Date(s) - 26 Dec
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sihlpost, Zurich


Christmas has come and gone and maybe it’s a good idea to get out in the mountains and burn off the holiday indulgence. 

The Plan:
The location will be made available to participants on the evening before the tour by the mountain guide. The tour will take place regardless of weather conditions. The tour and location will be adapted to suit the prevailing conditions, but be run under the philosophy of no bad weather with the correct equipment.

The tour will be led by a local UAIGM qualified Mountain Guide. (Walter Gubler)

Tour Level:
The tours will not be too technically difficult, but will most likely (unless more freeride orientated) have in the region of 1000m of ascent under your own power. Ascending 1000m with a pace of about 350m per hour is a prerequisite for participating in this tour. 


  • Fitness level to ascend 1000m (+/-) at a pace of about 350m per hour
  • Ability to ski in off-piste terrain
  • Ability to do kick turns (Spitzkehren)
  • Snowboarders must be with a Splitboard and have a level where they are comfortable in a wide variety of conditions. (The tours could involve some flatter sections or traverses)

For those wishing to try out skitouring, but who have never been on a tour before please check out our beginner ski-tours, our Introduction to skitouring event or our Introduction to off-piste event.

The tour will run with a maximum of 8 participants (min. 3)


The tour location will be provided the evening before the tour and be somewhere within about 2 hours drive from Zurich. For those with no cars, we will try to organise car-pooling.

Meeting Point:
Sihlpost – Zurich (for carpooling)

When signing up for the tour please let us know in the comments if you have a car for carpooling or not. 


The guiding costs will need to be paid in advance you will receive an email with payment instructions once you register. (please check your spam mail if you do not receive the mail). 

What to bring:
Full Ski Touring Equipment (Skis, Skins, Crampons, Poles, Transceiver, Shovel, Probe)
Appropriate Clothing
Snacks to eat on the tour

Important to know:
Please pay for the tour as soon as registering. Full details will be given to paid participants on the night before the tour.

The tour will take place regardless of weather conditions. (If we have enough people registered)

Insurance is the responsibility of the participant, by RSVPing “yes” you agree to act responsibly at all times on this event and to not hold Swiss Alpine Adventure or any person involved responsible for any injury or loss which may occur in relation to the event.

We also encourage participants to have cancellation insurance in case they can not attend events at the last minute due to illness, injury or any other reasons. We cannot give refunds for cancellations within the last 30 days before the event starts.

All participants take part in events or activities facilitated by Swiss Alpine Adventure entirely at their own risk. Swiss Alpine Adventure does not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by Swiss Alpine Adventure. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is maintained and in safe working order. We reserve the right to stop you from participating with us if your equipment is badly maintained or not in safe working order. Whilst we endeavour to make sure that the information on this website pertaining to routes and trails is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy.


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1 Comment


Scott · 19 December 2021 at 11:09 pm

I don’t have a car — interested in carpooling.

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