Cost: £1,250
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 5:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF125
Dates available: 24th March - 31st March 2018 [ Full ]

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 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:

  • 6 days of guided skiing

  • 7 nights accommodation in a shared room

  • Half board - Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Dinner with wine/beer

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.