Join Herbert, an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, for day of Glacier Skiing on a variety of beautiful glaciers in the Swiss Alps in Zermatt.
Come and enjoy the unique experience of Glacier Skiing in the Swiss Alps in Zermatt.
There is something magical and poetic about Glaciers. They are so much more than just vast slabs of Snow and Ice. Instead, they restlessly lay like ancient memories of the enormous Mountain Peaks above. And they are willing and waiting to reveal themselves to anybody who wishes to explore them. And on this trip, you will get the chance to not just explore them, but glide on their snowy, windblown surfaces with Skis on Your Feet.
This trip revolves around unpredictability because there is nothing predictable about Glaciers. They are constantly moving, shrinking and growing, while whistling beneath the surface. Which only adds to their mystery and allure. However, the biggest advantage of that is the adventure of Skiing on them will never be the same. It will always be different. Depending on the Weather and the Conditions, you will have an array of choices as to which Glacier or how many Glaciers you wish you to explore and ski on. The Glaciers you can choose from include the Unterer Theodulgletscher, the Gornergletscher, the Fingelgletscher, Schwarztor and many more. Also, all of the Glaciers around Zermatt are easy to get to by Cable Car.
You don’t require Glacier Skiing Experience on this trip. But you do need to have adequate Skiing Experience. Also you will need to be able to walk between 30 and 90 minutes in Skiing Boots in One Go.
So come, let me guide you on an incredible journey through Zermatt’s gorgeous Glaciers. Where you can see deep into their souls through Crevasses, and marvel at their Ice Towers, while skiing along their powder topped, icy surfaces.
I’ll be awaiting your message.
And if you want to ski on one of the many peaks in Zermatt, you can also join me on this Guided Tour.
For safety reasons you will be equipped with an avalanche receiver and a harness.
I can meet you at the bottom of one of the cable cars.
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 743 Each|
Group of 2
|CHF 372 Each|
Group of 3
|CHF 263 Each|
Group of 4
|CHF 207 Each|
Group of 5
|CHF 176 Each|
Group of 6
|CHF 155 Each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
Price of cable cars is an extra charge and is not included.
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