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

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Skiing & snowboarding around the iconic Matterhorn is a bucket list trip for every Powderhound. Explore the vast terrain along the Switzerland & Italian border. Endless skiing surrounded by glaciers & dozens of high alpine peaks.
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 22 - Mar 29, 2020
Days: 8
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Matterhorn Zermatt Ski Tour

Zermatt is a scenic, car-free village with one of the most lively resorts in the Swiss Alps.The resort offers a great apres scene, dozens of restaurants, pubs and legendary history plus is home to the most Iconic mountain in the Alps, the Matterhorn.

The Zermatt ski resort is part of one of the world’s biggest lift interlinked ski areas with more than 360km of trails when combined Cervinia in Italy. Ski everything from wide-open trails to glacier backcountry runs. Heli skiing drops are also an option for guests.

This trip is prepared by LGA's team of local professional guides with generations of knowledge to show you the best the area has to offer. Over the week, ski two countries and local hidden gems.

The Skiing Experience

Each day you will experience skiing different zones that surround the Swiss and Italian border. The group will explore some of the surrounding backcountry options and lift accessed areas like the Stockhorn. Over the course of the week you will have the opportunity to ski the historic valleys of this region, ski into Italy through various routes, explore the surrounding backcountry terrain and if conditions permit, LGA can add in an optional day on the heli with Air Zermatt to get close to the glaciers. Throughout the week the group will be skiing the Zermatt ski area, Cervinia Italy, the surrounding backcountry zones and the endless skiing possibilities around this skiing mecca. Each ski area we visit provides a wide range of trails and off-piste options.

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

A true Switzerland culinary experience. Enjoy continental breakfast buffets with local cheeses, breads, pastries, fruit and more. A Welcome and Farewell group dinner at select restaurants is included in the package to celebrate the the start and the end of the trip.

Each day you will enjoy lunch at Swiss mountain huts, small villages and of course some pizza in Italy. Lunch on the mountain is followed by an afternoon skiing some of the best terrain in the Swiss Alps. At the end of the day explore the beautiful town of Zermatt and enjoy the lively après scene.

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 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

Fly into Zurich International Airport (ZRH) by 1 pm where an LGA representative will be there to transport you to your hotel. 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 by 1 pm. The LGA team is happy to assist you with booking a hotel room before or after your trip. If you would like to book a hotel room yourself, search & book Zurich hotels here.

You are welcomed to Switzerland! by your host. Upon landing at Zurich International Airport (ZRH) you will have a private transfer to your hotel in Zermatt. Inspiring views along the way of the Swiss Alps and other ski resorts await you. Once in the valley your first glimpses of the Glaciers and the Matterhorn will have you anxiously waiting to ski the next day. The hotel overlooks the historic town of Zermatt and the world famous Matterhorn mountain. This will be your home for the next week to explore this truly amazing area. Tonight is your time to relax by the hotel fire, explore the town, and enjoy a fresh cooked meal from a local chef at our Welcome dinner. Enjoy the Swiss ski culture and immerse into European life.

If rentals are needed, we can arrange snow equipment for the week through local shops. If you wish to rent ski/snowboard equipment please let LGA know in advance so they can coordinate your rental. It is advised that you try to arrive with enough time on the arrival day to be fitted. Please advise the LGA Team before the trip if you will need gear.

Hotel: Hotel Butterfly
Included Meals: Welcome dinner

Day 2 -to 7 - Ski Days

Once in the car free town of Zermatt, you are at the base of the ski area and one of the most picturesque valleys in the Alps. Each day you will experience skiing different zones that surround the Swiss and Italian border. The group will explore some of the surrounding backcountry options and lift accessed areas like the Stockhorn. Situated near the famous peaks of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa arena, Zermatt is one of the oldest ski resorts in Switzerland. Over the course of the week you will have the opportunity to ski the historic valleys of this region, ski into Italy through various routes, explore the surrounding backcountry terrain and if conditions permit, LGA can add in an optional day on the heli with Air Zermatt to get close to the glaciers.

Every day the group will enjoy healthy local Swiss Breakfasts at the hotel with daily departures to ski between 8:00AM-8:30AM. Over the course of 6 days our local LGA guides will take you deep into the heart of the Alps and across multiple valleys. On the first day the group will acclimate to the surroundings and terrain with runs on the Rothorn, Stockhorn and surrounding piste areas. One run in Zermatt is 16 miles long if you have the legs for it! Early runs are used to assess skiing ability and go over key fundamentals for safe and effective travel in the high mountains as well as making sure everyone's gear is ready for the week. LGA guides will prepare everyone to be confident and comfortable with the week's upcoming locations. Daily ski destinations are decided upon with consideration to safety, weather, and snow conditions. Once everyone is up to speed it will be time to start exploring the region. Throughout the week the group will be skiing the ski resorts of Zermatt & Cervinia (Italy), the surrounding backcountry zones and the endless skiing possibilities around this skiing mecca. Each ski area we visit provides a wide range of trails and off-piste options.

Enjoy a train from Zermatt along the Swiss mountain side to the top of the Gornergrat at just over 10,000 feet with incredible views of the Monte Rosa area. The tram to the Top of the Klein Matterhorn is not only an engineering marvel but provides access to Italy. The journey climbs to 12,700 feet with some of the most magnificent views of the Alps. The highest mountain lift in Europe!

Matterhorn Zermatt ski tour
Matterhorn Zermatt ski tour
Matterhorn Zermatt ski tour

Each day you will enjoy lunch at Swiss mountain huts, small villages and of course some pizza in Italy. Lunch on the mountain is followed by an afternoon skiing some of the best terrain in the Swiss Alps. Experience non stop skiing and riding through untracked powder with views of the Matterhorn. At the end of the day let your LGA guide show you the beautiful town of Zermatt and enjoy the lively après scene. If conditions permit we will try one of the local favorite winter sports-sledging (tobogganing.) After a long day skiing and exploring everyone has access to the saunas at the hotel to conclude your day. Relax in one of the most picturesque villages in the world.

There will be a group Welcome Dinner to kick off the week and a Farewell Dinner on the last day to celebrate. Each day offers you the choice of many great on-mountain and village restaurants. Be sure to make time for an evening stroll through Zermatt's old town area or check out the Alpine Museum to learn the history of the Matterhorn. Relax at the Hotel Butterfly situated in the center of town overlooking the river and stunning views of the Alps. The Hotel Butterfuly has some of the best views in town of the Matterhorn! The hotel features a full restaurant and bar, ski room with heated boot dryers and complimentary wireless internet. It also has a ski shop, restaurant and lounge area for all guests making this a great place to spend a week skiing Zermatt.

Hotel: Hotel Butterfly
Included Meals: Breakfasts | Farewell Dinner

Day 8 - Departure Day

Relax and take in the beautiful mountain scenery one more time on this final morning. You will say your goodbyes over breakfast and laugh over the great memories you shared during the trip. There is nothing like a ski trip to Zermatt and we are sure it will leave you wanting to come back for more. Transportation will take you back to Zurich where you can spend an extra night exploring the city or begin your journey home. Please make sure to book all return flights for the later part of the afternoon.

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.

Zermatt Lodgings - Hotel Butterfly

The Hotel Butterfly is a 3 star superior hotel in Zermatt is just a few steps from the train station and the vibrant center with all the bars and restaurants. The hotel is ideal for modern globetrotters and active snow sports enthusiasts. You will feel comfortable and at home in the cozy rooms designed as a personal oasis to relax. The Butterfly invites all guests to daily breakfasts and the famous Tea Time; which offers a choice of cake and sweets and a big choice of tea and coffee specialties. The hotel features a full restaurant, ski room with heated boot dryers and complimentary wireless internet. Experience some of the best accommodations with our exclusive Swiss hotel partners. Our hotel is in the heart of the historic town of Zermatt. This will be your home for the next week to explore this truly amazing area.

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. Rooms feature:




Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

US$3,495 per person

Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation (twin share)
  • Daily breakfasts & 2 group dinners (excludes alcohol)
  • 6 days lift tickets to all resorts visited
  • 6 days guided skiing with local professional (client to guide ratio 4 -1)
  • Transport to/from Zurich airport & ski areas
  • Welcome gift - LGA Goody Bag!
Add-ons
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY KIT - US$150 (backpack, beacon, shovel & probe for trip duration)
  • SKI / SNOWBOARD RENTALS - inquire for pricing/details
  • SINGLE ROOM UPGRADE - inquire/night (subject to availability)
  • OPTIONAL HELI SKIING DROP - inquire for pricing/details
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 the 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.