Ski Touring Switzerland

English Ski Touring Course (Snowboard), 2 Days, Andermatt, Switzerland

From: CHF 499

 

 

English Ski Touring Course prepares you to plan and go on your own ski touring trips, safely and with confidence. Learn ski touring techniques as well as avalanche safety and expert tips. No experience necessary.

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    All about the English Ski Touring Course (Snowboard), 2 Days, Andermatt, Switzerland.

    English Ski Touring Course, Switzerland

     

    Overview

    • 2 Days, 1 Night

    • Staying at Andermatt Alpine Apartments

    • English Speaking Mountain Guide

    • Learn Technique and Avalanche Safety

    • No Ski Touring Experience Required

    • For Skiers and Snowboarders

     

    Why Do We Recommend It?

    It’s the perfect location to learn how to plan and do your own ski tours safely. A world-renowned and trusted alpine tour operator. Small groups with plenty of opportunities to ask and discuss everything. The entire course is conducted in English.

     

    Is It Right for Me?

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: no experience necessary
    Terrain: relatively steep, open terrain

    For snowboarders: confident traversing (frontside/backside)
    Ability to ride flat areas using a sliding technique (ski poles)

    If you are still not sure, just contact us.

    What People Say About The Trip

    Andermatt is the perfect place and our guide was incredible. I learnt so much and had an amazing time in the mountains. Thanks again!

     

    Can I Go Anytime?

    We have set dates for the tour and our groups are kept small with just 3 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: Andermatt, Switzerland
    • Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
    • Tour Starts: Andermatt, Switzerland
    • Tour Ends: Andermatt, Switzerland
    • Fly To: Zurich or Basel
    • Fly From: Zurich or Basel
    • Group Size: 3 to 8
    • Average Ski Touring per Day: 2 to 4 hours per day
    • Average Climb/Day: Up to approx.700 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.
    • Guidance and supervision provided by an English speaking mountain guide
    • Accommodation (double room): 1x apartment (self service) or 1x hotel (half-board)
    • Mammut Safety Equipment to test (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
    • “Caution Avalanches” course materials
    • 15% discount on mammut.com
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel to the course
    • Transport (possible journey by mountain rail)
    • Meals depending on your overnight stay, snacks, and drinks
    • Optional: Swiss Mountain Training Avalanche Certificate CHF 30.
    1. Day 1 Hit The Mountains

      After the initial welcome and equipment handover, you will begin your first tour. You will ascent using skins and in doing so learn the skills for touring ascents and later for descents. An introduction to using emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, airbag) will complement this exciting day.

    2. Day 2 Ski Touring

      On day 2, there will be several appealing peaks to choose from. Together with the group, the mountain guide will select the destination, depending on conditions and the weather. Possible peaks are the Pazolastock 2,740 m, the Winterhorn 2,662 m and the Tälligrat 2,748 m. (Distance: 5-7 km.

      Duration: 2-4 hours. Ascent: approx. 700 vertical meters).

    English Ski Touring Course, Andermatt, Switzerland

    This is a ski touring course for both skiers and snowboarders to develop skills and knowledge while enjoying ski tours. We’ll spend 2 days ski touring in Andermatt, Switzerland.

    Your English-speaking mountain guide will work with you and the small group to plan ski tours each day. Adjusting the plans on the go as needed, together with you. This allows you to enjoy the great ski touring in this area while learning all of the essential elements of ski or snowboard touring.

    You don’t require any previous experience with ski tours, as long as you are confident at skiing on the piste, we will help you to be confident and safe ski touring. This will open up great possibilities and great freedom to plan and enjoy skiing without the crowds and expensive day tickets.

    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

    Depending on your personal fitness levels, you will be able to take part in easy to moderate guided courses and tours e.g. a basic ski touring course, free touring in Andermatt

    Technique

    Beginner

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: no experience necessary
    Terrain: relatively steep, open terrain

    For snowboarders: confident traversing (frontside/backside)
    Ability to ride flat areas using a sliding technique (ski poles)

    Condition

    Beginner-intermediate

    Duration from 2 to 4 hours, up to approx. 700 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

    Small group

    3-8 participants per English-speaking mountain guide

    Meeting place

    9.15 a.m. Andermatt (train arrival 9.06 a.m. Andermatt)

    Departure

    Approx. 4 p.m. from point of departure

    Accommodation

    Andermatt Alpine Appartments, Bärengasse 1, CH-6490 Andermatt

    Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Bärengasse 1, CH-6490 Andermatt

    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
    • Avalanche-Airbag-Backpack
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles)
    • Ski touring boots
    • MSR Snowshoes (for Snowboarders)
    • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket

    Technical equipment

    • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
    • Avalanche Probe
    • Avalanche Shovel
    • Touring backpack or avalanche airbag backpack (approx. 30 l with ski carrier)
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
    • Alpine ski boots or touring ski boots
    • Alternative to ski touring equipment: Splitboard with skins or snowboard and snowshoes including snowboard boots/ Telemark ski and Boots
    • (telescopinc) ski poles
    • Ski helmet (optional)

    Clothing

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

    Overnight

    • Clothes and shoes for the evening (for wearing in the accommodation and in the village)
    • Own toiletries

    Food

    • Breakfast and dinner at the apartment/hotel
    • You need to bring your own hot drinks and lunch or you can buy them in the village
    • 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
    • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    • Guidance and supervision provided by an English speaking mountain guide
    • Accommodation (double room): 1x apartment (self service) or 1x hotel (half-board)
    • Mammut Safety Equipment to test (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
    • “Caution Avalanches” course materials
    • 15% discount on mammut.com
    • Travel to the course
    • Transport (possible journey by mountain rail)
    • Meals depending on your overnight stay, snacks, and drinks
    • Optional: Swiss Mountain Training Avalanche Certificate CHF 30.

    Activity Level: Moderate

    Fit enough to carry a small backpack for a few kilometers. No ski touring experience is required.

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: no experience necessary
    Terrain: relatively steep, open terrain

    For snowboarders: confident traversing (frontside/backside)
    Ability to ride flat areas using a sliding technique (ski poles)

    If you are still not sure, just contact us.

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