Ski Tour from Zermatt to Verbier

Join us on this unique ski tour along the official racecourse of the Patrouille des Glaciers. We might not move at racing speeds, but the route is interesting and challenging, nonetheless. This 4-day tour offers varied and exciting ski touring between Zermatt and Verbier.

Quick Facts

 Ski Tour from Zermatt to Verbier
 4 Days
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Sporty
 Groups of max. 6 people
 3 overnight stays in mountain huts / hotel included

From 1250 CHF

From 1250 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats

Tour Details

You have prior ski touring experience and enjoy skiing off-piste.

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 1250 per person  

Private Tour

1 person CHF 3800
2 people CHF 2095 per person
3 people CHF 1595 per person
4-6 people CHF 1250 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 550m 450m 7km approx. 3-4 hours
2 1300m 2000m 16km approx. 6-7 hours
3 1000m / 600m* 100m 6km / 4km* approx. 3-5 hours
4 1150m 2550m 20km approx. 6-7 hours

*if the ski lift is still open


Day 1: Ascent to the Schönbiel hut 2694m

Meet your guide in Zermatt and take the train to Schwarzsee. After a short descent you will mount your skins and ascend to the Schönbiel hut. From the terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Matterhorn and the Dent d'Hérens.

Day 2: Over the Tête Blanche 3724m to Arolla

Early in the morning you’ll climb steeply over the "Stockij" towards Tête Blanche. The view from the top will be a generous reward for your efforts. After another short ascent to the Col de Bertol, you’ll descend to Arolla and spend the night in the cosy Valais mountain village.

Day 3: Ascent to Pas de Chèvres 2855m

After the rigors of day two, the third day will allow you to recover during a leisurely ski tour to Pas de Chèvres. From the valley floor you’ll see the largest reservoir in Switzerland, the Grand Dixence. The traverse of the Glacier de Cheillon is easy and leads you to the third night camp, the Cabane de Dix 2928m.

Day 4: Final spurt to Verbier

Early in the morning you’ll set off for Lac de Dix. You’ll warm up slowly with a flat hike along the lake until you arrive at a small hut. From there the terrain gets steeper until you reach the summit of Rosablanche at 3336m. A descent followed by another quick ascent will bring you to the Col de la Chaux. Enter the ski area of Verbier and make your last turns of the tour on well prepared slopes.

Season March - May
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:15am at the train station in Zermatt


  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 3 nights in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for cable cars, ski lifts
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 30-35l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks
  • Thermal underwear 


  • Ski touring boots or snowboard boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates
  • Ice axe
  • Locking Carabiner
  • 120cm sling
  • Ski touring skis or splitboard with skins and tele crampons
  • Ski poles (preferrably telescopic)
  • LVS (avalanche transceiver)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche airbag (optional)
  • Ski helmet (optional but recommended)

General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.


If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.


Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.


Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.


Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.


A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.


Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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