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Ski Touring trips – Switzerland

Enjoy an immense variety of ski touring options and some of the most beautiful alpine scenery in the Alps!

Climb stunning peaks and enjoy the freedom of backcountry skiing in Verbier and the 4 Valleés area in Valais, leave your tracks in the Silvretta Alps or explore incredible terrain in the Zermatt Valley. The Bernese Oberland with towering mountains and huge glaciers is a must for any ski tourer. The area around the Grand St Bernard Pass offers great ski tours in a fascinating setting.


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Switzerland is almost synonymous with skiing. Every year millions of tourists from around the world flock to this mountainous haven in order to take advantage of pristine powder and innumerable slopes. The little country is very well connected, with options to fly into Geneva, Zurich or Bern, depending on where you’re starting out. The famous Swiss train system connects the rest of the country to these three cities and, while it is quite expensive, riding the trains can be an adventure of its own. Switzerland is the perfect spot for ski tourers of every type and level. Heliskiing is offered throughout the country in order to maximise the number of mountains you can explore, the reverse Haute Route is a popular option for anyone who wants a hut-to-hut adventure and resort towns, such as Andermatt, offer excellent freeride opportunities for skiers of every level.



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What’s the weather like?

The weather varies throughout Switzerland during the winter and early spring. However, on average, you can expect average daily temperatures between -2ºC and 7ºC in the valleys. Higher up in the mountains temperatures are colder. There is plenty of snowfall throughout the season, but also many sunny days on which the enjoy the powder.

How long should I stay?

This depends on what you would like to do. Many guides offer a variety of activities spanning anywhere from single day outings to one-week reverse Haute Tour expeditions, with many other options in between.


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December to April




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  • 32 reviews


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.
This was an excellent trip and Benjamin is a fantastic, experienced and friendly guide. Would strongly recommend.
Guy is a great guide. He is friendly and flexible, and I felt very safe with him. He knows Verbier
extremely well and I would highly recommend him.
Leo Infanger was a fantastic guide. He found great powder for us even though it was 4 days since
the last snowfall! Avalanche danger was moderate at the time of our trip, but we felt completely safe under Leo’s guidance. We had never used skins before and Leo gave us great instructions on how to put them on the skis and the proper technique for using them, even when traversing across extremely steep slopes. I look forward to spending another day with Leo the next time we are in Switzerland.
We had booked Ben for a single day and weather did not play nice: rain in the valley, snowfall and
high winds on the summits. Hence, we were locked down to a single slope. Ben still made this an awesome day with lots of off-piste dives wherever possible, some avalanche training in between and good advice and powder exercises as he’s simply an excellent skier. On top of that he is a great person and also available as guide in Chamonix and 4Vallee. Full recommendation!
It was unreal thanks for a great day you guys are the best!! Can’t wait to ski within you again!
Benjamin, jeune guide professionnel, confirme avec excellence que la valeur n’attend pas le nombre des années ! Nous avons pu, en sa
discrète compagnie,  découvrir en toute sécurité une approche inédite et respectueuse de la montagne dans des randonnées en peau de phoque. Je me réjouis déjà de réitérer cette expérience l’année prochaine, si possible encore  avec le même guide, et avec même un degré de difficulté supérieur…
Malgré des conditions de neige médiocres notre guide Benjamin nous a permis de passer deux journées fantastiques à la découverte
de sites vierges dans les Portes du Soleil.  La rando en peau de phoque fut pour nous une grande première à renouveler très rapidement.  Admirer la montagne avec un guide de qualité quoi de plus excitant dans la vie !!
Superbes moments passés ensemble dans les portes du Soleil, très sympa et très pro. Nous nous réjouissons de réitérer l’expérience
du côté de Chamonix en ta compagnie.
Nous sommes partis 2 jours avec Benjamin. C’était fantastique de découvrir une autre façon de faire du ski. Benjamin est un gars
super sympa et sécurisant. On a passé deux belles journées avec lui. Un regret : Que l’on ne découvre qu’à 54 balais la randonnée à ski. Qui sait !! On prendra peut-être goût à l’alpinisme à 70 ans. Merci à Explore-Share.com de nous avoir présenté Benjamin. Il est sûrement à conseiller à d’autres candidats.
Bonjour Anne-Françoise, La sortie de samedi dernier m’a entièrement ravi : excellente ambiance, baptême de l’air paisible, parcours de toute beauté sous
l’œil attentif et encourageant de Peter, bref un grand moment de ski, en prime sous un ciel parfaitement dégagé ! Bravo pour l’organisation, en ce compris la navette de retour et la livraison sur place des packs de sécurité. Merci pour tout et….à la prochaine !!!
We discovered a great and safe touring trip at back Montfort via a small ascent on the “Mont Calme” with
our guide Yann. We had great powder and great fun and felt very safe thanks to the experience of our guide Yann. Do not hesitate to hire him!
Just back from an amazing powder skiing day with Yann in the Valais. Loads of nice turns in the powder
in a breathtaking landscape. Full of energy, Yann is very professional & safe and at the same time relaxed & fun. We had a great time!
Cher Gilbert, Juste un petit mot pour vous remercier au nom de mon fils Axel pour cette merveilleuse journée que
vous lui avez fait passer dans nos belles montagnes valaisannes. En plus avec un groupe sympathique, c’est une journée qui restera gravé dans sa mémoire avant qu’il ne reparte hier soir pour reprendre le cours de ses études. En vous réitérant mes remerciements, Meilleures salutations,
Hi Gilbert, I wanted to drop you and Cédric a thank you note. You have had a crazy patience with
all my complicated wishes and you really helped making it happen. I really appreciated you help and it was a super great experience, something I will not forget. We felt extremely comfortable with your guidance and hopefully there will be a chance to go on another tour in the future. I am now officially addicted to the deep snow experience J. If you need a client statement from you on your website or anything, just let me know. Happy to do so. I can also post something on social media…. Cheers and thanks again!
Hi Gilbert, We are back home. We want to thank you once again. In our companies we are used to
cooperate with profis and you are a real profesional. The last 3 days in Verbier were exciting, even demanding. Thank you very much and have a good and safe season!!!
Jiri, Jan, Petr & Petr for Backcountry skiing with a guide in Verbier
Nous avons passé une excellente journée avec Benjamin sur le domaine des Portes du Soleil. Malgré des conditions d’enneigement difficiles,
il est parvenu à nous trouver de belles descentes. Très pro et à l’écoute de nos envies, Benjamin nous a fait découvrir des recoins cachés dont il a le secret. De plus, ses conseils techniques en pente raide ont été très utiles. Entre des combes bien préservées, de la peau de phoque et une Via Ferrata avec les skis sur le dos, la journée a été remplie d’émotions. Je le recommande vivement !
Malgré le peu de neige et une station de Chamonix bien peuplée, Benjamin a réussi a nous trouver de chouettes
itinéraires de rando, a l’écart des foules et au milieu d’une nature splendide. Ses bons conseils nous ont aussi été d’une grande aide lors de montées en peaux de phoques plus techniques. Très sympathique et posé, Ben est un guide de montagne que nous recommandons vivement! Harald et Gaspard

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