Backcountry Skiing trips – Switzerland

Switzerland is a skiers paradise, with countless mountains and heavy snow in abundance. Backcountry skiing is the perfect way to discover the hidden delights on offer in this small but mighty country!

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Switzerland is a very unique country, with the different regions influenced by the respective neighboring countries, resulting in different languages being spoken and a different culture and vibe being felt depending where in the country you are.

The big cities of Zurich and Geneva are much more business-focused and urban than the rest of the country, with cities such as Bern, Basel and Lucerne being much prettier and close to nature.

Some of the backcountry skiing can be quite challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.




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Moderate for most of the year, with Summer averaging around 20 degrees celsius, however temperatures in Winter often drop below 0 degrees celsius.


German, French, Italian, Romansh


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How to get there

Flights to Zurich and Geneva from all major European hubs, and easy access overland from neighboring countries Italy, Germany, France, Austria and Liechtenstein.

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Best time to visit

December-March, when the weather is coldest and snowfall is heaviest.






What People are Saying

  • 35 reviews


Very good experience. Great guide. Bad weather but we managed to really enjoy the weekend. Thanks!
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Adrien Muratet
Etienne is a great guide with plenty of mountain knowledge and experience. He expertly guided the 4 of us across the Silvretta Alps, through conditions both white-out and blue sky, starting at Ischgl and staying in mountain huts in Austria and Switzerland. His passion for the mountains is evident and we felt very safe in his risk adverse hands. Etienne speaks perfect English and has a good sense of humour, which made for good company at the card table in the evenings. I would recommend him to anyone and look forward to touring again with him next year. Andy
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andy cobb
Renato was a fantastic guide and very professional. He was well prepared and very experienced. We got unlucky and got stuck in some very bad weather one day and he did an amazing job of leading our group out of a bad situation. The Silvretta traverse was a great trip - beautiful mountains and very nice huts to spend the nights. I would definitely recommend both Renato and this tour!
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Mat Daussan
Our group of six have just returned from a magical four day tour of the Silvretta Traverse. The sun shone, the snow was superb and all the while Renato led us with a mixture humour, patient consideration and under-stated authority. He taught us the key skills of ski touring, including vital avalanche training and other mountaineering craft. Renato was excellent company throughout and I could not recommend him more highly. A true gent of the mountains.
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Jonny Chambers



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