- Fitness Level: Basic
- Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
You don’t necessarily need to know how to ski in deep snow, however you are a good skier, and you can confidently ski red slopes without any issues.
- Differences between skiing on and off-piste
- Personal technique off-piste
You will learn the techniques for skiing off-piste. After this course you will be ready to take part in a guided taster ski tour, or participate in the basic skills course for off-piste skiing.
Off-Piste skiing in Grindelwald
You will meet your instructor at the bottom station of the First cable car, and from there you will ride together to the top. At First, your qualified instructor will demonstrate basic off-piste skiing techniques. You will start by practising these skills on-piste and will then move off-piste and tackle the challenge of skiing through tracked-out snow. As the course progresses, the terrain will become more varied and difficult, providing broad exposure to different aspects of off-piste skiing. You will receive personalised feedback regarding your technique and areas for improvement. We will finish the day by sitting down and enjoying a drink at a local mountain restaurant.
|Season||December - April|
|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||09:00am bottom station of the First gondola, Grindelwald|
- Guiding from a licenced ski instructor
- His or her expenses
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Costs for cable cars, ski lifts
- Ski jacket
- Ski pants
- Beanie or headband
- Thermal underwear
- Ski boots
- Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
- Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
- GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
- Ski poles
- LVS (avalanche transceiver)
- Avalanche probe
- Avalanche shovel
- Avalanche airbag (optional)
- Ski helmet (optional but recommended)
General Information for Mountaineering School
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.