La Patrouille des Glaciers training

Get trained for one or several days to La Patrouille des Glaciers race with Nicole, a local certified IFMGA mountain guide who participated to the race already several times.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


La Patrouille des Glaciers is a mythical ski touring course. It takes place every two years. The large patrouille runs from Zermatt to Verbier. It is 53 km long which is about 110 km-effort. The small patrouille starts from Arolla and reaches Verbier. The route is 27 km long which is about 50 km-effort.

This course takes place in a impressive beautiful framework! Tête Blanche, Riedmatten pass, Barma, Rosablanche, Chaux pass … so many beautiful landscapes that will remain etched in your memory.

I’ve run this course several times already. This is a fabulous experience I like to share with my clients and friends.

But beware, this course does not just happen! A physical and mental training is essential, as a good team cohesion, able to withstand all tests.

I propose to coach you on some key aspects of the race so that can be a good time for you and you can work on the goal that you set.

Depending on your needs, we will work on:

  • Physical training
  • Skiing techniques of roped ascent and descent ski
  • Path / trail recognition
  • Mental preparation
  • Team management
  • Acclimatization management
  • Nutrition management
  • Equipment preparation

I invite you to contact me to discuss. I will define a customized program based on your wishes. I’d be happy to be your guide in this supervision and preparation!

Price includes

  • Guiding fee


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.


About the Guide


UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide
Growing up in the Alps, the mountains have always been a great playground for me and my family. I started mountaineering with my family, first by doing some easy trekking with my parents, then by climbing more technical stuff with my brothers and sister. Today, I'm an UIAGM mountain guide, I'm also writing my master thesis about snow and avalanches.
I climbed the Eiger North Face with my brother and boyfriend. I has been my most intense mountaineering experience until now. I have also done several ascents in the Chamonix area, which I love and like to describe it as the "Disneyland of mountaineering".
My long term project is to climb technical ascents in women teams.
I will be happy to guide you for some climbing, mountaineering or skiing trips, here in Switzerland or anywhere else in the Alps. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.


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