Eiger North Face Snowshoe Tour

Hike beneath the world-famous Eiger north face during this scenic and leisurely snowshoe tour. The jaw-dropping views begin on the journey up with the Eiger Express and continue as you get closer and begin your trek beneath this unique and imposing mountain face. Your mountain guide will share some of the stories and history of the Eiger and you will stop for plenty of photos along the way. Your hike to Alpiglen will take approximately 3 hours. You will recharge at the Alpiglen Guesthouse with food and drink, and from there you can continue your snowshoe hike to Grindelwald, or opt to take a train down to the valley.

Quick Facts

 Snowshoe below the famous Eiger north face
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Beginner
 Fitness Level: Basic
 Groups of max. 6 people
 Guided by mountain guide/ aspirant guide

215 CHF 부터

215 CHF 부터

Closest Bookable Dates

날짜 예약 가능 인원

Tour Details

  • Fitness Level: Basic
  • Experience Level: Beginner

No prior snowshoeing experience is required. This tour is suited to anyone who enjoys being active outdoors. A hiking duration of 3 hours with a backpack is not a problem for you.

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 100m + 0m* 800m + 700m* 5km + 4km* approx. 3 hours + approx. 2 hours*

* from Alpiglen to Grindelwald


Snowshoe tour below the famous Eiger north face

You will meet your mountain guide at the Outdoor Shop and Café and receive any gear you may need. You will then go to the train station to purchase tickets for the Eiger Express up to Eigergletscher, the last stop before the Jungfraujoch. From Eigergletscher you will begin your snowshoe tour towards Alpiglen by traversing beneath the famous Eiger north face, with its impressive 1800m of rock and ice towering above you. In the early mornings during the first months of winter, the cold shadow of this peak reaches all the way to Thun. Your guide will be familiar with the rich and dark history of this mountain, and will share stories of tragedy, strategy, and success as you make your way along the path. When you reach Alpiglen you will have the chance to recharge with food and drink before continuing your hike down to Grindelwald. Those who do not want to hike the second part can take a train back down to the valley.

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 Outdoor Shop and Café - Dorfstrasse 103, 3818 Grindelwald


  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for cable cars, ski lifts
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 20-25l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
  • Beanie or headband
  • Thermal underwear 


  • Solid and warm winter or hiking 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 poles (preferrably telescopic)
  • Robust snow shoes with tele crampons
  • LVS (avalanche transceiver)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Gaiters (optional)


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:

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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