Jungfrau ski touring weekend
Immerse in the ultimate adventure this winter! Explore the remote beauty of the Jungfrau area through an unforgettable ski touring weekend.
Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger… These are the three most famous peaks of the Bernese Oberland, but the region is full of 4000s and glaciers. A true heaven for ski touring! Escape the crowded ski runs, enjoy the incredible views and breathe the freedom of an epic ski touring adventure.
This trip is led by Guy-Robert May, international mountain guide.
What’s the plan?
Meet your guide at Grindelwald Terminal train station at 09:30 on Saturday. Once everyone is equipped, we take the new Eiger Express cable car to Eigergletscher, followed by the famous Jungfraubahn to Jungfraujoch at 3463 meters above sea level. From this saddle connecting the Jungfrau and the Mönch starts this wonderful 2-day ski tour. We ski to Finsteraarhornhütte via the Grünhornlücke. Evening and night at Finsteraarhornhütte. After 2 days long days in the snow, return to Grindelwald having some fun off-piste, so you can catch your train back home on Sunday afternoon.
Technical information and requirements
Good levels of skiing experience and physical fitness are required to ski in all snow conditions and skin up at a good pace.
-Ascent: up to 800 meters per day
-Duration: 5 to 8 hours of exercise per day
-Backpack with mountaineering equipment
Varied slopes (up to 35º), a few technical sections.
You need to be a very good off-piste skier and to have some ski touring knowledge (i.e. how to use skins, ski crampons, crampons, avalanche devices, etc.). If you are a good off-piste skier but would like to get familiar with ski touring and mountaineering equipment before joining this event, feel free to join our Introduction to ski touring weekend on 11 – 12 December 2021.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).
How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
-Zurich HB 07:02 – 09:34 Grindelwald Terminal (via Bern and Interlaken)
-Grindelwald Terminal 16:22 – 18:58 Zurich HB (via Interlaken and Bern) – depending on what time the event finishes
-Spare warm clothes
-Sun glasses (take a spare one if possible)
-Sleeping bag liner
-Ski touring skis
-Ski touring boots
-Ski backpack 30-40L with possibility to fix your skis on
-Avalanche set: transceiver, probe and shovel
-Multi-USB socket (the number of plugs in huts is limited)
-Headlamp and spare batteries
Food & Beverages
-Packed lunch for both days
-Thermal bottle for tea
-Plasters (Compeed) and basic medicine
-Face mask & hand disinfectant
-Cash for drinks at the hut
-Health insurance card
-Mountain rescue membership card (Rega, Air Glaciers)
If you need to rent some equipment, you can get in touch with your local shops (Transa, Ruedi Bergsport, Bächli, etc.).
The price for this event is CHF 560.
Included in price
-2 days of ski touring with an international mountain guide
-1 night of accommodation in a mountain hut (shared rooms)
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast and touring tea on Sunday
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Grindelwald
-Jungfraubahn ticket from Grindelwald Terminal (CHF 47.50 with 1/2 fare travel card)
-Drinks and snacks
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 6
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.