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Ski Touring Course (Ski or Snowboard), 3 Days, Andermatt, Switzerland

From: CHF 799

 

 

Ski touring course prepares you to be able 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 required.

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    All about the Ski Touring Course (Ski or Snowboard), 3 Days, Andermatt, Switzerland.

    Ski Touring Course, Switzerland

     

    Overview

    • 3 Days, 2 Nights

    • Staying in an Alpine Hotel

    • 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.

     

    Is It Right for Me?

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: no experience necessary
    Terrain: moderately steep, open terrain
    Alpine technique: you don’t need to have ski touring experience

    For snowboarders: confident traversing (toe-side/heel-side), 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: Furka Pass, Andermatt, 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: 3 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.

     

    More Great Ski and Snowboard Tours

    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 hotel (standard double or twin room)
    • Safety Equipment to test (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
    • “Caution Avalanches” course materials
    • Swiss topographic map of Urseren 1231 (worth CHF 14.-)
    • 15% discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel to the course
    • Luggage transport (ca. CHF 5.-)
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles and insurance CHF 114.-)
    • Ski touring boots (CHF 60.-)
    • Snowshoes incl. poles (CHF 50.-)
    1. Day 1 Arrival

      We each individually arrive at Realp. Welcome introductions and then we’ll hand-out the rental equipment. Your mountain guide will be happy to provide tips and advice for packing your backpack. Any luggage or gear that you don’t need for touring will be taken to the Hotel Tiefenbach by snowmobile.

      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 Ski Touring

      We’ll start with training tours within the area, which you will have planned the evening before in your group, and we’ll continue to discuss these plans out on the terrain.

      The tour destinations will be selected depending on the weather and conditions.

      Possible summits are:
      Chli Bielenhorn 2,904 m
      Klein Furkahorn 3,026 m
      Stotziger Firsten 2,725 m round tour
      Schafberg 2,591 m and further options.

      (Distance: 5-7 km; Duration: 4-6 hours; Ascent: 1,000 vertical meters).

    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 3 days ski touring on the Furka Pass in Andermatt, Switzerland.

    Your 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

    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

    Piste: confident on skis; Powder snow: no experience necessary; Terrain: moderately steep, open terrain; Alpine technique: you don’t need to have ski touring experience

    For snowboarders: confident traversing (toe-side/heel-side), ability to ride flat areas using a sliding technique (ski poles)

    Condition

    Beginner-intermediate

    Duration from 4 to 6 hours, up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

    Small group

    3-8 participants per mountain guide

    Meeting place

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

    Departure

    Approx. 4 p.m. from point of departure

    Accommodation

    Hotel Tiefenbach, Furkapass

    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)
    Technical equipment
    Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
    Avalanche Probe
    Avalanche Shovel
    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
    (telescopic) Ski poles
    Ski helmet

    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)
    Functional socks and spare socks

    Overnight cottage

    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 hotel (standard double or twin room)
    • Safety Equipment to test (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
    • “Caution Avalanches” course materials
    • Swiss topographic map of Urseren 1231 (worth CHF 14.-)
    • 15% discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
    • Travel to the course
    • Luggage transport (ca. CHF 5.-)
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles and insurance CHF 114.-)
    • Ski touring boots (CHF 60.-)
    • Snowshoes incl. poles (CHF 50.-)

    Activity Level: Strenuous

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

    Piste: confident on skis
    Powder snow: no experience necessary
    Terrain: moderately steep, open terrain
    Alpine technique: you don’t need to have ski touring experience

    For snowboarders: confident traversing (toe-side/heel-side), ability to ride flat areas using a sliding technique (ski poles)

     

    If you are still not sure, just contact us.

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