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Skitouring

Skitour courses - Grindelwald, Schilthorn and Hasliberg Switzerland

Skitour Löschenlücke - High altitude Ski Tour Classic from Jungfraujoch - Day tour

The skitour Lötschenlücke is a high-altitude ski tour, that starts at the Jungfraujoch 3454m).
Take the first train to the Jungfraujoch and meet your guide at the Cafe bar in the Hall way entrance.
From Jungfraujoch, ski via the Jungfraufirn to Konkordiaplatz,  Unpack your skins and  ascend to Lötschenlücke 3165m.(A, 3 hour panoramic skinning experience). Ski down the glacier to Blatten in canton Wallis for food and beers.

Private mountain guide - ON request

Requirement
You must be physically fit. You must be a strong , competent intermediate - advanced skier with Off-piste experience
Duration
Full day
Price
CHF 190.- per person per day (min. 4 participants)
Includes
Mountain guide, harness, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
Not included
Ticket to the Jungfraujoch, return from Blatten
What to bring Ski or Board wear, full skitouring gear, sun protection,picnic lunch, warm flask (drink), beer money.
Where to meet
 09.00am - Cafe bar, hallway entrance, Jungfraujoch
3800 Matten b. Interlaken
Safety All our tours are led by qualified IVBV  Aspirant or Mountain guides



 Skitour course for Beginners - 1 day

You have no or little skitour experience and you just want to get started.

On this introductory ski tour day, our local mountain guide will instruct the most important sktiour tips and trips about mountain safety, skitour technique and equipment to help get you started.

Who can participate

You must be physically fit. Some off-piste experience is an advantage but not necessary.

Course location?

 Weather and snow conditions permitting, one of these areas is going to offer the BEST of BEST conditions.

Interlaken, Jungfrau Region, Schilthorn, Grindelwald and Rosenlaui area, weather permitting

Course Details

  • How to get started
  • Technically easy skitour
  • Complete equipment function tips
  • How to fit/remove skins to/from your skis
  • Ascending/descending with skins, technique
  • Switchback technique
  • Summit - descent

March

  • 20. 03. Sunday

Private instruction available on request


Requirement
You must be physically fit. You must be a strong  intermediate - advanced skier.  Some off-piste experience is an advantage but not necessary.
Duration
Full day
Price
CHF 190.- per person, minimum 4 -participants
Includes
Mountain guide, Avalanche Transceiver, probe and shovel
Not included
Transport costs
What to bring Full skitouring gear and wear, picknic lunch, flask warm drink, water
Where to meet
TBC conditions permitting Interlaken (Grindelwald,Schilthorn, Rosenlaui)
Safety All our tours are led by qualified  IVBV Mountain guides

Skitour Course - 2 day Tour

Develop your skills to become a backcountry freerider. Learn to master many aspects of skitouring and mountain awareness to be able to move safely and independently in the mountains

Who can participate

You must be physically fit. You must be a strong  intermediate - advanced skier.  Some off-piste experience is an advantage but not necessary.

You must be able to walk at least 1 hour without a break

Course location?

Schilthorn, Grindelwald, or Haslital area, weather permitting
There are some great possibilities -  Bandspitz (2401m), Grindelgrat (2390m) Gstelliwang (2480m)

Course Details

  • Day 1.

  • Morning Avalanche Theory
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Snow sciences
  • Avalanche dynamics - contributing factors
  • Interpretation and analysis avalanche bulletin
  • 3 x 3, check and planning
  • How does an avalanche transceiver function
  • Information source
  • Afternoon - Outdoors work in the snow
  • Intensive transceiver training and speditive recovery strategies
  • Efficient probe and shovel procedures
  • Master, group rescue dynamics
  • Airbag introduction

Day 2.

  • Risk Management "On Tour "
  • Theory in practice training
  • 3 x 3,  check, safety and tour planning
  • Snow pack and profile analysis
  • Mountain awareness development
  • Recognizing avalanche terrain
  • Determine slope exposure and inclination
  • Leadership skills
  • Avalanche Transceiver Training
  • Technical skitour buildup,
  • Complete equipment, function tips
  • Tour planning using map, compass, GPS, and a altimeter
  • Online planning information/devices
  • Skills training - How to ascend
  • How to fit/remove skins to/from your skis
  • Ascending/descending with skins technique
  • Switchback technique
  • Summit
  • Skitour, the exact location TBD conditions permitting

March 2022

  • 19. 03. - 20. 03. Saturday./Sunday

Requirement
You must be physically fit. You must be a strong  intermediate - advanced skier. Off-piste experience is an advantage but not necessary.
Duration
Full day
Price
CHF 380.- per person (min. 4 participants)
Includes
Mountain guide, Avalanche Transceiver, probe and shovel
Not included
Overnight stay, transport, pass if required
What to bring Ski or Board wear, full skitouring gear, picnic lunch, warm flask (drink).
Where to meet
TBC, Conditions permitting Interlaken, Grindelwald, Schilthorn,
Safety All our tours are led by qualified IVBV Mountain guides


Skitour Course - 3 day Tour

Develop your skills to become a backcountry freerider. Learn to master many aspects of skitouring and mountain awareness to be able to move safely and independently in the mountains

Who can participate

You must be physically fit. You must be a strong  intermediate - advanced skier.  Some off-piste experience is an advantage.

You must be able to walk at least 1 hour without a break

Course location?

Schilthorn, Grindelwald, Beatenberg und Haslital area, weather permitting.

Course Details

Day 1.

  • Morning Avalanche Theory
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Snow sciences
  • Avalanche dynamics - contributing factors
  • Interpretation and analysis avalanche bulletin
  • 3 x 3, check and planning
  • How does an avalanche transceiver function
  • Information source
  • Afternoon - Outdoors work in the snow
  • Intensive transceiver training and speditive recovery strategies
  • Efficient probe and shovel procedures
  • Master, group rescue dynamics
  • Airbag introduction

Day 2.

  • Risk Management "On Tour "
  • Theory in practice training
  • 3 x 3,  check, safety and tour planning
  • Snow pack and profile analysis
  • Mountain awareness development
  • Recognizing avalanche terrain
  • Determine slope exposure and inclination
  • Leadership skills
  • Avalanche Transceiver Training
  • Technical skitour buildup,

Day 3. Skitour - Coaching

  • Complete equipment, function tips
  • Intensive Tour planning using map and compass orientation training.
  • Online planning information/devices
  • Skills training -
  •  echnique improvement
  • Summit
  • Skitour, the exact location TBD conditions permitting

March 2022

  • 19. 20. 21. 03. Sat./Sun./Mo.

Requirement
You must be physically fit. You must be a strong  intermediate - advanced skier with some Off-piste experience
Duration
Full day
Price
CHF 190.- per person per day (min. 4 participants)
Includes
Mountain guide, Avalanche Transceiver, probe and shovel
Not included
Overnight stay, transport, pass if required
What to bring Ski or Board wear, full skitouring gear, sund protection, picnic lunch, warm flask (drink), water, beer money
Where to meet
 Day 1. 08.15am Hotel Mattenhof
3800 Matten b. Interlaken
Safety All our tours are led by qualified IVBV Mountain guides

Reservations/Enquiries

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Bergsportschule
3800 Interlaken
Switzerland


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