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The perfect ski tour
Untracked, airy powder, bluebird day ...
Of course there is no such thing as THE best ski tour. The quality of a ski tour depends too much on personal preferences on the one hand, but especially on the current conditions on the other. The latter are constantly changing. The challenge is to correctly identify these conditions and use them optimally for a ski tour. There are numerous aspects to consider. A successful ski tour therefore requires different “ingredients”. We are always looking for these ingredients on our tours.
The top priority for us is always safety and, in particular, attention to the current avalanche danger. Despite all the progress in avalanche research and despite our experience as mountain guides, the principle of paying due respect to this natural phenomenon and showing a healthy reluctance still applies. This is the only way to be on the road with an acceptable risk in the long term. The avalanche situation therefore defines the framework in which we can move.
First of all we are looking for good snow: airy and light, untouched and untracked we like it. The snow should spray, the skier should cheer. We are also on the lookout for the good weather. We of course take bluebird days with a kiss. At the same time, we like the atmospheric weather, when the clouds mysteriously move around, sometimes enveloping us, sometimes the mountains, soon ventilating to loop around the next mountain peak again. A terrific spectacle!
If the clouds are deep and the fog is thick, we are looking for the contrasting terrain, the light forests and the rocky terrain, which prived us with sight even when skiing in the thickest fog.
These two factors, snow quality and the weather roughly define the region in which we are looking for the most rewarding ski tour. We continue to look for loneliness . Away from the crowds, away from the fashion tours, we are looking for tranquility, the abandoned corners and valleys, the untouched alpine terrain.
If possible, we add the next ingredient: more downhill than uphill meters. Be that by cleverly using public transport and trains. Be it by descending into a lower valley. The downhill should never be neglected!
And last but not least, the whole thing can take place in an impressive, alpine environment, lead through different terrain chambers and offer a variety of landscapes. That is why we like exceedances: whenever possible, we approach the mountain from one side and descend it on another side. So we get to know different faces of a mountain, bring in a variety of landscapes and have the opportunity to climb in the sun and ski down in the cool, shady powder.
The perfect ski tour | an example
If all of this comes together, a ski tour could look something like this:
"The last few days it has been snowing, airy and light, the powder snow is lying. The last wisps of cloud are mysteriously moving, the weather promises a wonderful winter day. With public transport and a small cable car we get to a lonely corner. Far and wide no human soul, only untracked winter terrain in front of us. The sun rising behind us, over fairytale snow-covered forests. Through varied, hilly terrain, we draw the first traces into a winter landscape covered with snow. The wide panoramic view opens up splendidly from the summit. It is windstill, almost we mean they belonged to us, the mountains. On the opposite side of the mountain we start the descent. Here the cool shade has kept the snow airy. Open slopes, gentle backs, narrow couloirs and playful terrain in front of our skis, untouched and untracked. It sprays, we cheer and shoot down into the deep valley. Arrived, a bright smile on our lips does not disappear. We toss our glasses with satisfaction. Richly filled with impressions, we end an unforgettable day in the mountains. "
The perfect ski tour: a menu made from different ingredients. We mountain guides from mybergtour are always looking for them. Not all ingredients are always available, as a rule one or the other is missing. The more we are pleased if it succeeds and everything comes together wonderfully.
Book Ski Touring
Do you want to go on a ski tour with us? To book us, you have 2 Options.
Option 1 | Book mybergtour group
Subscribe to our Tour Mail. Whenever ideal conditions come up, we will post open ski touring groups on mybergtour.ch. You will be informed by email and can register online.
Your advantages: You will be offered skitours exactly when the conditions are ideal and you can decide at short notice.
Costs from CHF 155.- per person & day
Max. 6-8 people
Option 2 | Book privately
Here you are the boss. You determine both the date and the course of your day. We are looking for a guide for you and soon you can start.
Your advantages: You can choose the date and ride with your friends.
Costs from CHF 650.- per day