Ski Touring Introduction

Cost: £795
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF280 or nothing with a Magic Pass!
Dates available: Contact us for more details.

Our Introduction to Ski Touring Course offers a sound introduction to the world of ski-touring with British Mountain Guides in the beautiful resort of Grimentz in the Swiss Alps.

Aimed at competent "red run" skiers with some off piste experience. This course is great preparation for day tours, longer tours, the Haute Route, reaching untracked powder and steeper skiing, and for climbers who want to ski to winter routes. You need reasonable fitness (regular hill walking) - all the equipment can be hired locally.

Our Introduction to Ski Touring Course aims to cover:

  • Equipment - what to choose, and how to use it
  • Avalanche risk assessment
  • Transceiver use
  • Skiing uphill!
  • Off piste skiing skills
  • Skiing on glaciers
  • Navigating on skis
  • Route choice and planning

We take in some classic ski tours in the Val d'Anniviers during the week, putting learned skills into practice while enjoying the tranquility of the surrounding area and the fine skiing it offers with a little help from it's superb lift system.

The price includes 6 days of guided skiing (group ratio maximum 6:1). The course starts with meeting in the Moiry hotel in Grimentz at 8:30am on Sunday morning and finishes on Friday afternoon.

We can help you arrange hotel accommodation in Grimentz.

Ski Touring Safety Introduction Course Guide

You'll need to arrange suitable insurance and your own accommodation in, and transport to and from, Grimentz.

You should bring suitable personal skiing equipment including boots, skis, skins, sticks, crampons, harness, helmet (if preferred) and rucksack. We can arrange to hire any of these items for you, please see our gear section for prices. You can download our ski touring kit list here.

We can run any of our skiing courses for private groups by separate arrangement. Please contact us to discuss locations, prices and availability.