Day 1. A warm up day skiing some of the off piste at the
local Leysin lift system. There are many excellent classic off piste runs such
The Stohl couloir which descends steeply down gully to the east of the Berneuse
The classic “between the tours”, which is accessed by an impressive traverse
under the north face of the Tour d’Ai
The col Luisset which gives excellent skiing on the slopes to the west of the
The chains to from the northern slopes of the “tours” gives a scenic and
spectacular journey to Truex which has many off piste descents.
We shall also have a session/review on transceiver training and avalanche
rescue protocol. There is a training centre at this resort.
Day 2. We ski through the Leysin lift system and take the
shuttle bus to Les Mosses where the powder fields await. Les Mosses is a
traditional resort with drag lifts with open skiing.
Day 3. The Diablerets lift system which connects to Villars
is another great powder resort giving excellent tree skiing and for the
confident some steep north facing couloirs to attack. We use the train to
re-join the pistes and this gives a brilliant sense of adventure to our
Day 4. A short drive (20 minutes) takes us to one of the
most best kept secrets in the Alps which is Glacier 3000. From the col de
pillon we take the 2 jumbo lifts to the Sex Rouge (3000m) and it is from here
that we can see the incredible off piste potential that Glacier 3000 has to
offer. If the conditions are good we have many steep powder fields which are
situated between the cliffs to the north. On the south side of the resort there
is a classic Combe Audon which has one small black piste in it and many off
Day 5. Depending on conditions we shall revisit some of the
above areas in search of the fresh powder.
There is also the chance to sample heli skiing on peaks such as the Walighurli
(2050m), Wildhorn (3248m), Gstellihorn (2820m) and Staldenhorn (2262m). The
heliport is situated in Gstieg near Glacier 3000 and is only a 40 minute drive
If we add in some short ski touring then we really have access to some of the
best (untracked) snow in the alps.
Maps: Rochers de Nayer 262 S. Wildtrubel 263 S and St
Maurice 272 S