Winter Room High Summits

Cost: £1,195
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF150 to CHF250 (depending on itinerary)
Dates available: 20th February - 27th February 2021 [ Full ]

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Join us for a week of ski touring in the Valais. Using the quiet high mountain resort of Arolla as a base, we'll warm up on a local day tour on Sunday before heading to a hut to explore further afield in the Valais. The aim of the week is to reach several summits on skis and maybe even a 4000m peak. Using the winter rooms outside of the main holiday period is a good way to find quieter mountains - and virtually guaranteed fresh tracks.

Winter room touring does mean carrying some extra weight so fitness is important. We'll need to do 1000m ascents with a 10-15kg rucksack.

Of course Covid-19 restrictions may force a change of plan - the Arolla valley and surrounding area have lots of options for day touring if the group isn't happy to use huts. Additional nights at the Grand Hotel Kurhaus will be an option, payable by individuals at the time.

The price of the week includes:

  • 6 days of guided ski touring
  • All guides expenses
  • Transport between Arolla and ski venues
  • 4 nights of half board accommodation in Grand Hotel Kurhaus Arolla (twin room)

You'll need to arrange suitable insurance and your own transport to and from Arolla (e.g. fly to Geneva and train/bus from Sion to Arolla).

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Our Eagle Ski Club events are only available for booking by Eagle Club members. We are unable to accept bookings from non-club members. To find out about joining the club please click here.

If you have any questions about the required level of ski ability for a particular Eagle Course or Tour please contact us by email and we will happily offer advice before you book online ([email protected]).