5-day ski touring trip in the Western Oberland

Come explore one of the most beautiful spots in the Swiss Alps on this 5-day ski touring trip in Western Oberland in the company of IFMGA-certified guide Euan.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Are you ready to experience an amazing 5-day adventure in the Alps? Then come join me on this ski touring trip in the Western Oberland!

    The Western Oberland is one of the most perfect spots for ski touring in  Switzerland. Because it’s set in a quiet corner of the Alps with excellent weather conditions, it offers great quality snow. Plus it has a variety of slopes for every skiing level. It also offers easy access from Geneva and other towns in the area.

    My plan is to meet up with you at Les Diablerets ski area where we’ll do a quick gear check and hit the slopes to evaluate your skiing level and practice some avalanche security methods like transceiver search. Then, during the next 4 days we’ll go from one mountain hut to another, while we enjoy deep powder descents and breathtaking views. Also, along the way, we’ll have the chance to summit peaks like Les Diablerets (3041 m), Wildhorn (3247 m), Schnidehore (3297 m) and Wildstrubel (3243 m). 

    This 5-day ski touring trip in the Western Oberland is a great way to discover these beautiful mountains. So send me a request now and we’ll start organizing your trip!

    And if you’re looking for similar backcountry skiing adventures in the Alps, please also check my Chamonix 5-day intro to off piste skiing.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2085 GBP

    Group of 2
    1167 GBP

    Group of 3
    862 GBP

    Group of 4
    654 GBP

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Mountain guide's expenses
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival and first tracks

      We’ll meet in the morning and spend the day at Les Diablerets ski area. We may ascend Les Diablerets (3041 m).

    • Day 2Anzere - Cabanne des Audannes

      We’ll begin the day in Anzere and ski to the Cabanne des Audannes to spend the night there.

    • Day 3Cabanne des Audannes - Wildhorn Hut

      From the Cabanne des Audannes we’ll climb the Wildhorn (3247 m) and ascend the Tungel Glacier to the Wildhorn Hut (2303 m).

    • Day 4Wildhorn Hut - Wildstrubel Hut

      From the hut we’ll climb the Schnidehore (3297 m).  Then we’ll descend to the Wildstrubel Hut (2791 m).

    • Day 5Wildstrubel Hut - Les Diablerets

      From the Wildstrubel Hut we’ll cross the Glacier de la Plain Mort before climbing the Wildstrubel (3243 m) and then we’ll ski down past the Lammerenhutte to the Gemmipass lift station.  Then we’ll return to our starting point.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Accommodation

    Mountain Huts.

    More info

    - The tour can be extended for one or two days allowing ascents to peaks such as the Daubenhorn (2941.7m), Roter Totz (2848m) and the Balmhorn (3698m).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide
    I have been climbing for 23 years and instructing for over 19 years. I'm a fully qualified IFGMA Mountain Guide, full MIC and Technical Advisor for a number of local councils and other organisations.
    I'm based in Edinburgh which allows me quick access to the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District. As well as climbing across the UK, I have climbed and skied extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia and New Zealand.
    My personal highlights so far include:
    - When The Wind Blows (E6) Back Bowden, Northumberland
    - White Magic (VII, 7) Northern Corries, Cairngorms
    - South Pillar of La Barre des Ecrins (TD, 1000m) French Alps
    Some of my favourite climbs are:
    - Poker Face (E1) Pavey Ark, Lake District
    - Point 5 Gully (V) Ben Nevis
    - North Ridge of Pollux (AD) Swiss Alps
    Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the mountains of Scotland or any other around the globe !

     
     
    FROM 654 GBPper person
     

     

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