Switzerland·December - April
VERBIER SKI-TOURING AND BACKCOUNTRY SKIING
Discover Verbier's Hidden Ski Treasures with Our Guided 1-Day Backcountry Adventure - Ski Touring for All Skill LevelsVIEW DATES
Embark on an exhilarating one-day ski-touring and backcountry skiing escapade in the heart of Verbier, guided by our seasoned local experts. Nestled in the Swiss Alps, Verbier's legendary slopes are the ultimate canvas for a day of off-piste thrill. No matter your skill level, from beginners to seasoned pros, this experience is tailored just for you. Picture yourself carving through untouched powder, each turn framed by breathtaking alpine vistas. Our local guides bring an intimate knowledge of Verbier's terrain, ensuring an adventure that's both safe and unforgettable. But it's not just about the slopes. It's about camaraderie. You'll share this day with like-minded enthusiasts from around the globe, creating bonds forged in the crucible of adventure.
Verbier's world-renowned off-piste playground
Discover Verbier's Allure: Tailored Adventures for Every Skill Level! Whether you're a beginner or eager to explore new disciplines like ski-touring or backcountry, our groups are skillfully curated to ensure a seamless experience among peers of similar abilities.
A balcony over Europe's 4000 meters peaks
Epic Vistas Await: Immerse Yourself in the Spectacular Views of Switzerland, France, and Italy's Majestic 4000m Peaks. Experience the Alps in a Whole New Light!
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Meet & Greet with Local Guide and fellow adventurers
In the crisp morning air, we gather at the designated meeting point around 8:00 AM. Here, you'll meet your Certified Local Guide and the fellow adventurers who will share this remarkable day with you.
After a brief but thorough briefing and gear check at 8:15 AM, we ensure everyone is fully equipped and ready for the day ahead. By 8:30 AM, we set out on our chosen adventure – ski-touring or backcountry skiing.
Climb, then ski down!
Around noon, depending on the chosen route, we reach the highest point of the itinerary, enjoying the view from the summit and getting ready for the descent.
Back to our cars!
Around 4:00 PM, we arrive back at the cars, concluding your exhilarating 1-day Verbier ski experience. Please remember that exact timing may vary, accounting for the chosen itinerary, group pace, and weather conditions.
Your Certified Local Guide will ensure the safety and enjoyment of the trip, making any necessary adjustments to the schedule as needed.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Verbier, the dreamland of both resort and off-piste skiers
Welcome to the balcony over Europe's 4000 meters peaks!
Verbier, a skier's dreamland, beckons with unrivaled off-piste terrain. Unlike resort-skiing, here, the slopes are canvases of untracked powder. It's a balcony to Europe's 4000m peaks, offering vistas that steal your breath. As the sun sets, Verbier transforms. The village pulsates with a vibrant nightlife, where après-ski mingles with world-class dining and entertainment. Experience Verbier, where adventure meets allure, on and off the slopes.
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
You don't have to have previous ski-touring experience, as you will always be accompanied by a certified mountain guide who can teach you the required skills. The trip is open to both skiers and snowboarders (with a splitboard). To get the most out of this trip, you should be able to ski down a red piste easily and have some off-piste experience. The average elevation gain is 500m to 1000m per day, hence you need to be moderately fit. Your guide will adapt the itinerary according to the level and preferences of the group and conditions.
Ski-touring gear rental
You can rent basic ski-touring equipment (skis, boots, poles) and avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, probe and shovel) for this trip. Just let us know what you need (specific gear or the full set) and your guide will provide you with everything. You can choose between renting each item individually or renting a set of ski-touring and/or avalanche rescue equipment. It is mandatory for everyone to have a full avalanche kit with them at all times when ski-touring.
Mapo Tapo selects locations and mountain guides with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Ski-touring is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge to go outdoors accompanied by a certified mountain guide.
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What fitness level do I need to have to join this trip?
You should be comfortable on red slopes, and prior ski-touring experience is a plus. You'll be grouped with skiers of similar skills.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
We limit our group size to a maximum of 7 participants for a personalized experience.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
Yes, please bring standard clothing and gear suitable for winter ski-touring.
Why is it important to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Your safety is paramount in outdoor activities with inherent risks. Certified guides are contractually responsible, ensuring informed decisions based on expertise, objective risks, and weather conditions, prioritizing your safety. Moreover, Local Certified Guides know where you'll be skiing like the back of their hand: this is crucial when adventuring in the area!
Is the ski-touring gear included?
5. Is the ski-touring gear included? No, the ski-touring gear (skis, skins, poles, boots, ARTVA, helmet) is not included. That being said, you guide can help you getting everything you need for an extra cost.
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