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Zermatt Off-Piste, Freeride Guided Skiing

Zermatt
Zermatt
Zermatt Off-Piste, Freeride Guided Skiing
Zermatt Off-Piste, Freeride Guided Skiing

Join IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide Herbert for a spectacular day of Off-Piste or Freeride Skiing on the powder slopes of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps.

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Alps

1 Day

Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Let me guide you for a Full Day of Off-Piste or Freeride Skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland.

There is nothing more exciting than Off-Piste or Freeride Skiing. There is also not much of a difference between the two. Since both revolve around the thrill of skiing down boundless slopes. However, while Off-Piste Skiers prefer to do Short Turns and Create Eights at a Moderate Speed, Freeriders prefer to Fly Down the Mountains. Either way, there is no strict guidelines as to what defines Off-Piste Skiing or Freeriding. And you can enjoy both on this Day-Trip in Zermatt.

This All-Day trip will start on Zermatt’s Official Slopes. However, those slopes will only be used to lead us to the next runs. Which are much more open and free, making them perfect for what this trip is all about, Off-Piste or Freeride skiing!

Another great thing about this trip is that everything you do is entirely up to you. You decide which area you wish to ski, which could include, Sunnega, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn or Cervinia. You decide how hard and how fast you want to ski. And you decide when the day ends. Also, in the event there is no powder, you can also enjoy skiing down a Couloir, which will definitely provide you with a memorable does of excitement.

So come and join me for a Full-Day of Off-Piste or Freeride Skiing on the slopes of Zermatt. Feel the rush of flying down boundless slopes at top speed, or stop and admire the tracks you’ve left behind. Either way, the day is entirely about how you want to ski, where you want to ski, and for how long you want to ski.

I’ll be awaiting your message.

And if you are interested in joining me for Guided Ice Climbing in Zermatt, you can also join me on this excursion.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

More info

An avalanche transceiver and if necessary a harness will provided if necessary.

Meeting point

I can meet you at the bottom of one of the cable cars.

About the guide

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-Herbert

3.82

(11)

Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

German | French | English

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What people are saying about -Herbert

Tommy

1.00

Herbie was rude and did not honor nor address our request to ski some moguls or any semi off piste runs even between the groomed runs. He skied so fast that he lost us at the beginning and then yelled at us for not keeping up. His communication skills were poor. We realized that snow conditions and temperature was such that there may not have been any moguls but I feel a paying customer should never be yelled at. I would not recommend this booking or Herbie to anyone. 15 minutes into the experience, we thought about dismissing him because he was so unpleasant. He did do a good job booking a restaurant for lunch at the border. There was zero ski instruction. A little advance warning prior to the booking would haven been better. Respectfully, Tommy Yen

Wayne

5.00

Great guy with alot of experiance . Learnt alot from him. Would definaltey recommend . And i will 100% be using him again. Thank you herbert and hope to see you again soon . Take care . Wayne

Roland

4.00

Great trip. Herby i very very detailed and showed me a lot on my first outdoor climbing adventure

Scott

2.00

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.

Benoît

1.00

Le guide n'a pas pris le temps de donner des explications, ne nous a quasiment rien expliqué. Il semblait plus lui importer de faire la courses avec les autres cordées que de nous prendre en charge correctement. Il s'est énervé à la moindre difficulté rencontrée, se montrant grossier et très peu professionnel. N'a donné que des indications très vagues, s'est montré brutal dans les manipulations. Un honte.


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