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GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Explore deep powder turns around Andermatt while skiing thousands of acres of off piste. With over 5,000' feet of vertical from the top of Gemsstock, our groups will have unforgettable days in the Alps. Then ride Engelberg - the freeride mecca of Switzerland with some of the biggest descents & best snow in the Alps.
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Andermatt Engelberg Freeride Ski Tour

Explore deep powder turns around the Andermatt Sedrun Ski Arena and the Uri Canton while skiing thousands of acres of off piste. With over 5,000' feet of vertical from the top of Gemsstock, your group will have unforgettable days in the Alps. Andermatt Ski Arena is one of the most snow sure resorts in Europe.

Then Engelberg - the freeride mecca of Switzerland with some of the biggest descents in the Alps. Engelberg is a true Skiers mountain with expansive terrain and some of the best snow in Switzerland. The resort is home to five of the most iconic runs in the Alps such as the Laub. Vertical descents of 4,000 to 7,000 feet of powder await you above the town. Engelberg is rich in ski history and offers one of the best ski experiences in the Alps. At the end of the day enjoy one of the liveliest apres scenes in Switzerland!

This trip is prepared by Le Grand Adventures (LGA's) team of local professional guides with generations of knowledge to show you the best the areas has to offer. Over the week ski two of the world's best resorts and other local hidden gems.

The Skiing Experience

Ski the infamous Big 5 at Engelberg including the Laub with a 4,000 foot vertical descent on one of the longest most consistent ski runs in the world. The Galtiberg is one of the biggest and most consistent runs in the world with over 6500 vert of skiing from the top! These areas have some of the most expansive backcountry zones accessible by lifts in the world! Engelberg is one of the best kept secrets in Switzerland and this historic ski village sits at 3,300 ft above sea level. Mt. Titlis rises to over 10,600 ft which allows for some of the best snow in Switzerland!

LGA guides will search out the best snow conditions for the day with many hidden gems and 3 main areas to access with heights ranging from 10,000' to 12,500'. A snow sure location with alternative resorts nearby where the local guides know the best routes to find powder

The Culinary Experience

Every morning you will be treated with healthy Swiss breakfasts before we start our day. LGA host 2 group dinners (Welcome & Farewell) at local restaurants. Swiss meals are known for their quality & local ingredients as each region you visit has its own unique flavor. The group will have lunches at various mountain huts, restaurants and cafe's while you take in the 360' Swiss Mountain views. LGA leave these open so each guests can explore new foods to try.

Ability & Equipment

This tour requires that you are a strong intermediate & above skier with a good level of fitness as there will be some touring involved. You need not have had any touring experience before however you should be able to ski moderate off-piste slopes in control and steep black groomed runs in control.

As this tour includes off-piste skiing and some backcountry touring you will require the appropriate equipment including avalanche safety gear and touring setup with skins for your skis. If you don't have this equipment, LGA can arrange rentals for you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day (Zurich International Airport-Transfer to Andermatt)

Fly into Zurich International Airport (ZRH) by 1pm where the group will be there to transport you. In some cases you may need to plan your arrival the day before. There are many hotels near the airport offering shuttle service so it is easy to meet the group back at the airport before our meeting time. Search and book Zurich hotels here.

Le Grand Adventure Tours welcomes you to Switzerland! One of our all-time favorite places in the world. All guests will rendezvous at Zurich International Airport and meet the LGA Team by 1pm. From here you will transfer you through beautiful Switzerland and to your first ski destination, Andermatt. Inspiring views of Gemsstock and the Ursern Valley's surrounding peaks await you. The Alpenhotel Schlüssel lies in the middle of Andermatt with great access to the town and resort. A perfect Swiss ski hotel with amazing views! This will be your home for the next 3 days to explore all of the Andermatt Sedrun ski resort and new lifts. We will go over our ski gear for the week and if you need skis we can visit one of the local ski shops in town.

Enjoy a Welcome Reception with the LGA Guides as they go over the plan for the week, discuss locations, possible weather and conditions in Engelberg. Sample local wine, beer, meats, cheeses and breads as you get to know your fellow skiers. Tonight is the first group dinner at the hotel and we look forward to sharing stories with all of you. After dinner this is your time to relax in the hotel, explore the town, or get ready for the next day. Steep yourself in Swiss culture and immerse into European life.

Transfer: Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Andermatt Ski Resort, Switzerland
Hotel:
Alpenhotel Schlüssell in the center of Andermatt
Included Meals: Welcome Reception | Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - 4: Andermatt Ski Resort & Backcountry Skiing

Enjoy three days of skiing Andermatt and the surrounding backcountry zones amongst the Swiss Mountains. These mountains are home to some of the natural springs that feed Europe's major rivers like the Rhone. Thousands of acres and over 5,000 ft of vertical skiing awaits you at one of Europe's best ski areas and home to some of the best powder in Switzerland. Andermatt ski resort and the backcountry skiing are arguably some of the most sought after in Europe. Wake up to a great breakfast buffet with fresh cooked meals and local favorites so you are ready to go for the day. With the options to ski in three different Swiss Canton's, use of trains to explore new ski areas, and brand new lifts allow groups to access a life time of terrain. Get ready for a great day of skiing ahead, this is what skiing in the Alps is all about!

The Andermatt Ski Arena and backcountry has a lifetime of ski routes to explore. Over the course of our stay in this stunning valley you will have the opportunity to see most of the area as you ski around three different Swiss Cantons and towering peaks. Ski the famous Gemsstock area, Urserntal Valley, Göscheneralp, the backcountry around Sedrun, and many other alpine routes that our guides know the best way to access. This huge valley offers some of the longest, high alpine, and expansive terrain in Switzerland. A true skiers dream location to explore! Drop into 5,000 feet of vertical every day, covering high alpine powder, an expansive lift system to all major ski routes, and endless areas to stop along the way to see glaciers. A true beauty of the Swiss Alps.

LGA guides will select the routes on a daily basis as they assess the conditions and weather. The team is always looking for the best snow and instead of setting a day to day itinerary, we use our years of experience to find the best snow each day. From perfect powder over thousands of feet of vertical to long open bowls, and into endless ski runs, this is a true once in a lifetime skiing experience. Andermatt has something for everyone and at the end of the day enjoy a cold beverage in town after exploring the alpine of Switzerland. We ski each day using trams, lift serviced access, trains, and shuttles to maximize ski time and find the best snow. Guests will be able to have lunch at local villages and mountain lodges through the week. The Alpenhotel Schlüssel offers packed lunches daily for a small fee or one of our favorites- local salami, cheese, and baguette in the pack as not much can beat that!

The group can experience one of the many restaurants in town on the open nights. This will allow everyone to try the local flavors this area is recognized for.

Hotel: Alpenhotel Schlüssel in the center of Andermatt
Included Meals: Daily Breakfast | 1 Group Dinner | Lunches are open for Guests

Day 4-7:  Engelberg Ski Resort & Backcountry Skiing

Get ready to head to one of our all-time favorite places in the world! All guests will meet the LGA Guides to transfer over to Engelberg by 4pm after your last day skiing Andermatt. From here you will transfer you through beautiful Switzerland and to our second ski destination, Engelberg. Inspiring views of the Laub and surrounding peaks like Hanen await you. The Hotel H+ Spa Engelberg sits in the middle of the town. A perfect modern Engelberg ski hotel with amazing views! This will be your home for the next 4 days to explore all of the Engelberg ski area and backcountry.

Upon arrival you will get all of your ski gear ready for the next day and if you need skis you can visit one of the local ski shops in town. The LGA Guides will go over the plan for the next couple of days, discuss locations, possible weather and conditions in Engelberg. Enjoy some local wine, beer, meats, cheeses and breads as you get to know your fellow skiers. The last night we will have a group dinner at the hotel and we look forward to sharing stories of skiing with all of you. After dinner there is time to relax in the hotel, explore the town, or take in the Swiss culture and enjoy the lively apres scene.

Hotel: Hotel H+ Spa Engelberg in the center of Engelberg
Included Meals: Daily Breakfast | 1 Group Dinner | Lunches are open for Guests.

Day 8: Departure Day

Guests will be departing Engelberg on Sunday March 12th around 8am after a great few days of skiing Switzerland! Join us for breakfast, say your goodbyes and enjoy a ride back to Zurich where you can catch a flight home or enjoy a night in the beautiful city walking along Lake Zurich. We recommend selecting a departure after 2pm from Zurich. If you would like to spend another night in Zurich, please contact LGA and they can help you make arrangements.

Included Meals: Breakfast

NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour may be altered to adjust for weather and conditions. Our guides will plan the tour around the conditions to make sure you have the best trip possible.

Alpenhotel Schlüssel Andermatt & Hotel H+ Spa Engelberg

In Andermatt, you will be staying at a classic Swiss hotel that has hosted skiers for decades, the Alpenhotel Schlüssel. Located in the center of town and close to the lifts, its a prime spot for any ski trip. From the balcony you can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains along the high Alpine Ursern Valley.

Relax at the 4 star Hotel H+ Spa Engelberg situated in the center of town overlooking the Engelberg Valley with stunning views of the resort and Swiss Alps. The hotel features a full restaurant & bar, ski room with heated boot dryers, free wireless internet & swimming pool. After a long day skiing Engelberg and exploring this vast area, enjoy access to the Wellness Center.

The package is based in twin/double-share rooms however a single upgrade is available for an additional cost and subject to availability at the time of booking.

All rooms feature:
  • free wi fi
  • cable/satellite TV
  • private en suite bathroom
  • sitting area


Hotel H+ Spa Engelberg                

Twin/Double room with ensuite   

The pool!

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

US$3,495 per person
Inclusions
  • 7 nights Lodging (twin share) with daily breakfast
  • 2 group dinners (excludes alcohol)
  • 6 days of lift tickets at Andermatt Sedrun & Engelberg
  • 6 days guiding with local professionals (client to guide ratio 4-1)
  • Transport to/from Zurich airport & between ski areas
  • Coaching: Ski Technique & Backcountry Skills Sessions
Add-ons
  • Avalanche safety equipment - US$150 (for duration of tour)
  • Ski or snowboard rentals - price on application
  • Single room upgrade - price on application (subject to availability)
Not Included

LGA Terms & Conditions

Deposit
The Deposit amount is twenty percent (20%) of the Tour Price. When booking within 89 days or less prior to the date of departure, the full amount is due at time of booking.

Final Payment
Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure, or 7 days from booking confirmation if booking is within 90 days.

Cancellation Policy
  •  90 days or more prior to Departure: LGA will retain the deposit as an “Adventure Deposit” for a future trip. Full refund will be given.
  •  89-60 days prior to Departure: LGA will retain 50% of the total Tour Price and the deposit will be held as an Adventure Deposit for a future trip.
  • 59 days or less prior to Departure: LGA will retain 100% of the total Tour Price.
Le Grand Adventure Tours cannot be held responsible for snow and/or weather conditions. Trips cannot be cancelled or amended on the basis of snow and weather conditions.

Refund Policy
No refunds, reimbursements or discounts will be granted if, for any reason, Client misses the Tour, fails to join the Tour, leaves the Tour, is dismissed from the Tour, or cannot fully participate in the Tour. Any Refunds will be at the discretion of Le Grand Adventure Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason.