Guided Ski Touring and Off Piste Skiing

There's nothing better than the feeling of skiing fresh tracks away from the crowds in unspoilt mountain terrain. Frost guiding offers a range of courses, ski tours, and off piste skiing all aimed at providing top quality skiing and fantastic mountain experiences for clients of all levels of ability and experience.

We pride ourselves in our local knowledge of the Val d'Hérens (Arolla & Evolene) and Val d'Anniviers (Grimentz, Zinal, St Luc) and will use this to guide you through the best snow, finding fresh tracks and skiing new and interesting lines every day whenever possible. We also organise hut to hut tours through the Swiss, French and Italian Alps and have even been known to ski in India.

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Much of our ski guiding is done with private groups but we also offer courses to bring like minded people together. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your ski holiday in more detail, we'd be delighted to help you to make a plan to get as much out of your time in the Alps as possible.

Off Piste Skiing is available throughout the season on a daily or weekly basis in the Val d'Anniviers, Arolla and Evolene areas.

Ski touring can be arranged throughout the Alps from December to May with prices starting from chf 500 per day.

Please email for availability and seasonal prices.

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We can organise any of our ski tours and courses on alternative dates/venues for private groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  • Arolla Ski Touring

    The Val d'Hérens has a wealth of high quality day tours accessed from the 3 small lift areas. We also use the Nax lift area which is only a short drive down the valley.

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    Cost: £1,595
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
  • Ski Touring Introduction

    An introduction to the world of ski-touring. 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. We'll cover the key technical skills you need to tour on skis and also do some great skiing!

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    Cost: £795
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
  • Grimentz / Zinal Ski Touring

    Maximise your fresh tracks and ski with us using the superb modern lift system in the Zinal and Grimentz areas. The new cable car connecting the two resorts has opened up even more possibilities to explore the area wherever you are staying, and it's only a short drive to nearby Vercorin and St Luc, which share the same lift pass.

    Steep couloirs, gentle slopes, tree skiing or longer day tours, the Val d'Anniviers has something for everyone.

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    Cost: £725
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
  • Off Piste Guiding: Arolla / Evolene

    The Arolla and Evolene lift areas offer access to a wide variety of terrain suitable for all levels of off piste skier from beginner to advanced.

    The huge variety of routes to choose from mean you will never run out of new lines to ski, whether its the steep glacial couloirs of Arolla as accessed from the Vignettes hut (requires ascent using skins), gentle flowing valleys leading down to the Kurhaus hotel (great lunch spot), tree skiing from the Evolene chair lift, or a lift assisted ascent of the Pic d'Artsinol - there's something for everyone.

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    Cost: Contact us for more details.
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 7:1
  • Arolla Steeper Skiing

    The Val d'Hérens has lots of challenging skiing, best accessed by touring from the 3 small lift areas. This is not an extreme skiing week (!) but aimed at skiers who can climb 1000m and ski 40 degrees on day tours.

    We will aim to cover techniques for skiing on steeper ground, safety aspects of operating on steep ground (use of ropes etc), climbing while carrying skis and organising groups on steeper ground. Of course, we'll do lots of great skiing too!

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    Cost: £1,925
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 4:1
  • Ski Haute Route: Chamonix to Zermatt

    The most famous ski tour anywhere! This is a long tour in high mountain glacier terrain, so good fitness and some previous ski touring experience is needed. The main season is mid march to late April, when the huts are open and glaciers well snow-covered.

    The Haute Route is also possible "out of season" in early March or late February. This is harder work, as the huts aren't guardianed, but much quieter and wilder - a challenge for more experienced ski tourers. Contact us by email ( to find out more about our "Winter Room Haute Route".

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    Cost: £1,345
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
  • Ski Mont Blanc: Guided Ski Tour

    Climb and ski Mont Blanc - Europe's highest peak - and enjoy 6 days of guided ski touring with breath taking scenery. We start our week in the Arolla valley, Switzerland for 3 days of ski touring to acclimatise and recap the skills required to climb Mont Blanc (glacier travel, cramponing, ice axe use, skiing!). For days 4-6 we travel to Chamonix and choose the best 2 days to climb Mont Blanc via the Grands Mulets hut at a ratio of 1:2.

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    Cost: £1,645
    Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1 / 2:1