Bernese Oberland Ski Tour
The Bernese Oberland Ski Tour is home to the alps' biggest glacier system and such famous peaks as the Eiger and Jungrau. It is also home to some of Europe's best high mountain ski touring peaks, with magnificent surroundings and long, quality ski descents. Long days (4-5hrs uphill), great skiing, amazing views and a welcome drink in the sun at the hut afterwards make this a favorite tour...
Who is it for?
This tour is perfect for keen off piste skiers who want to ski great descents from impressive peaks. Previous day touring experience is a must and previous multi day touring is beneficial.
This itinerary remains flexible to take in whichever peaks and descents are in the best condition at the time and the ability of the group - the choice of peaks to ski is huge!
Saturday: Arrive Grindlewald. Meet in the hotel in the evening to discuss the plan for the week.
Sunday: Warm up in Grindlewald and avalanche transciever training, then up the train to the Jungfraujoch and overnight in the Monchjoch hut.
Monday: Ascent of Trugberg (3880m) and descent to Koncordia hut.
Tuesday: Ascent of Wyssnollen (3590m) and descent to Finsteraarhorn hut.
Wednesday: Ascent of Finsteraarhorn(4273m) or Agassizhorn (3946m) and return to Finsteraarhorn hut.
Thursday: Ascent of Grunegghorn(3860m), descent to Koncordiaplatz and skin to Hollandia hut.
Friday: Ascent of Mittaghorn(3892m) and descent to Blatten - this is a classic off-piste ski run. Return by train to Grindlewald.
What to expect from mountain huts
They are basic but comfortable. They can cater for vegetarians. Food is usually on a set menu basis (3 course in the evening, hot drink and bread/jam/cereal for breakfast). Often there is no running water and so you have to buy water to drink and wash with (no showers). You can usually buy tea, coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks, chocolate bars and snacks. Sleeping arrangements are normally dormitory style bunkbeds (eg 6 people on the bottom, 6 on the top) with blankets or duvets. The huts provide slippers to wear indoors. You have to climb up metal ladders/stairs to reach some huts (eg Koncordia hut has 80m of stairs). You can expect a good atmosphere and a stunning view!
Download the Info Pack for more information and please get in touch with any questions.