Ski Tour Wildgärst

This scenic ski tour begins in the Grindelwald-First ski area, leads you up to the Wildgärst, and returns to Grindelwald, rewarding you with an 1890-meter descent after a climb of only 575 meters. From the summit you will have an impressive contrast of views- the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz to the north, and the snow-capped peaks of mighty 4000ers to the south. The tour finishes with a long, enjoyable descent to Hotel Wetterhorn, and if conditions allow, all the way to the village of Grindelwald.

Quick Facts

 Ski Tour with view of the Eiger, Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Moderate
 Groups of max. 6 people

From 215 CHF

From 215 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats

Tour Details

You have prior ski touring experience and enjoy skiing off-piste. A hiking duration of 3-4 hours with a backpack is not a problem for you. You have the surefootedness needed to descend a ridge with short exposed sections while carrying your skis on your backpack.

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


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 600m 1850m 12km approx. 5-6 hours


Day 1: Panorama ski tour to Wildgärst 2890m

Meet your mountain guide in Grindelwald and take the cable car to First. Take the chair lift to Oberjoch, where you put on your skins and begin your hike up the “Widderfäldgrätli” ridge. You will need to carry your skis on your backpack for 20 minutes as you continue along the ridge before you are able to ski down off the back to Hierndertellti. You will hike for 1 – 1.5 hours up to the summit of Wildgärst. To the north you will see the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, which lie in start contrast to the glaciated 4000m peaks to the south. After a break on the summit, you will ski down to Wart and the Wischbääch valley to the alp huts at Scheidegg Oberläger. A final 20-minute ascent will take you to the ridgeline, where you will begin your descent back down to Grindelwald. With enough snow, you can ski all the way back down to the village, earning you 1890m of descent for your 575 meters of ascent.

Season December - March
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
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)


  • 20-25l


  • 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 


  • 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)


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:

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