Ski Tour Lötschenlücke
The ski tour over the Lötschenlücke at 3164m is probably the most famous day tour in the Swiss Alps, and rightly so, as it leads you directly through a UNESCO World Heritage area and delivers breath-taking panoramic views at every turn. With unbelievable scenery and magnificent descents, this tour is a must-do for any ski tourer. Outdoor’s exclusive special with Jungfrau Railways makes organizing your tour easy, as the transportation tickets are already included in the price. Take advantage of a classic tour at a great value and meet us at the Jungfraujoch.
- Fitness Level: Basic
- Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
- Minimum age 14 years
- Guests over 75 please contact us before booking
You have prior ski touring experience and are comfortable in different snow conditions. Please be aware that during this entire tour the altitude is between 3200müM and 3500müM and you will need the required fitness to handle the altitude.
The all-inclusive ticket for the second day (with the Lötschenlücke tour and transportation) can only be purchased at the Interlaken Ost or Grindelwald train stations (unfortunately this is not currently available at Grindelwald Terminal). At Interlaken Ost you can purchase your ticket the evening before, or the morning of, for all tours. At the Grindelwald train station, ticket purchases are always possible the evening before the tour, but morning purchases are only possible on Sundays (due to the later tour start time).
Group Tour (5-8 participants)
|Incl. round travel ticket||CHF 286 per person|
|Incl. round travel ticket with Swiss half fare card||CHF 226 per person|
|Only guiding||CHF 165 per person|
|1-4 people||CHF 825 per group|
|5-8 people (incl. round travel ticket)||CHF 286 per person|
|5-8 people (incl. round travel ticket with Swiss half fare card)||CHF 226 per person|
|5-8 people (only guiding)||CHF 165 per person|
To book a private tour please contact us:
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking time|
|1||450m||2350m||25km||approx. 5-6 hours|
Day ski tour to Jungfraujoch - Lötschenlücke 3173m - Lötschental
Meet your guide at Grindelwald Terminal and take the Eiger Express to Eigergletscher. From here you will continue by train to the Jungfraujoch. Under the expert guidance of your mountain guide, you will ski towards Konkordiaplatz. From there you will mount your skins and climb over the Grossen Aletschfirn to the Lötschenlücke. Your rewards at the top include a breath-taking view of the Aletschhorn north face and the quiet stillness of this unique mountain environment. Your descent over the Lang Glacier into the Lötschental is long and no less impressive than the ascent. After an obligatory glass of Valais white wine in Blatten in Lötschental, you will begin your journey home and take a train back to Interlaken.
|Season||March 4th - May 21st|
|Departures for official tours||Every day|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||7:10am at Grindelwald Terminal|
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- Technical equipment (harness, LVS, probe, shovel)
- Travel costs (if booked with round travel ticket)
- Your expenses
- Additional rental equipment
- Tavel costs (if booked without round travel ticket)
- Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
- Beanie or headband
- Extra underwear and socks
- Thermal underwear
- Ski touring boots or snowboard boots
- 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)
- Ski touring skis or splitboard with skins and tele crampons
- Ski poles (preferrably telescopic)
- LVS (avalanche transceiver)*
- Avalanche probe*
- Avalanche shovel*
- Ski helmet (optional but recommended)
* provided free of charge by us, please let us know what you need when booking
We do not offer specific snowboard group tours. If you are an accomplished and experienced splitboard tourer, you are welcome to sign up for the normal group tour.
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
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.