Ski touring - Practical information
Introduction to ski touring
If you’ve been thinking about going on a ski tour for some time, but don’t have either the necessary equipment or sufficient knowledge of the mountain terrain and the challenges it presents, then an introductory course conducted by a mountain guide is just what you need. Equipment can be hired locally. A number of destinations offer this service, including the Aletsch Arena, Blatten-Belalp, Lötschental, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Grimentz, Crans-Montana, Val d’Hérens and Pays du St-Bernard.
Guided ski tours
If you want to enjoy the sense of freedom that comes from skiing off-piste, be sure to hire an experienced local mountain guide for your own safety. More than 450 professional mountain guides are available to accompany visitors through the snow-covered winter landscape to the most beautiful natural sites in Valais. A mountain guide can help you choose a route whose difficulty level is best suited to your abilities. The following tours, lasting several days, are particularly popular with local mountain guides and the skiers they accompany. The tours can be booked directly through the Valais Mountain Guide Association.