Off-piste safari in Graubünden
|Week 10||03 March - 09 March 2019||
. 5 days full guiding
. 6 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner
. safetyequipement (transceiver-shovel-probe)
. organizational costs
. avalanche airbag
. transport to location
. lift tickets, between 40, - euros and 65,- euros per day
. train and bustickets, total around 50,- euros per person
. lunches and drinks
. travel insurance
. minimum of 5 to a maximum of 6 participants per guide
Level C: You are stable on all kinds of slopes. When the slope is not too steep (<30 degrees) and the snow not too uneven, you can descend off-piste with confidence.
Level C: You have the ability to hike on terrain that is steeper than 25 degrees or have already used climbing skins or snowshoes.
Level C: You have enough condition to get through the whole week off-piste. In addition, you are also able to walk up for two hours in the snow.
We have re-designed this ski safari around Graubunden for skiers looking for both adventure and comfort. This would be an ideal trip for you after having done our On&Off-piste training course, as we will go from huts to hotels on a multi-day journey.
Eastern Switzerland is full of off-piste jewels. If the wind comes from the northwest, Graubunden becomes a real spring of powder snow. The area is characterized by wooden valleys with large slopes on top, and the runs often reach an altitude of 3000 meters. Runs are often long, up to two hours of exquisite descent!
This trip combines skinning up a bit (up to one hour), freeriding from the ski lifts, and occasionally travelling a little by bus or train. Most of it takes place in very wild areas, far away from the crowd. We will spend the nights in typical mountain huts and hotels.
The tour starts in Churwalden just near Lenzerheide. On early Monday we will take the bus and train to Klosters and do our first off-piste runs in the vast ski area. We drop some hotel luggage for the coming days and take the cablecar. We will go from Madrissa to Gargellen in Austria this day. We ski some slopes to warm up and go off-piste very easy to the Gafierjoch, on the border of Austria. A descent brings us into the cozy village of Gargellen. Here we will have a lunch around 2 p.m. After tasting the famous Austrian Wiener Schnitzel, Gemsknödel or Kaiserschmarren we are heading further with our climbing skins to the Sankt Antönienjoch for a 1 hour climb, The final descent brings us back to Switzerland. By bus and train we arrive around 6 p.m in our hotel in Klosters.
We will carry a little extra luggage with us for the next two nights, which we will spend in two different mountain huts. We will go with the flow of the group, build our day together, and improve technique while travelling on skis. The Alte Schwendi Hütte will welcome us for our first night in the mountains. We will stay there all together in a cozy dormitory after enjoying a delicious cheese fondue. The next day, we will step on our skis straight out from the hut and descend to Schifer. We will reach Davos on some beautiful off-piste slopes, and descend at the rear of the Jacob Horn to Teufi, a place known for its rösti, cakes and speck. In the afternoon we will take the bus and the Parsenn mountain train to the Weissfluhgipfel where we will ski down a beautiful valley to the Heimelihütte, a pristine place for our second night in altitude.
On Thursday, we will continue skiing in Langwies, Arosa and Tschiertschen, where we will spend the afternoon riding great forests. We will descent to Churwalden by sunset, where we will meet the well-deserved comfort of fresh clothing. On our last day in Lenzerheide, we will explore the majestic Parpaner Rothorn with both open bowls as steep terrain.
This freeride Safari is made of the most beautiful, challenging off-piste runs in eastern Grisons. A safe bet for your first multi-day journey on skis!
A trip for fans of efficiency: short way up, long way down!