Climb stunning peaks and enjoy the freedom of backcountry skiing in Verbier and the 4 Valleés area in Valais, leave your tracks in the Silvretta Alps or explore incredible terrain in the Zermatt Valley. The Bernese Oberland with towering mountains and huge glaciers is a must for any ski tourer. The area around the Grand St Bernard Pass offers great ski tours in a fascinating setting.
Switzerland is almost synonymous with skiing. Every year millions of tourists from around the world flock to this mountainous haven in order to take advantage of pristine powder and innumerable slopes. The little country is very well connected, with options to fly into Geneva, Zurich or Bern, depending on where you’re starting out. The famous Swiss train system connects the rest of the country to these three cities and, while it is quite expensive, riding the trains can be an adventure of its own. Switzerland is the perfect spot for ski tourers of every type and level. Heliskiing is offered throughout the country in order to maximise the number of mountains you can explore, the reverse Haute Route is a popular option for anyone who wants a hut-to-hut adventure and resort towns, such as Andermatt, offer excellent freeride opportunities for skiers of every level.
The weather varies throughout Switzerland during the winter and early spring. However, on average, you can expect average daily temperatures between -2ºC and 7ºC in the valleys. Higher up in the mountains temperatures are colder. There is plenty of snowfall throughout the season, but also many sunny days on which the enjoy the powder.
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This depends on what you would like to do. Many guides offer a variety of activities spanning anywhere from single day outings to one-week reverse Haute Tour expeditions, with many other options in between.
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