Swiss, Bernese Oberland Ski Tour - Adventure Base
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Swiss, Bernese Oberland Ski Tour

The Bernese Oberland ski tour is a stunning link up of high altitude mountain huts and peaks in the wild Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. The ski terrain in this region is suited for those with previous ski touring experience, who are looking to progress to the next level and discover some high altitude peaks and glaciers. You can expect long ski tour days, comfortable huts and big ski descents.

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    Duration

    1 Week

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    Start Location

    Fiesch, Switzerland

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    Date(s)

    March

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    Price

    From €1950.00

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BERNESE OBERLAND SKI TOUR

The Bernese Oberland ski tour is located in the Swiss Alps with easy train access via Geneva or Zurich airport. This 6 day, 7 night ski adventure is perfect for any ski tourer looking to explore the vast glacier paradise of the Aletsch Gletscher and surrounding peaks. Linked up by comfortable mountain huts, this hut-to-hut ski tour covers a wide area of beautiful peaks including the Gross Wannenhorn 3,906m, Gletscherhorn 3,983m and Gross Fiescherhorn 4049m. A high technical ability and previous experience of a multi day hut-to-hut ski tour is required.

If you're worried you're not quite ready yet then you can take our test below.

Bernese Oberland 'Readiness Test'

If you're not quite ready for this trip, why not start with our course and other hut-to-hut ski tour option below/.

Intro Hut to Hut Ski Tour
Off Piste Skiing Intro
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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

You should be fit enough for 6 hut to hut days of hard work (6-8h/day of uphill / downhill work out) and capable of skiing in different types of off-piste snow conditions. You will need previous ski touring experience on a multi day tour such as the Otztal Ski Tour or Haute Route. This is a tough but rewarding journey across beautiful high altitude glaciated terrain in the Swiss Alps and it can only be enjoyed fully if you are well prepared physically.

If you're a confident off-piste skier but have never ski toured before then you can jump on to one of of our intro to ski touring courses (Learn more here ). If you're still not sure whether you're ready, no sweat! Get in touch and we'll be happy to talk it through with you. If you're worried you're not quite ready yet then you can take our test below. Bernese Oberland 'Readiness Test'

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    1 Week

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    Start Location

    Fiesch, Switzerland

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    Date(s)

    March

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    Guide Ratio

    6:1

  • Ability

    Level D

    Level D

    You’ve been on more adventures than you've had hot dinners and you've built up a crafty skill set to tackle most challenges out there. It's go time Captain Scott!

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    Price

    From €1950.00

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'Better Business' page.

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LIVE THE ADVENTURE

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Our Ski Touring Intro Trip

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Are you tired of the same old ski slopes, crowded lifts, and grumpy chairlift operators? Do you want to add a little excitement to your ski holiday? Well, my friend, it's time to try something new - a ski touring trip in Chamonix!

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Ski Time with Adventure Base

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Skis, powder, skins, crampons... are there many things better than a ski adventure?

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Ski Touring

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We have a rule that every month we get out of the office, away from the noise and in to the great outdoors. This month Olly decided ski touring was the ticket, so we headed off to the Refuge d'Argentiere. Very hot for February but a great way to escape the noise of office life. Enjoy.

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Meet The Team

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Introducing our crack squad of mountain lovers and adventure junkies. We spend most of our days plotting, planning and building some of the very best trips out there for you all to enjoy.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THIS SKI TOUR

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary. Items can be rented or bought locally in Innsbruck.

For the full downloadable Bernese Oberland Ski Tour kit list please click here.

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FINER DETAILS

YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE 

On arrival day you meet with your guides and fellow skiers at the accommodation for a welcome briefing in the evening. Here you will have an opportunity to ask any last minute questions as well as share your pre trip excitement with your group.

What's Included?

  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 5 nights in mountain huts half board
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 2 nights in a hotel in Fiesch bed and breakfast
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  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 6 days of incredible ski touring

What's not Included?

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This Trip is running on the following dates

march 2025
1 Date
Depart

Sat 22 Mar, 2025

Return

Sat 29 Mar, 2025

Availability

6 spots available

march 2026
1 Date
Depart

Sat 21 Mar, 2026

Return

Sat 28 Mar, 2026

Availability

6 spots available

What to expect from your accommodation

When not skiing we know the importance of having a comfortable base. The hotel in Fiesch is the perfect spot to start and finish the trip. But don't let that nice linen and chocolate on the bed win your favour just yet. Wait until you've experienced a good old mountain hut with its basic, but charming amenities and friendly hosts. We bet you go home missing the huts more!

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Fiesch

The hotel in Fiesch is a great spot that is easily reached just a few minutes walk from the train station in Fiesch. We pair you up in comfortable twin and triple rooms, with single rooms available on request. There is a restaurant for your evening meals. You will spend your first and last night of the trip here with the guide and the rest of the group. The evening meal on the first night is included.

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    Duration

    2 Nights

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    Internet

    Wifi included

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    Beds

    Twin / Triple shared

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    Food

    Breakfast

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Mountain Huts

Along the Bernese Oberland Ski Tour we will stay in a variety of mountain huts including the Konkordiahutte, Finsteraarhornhutte and Oberaarjochhutte. Beautiful, remote mountain huts that offer a warm welcome, tasty food and a nice place to sleep.

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    Duration

    5 nights

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Dorm rooms

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    Food

    Half board

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HERE'S YOUR ITINERARY 

Please note this is a suggested itinerary only. While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes have other ideas. You must be capable of sticking to the required group pace in order to complete the tour. If ability or fitness is hindering the trip, you may be asked to drop out of the tour at your own expense.

  • Day 1:
    Arrival Day in Fiesch

    On arrival day in Fiesch you meet your guides and fellow skiers at the accommodation for a welcome briefing and dinner in the evening. We'll discuss your equipment and the current weather and mountain conditions so that we all feel ready for the challenge ahead.

  • Day 2:
    Approach the Konkordiahutte (2850m)

    We take the cable car up to Eggishorn and go through a few warm up ski laps. We will then ski down to the Aletschgletscher, the largest and longest glacier in the Alps. From here we will ski tour up the glacier to the Konkordiahutte and cover an avalanche skills refresher session. We'll then tuck in for the night after a delicious warm dinner in the hut.

    13km 1000m up 560m down (6-8hrs)

  • Day 3:
    Gletscherhorn (3983m)

    Today is our first full day out on the glaciers and we take on our first summit of the tour. After a hearty breakfast we set out on a ski tour to climb Gletscherhorn 3983m. It's a great day out with stunning views of the Jungfrau and Monch from the summit. We head back to the same hut so we can pack light for the day.

    15km 1566m up 1590m down (7-9hrs)

  • Day 4:
    Grunhornlucke pass (3280m)

    Today we make our way onwards to the next hut, via a climb of the Grunhornlucke mountain pass at 3280m. We can make today a longer day by including more ascent towards the Grunegghorn and then have a great ski descent down to the Finsteraarhornhutte (3048m)for a nice cold beer and overnight stay.

    11km 1350m up 1150m down (7-9hrs)

  • Day 5:
    Gross Fiescherhorn (4049m)

    Onwards today to climb a 4000m peak, the Gross Fiescherhorn (4049m). It's a great summit and one of the 82 4000m peaks in the Alps. We head back down to the same hut and celebrate skiing a 4000m peak.

    12km 1250m up 1250m down (7-9hrs)

  • Day 6:
    Gross Wannenhorn (3906m)

    Today we continue our journey through the Bernese Oberland to the Gross Wannenhorn (3906m) and then down to the Oberaarjochhutte for our final hut stay.

    13km 1550m up 1350m down (7-9hrs)

  • Day 7:
    Grimselpass (2164m)

    Today is the final day. We descend to the Oberaarsee and then traverse a little while followed by a final ski tour up to the Sidelhorn before skiing down to the Grimselpass where we are met by our taxi. This signals the end of the ski tour and we drive back (1hr) to the hotel in Fiesch for a final celebration and overnight stay.

    13km 627m up 1350m down (6-8hrs)

  • Day 8:
    Departure Day

    After a well deserved nights' sleep in the cosy hotel, its time for one last breakfast before the trip ends and you make your journey home.

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MEET THE GUIDES

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Miha

IFMGA Guide

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Pablo

IFMGA Guide

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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Fede

IFMGA Guide

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

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Roger

IFMGA Guide

Roger has spent over 15 years guiding around the world. He is a Guide instructor at the Spanish School of Guides and is fascinated by discovering mountains with clients. Roger has a big passion about showing people his beloved mountains and sharing climbs and descents with skis.

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Jon

IFMGA Guide

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

Are you ready?

Our adventures are attributed a difficulty level from A to E. This Swiss, Bernese Oberland Ski Tour trip is rated Level D, for the pros We recommend you only book a trip that reflects your ability.

Level A

For beginners and newcomers

  • You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure
  • Little / no prior experience
  • Shorter time duration
  • No technical skills required but keen to learn
  • Basic level of fitness

Level B

For those with some prior experience

  • You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing, and are keen to build on that
  • You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more challenging environments
  • Some basic skills
  • Moderate fitness

Level C

For accomplished adventurers

  • You enjoy challenging yourself physically and mentally
  • You’re comfortable on multi-day adventures and you call yourself an avid adventurer
  • You're not quite George Mallory but you subscribe to his 'because it is there' attitude
  • Strong level of fitness

Level D

For the pros

  • You're ready to test your skills on the next challenge
  • You're comfortable in most types of alpine environments
  • Some level of technical skills
  • Strong level of fitness
Think you've got this?

This trip is at this level

Level E

For the experts

  • You’ve been on multiple adventures and have built up a solid skillset to tackle most challenges out there
  • Good technical skills and knowledge
  • Experienced in alpine/mountains environments
  • Very high level of fitness

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