Ski tour with magnificent views in Switzerland.
Ski tours in Switzerland
Switzerland is a dream destination for all winter sports enthusiasts. Every year, famous winter sports resorts such as Lenzerheide, Adelboden or Sankt Moritz attract skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.
But the fantastic mountain worlds between the Bernese Oberland and Appenzellerland can be explored not only on the prepared slopes. In Switzerland, there are countless promising routes for touring skiers that guarantee ultimate fun in deep snow.
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Where are the best regions for ski touring in Switzerland?
The possibilities for ski tourers are as varied as the mountain regions of Switzerland. While the high alpine terrain, for example in Grisons, often demands a high level of fitness and technique, even beginners can manage well on the gentler mountains in the Swiss Pre-Alps. From the short route along the pistes with dinner in a hut to the multi-day ski traverse, the Swiss Alps leave nothing to be desired when it comes to ski touring.
In the ski villages of Switzerland there are also numerous bookable offers for ski touring courses, avalanche training courses and guided ski tours.
The winter sports resorts in the canton of Grisons have resounding names: Davos, Arosa, Lenzerheide, Flims/Laax. Ski tourers can expect countless mountains, slopes and routes of all levels of difficulty, from easy piste tours to challenging ski mountaineering in the Bernina. Snow is almost guaranteed in Grisons, so ski tours are usually possible well into the spring, depending on the avalanche situation.
The Engadin in the south of Grisons (central town: St. Moritz) offers the ideal combination of ski touring highlights and perfect infrastructure.
The Swiss canton of Graubünden lies in the middle of the Alps and is characterised by an incomparable landscape. Due to ...
A total of 45 of Switzerland's 48 four-thousand-metre peaks are located in the canton of Valais. For ski tourers, this means one thing above all: the sky is the limit! There are almost unlimited opportunities for ski touring and ski mountaineering in Zermatt, for example, with a view of the world-famous Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze, the highest mountain in Switzerland.
Tip: The five-day ski traverse „Haute Route“ from Chamonix to Zermatt is perhaps the most famous ski tour in the Alps!
The large ski areas of the Valais – first and foremost the huge Les 4 Vallées – with their excellent infrastructure, are ideal for ski tours on the pistes with a stop at a hut, but also for off-piste ski touring.
The canton of Valais lies in the south of Switzerland amidst the majestic mountains of the Alps. A Mediterranean ...
The further you go from Bern towards the south, the higher the peaks become. Top-class ski tours can be found near Interlaken, in the face of the Swiss triumvirate of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, or on the many mountains around the well-known ski resorts of Adelboden (Ski World Cup) and Gstaad.
A unique starting point for medium and difficult ski tours is the Jungfraujoch – thanks to the railway connection, you start here already at 3454 m.
The Bernese Oberland is one of the most diverse regions in Switzerland. Countless mountain peaks and lakes, ...
Six cantons make up Central Switzerland: Lucerne, Schwyz, Uri, Obwalden, Niederwalden and Zug. The ski touring mountains of the region are very varied.
The gentle slopes in the north are perfect for the start of the season, for ski touring novices and families. Further south, however, there are also lonely 3000-metre peaks to be discovered that challenge even experienced ski tourers.
Tip: The Mythen region in Canton Schwyz can be reached quickly from Lucerne and offers many medium-difficulty ski tours with magnificent panoramic views.
Central Switzerland comprises large parts of the Swiss Alps and Pre-Alps. Breathtaking peaks, gentle chains of hills, ...
What are the current conditions for ski touring in Switzerland?
When planning a ski tour, it is not only your personal experience and technique that play an important role. The weather forecast, the current snow depth, the quality of the snow and the avalanche situation are just as important. In the Outdooractive Route Finder the current, official avalanche situation report for all regions of Switzerland can be displayed directly on the map. More about the avalanche situation report:
The official data of the avalanche warning services - updated daily.
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