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Training and Ski Tour Lötschenlücke

If you want to tackle the most famous ski tour in the Swiss Alps, but don’t quite have the experience or confidence, this 2-day training and ski touring itinerary will prepare you for the Lötschenlücke ski tour. On the first day your guide will walk you through the equipment and techniques during a warm-up ski tour. On the second day you will venture out to the Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage site, and you’ll be able to mark the Lötschenlücke ski tour off your bucket list.

Quick Facts

  • Ski tour the Lötschenlücke with a warm-up tour the day before
  • 2 Days
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
  • Groups of max. 8 people

from 319 CHF

from 319 CHF

Tour Details

  • Fitness Level: Moderate
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Minimum age 14 years
  • Guests over 75 please contact us before booking

You are a very good skier and black slopes are no problem for you. You have at least 1 day experience skiing off-piste.

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”.

Group Tour (5-8 participants)

Incl. round travel ticket  CHF 439 per person
Incl. round travel ticket with Swiss half fare card CHF 386 per person
Only guiding CHF 319 per person
   

Private Tour

To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info@clutteroutdoor.ch

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
  • Snacks
  • 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)

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
  • Extra underwear and socks
  • 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

  • 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

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

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