The all-inclusive ticket for the second day (with the Lötschenlücke tour and transportation) you will get from the mountain guide either after the training on the first day or when meeting in the morning on the second day, if you have booked the tour with round-trip ticket. Seats are reserved on the train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald Terminal. Please use the cabin marked “Lötschenlüke – Outdoor”.
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking time|
|1||x m||x m||x km||approx. 3-4 hours|
|2||450m||2350m||25km||approx. 5-6 hours|
Day 1: Ski Touring Training in Grindelwald
Meet your guide at the Backdoor shop in Grindelwald, then take the cable car to First. At the top your guide will explain ski touring equipment and techniques, then you will have a simple introductory tour to prepare you for the Lötschenlücke the following day.
Day 2: Day ski tour 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 5th - May 1st|
|Departures for official tours||Every weekend|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||Day 1: 8:30am at the backdoorshop in Grindelwald |
Day 2: 8:20am at Grindelwald Terminal
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- Travel costs for the second day (if booked with round travel ticket)
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Costs for cable cars, ski lifts (only for the first day if booked with round travel ticket)
- Overnight stay if needed (must be organized by yourself)
- 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)
- Harness (for the second day)
- 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)
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
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.