Arolla Ski Touring

Cost: £1,595
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF125 (or nothing with a "Magic Pass"!)
Dates available: Contact us for more details.

The Val d'Hérens has a wealth of high quality ski tours accessed from the 3 small lift areas in Arolla, Evolene and la Forclaz, and the Nax ski area is only a short drive down the valley.

This Intermediate Ski Touring week is aimed at skiers who can climb 1000m per day and want to ski up to 40 degrees on day tours. There will be time for instruction on ski technique, but the main aim is to explore the lesser known descents of the valley using Graham's local knowledge to full advantage!

Pointe du Vouasson Guided Ski Touring ArollaVouasson Glacier Backcountry Evolene

Possible objectives include various lines in the Val des Ignes via the Cassorte or Col des Ignes, the glacier descent to Evolene from Pointe de Vouasson, choice of lines on the Pic d'Artsinol, less frequently skied lines from Palanche de la Crettaz and cabane de Bertol, South face of the Pigne d'Arolla (fitness permitting!), Mont Rouge, Mont de l'Etoile, Col de Breona / Col de Tsaté... the possibilities are endless.

For more photos, see our blog entries from 2016 and 2017.

Guided Intermediate Ski Touring Course Arolla

The week is based in the family run hotel Aiguille de la Tza in Arolla within easy reach of the ski lifts in Arolla, Evolene and Nax.

The price includes:

  • 6 days of guided skiing

  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin room with en-suite bathroom

  • Half board (Breakfast and Dinner)

Packed lunches are available upon request.

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