Matterhorn Chalets offer a NEW Spring Ski Touring Week in Zermatt, Switzerland, from 9th to 16th April 2016.
Zermatt is famous in the world of ski touring for being the end of the ‘Haute Route’ – the iconic ski touring itinerary – and also the start of the gruelling ‘Patrouille des Glaciers‘, an overnight race on skis to Verbier.
Matterhorn Chalet’s NEW Spring Ski Touring Week will provide the opportunity to experience a series of day tours from Zermatt and in to its surrounding valleys.
Ed Mannix, Director of Matterhorn Chalet comments, “Zermatt has so much ski touring to offer skiers keen to escape from the pistes and usual ski lifts. Using our Chalet Ulysse as a base, skiers have the home-from –home comforts at the end of each day with the opportunity to experience some of the best touring in the Alps during each day.”
With a maximum of eight places, the group will be based at Chalet Ulysse, and will be led by a fully qualified (UIAGM) and experienced local mountain guide.
Day one will be an introductory day tour, to warm up and test kit, starting from Trockner Steg, and ending up at Testa Grigia for lunch at a refuge on the Italian-Swiss border.
The remaining days of touring and off piste skiing will depend on snow and weather conditions at the time but will include five days touring and off-piste skiing with Matterhorn Chalet’s guide.
The price of £1490 per person includes 7 nights serviced accommodation in a shared twin room in Chalet Ulysse, with daily breakfast and a four course dinner with wine on six evenings. Also included are all guide fees and local taxes.
Notes: Participants need some experience of touring with skins, and should be reasonably confident off-piste skiers. If required, specialist equipment can be rented in Zermatt.