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Maighelshütte SAC 2310 m

Snowshoe Tour for Beginners, 2 Days, Graubünden, Switzerland

From: CHF 449

 

 

Be guided and instructed by professional mountain guides, learning hiking techniques as well as safety in the mountains. All while exploring the magic of this high mountain pass area, and staying in an authentic Swiss Alpine Club mountain hut.

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    All about the Snowshoe Tour for Beginners, 2 Days, Graubünden, Switzerland.

    Snowshoe Tour for Beginners

     

    Overview

    • 2 Days

    • Overnight in Swiss Alpine Hut (2,310 M)

    • No Experience Required

    • English Speaking Mountain Guides

    • Learn Technique & Avalanche Safety

     

    Why Do We Recommend It?

    It’s operated by one of Switzerland’s most experienced and trusted mountain experience companies. Plus, you learn hiking techniques as well as avalanche forecasting and the use of modern avalanche safety equipment. All while snowshoeing amongst the beauty of the Swiss Alps.

     

    Is It Right for Me?

    You don’t require any technical knowledge or experience. You’ll be hiking for 4 to 6 hours per day, 1,000 vertical meters. If you’re still not sure, just get in touch and we’ll talk with you to ensure it’s the right choice.

    Can I Go Anytime?

    The tour is scheduled for set dates. However, if these dates don’t work for you, get in touch and we’ll discuss options available for your own dates.

    Itsy Bitsy Details

    • Where: Maighels – Oberalp, Graubünden, 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 9 people per guide
    • Average Snowshoe/Day: 4 to 6 hours
    • Average Climb/Day: 1, 000 M

     

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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 a mountain guide
    • Accommodation with half board: 1 x SAC hut (base camp)
    • Mammut Safety Equipment (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag)
    • 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.
    • Transport (train journey Andermatt-Oberalp CHF 5.-)
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Hut tax CHF 12.- per night if not a SAC/Alpine Club member
    • Snowshoes incl. poles (CHF 40.- rental)
    • Optional: Swiss Mountain Training Avalanche Certificate CHF 30.-
    1. Day 1 Day 1

      Individual arrival at Andermatt, welcome by the mountain guide and fitting of rental equipment. Then, a group journey by train on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn to the Oberalp Pass.

      This day’s tour will take you through the Tgatlems at the foot of the Pazola and Rossboden Mountains to the Maighels Hut at 2,310 m. On the way, you will be given hiking technique tips, an introduction to avalanche theory, and instruction on how to use emergency equipment. (Distance: 5 km, Duration 2.5 hours, Ascent: 500 vertical meters/Descent: 250 vertical meters)

      Dinner at the hut.

    2. Day 2 Day 2

      From the hut, you will climb up the Maighels Valley to the Maighels Pass at 2,420 m, which also marks the border between the Swiss cantons of Graubünden and Uri.

      The descent to the Vermigel Hut follows via Portgeren. You will hike along the Reuss River through the picturesque Unteralp Valley to Andermatt. There will be time to have a drink together here before our two days of discovery and learning come to an end. (Distance: 13 km, Duration 4.5 hours, Ascent: 300 vertical meters/Descent: 1150 vertical meters)

    Snowshoe Tour for Beginners
    2 Days, Graubünden, Switzerland

     

    Here is a perfect opportunity to get away on a short winter activity holiday, discover the Swiss Alps, and learn to snowshoe. Our snowshoe tour for beginners is a 2-day snowshoe course, where your mountain guide will instruct you on technique as well as safety. All while snowshoeing across the high alpine region of Graubünden.

    You don’t need any previous experience with snowshoes, or high alpine touring.

    Something else that makes this short tour special is that you get the opportunity to dine and stay overnight in the Maighelshütte SAC 2310 m. The hut is one of many high alpine huts that are part of the Swiss Alpine Club. These huts are nestled high in the mountains and provide refuge for wearing mountaineers, hikers, and tourers. The food and ambiance are always special and the views are spectacular.

     

    Equipment

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

    • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
    • Avalanche Probe
    • Avalanche Shovel
    • Avalanche-Airbag-Backpack
    • MSR Snowshoes
    • (telescopic) Ski poles
    • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test

     

    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
    • Warm, robust winter shoes, must be lace-able and have solid soles or mountain boots

     

    In the Hut

    • Own toiletries, earplugs if required
    • Clothes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
    • Slipper socks are provided at the hut
    • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
    • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if you have one)

     

    Food

    • Breakfast and dinner are 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 Things

    • 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

     

    What Will You Learn?

    • Hiking and Snowshoe technique tips
    • Introduction to avalanche theory and interpreting avalanche forecasts
    • Introduction to the 3 x 3 method
    • Use of emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe), rescue procedures
    • Learn how the avalanche airbag backpack functions

     

    Course Aim

    Depending on your personal fitness levels, by the end of the tour, you will be able to take part in easy to moderate snowshoe tours e.g. Schanfigg-Prättigau, Val Müstair, etc.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    • Guidance and supervision provided by a mountain guide
    • Accommodation with half board: 1 x SAC hut (base camp)
    • Mammut Safety Equipment (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag)
    • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test
    • “Caution Avalanches” course materials
    • Transport (train journey Andermatt-Oberalp CHF 5.-)
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Hut tax CHF 12.- per night if not a SAC/Alpine Club member
    • Snowshoes incl. poles (CHF 40.- rental)
    • Optional: Swiss Mountain Training Avalanche Certificate CHF 30.-

    Activity Level: Moderate Adventure Holiday

    You don’t need any experience or technical knowledge. As long as you have average fitness and are able to hike between 4 to 6 hours.

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