Cost: £1,265
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 5:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF100
Dates available: Contact us for more details.

A week of Guided Off Piste Skiing and Ski Touring in the Arolla Valley...

The Val d'Hérens has lots of challenging skiing accessed by touring from the 3 small lift areas. This is not an "extreme" skiing week (!) but aimed at skiers who can climb 1000+m and ski 40 degrees on day tours. As well as doing lots of skiing, there will be time for instruction on techniques for skiing on steeper ground, safety aspects of operating on steep ground (use of ropes etc), climbing while carrying skis, etc.

Possible objectives include the Tsena Refien, Vuibé Glacier and glacier descent to Evolene from Pointe de Vouasson.

For inspiration, see the blogs from 2015 and from 2016.

Steep Off Piste Skiing!Skiing the Vuibé Glacier in Arolla with Frost Guiding

The week is based at Chalet Les Criquets in Evolene (see "how to find us") within easy reach of the ski lifts in Evolene and Arolla. This cosy alpine chalet is run by British couple Mike and Judith Hawtree - with Judith's legendary home baking and first class hospitality you can be sure of a warm welcome!

The price includes 7 nights half board (breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with complimentary wine/beer) in a shared room and 6 days of guided skiing. We have one single room available for a £100 supplement, subject to availability, (please specify on your booking form if you would like to request a single room).

You'll need to arrange suitable insurance and your own transport to and from Evolene.

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 (info@frostguiding.co.uk).