departure

    Approx. 3:30 p.m. from Andermatt

    Accommodation

    Rotonduhut SAC, 2570 m

    EQUIPMENT

    Rental equipment

    Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

    • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
    • Avalanche Probe
    • Avalanche Shovel
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
    • Ski touring boots
    • Climbing harness with 1 safelock carabiner
    • Ice axe
    • Crampons with ABS
    • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test

    Technical Equipment

    • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
    • Avalanche Probe
    • Avalanche Shovel
    • Touring backpack (approx. 30l)
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
    • Ski touring boots
    • (telescopic) Ski poles
    • Ski helmet (optional)
    • Climbing harness with 1 safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
    • Ice axe
    • Crampons with ABS

    Clothing

    • 1x Ski jacket and 1x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
    • 1x Softshell and/or fleece jacket
    • 1x Short/long functional underwear
    • 1x Beanie and 1x headband
    • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof, and waterproof pair)
    • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks

    Overnight in the Hut

    Own toiletries, earplugs if required
    Clothes and shoes to wear in the hut (Minimum)

    Food

    Breakfast and dinner at the hut
    Tea and lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
    Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)

    Other

    Sunglasses and ski goggles
    Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
    Camera and binoculars (optional)
    Half fare travelcard (if you have one)
    Thermos flask made from break-proof material
    Headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
    Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
    • Accommodation with half board: 2 x hut (base camp)
    • Mammut Safety Equipment (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
    • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test
    • “Caution Avalanches” course materials
    • Snacks and drinks
    • A CHF 12.- per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles, and insurance CHF 114.-)
    • Ski touring boots (CHF 60.- rental)

    Activity Level: Strenuous

    Fit enough to carry a backpack for a few kilometers. Some ski touring experience is required.

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: beginner experience necessary
    Terrain: moderately steep, some steeper sections
    Alpine technique (for ski touring): initial ski touring experience.

     

    If you are still not sure, just contact us.

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