Start 2023 off on the right foot with a day in the fresh air and snow-covered mountains. We have 8 places on a New Year tour with our Guide Walter.
The location will be made available to participants on Friday 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)
The tour 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 or our Introduction to off-piste event.
The tour will run with between 3 and 8 participants.
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.
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)
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)
Bookings are closed for this event.
Scott · 23 December 2022 at 5:33 pm
Hey Dave I would be definately up for this but will be in Wallis. So Wallis, Berner Oberland or Andermatt would be no problem but Glarus, Bündnerland or Ticino too far. Are you OK with a provisional booking on this basis?
Dave · 23 December 2022 at 5:46 pm
Hi Scott, since the starting point will be Zurich, it will be unlikely that the tour will be in Wallis. Based on past years I expect it will be somewhere like Glarus, Graubunden, Urnerland or Ticino… But we really won’t know until the day before.