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Ski Tour Gemschberg

As the name suggests, you will likely be able to observe gemschi (chamois) during this moderate ski tour above Grindelwald. You will first warm up on the slopes in the First ski area as you make your way down to Grindel Oberläger. From here you will put on your skins and begin your ascent to Gemschberg, hopefully viewing some of the namesake faunae along the way. From the summit at 2659m you will have a remarkable alpine view and a quick refreshment break to fuel your long descent to Grindelwald.

Tour Details

You have prior ski touring experience and enjoy skiing off-piste. A hiking duration of 3 hours with a backpack is not a problem for you.

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 215 per person  
   

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 790 per group
4-6 people CHF 215 per person

 

To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info@outdoor.ch

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 700m 1400m 8.5km approx. 4-5 hours

 

Day 1: Panoramic tour to Gemschberg 2659m

Meet your mountain guide in Grindelwald and take the cable car to First. You will warm up on the ski slopes as you make your way down to the Grindel Oberläger. From here you will put on your skins and begin your ascent to Gemschberg, hopefully viewing some of the namesake faunae along the way. Hairpin turns will lead you to the summit at 2659 where you will have a remarkable alpine view and a quick refreshment break to fuel your long descent back to Grindelwald.

Season December - March
Departures for official tours Click the "Check Availability" button to open the calendar
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 8:30am at the bottom station of the First cable car in Grindelwald

 

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses

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

Backpack

  • 20-25l

Clothing

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

Footwear

  • 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
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • 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)

 

Quick Facts

  • Ski Tour in Grindelwald
  • 1 Day
  • Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
  • Groups of max. 6 people

from 215 CHF

from 215 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
08.01.23 more than 3
22.01.23 more than 3
05.02.23 more than 3
18.02.23 more than 3
04.03.23 more than 3
19.03.23 more than 3

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
Switzerland

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info@clutteroutdoor.ch

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.

Cancellation

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

Equipment

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.

Clothing

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

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.

Huts

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.

Safety

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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