Sublime skiing from the comfort of your hotel

Grindelwald Ski Touring Week

Switzerland sports some of the world's best winter terrain with an almost endless amount of amazing skiing and infrastructure to support it. Our Grindlewald Ski Touring Week is based for in a comfortable chalet located in the centre of the renowned ski-town of Grindelwald, which is nestled below the mighty Eiger.

Enjoy the pleasure of waking up each morning with the prospect of numerous runs beneath the spectacular mountains that surround the village - or enjoy that feeling of blasting powder through perfectly spaced trees. You may even discover why people here feel like yodelling!

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Difficulty Level Low ?
Fitness Level Low ?
Duration 5 days
Elevation 2,000M / 6,562FT
Large view

Tim Robertson

Large view

Tim Robertson

From January to April
Departs from Grindelwald, Switzerland
From January to April
Departs from Grindelwald, Switzerland
1:1 €5,990 EUR
1:2 €3,690 EUR
1:3 €3,030 EUR
1:4 €2,650 EUR
  • Overview

    • Sublime skiing in some of the world's most iconic mountains
    • Stay in Grindelwald hotel then head out each day to ski tour the surrounding terrain

    This ski-touring week is based in the well-known ski town of Grindelwald, which has the envious location under the mighty Eiger. Enjoy waking up each morning knowing that you have the option of skiing numerous runs beneath the spectacular mountains that surround the village or enjoying un-tracked powder turns through the numerous tree runs.

    Your guide will take pleasure in introducing you to their favourite locations enabling you to fully appreciate the beauty and grandeur of the area. You will be able to collaborate with them on the terrain and regions you would like to ski each day to maximise your enjoyment.

    We utilise a combination of funicular trains, ski lifts and ski touring to optimise our skiing time and each night you return to Grindelwald.

  • Why AC?

    Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to expedition and ascent climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers and skiers the best possible chance of success.

    We employ strong and specialised IFMGA Mountain Guides, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry.

    Many of our expedition members and climbers come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make expeditions and guided ascents safe and successful.

  • Payment Conditions


    The price of your trip includes the following:

    • Ski tour guide
    • Lift passes as per the scheduled itinerary
    • Hut or hotel accommodation as per the scheduled itinerary
    • Local ground transport as per the scheduled itinerary


    The price of your trip does not include:

    • Any costs that are additional to the programme that come about due to changes to the programme caused by weather or organisational changes (any changes will generally be due to factors outside our control such as weather, lift failure, etc. and actioned only after you have been consulted by your guide)
    • Personal mountaineering clothing and equipment as per lists supplied
    • Evening meals during hotel nights in town
    • Lunches during the climbing days
    • Extra additional meals or snacks/drinks purchased from huts/hotels
    • Insurance
    • Transport to and from trip departure location (although we can arrange it for you)
    • Gratuity

    Account Information

    Following is the EURO bank information for Adventure Consultants Ltd., 20 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand, Ph +64 3 443 8711. All deposits and final payments for European trips should be sent by telegraphic transfer to this account unless advised otherwise.

    Bank Name and Address:
    Bank of New Zealand - Offshore Branch
    1 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand

    Swift Address: BKNZNZ22
    Beneficiary’s Account Number: 1000-594771-0002
    Beneficiary’s Account Name: Adventure Consultants Limited
    Beneficiary’s Address: 20 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
    Account Type: Euro Dollars

    Please request that all charges are for the remitter’s account.

    Please contact us if you have any problems sending moneys to this account.

    We can accept your deposit and balance payment by credit card – Visa, Mastercard, Amex.


    In order to confirm a guide and your trip, we require a completed Booking Form and a non-refundable deposit of EUR500.

    Balance Payment

    The balance of payment is due 60 days prior to the start date.

    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    Once you have paid your deposit your trip is confirmed, subject to payment of the balance of fees owing 60 days prior to your trip commencement date. You may then cancel your participation on the following basis:

    • Cancellations outside of 60 days will result in the loss of the trip deposit.
    • Inside 60 days of the departure date we reserve the right to retain 50% of the full fee.
    • Inside 30 days of the departure date we reserve the right to retain 75% of the full fee.
    • Inside 15 days of the departure date forfeits 100% of the full fee.

    We recommend you take out trip cancellation insurance via your travel agent.

  • Trip Notes

    Grindelwald Ski Tour WeekThe Trip Notes provide detailed information and background for the Adventure Consultants Grindelwald Ski Touring Week.

    You can view the trip notes online by clicking the image or download a pdf by clicking the following link:

    Grindelwald Ski Touring Week Trip Notes

    Team Membership

    The number of guides is determined by the size of the group, the ratio of guides to climbers is 1:2 or 1:4 depending on the skill level of the group.

    Our Guides

    You will find the Adventure Consultants Mountain & Ski Guides companionable and strong guides with considerable power and willingness to see you enjoy your ski touring journey through the Alps.

    Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to their trips. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition and trip to offer our ski tourers the best possible experience.

    We employ strong and specialised leaders/mountain guides, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams with the best back-up and support available.

    Many of our climbers, ski tourers and trekkers come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make our expeditions and trips safe, enjoyable and successful.

    Head Office Support Team

    Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. As an organisation, we place a substantial amount of time and resources into ensuring our trips are well planned and supported. You can be assured that the AC staff will provide you with friendly advice and knowledgeable support throughout the planning stages of your trip and we will be there to provide backup while the trip is running.

    Amelia Crofut-BrittinghamAmelia Crofut-Brittingham, Client Liaison

    Amelia has been with Adventure Consultants since October 2017 in the role of Client Liaison for European and Himalayan Operations. Having spent many years working in the ski industry, Amelia brings a wealth of experience to her role.


    AC Team 2016 Landscape

    Your Health

    Our registration form requests that you advise us of any medical problems you may have and if you are on any medication. Any information you supply will be treated as confidential.

    Level of Experience Required

    To ski tour in the European Alps you need to be physically fit, and be capable of strenuous exercise each day. Most days will start early, but there is usually some scope for some later starts and relaxed evenings to enjoy the classic European culture.

    Even skiing and climbing at the moderate altitudes in Europe has a definite physical effect on people. Most climbers and skiers notice a lower performance rate than normal. Touring days are physically demanding and can entail 1000m/3,300ft ascent at altitude.

    Preparing for Your Trip

    To make the most of your skiing experience we encourage you to work on your fitness and skiing/snowboarding prior to the trip. Your guide places special focus on fitness levels and will regulate the pace accordingly.


    The European Alps are full of climbing and skiing history. They are the birthplace of mountaineering and the rich heritage adds to the superb facilities (catered huts and lift systems), which provide for mountaineers and ski-tourers that is not seen elsewhere.


    Adventure Consultants will provide nutritious snacks and packed lunches whilst touring. It is a good idea to bring a small selection of your favourite snack food and hydration drinks with you to ensure you are fuelled by your preferred brands. Actual amounts depend on your consumption but 2 per day in addition to the lunches we provide would seem reasonable.

    You will be required to pay for your evening meals. Any additional food, beverages or meals you purchase that are not mentioned in the inclusions will be at your own expense.

    If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of registration. If your dietary requirements are especially strict you are advised to bring a sufficient supply of your required food types with you to ensure you are provided for.


    Accommodation is provided on a twin share basis in hotels for 6 nights. The hotels we utilise are clean and comfortable. If you want single accommodation or a higher standard of accommodation, we may be able to arrange this for you. Please enquire about options and costs at time of enquiry.

    Clothing & Equipment

    Grindelwald skiers will be sent a list detailing all necessary individual clothing and equipment to be provided.

  • Itinerary

    0 Arrival day in Grindelwald, Switzerland and overnight at hotel.
    1 Travel up the First Cable Car and then to the Oberjoch (2,486m) and from here, we ascend to the Faulhorn (2,681m) where we are treated to views of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Lake Brienz. We then ski down to 1600m near Bussalp or to the valley floor at 930m depending on how far our legs are willing to take us. This provides us with a good warm up day. Overnight at Grindelwald hotel.
    2 This morning we head to Isenfluh, where we catch a tiny 6 person cable car up to Sulwald (1,500m). From here, we ascend to Kleine Löbhorner at 2,519m and ski towards the scenic Soustal. There will be an option to combine this with ascending Schwalmere for an extra 400m ascent. We finish the day off by descending back to Isenfluh (1,080m) for another hotel night.
    3 We head off to explore the Rosenlaui Valley from where we will ascend from the Schwarzwaldalp Hotel, which is situated under the Wellhorn (3,191m) for an 1100m ascent and powder descent. Overnight at hotel.
    4 Our objective today is the head up to the Oberjoch and then ascend the Reeti (2,577m), before moving onto the Uf Spitzen (2,381m) for some steeper powder skiing. We finish the day by skiing back to Grindelwald and spend another night at the hotel.
    5 We travel through the famous Lauterbrunnen Valley and take the lifts to the Schilthorn (2,980m). From here, we ski some exciting ridgelines towards a 400m ascent to the summit of Hundshorn (2,930m), which culminates in a 2,000m vertical descend to Kiental (950m). We finish the day with a celebratory drink on the train that will take us back to Grindelwald. Enjoy a final hotel night.
    6 Depart for home
  • Add Ons

    There is an amazing range of exceptional and very high quality luxury accommodation options available. Stay in the best that Europe has to offer before and after your climb, just let your liaison know you would like to upgrade and they will be more than happy to help you with the various options.


    Your family or friends may wish to join you on your holiday but don't like the idea of heading into the backcountry. Let us know if this is the situation and we will be able to put together an itinerary that keeps them busy while you are up high. There are so many wonderful things to do, so have a chat with us and we will help to organise the perfect programme.

  • Travel & Rescue Insurance

    Adventure Consultants recommends the following travel insurance and rescue insurance options, although this is only just a start! Once you book on a trip with AC, your Client Liaison will help you by sending through advice on your options;

    • Travel insurance
    • Trip interruption
    • Trip cancellation
    • Rescue / Evacuation / Medical insurance


    CoverMore LogoIndulge your spirit of adventure, but protect yourself against all of those unforeseen events that can occur prior to or whilst on your trip with Adventure Consultants. Together with CoverMore Insurance, Adventure Consultants are now offering advice and assistance in purchasing CoverMore policies. With quality travel insurance cover, comes peace of mind and the freedom to venture around the world with confidence, in the knowledge that you will have the support and assistance of CoverMore, if you need it.

    Adventure Consultants highly recommends the Options Plan as this gives you the highest level of cover and benefits available. This includes cover for trip cancellation and amendment which protects your travel investment, medical and dental emergencies, lost luggage/personal belongings and travel delay, amongst other things.

    You can tailor your cover further by adding on winter sports, annual multi-trip cover, scooter riding and working holidays to name a few.

    Why CoverMore?

    • They provide cover where others won’t. e.g. terrorism scares, natural disasters, civil unrest and redundancy.
    • Protect your travel investment by choosing cancellation/interruption cover that meets your needs.
    • The option to increase your cover on valuable luggage items such as cameras and laptops.
    • Adventure Sports Cover for a variety of activities. Trekking is automatically covered, provided that reasonable care is taken, and you are not using ropes or other mountaineering equipment.
    • Free Global SIM card.
    • 24 hour emergency medical and travel assistance centre that is staffed by specialist doctors, nurses and case managers. This now includes the new Travel GP service, allowing you to talk in person to an Australia-based GP.

    Who and what trips is the policy suitable for?

    • Non-New Zealand residents travelling inbound to New Zealand – suitable for cover when travelling around New Zealand, but mountaineering or climbing is excluded.
    • New Zealander's travelling outbound on a trekking adventure e.g. Everest Base Camp Trek, Khumbu Trek, Kilimanjaro, Tour du Mont Blanc Trek and Mustang Horse Trek.

    For more information or assistance, please contact your Client Liaison at Adventure Consultants. Policies can also be purchased directly at CoverMore.


    Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance Logo webRipCord is the leading medical evacuation program offering elite evacuation and rescue services. With their new partnership with TravelEx, they can also now provide the benefits of a traditional travel insurance product with their just released, RipCord Rescue Travel Insurance™. This is specifically designed for the adventure enthusiast with unique trip cancellation/interruption, medical expense, sporting equipment and other coverage benefits to protect your financial investment.

    RipCord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, an elite team of special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliate physicians, paramedics, nurses, former intelligence officers and other medical/security experts comprising the most experienced team in the industry. They will rescue you from the field wherever your emergency occurs and evacuate you to your home country hospital of choice.

    RipCord rescues you from the field if you have an emergent medical condition that will result in significant permanent injury and/or death, but does not require hospitalisation.

    Tusker Trail founder, Eddie Frank, describes his experience with Redpoint Resolutions’ RipCord Travel Protection:

    “We [Tusker Trail] only have one or two evacuations a year and they occur because of life-threatening emergencies. Emergencies that are immediate and now. There is zero room for hesitation or error. Redpoint Resolutions founders Ted Muhlner and Tom Bochnowski are two guys who understand commitment. When they say they’re going to do something, they do it. I chose their Ripcord Travel Protection program for my climbers and trekkers because Tom and Ted come from the military, where your word and your handshake mean everything. Tom Bochnowski joined me on our recent Kilimanjaro Climb for Valor. During this climb two of our climbers suffered high altitude emergencies. Tom worked hand in hand with me to ensure the successful helicopter evacuation of the two climbers. Redpoint’s Stanford Medicine-affiliated physician Avi Patil, who was also climbing with us, assisted me with critical medical decisions that helped prevent a bad outcome. The teamwork and the level of care and commitment provided to my climbers and me during these recent evacuations has only further cemented my team’s partnership with Redpoint and their RipCord Travel Protection program. After more than 39 years and 51 successful climbs, recommending RipCord for my climbers is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.” - Eddie Frank, Tusker Trail

    RipCord are proud to partner with Adventure Consultants to provide RipCord’s industry leading rescue, evacuation and travel insurance coverages to its clients.

    Check out their latest promotional video or click here to learn more.


    Global Rescue SnipAdventure Consultants also recommends the rescue evacuation and security membership/services provided by Global Rescue, which provides transport from the point of illness/injury back to your home countries hospital of your choice. TotalCare provides real-time access to medical information and coming soon, this includes urgent card and speciality consultations from some of the world’s health physicians at the Elite Medical Group and John Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.

    Recently Global Rescue has released a new travel insurance product, the Signature Travel Insurance option. This has no height limitation and gives comprehensive cover for trip cancellation/interruption, medical and dental expenses, delays, lost luggage as well as optional add-ons to ‘cancel or interrupt for any reason. This is currently only available to US Residents.

    Click here to find out more about this insurance cover which covers climbing and is thus suitable for many of our expeditions.

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