Join internationally-qualified guide Herbert for a 1+ day introduction to ski touring around the alpine town of Zermatt.
Jan, Mar, Apr, Dec
Learn the fundamentals of ski touring in the stunning setting of the Swiss Alps, around the famous mountain town of Zermatt.
Home to a vibrant mountaineering and skiing community, Zermatt lies at the foot of many of Switzerland’s highest peaks.
You will learn the necessary skills and information in order for you to ski tour, including how to use skins and crampons, touring binding, the proper walking technique, and how to use an avalanche transceiver (beacon).
In addition, you’ll be shown the basic for setting up a trail, and given all information related to ski touring gear, along with very useful tips and tricks.
Once completed, you’ll be capable of easy ski tours with experienced leaders, and feel confidence in exploring the mountainside.
To be able to join the introductory course, potential participants are required to have a good level of fitness and ski technique, as well as having the stamina to walk for approximately 1 hour uphill.
Get in touch now to reserve your place on this 1+ day introduction course to ski touring, gain skills and confidence to be able to explore the wonders of the Alps.
Peak Season: 23rd December – 6th January; 2nd March – 16th March; 14th April – 27th April.
I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.
In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.
Great trip. Herby i very very detailed and showed me a lot on my first outdoor climbing adventure
I found the session with Herbert, which included glacier travel safety and crevasse rescue, to be extremely helpful. Thankyou Herbert for your advice, and all the team at Explore-share for connecting us.
The guide was very knowledgeable.
We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn't do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was "lean forward on your skiis", and didn't try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it's no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He's a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
I really wanted to make it to the Hornli Hut at the base of the Matterhorn. I made it because Herbert, my guide, encouraged me to keep going when I was ready to give up. I'm so glad and grateful for his encouragement.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.
Group of 1
|CHF 681 Each|
Group of 2
|CHF 341 Each|
Group of 3
|CHF 243 Each|
Group of 4
|CHF 191 Each|
Group of 5
|CHF 165 Each|
Group of 6
|CHF 145 Each|
Group of 7
|CHF 140 Each|
Group of 8
|CHF 135 Each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
During peak season, the price for 1 person is CHF 600.00. The price for 2 people is CHF 320 per person.
Ski touring equipment is not included but can be hired.
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