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A day or two (or a week) in the backcountry is the ultimate antidote to routine. Add to that the Swiss Alps as our base—and we’ve struck gold. So get ready for a skier’s treasure trove of powder and exciting terrain with an IFMGA guide! With Andermatt as our starting point, we have the freedom and flexibility in search of the best snow—we can carve through the woods on stormy days, zoom past farm houses, or make our way down super long descents. We’ll maximize our time in the backcountry by using lifts and let our guide take us to hidden gems. Don’t miss out on the Swiss winter wonderland, book today and make this adventure yours!
Warning: The Alps are addictive. You can just book one day of freeriding, but you’ll want more
Who also happens to know the Swiss Alps like the back of his pocket and calls them his home
Off-piste skiing doesn’t get much better than this—endless terrain options and surroundings
Off-piste skiing doesn’t get much better than this. We’ll be in the heart of the Swiss Alps, chase the best snow, and have an IFMGA guide by our side who calls these mountains his home. Andermatt is a terrific starting point for our freeriding tour: we’ll chase the perfect powder throughout the heart of the Swiss Alps, but there’s also a backup for stormy days: exciting tree skiing. Instead of spending hours skinning up the mountains, we’ll maximize our time by using lifts—giving us plenty of time to sharpen our abilities and explore the Alps.
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you’d like to join an IFMGA guide for a day (or more) of freeride skiing in Andermatt, you should be an experienced skier. Though you don’t have to be an expert skier, some experience in the backcountry is necessary. You should be able to manage controlled descents in variable condition, as well as feel comfortable on challenging blue or black-level resort runs. Keep in mind that you’ll be carrying a loaded daypack while skinning up variable degrees of terrain.
To participate in this freeriding tour in Andermatt, you need to have previous backcountry skiing experience. You will be skiing, touring, and summiting on glaciated terrain for 5-7 hours every day. Your guide will take care of the planning, oversee your technique, and teach you how to better manage the terrain. They also have the experience and avalanche training necessary to keep you safe.
If you’re a beginner, but would like to give skiing in the Alps a chance, consider joining this one-day off-piste skiing in the Mont Blanc massif.
For technical backcountry ski touring gear, you will need to bring:
For personal items, we recommend bringing:
All mandatory gear can be rented if you don’t have your own for the Andermatt freeriding tour. You can rent:
Your guide can help you with the rentals at their partner’s shop. If you need to rent gear, let us know and we can help make arrangements.
Group sizes and prices:
Andermatt freeriding tours can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has skiers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Andermatt in Switzerland, the starting point of your tour, the closest airport to fly into is Zürich Airport (ZRH). From there, you’ve got 1.5-2 hours by car or by train to reach Andermatt.
We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.
Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.
We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.
If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!