People per Guide
Type of Trip
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Permit and entrance fees
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Arrival 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).
Anzere - Cabanne des Audannes
We’ll begin the day in Anzere and ski to the Cabanne des Audannes to spend the night there.
Cabanne 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).
Wildhorn Hut - Wildstrubel Hut
From the hut we’ll climb the Schnidehore (3297 m). Then we’ll descend to the Wildstrubel Hut (2791 m).
Wildstrubel 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.
- 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 !
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