Switzerland, Europe

John Fish private guiding

The Val d’Anniviers in the Valais area of the Swiss Alps is one of ski touring's best-kept secrets and offers huge potential for the adventurous skier. The area is characterised by high alpine terrain, deep valleys and charming alpine villages. This area is a fantastic antidote to the more heavily developed areas of the western Alps. Powder descents of 1,500m abound and there are many vast bowls where fresh tracks can be found even weeks after the last snowfall! The area features a high and comprehensive lift system and multiple slope aspects which ensure good conditions throughout the season. No mass tourism, no high-rise buildings, and few skiers off-piste; the area is attractive and traditional with only tentative signs of any new developments.

A single lift pass covers 4 areas: Zinal, Grimentz, St Luc and Vercoran - and the sheer volume of terrain on offer ensures that it’s unlikely we ski the same run twice!

Day Itinerary

  • You will meet Nick Parks in the morning for a  briefing on the plans for 2 guided days.

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Switzerland

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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country consisting of 26 Cantons, with Bern as its main federal city.  

It is boarded by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.  Its a landlocked country with the mountainous regions occupying a greater part of its territory.  

Home to around 8 million people (2013) the country has many pretty villages, lakes and mountains.  The highest mountain in Switzerland is the Monterosa (specifically the Dufourspitze) at 4,634m.  The country has the highest concentration of 4000m peaks at 48.

Its 2 largest cities of Zurich and Geneva are global economic centres and gateways to the Alps from countries across the world. 

Its main languages are French, German, Italian and Romansh.

  • Insurance

    It is a condition of booking that you are insured for your chosen activity and the cover must include medical expenses, personal accident, personal liability, third party risks and rescue (including helicopter rescue). You are strongly advised also to take out cover against cancellation and curtailment.

    For UK residents Ski Club Travel Insurance may be a suitable option.

    For more details and to purchase a policy online visit http://www.skiclubinsurance.co.uk/
    If you need assistance arranging your personal insurance please let us know.
     

  • Guide Information
    The training will be provided by our team of fully-qualified IFMGA Mountain Guides.
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