Ski Touring Weekend
We're offering you the chance to experience one of the world's great ski touring routes in the heart of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Join us on a fully organised weekend ski touring adventure from Grindelwald, staying overnight in the Koncordiaplatz Hut, with skiing and touring on the magnificent Aletsch glacier in April 2014. We've teamed up with our friends in Grindelwald to bring you the ultimate weekend away, fully supported by professional mountain guides, providing you with all the kit and logistical support to enjoy a unique weekends skiing.
We're looking for teams of 4 to 5 skiers who will be accompanied by their own guide for the duration of the tour. The tour is ideal for groups of friends, family or colleagues who want to try something different, enjoy a unique weekend escape at the end of the season, with the peace of mind that everything is seamlessly arranged by Powder Byrne. You'll be kitted out with all the necessary equipment, from touring boots, skis, skins, transceivers, probes, shovels etc, and each team will have their own guide to assist them throghout the weekend.
Accommodation is arranged at the lovely 4-star Hotel Belvedere in Grindelwald on arrival. After a days touring the second evening will be spent in the somewhat less luxurious setting of the Koncordiaplatz Hut; however, we can guarantee a warm welcome, a hearty meal and a very unique location! Click here for the external link to the hut's website for full details and webcams.
Depart London City Airport on Sky Work flight to Bern-Belp
(45 minute transfer to Grindelwald)
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Belvedere
Following breakfast, meet with Mountain Guides and collect all equipment
Morning skiing with Guides in Grindelwald
Briefing / Lunch on the Mountain - all groups together.
Train to top of Jungfrau (3454m) and begin decent down to Koncordiaplatz hut (6km ski)
Arrive mountain hut (2850m) for drinks and dinner and good night's sleep.
Early breakfast and departure for the ascent up the Lotschenlucke saddle (4 to 5 hrs ascent)
Ski down and lunch at Blatten to celebrate completion of the tour.
Transfers back to Bern-Belp
Sky Work flight departs for London City
Flight lands London City
Please Note: You also have the option to stay overnight in Grindelwald or Zurich, just let us know if you would like to do this.
Cost and Further Information
Previous ski touring experience is not essential, but you'll need to be confident off-piste and able to handle variable snow conditions, and you'll need to be in good physical shape to manage ascents of up to 4 hours with a backpack. No previous experience of glacier skiing is necessary, you'll receive a full briefing on skiing in a glacier environment from your Mountain Guide.
Price per person based on a team of 4 is from £1,500 (dependent on flight price at time of booking) which includes Sky Work flights from London City, transfer to Grindelwald, overnight at the Hotel Belvedere with dinner and breakfast, all equipment rental, licenced Mountain Guide per group, ski passes, Saturday lunch, overnight at mountain hut with dinner and breakfast and drinks, lunch on Sunday and return transfer to the airport.
The weekend will be a great adventure for a group of friends or colleagues looking to share a different challenge together. Whilst you'll experience the high alps in all their glory, it is still a very accessible tour for novices, and there will be a healthy focus on team work and picking up new skills throughout the weekend.
To find out more about this unique touring adventure call us on 020 8246 5300.