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, over the weekend of 12th to 14th April 2013. 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 know-how 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 you'll be given a kit list for everything else you'll need to bring.
Accommodation is arranged at the lovely 4-star Hotel Belvedere in Grindelwald for Friday 12th April. Saturday 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 dramatic overnight experience! Click here for the external link to the hut's website for full details and webcams.
Friday 12th April:
Depart London City Airport on Sky Work flight to Bern-Belp
(45 minute transfer to Grindelwald)
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Belvedere
Saturday 13th April:
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.
Sunday 14th April:
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, 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.
To confirm your place on this unique touring adventure or to find out more, call us on
020 8246 5300.