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SNOW, WINE & CULTURE SKI TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6+ Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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USD 4,277
Experience the best of both worlds on a ski safari through the famous valley of wine in Switzerland. An unforgettable journey visiting 6 amazing ski resorts with thrilling slopes & breathtaking views & forays into France & Italy. After skiing, be immersed in the delights of great restaurants & enriching culture .....
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White Owl Swiss Ski Safari

Hosted Snow, Wine & Culture Tour in Valais Switzerland

Overview

Discover the perfect blend of adventure, culture, and culinary delights with this immersive tour in Switzerland. Tailored for action sports enthusiasts and wine lovers, this meticulously crafted experience offers thrilling mountain rides, Swiss Alps immersion, and wine-tasting delights. With the guides local expertise, you'll be led to hidden gems and authentic Swiss experiences, ensuring unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. Leave the planning to Soulscape Adventure and embark on a stress-free journey filled with wonderment and joy. Join us today for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Switzerland!

Experience the best of both worlds on this skiing tour through the famous valley of wine in Switzerland. Embark on an unforgettable journey visiting six amazing ski resorts, where your days will be filled with thrilling slopes and breathtaking views. Two resorts feature international sectors into France & Italy, adding more layers to an already fantastic ski safari. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the local delights of great restaurants and enriching cultural activities. This fully hosted tour takes care of all the details, including transport, accommodation, lift passes, daily guiding in resorts, and four indulgent wine tastings. Join us for an exceptional adventure that combines the adrenaline of skiing with the charm of Swiss hospitality and the flavors of their renowned wines.

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Program

From the moment you arrive in Aigle, everything is taken care of for you. The tour is hosted full time by a small team of experts. From Aigle you will be greeted and transported to your accommodation at the village of Villar-sur-Ollon. Each day you will explore a new ski area and move hotels every 2 or 3 nights. After skiing, wine tasting sessions will help celebrate the day in the mountains & highlight the local Swiss culture. For detailed information on the day-to-day program & inclusions, see the Itinerary tab.

Skiing & Guiding

The tour visits at least 7 diverse ski resorts, ending at the most iconic Swiss Alps ski destination of Zermatt. Other ski resorts visited include some the Powderhounds favourites like Glacier 3000, Villars-Gryon-Diablerets, Verbier & 4 Vallees, Grimentz Zinal, Champery & Portes du Soleil. Tours include ski forays into Italy (Cervinia) and France (Avoriaz), ticking off a 3-country extravaganza on the one snow holiday.

Seven full days of lift passes are included in the tour. Lift passes at both Portes du Soleil & Zermatt include the international sectors at Avoriaz (& beyond), and Cervinia respectively, and at Verbier includes access the to whole of the 4-Vallees. A discount on the tour tariff is available for any guest with a Magic Pass (valid in Glacier 3000, Villars-Gryon-Diablerets & Grimentz Zinal) or IKON Pass (valid in Zermatt).

Included in the tour is on-piste ski guiding every morning. Participation in the morning's guiding is not mandatory, but is a fun way to get to know each resort quickly & make the most of every ski day. Off-piste & backcountry guiding is not included in the tariff and requires a certified mountain guide. This can be arranged for an additional fee.

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Zermatt Ski Resort
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Grimentz Zinal Ski Resort
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Villars-Gryon-Diablerets Resort

Lodging & Meals

A diverse selection of luxury lodgings await you on the tour. Three hotels are utilised, two situated in mountain villages & one located conveniently in the Rhone River valley with its own thermal pool & spa complex. For meals, all breakfasts are included on the tour, as well as two dinners - a welcome and farewell dinner at either end of the tour. Four wine tasting events at local wineries are also included in the tariff. Access to the thermal spa/pool complex at Saillon is also included in the tariff. For detailed information on the accommodation & meals, see the Lodging tab.

Ski/Snowboard Ability & Gear

The package is perfect for intermediate to expert ski & snowboard abilities. There is plenty of terrain for everyone at each resort, but unfortunately the tour cannot cater for novices & beginners.

If you have your own ski or snowboard gear you are encouraged to bring it. If not, there is the option to rent for an additional fee. The tour operator can organise everything you need for equipment rental, including pick up & drop off. just ask them.

Transport - Getting There & Away

The tour starts at the Aigle train station in southwest Switzerland, where your hosts will meet & greet you, and then transport you to the first hotel in the centre of Villars sur Ollon village. From that point all transport is included in the tariff and will be conducted in a new 8-seater van. At the end of the tour on the 8th day, guests will have assistance to arrange train transfers to relevant airports from either the train stations of St Niklaus or Visp, whichever is easiest.

The closest international airport to the tour meeting point is Geneva (GVA). From the Geneva airport railway station, direct trains to Aigle (direction Brig) leave every hour through the day, taking 1⅓hr for the journey. The best alternative airport is Zurich (ZRH). Train transfers from Zurich take longer to Aigle, and are in the realms of up to 3½hr via Bern & Lausanne. Both journeys provide a wonderful introduction to Switzerland. Either airport can be easily reached from the tour departure point, with Visp about midway between the two. Both Geneva & Zurich are worth a day or two exploration either prior to or following the tour.

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Verbier Ski Resort
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Portes du Soleil Ski Resort
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Glacier 3000 Ski Resort

Itinerary for 8-Day White Owl Swiss Ski, Wine & Culture Safari

Below is a sample itinerary of the White Owl tour. The tour may have adjustments made according to weather & snow conditions as well as participants' abilities & wishes. You are kindly asked to respect such decisions.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL, AIGLE & VILLARS SWITZERLAND

Arrival day and welcoming you to the Swiss Alps! Take a short train ride from Geneva airport (or a longer one from Zurich!), along the beautiful Lac Léman amidst vineyards with stunning views all around. On arrival in the small town of Aigle, one of the Soulscape Adventure team will be there to meet you for transfer in the tour van to your hotel in Villars-sur-Ollon. From this moment on you will have nothing to think about or plan for the rest of your stay!
Overnight: Alpes Fleurie Hôtel - Villars-sur-Ollon
Meals included: Nil

DAY 2: DIABLERETS-VILLARS-GRYON

Embark on a ski tour at the wonderful Diablerets-Villars-Gryon ski resort, a varied triple ski area nestled beneath the glacier. Warm up at this fun ski resort and prepare your legs for what's to come in the following days. After a day of skiing, retreat to the cozy comfort of a nearby hotel situated in Diablerets. Unwind and recharge, preparing for the evening's highlight - a traditional fondue dinner at La Fromagerie, Leysin. Indulge in melted Swiss cheeses and warm conversation at a local restaurant, savoring a taste of Swiss hospitality and culinary tradition before heading back in the tour van to your hotel in Villars.
Ski Resorts: Villars-Gryon-Diablerets
Overnight: Alpes Fleurie Hôtel - Villars-sur-Ollon
Meals included: Breakfast & Welcome Dinner

DAY 3: PORTES DU SOLEIL

Next up on the smorgasbord of world-class skiing is Portes du Soleil (Doors of the Sun!), a premier ski resort spanning the border of Switzerland and France. One of the largest interlinked ski areas in the world, the extensive slopes boast over 600km of trails, catering to all skill levels, plus breathtaking alpine scenery and charming mountain villages. It's an ideal destination for the next stop on the tour. On the way back to the hotel in Villars the group will be visiting one of the local wineries set in the middle of a vineyard, for a full wine tasting session and cave visit.
Ski Resorts: Portes du Soleil - Champery, Les Crosets, Champoussin, Morgins in Switzerland; Avoriaz & possibly Chatel in France
Overnight: Alpes Fleurie Hôtel - Villars-sur-Ollon
Meals/Drinks included: Breakfast & afternoon Wine Tasting

DAY 4: GLACIER 3000

Embark on your next skiing adventure at Glacier 3000. Begin your day by taking in panoramic views from the cable car as you ascend to the glacier. Enjoy skiing on pristine glacier slopes with options for all skill levels. Don't miss the Peak Walk by Tissot, the only suspension bridge in the world connecting two mountain peaks. Today we will be transferring to our next hotel after skiing. But don't worry, we will be stopping at a local restaurant on the way for some more Swiss delicacies. Your bags will have already been transferred for you during the day!
Ski Resorts: Glacier 3000
Overnight: Hotel des Bains de Saillon - Saillon
Meals included: Breakfast & afternoon Wine Tasting

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Zermatt Ski Resort
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Verbier Ski Resort
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Les Diablerets & Glacier 3000

DAY 5: VERBIER & 4 VALLEES

Next up is some of the best of Swiss skiing at Verbier & the massive 4 Vallees, with its expansive slopes and stunning mountain views. After a thrilling day on the slopes, indulge in a delightful wine tasting on your way back, sampling local Swiss wines with a cave visit. Later, unwind and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Saillon Hotel and Spa, in the Valais picturesque Rhone River valley, offering relaxation and comfort amidst the Alps. A perfect combination of adventure and luxury awaits on this unforgettable day.
Ski Resorts: 4 Vallees - Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon
Overnight: Hotel des Bains de Saillon - Saillon
Meal/Drinks included: Breakfast & afternoon Wine Tasting

DAY 6: GRIMENTZ - ZINAL

After an incredible drive up from the valley, your next skiing adventure is in Grimentz-Zinal ski resort, located in the scenic Val d'Anniviers of Switzerland. Another 'double' ski resort with unreal skiing, breathtaking alpine scenery, and a charming, authentic mountain village atmosphere. Grimentz-Zinal has terrain for every skier and snowboarder, on and off-piste, so you can choose whatever suits your needs. After skiing, the group will be transferring toward Zermatt for the group's final stay of the trip.
Ski Resorts: Grimentz Zinal
Overnight: Lifestyle and Spa Hotel - Grächen
Meals included: Breakfast & afternoon Wine Tasting

DAY 7: ZERMATT (MATTERHORN)

Last but certainly not least is our last skiing adventure in Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn. This world-renowned resort boasts unparalleled views, exceptional skiing terrain, and a vibrant food culture. Ski amidst stunning alpine landscapes by day and savor gourmet delights in charming mountain restaurants by night.
Ski Resorts: Zermatt (Switzerland), Cervinia (Italy)
Overnight: Lifestyle and Spa Hotel - Grächen
Meals included: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

DAY 8: GRÄCHEN & DEPARTURE

On the final day of our incredible ski tour, reflect on an amazing week of adventure and mountain thrills in the Swiss Alps. For those with energy to spare, enjoy one last (optional) ski day on the slopes of Grächen, with breathtaking views of the Mattertal as a fitting backdrop. As the journey wraps up, you will be assisted with arranging stress-free return transfers by train to the airport, ensuring a smooth departure for all. Relive the memories of epic runs, cozy alpine villages, and delicious mountain cuisine. This ski tour is a true celebration of winter magic, leaving everyone with unforgettable experiences and newfound friends. Departure will be from the train stations at either St Niklaus or Visp.
Optional Ski Resort: Grächen
Meal included: Breakfast

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Villars Ski Resort
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Avoriaz Ski Resort
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4 Vallees Ski resort

Lodging & Meals

The tour utilises three luxury hotels chosen for their quality of accommodation & cuisine, diverse locations, convenience to the ski areas, as well as general ambiance. For meals, all breakfasts are included on the tour, as well as two dinners - a welcome and farewell dinner at either end of the tour. Four wine tasting events at local wineries are also included in the tariff.

Hotels

The first three nights are spent at Alpes Fleurie Hôtel situated in the centre of the mountain village of Villar-sur-Ollon. The hotel is very close to the ski lifts of the first ski resort visited on the tour - Villars-Gryon-Diablerets. Nights four & five are spent in the Rhone River valley at Hotel des Bains de Saillon. The hotel includes access the onsite thermal pool & spa complex. Access to the thermal spa/pool complex at Saillon is also included in the tariff. The final two nights are at the Lifestyle and Spa Hotel - Grächen. The pretty mountain resort village of Grächen has its own ski area and overlooks the Mattertal (Matter valley) which leads to Zermatt and the Matterhorn.

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Alpes Fleurie Hôtel - Villars
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Hotel des Bains de Saillon
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Lifestyle & Spa Hotel - Grächen

Meals

All breakfasts are included in the tour tariff and are eaten at the various hotels prior to departure for skiing each day. Lunches will be had on the mountain at each ski resort, with the specific location at everyone's own discretion. Whilst lunch is not included in the tariff, the tour guides know all the best spots and will provide suggestions so you can enjoy a great meal in the mountains. Two dinners are included in the tour price and include a 'Welcome Dinner' usually consisting of a traditional Swiss cheese fondue, and a final night's 'Farewell Dinner' consisting of more local gourmet delights.

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Skiing near Villars village
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Overlooking Grimentz village
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Champery village

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

From CHF3,899/person

Inclusions
  • SKIING & SNOWBOARDING: 7 x full days of skiing in Switzerland, including forays into France & Italy
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 x nights of luxury Swiss-style lodgings at 3 differnt locations
  • MEALS & DRINKS: All breakfasts, 2 x dinners & 4 x wine tasting sessions
  • HOSTING & GUIDING: Fully hosted for entire tour, plus in-resort guiding on the slopes every morning
  • GROUND TRANSPORT: All ground transport during the tour from meeting point to departure point
  • LIFT PASS: 7 full days of ski lift passes (discounts avaialble for holders of IKON or Magic Pass)
  • WINE TASTING: 4 x après ski wine tasting events at local vineyards
  • THERMAL SPA POOLS: 2-days access to thermal spa pools at Saillon
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 6 guests per tour
  • LOGISTICS SUPPORT: Logisitics support for all guests pre, during & post tour
Add-ons
  • SKI & SNOWBOARD GEAR RENTAL: Includes pick up & drop off
  • OFF-PISTE MOUNTAIN GUIDING: Certified mountain guide for off-piste freeride itineraries
Not Included
  • FLIGHTS: Geneva (GVA) or Zurich (ZRH) - get the best flight deals here
  • INSURANCE: Travel Insurance - get the best travel insurance here
  • OTHER: Lunches, 5 x dinners, snacks, drinks & other personal expenses not listed as inclusionss
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Train transfers from airport to starting point at Aigle, & from finishing point to airport

Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Soulscape Adventure, at the time of booking, and including, but not limited to, any T&Cs listed below. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.

General Terms & Conditions

Deposit

A deposit of 25% of the tariff is required at the time of booking to secure your spot on the tour.

Final Payment

Final payment of the remaining 75% of the tariff is due 60-days prior to the departure date.