Intensive Ski Touring Course in Valais

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide Caroline on this superb ski course in Valais, designed to help you plan your next ski tour!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The stunning canton of Valais is in southwest Switzerland and is home to the famous Matterhorn. It is a famous location for skiing and winter sports in general. It is also a beautiful spot to visit the world famous Alps. Of course, many travelers are seduced by this stunning region, and there are many ski tours well worth doing to unveil its breathtaking secrets. Before however, it is very important to prepare oneself well. In order for you to acquire all the necessary skills,  we have designed this intensive ski touring course in the lovely Valais.

    What can you expect on this course? For starters a good and thorough run through of safety measures, and recognition of potential hazards. Anticipating danger is after all one of the best ways of staying safe. Things we will learn to look out for include avalanches, terrain, snowpack and more. We will also acquire skills related to navigation. Things that may seem simple, such as using the phone, or using the internet can be optimized. We will also learn more traditional navigation techniques with, for example,a map and a compass. Additionally, you will also learn how to set your own track. 

    Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who wants to start taking their ski touring to the next level. This is not a course for those looking to practice skiing techniques. Presumably, at the ski touring stage you will probably have acquired quite a bit of that already. Anyways, I am happy to assist you with that if I can, so feel free to enquire.

    Are you ready to start planning your very own ski tour? Then join me on this intensive ski touring course and acquire all the skills you need to set off on your own mountain adventure. 

    Or, if you want, you can also join me on this great Haute Route ski week from Chamonix to Zermatt!

     

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1960 CHF

    Group of 2
    980 CHF

    Group of 3
    653 CHF

    Group of 4
    490 CHF

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Valais

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I was born in a small ski village in the Swiss Alps and was immersed in the climbing culture through my parents at a young age. After three years competing in the ice climbing world cup and after graduating from law school, I decided to pursue climbing professionally, both as a guide and as a professional alpinist.

    My passion for everything relating to the mountains - alpine climbing, ice climbing, skiing, skimo races, rock climbing, etc. - has taken me all over the world, doing first ascents and repeated beautiful climbs in places such as Canada, Ethiopia, Norway, Jordan, Iceland, Antarctica, Morocco, Thailand and more. But some of my greatest climbs have been here in the Alps, climbing the north faces of the Eiger, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses and Drus, or Beyond Good and Evil in Chamonix. What I love most though is climbing big frozen waterfalls.

    Through guiding, I get to share my love for the mountains, as well as my skills and knowledge with guests around the world, in the alpine, on ice, rock or on skis. What I love about my job in the Alps is that I get to speak so many different languages - English, French, Italian, German - as the mountains sit on or close to borders.

    The mountains are my passion and have been my way of life for most of my life. It is a community I am proud to belong to. And on this journey, I have met my husband and fellow mountain guide, Adam. We love working together. We live in Finhaut - a small Swiss village right the French-Swiss border between Chamonix and Verbier - with our lovely daughter Olivia. We have access to beautiful climbing and ski touring right from our doorstep and are close to world class terrain in France, Switzerland and Italy in a matter of minutes!

    When I am not guiding, I play for myself in the mountains, work on translations, blog and love to rediscover the wonders of the world through the eyes of my daughter.

     
     
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