Winter Room High Summits

Cost: £1,395
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF150 to CHF250 (depending on itinerary)
Dates available: Contact us for more details.

Dates for 2023: to be announced in August...

Join us for a week of ski touring in the Valais. Using the quiet high mountain resorts of Evolene and Arolla as a base, we'll warm up on a local day tour on Sunday before heading to a hut to explore further afield in the Valais. The aim of the week is to reach several summits on skis and maybe even a 4000m peak. The plan is to use winter rooms to find quieter mountains - and virtually guaranteed fresh tracks.

Winter room touring does mean carrying some extra weight so fitness is important. We'll need to do 1000m ascents with a 10-15kg rucksack. The Arolla valley and surrounding area have lots of options for day touring too - great for the warm up day and if weather limits hut access during the week.

The week is based in our summer chalet in Evolene which offers complete flexibility for the itinerary. Skiers will have access to their room in the chalet for the whole week with no charge for "extra" nights in the valley.

The price of the week includes:

  • 6 days of guided ski touring
  • All guides expenses
  • Transport between Evolene, Arolla and ski venues
  • 4 nights of half board accommodation in Chalet "Chemin des Etoiles" - single supplement available on request (£150).

You'll need to arrange suitable insurance and your own transport to and from Evolene (e.g. fly to Geneva and train/bus from Sion to Evolene).

You should bring suitable personal skiing equipment including boots, skis, skins, sticks, crampons, harness, helmet (if preferred) and rucksack. We can arrange to hire any of these items for you, please see our gear section for prices. You can download our ski touring kit list here.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Our Eagle Ski Club events are only available for booking by Eagle Club members. We are unable to accept bookings from non-club members. To find out about joining the club please click here.

If you have any questions about the required level of ski ability for a particular Eagle Course or Tour please contact us by email and we will happily offer advice before you book online (info@frostguiding.co.uk).