Swiss Rock Guides

Ski Randonne and Heli-skiing


Ski Randonne in the High Alps

Some of the most awesome scenery in the world can only be reached on skis. Think of the possibilities, e.g. the famous Haute-Route from Zermatt to Chamonix or Heli-skiing in the Swiss or French Alps. Ski Mountaineering in the Alps or US to off piste skiing in the Alps

Being a native Swiss who can speak all the local languages, I can offer you a true European experience that a non-local cannot offer. I know the Alps like the back of my hand, and if the conditions get bad, such as a whiteout, I have a large list of alternatives to offer while other guides are sitting in the hut. If you want a real Swiss experience and not just the tourist traps, sign up with Swiss Guides.


The Classic Haute Route

 

April  2017, I will work out

your preferred date of the tour!

This traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt is the most classic traverse in the world. It is the ultimate adventure for every strong skier or telemark ski tourer. We will start by skiing the world famous Valles Blanches in Chamonix to get acclimatized and adjust our equipment. Once prepared, we travel through beautiful scenery to Zermatt, where we ski along wild glaciers, seracs, enjoying spectacular views of the Swiss and French Alps, using modern ski transportation systems to gain elevation. This tour is unique in that it combines physical challenges with the creature comforts of cozy alpine huts, where we enjoy local food and experience the diversity of European culture.

For the experienced skier, we offer the same package but on the less traveled more southern Haute Route. This traverse is more physically challenging and technical with committing terrain but is very rewarding. We will move from Bourg St. Pierre to the Chanrion Hut behind the Grande Combin to Zermatt.

It is also possible to start in Zermatt and move to Chamonix on request.


The fast track to the specific tours:
(browse below for quick descriptions or click on the link below to be taken to the appropriate description)

The Classic Haute Route

The Bernese Oberland

The More Casual Berner Oberland Tour

Off-piste Skiing in the Alps

Central Switzerland Haute Route

The Silvretta tour

Tour du Ciel

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New this year

Tour du Ciel

 

May, 2017 On request I will work out your preferred date of the

 

 tour!

It means: closed to the sky!

The Tour Du Ciel got his name for a good reason. It is the latest ski tour added to the list of Haute Route's in the Valais Alps. Surrounded by the famous peaks of the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and Dent d'Herens. It Starts in Zermatt and ends in St. Niklaus a 7 days trip. This is a strenuous and challenge tour with ski descents in a spectacular set up away from the busy Haute Route. Small and not very busy huts await you on the tour.

 

 

The Bernese Oberland

May 2017, I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

This chain of mountains just got voted as one of the world natural wonders.

This 7-day tour will leave you breathless. The three mountains Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau offer a fantastic panorama that you will remember for a lifetime.

The tour is only for advanced ski or snowboard mountaineers.

After a great train ride, which stops at the Eiger North Face windows which are used to access climbs on the famous north face, we exit through a tunnel onto the biggest glacier in Western Europe. From there we will conquer one or two peaks a day, with steep skiing down to nice alpine huts, where we can rest our tired legs, eat and share the day's adventures. The tour ends by skiing out to the rustic hotel Rosenlaui in Meiringen.

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The More Casual Berner Oberland Tour

May 2017, I will work out your preferred date

 of the tour!

Its starts and ends at the same location as the route above, using the same hut system. This tour is equally spectacular but the terrain is much less steep and is especially well suited for Telemark skiers or starter ski randonne lovers who want a more casual, relaxing skiing experience. It is right in my backyard, so I can tell you stories about the area and show you where to get the best local cuisine and drink.

 

This tour will be only 4 days long.

 

We arrange private ski tours in the Ortler area, Grande Paradiso, or 2-4 day trips on any peak at your request. 

If you wish to Heli-ski in the Alps, we can arrange your adventure a la Swiss on some of the longest runs in the Alps.

We are your local planning specialists, knowledgeable in the best terrain, snow conditions, and choice of equipment.

We go where the snow is always good!

 

 

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Off-piste Skiing in the Alps

“No Boundaries"

The Swiss Alps offer some of the best off piste skiing in the world.

Accessed by trams and chairlifts, the terrain is stunning, steep, long and adventurous. Yet comfort and luxury arrive at the end of the day. Lunch is enjoyed in quaint wooden huts. You will not forget this experience. It is the ski journey of a lifetime, staying in hotels and talking about the day over a 5-course meal.

We ski in Verbier, Zermatt, Andermatt, Disentis and Davos. We are flexible and follow the good snow to ensure that you have the best experience ever.

We also offer private ski mountaineering and ski instruction throughout the world at your request. Feel free to contact us to arrange any tour to suit your schedule.

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Central Switzerland Haute Route

 

May, 2017 On request I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

This is the great alternative for those who have already done the classic Haute Route, or who prefer something off the beaten path in remote areas in the Alps. In the very heart of Switzerland where the Swiss federation started, we tour from Andermatt to Engelberg. Great skiing and small huts await us in the evenings. A tour for the experienced ski tourer.

Andermatt area by lift - Albert Heim hut ski around hut - Lochberg and Chelenalp hut – Chelenalp to Gwächtenhorn Chelenalp - Chelenalp to Sustenhorn Steingletscher - Steingletscher -  Steingletscher to Fünffingerstock to Sustli hut - Sustli hut to Wichleplanggstock back to Sustli hut - Sustli hut to Spannort\Grassen to Engelberg.

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The Silvretta tour

May, 2017 On request I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

At the border of Austria and Switzerland you can enjoy some great ski touring. Moderate terrain with moderate ski descents between the two countries. An excellent experience you won't forget. Enjoy the Austrian hospitality and there great huts some with showers. Ski the great terrain and enjoy the famous Apfelstrudel with Vanilla sauce at the end of the day. Have some great meals such as a "Graechtel" (fried potatoes with onions and sausage) or a Williamin Schnaps. This tour is not as strenuous as others and is a great start to interduction to ski touring in the Alps. Great ski terrain in an alpine set up.

If you have the confidence and skills we can peak bag as many of the peaks as you can handle depending on your skills and physical conditions!

Schuls up by ski lift Piz Champatsch to Piz Davo lais overnight at the Heidelberger hut.- Heidelberger hut to the Kronenjoch, overnight at the Jamatal hut. - Jamtal hut to Ochsenscharte and maybe the Dreiländerspitz overnight at the Wiesbadener hut. - Wiesbadener hut to Silvrettapass or Piz Buin Grond overnight at the Silvretta hut. -  Silvretta hut to Piz Filana overnight at the Chamanna Tuoi hut. -  Chamanna Tuoi to Jamspitz ski out to Guarda.

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Click below for information on equipment and training plan for ski mountaineering in the Alps.

Ski Mountaineering Equipment List