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ISTA Discovery

Off-piste pleasure without fail - 1 day freeride safety course Do you enjoy mountains, powder and skiing? Do you want more freedom, pleasure and safety? Do you care for yourself and for your friends? If you have ever wanted to know how you can recognize the risks on deep snow runs and ski touring and how you should react in critical situations, then the ISTA DISCOVERY avalanche training is the right course for you. Here you have the possibility to strengthen your knowledge and skills, minimizing the risks but getting the most enjoyment out of your skiing or snowboarding.   When Monday and Thursday Duration 1 day Price CHF 320 per person * *The ISTA DISCOVERY course is taught by ISTA-certified mountain guide or winter sports instructor. The price includes the rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness), course documents and 229 ISTA points that can be redeemed at selected ISTA partners. Ski or snowboard equipment and ski pass are not included.   Upgrade option 1: Freeride day Book an ISTA DISCOVERY course you pay only CHF 160 for the Freeride Day instead of CHF 185 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)! Upgrade option 2: Backcountry Experience Extend your ISTA DISCOVERY course with the 2 days of the Backcountry Experience Package for CHF 355 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)! Upgrade option 3: Gorge Alpine Book an ISTA DISCOVERY course and add the the winter via ferrata Gorge Alpine for only CHF 70 instead of CHF 85 (equipment and taxi transport included)! Conditions of participation: The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.

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ISTA ST1

Deepen your knowledge of avalanche awareness  Get the basic skills and knowledge of avalanche awareness and risk management during 2 days. You learn how to deal with the necessary equipment to save someone and how you should behave in an emergency. The course takes place directly on the snow, so you have the best chance to deepen your knowledge.   When Sunday-Monday and Wednesday-Thursday Duration 2 days Price CHF 730 per person* *The ISTA ST1 course is taught by ISTA-certified mountain guide. The price includes climbing harness, the avalanche rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe), course documents and 499 ISTA points that can be redeemed at selected ISTA partners. Ski or snowboard equipment and ski pass are not included.    Upgrade Option 1: Freeride Day  Book an ISTA ST1 course and pay only CHF 160 for the Freeride Day instead of CHF 185 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)!    Upgrade option 2: Backcountry Experience Extend your ISTA ST1 course with the 2 days of the Backcountry Experience Package for CHF 355 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)!    Upgrade option 3: Gorge Alpine  Book an ISTA ST1 course and add the winter via ferrata Gorge Alpine for only CHF 70 instead of CHF 85.- (equipment and taxi transport included)!    Conditions of participation: The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Accident insurance is the participants’ re-sponsibility. Unaccompanied minors need a written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.

Backcountry Experience

2 days of off-piste riding with local mountain guides Downhill freeriding in the backcountry followed by some light touring rewarded by a long and thrilling downhill.   When Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday Duration 2 days Price CHF 370 per person* *All activities are led by an IFMGA certified mountain guide. The price includes the avalanche rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, snowshoes for snowboarders) and taxi transports. Touring / Split board with skins or snowboard equipment and ski pass not included.   Upgrade option 1: ISTA Discovery Combine the Backcountry Experience package with the ISTA DISCOVERY avalanche training. This one day course is the perfect start for further backcountry experiences! CHF 320 incl. avalanche rescue equipment and 229 ISTA points.  Upgrade option 2: ISTA ST1 (For ISTA Discovery graduates only) Deepen your knowledge with the ISTA ST1 avalanche training. On this 2-day course you will get the basic skills in avalanche prevention and risk management! CHF 730 incl. avalanche rescue equipment and 449 ISTA points.   Conditions of participation: The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Prior experience in powder is recommended. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need a written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.  

Winter Adventure Package

Via Ferrata and Glacier Trekking - A High Alpine Adventure    When Wednesday-Thursday and Friday-Saturday Duration 1 and a half days Price CHF 225 per person* *All activities are led by an IFMGA certified mountain guide. The price includes and taxi transport. The cable-ways for snowshoe hiking are not included. (Reduction for Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Swiss Card, half fare card and general abonnement owners.)   Conditions of participation: The participants need good athletic fitness. Climbing knowledge is not necessary. Prior experience of hiking with snowshoes is recommended. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need a written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.  

Ski Safari

Guided Ski/Snowboard Tours  With the lead of a local expert you will explore the best slopes, ride the coolest off-piste runs and lunch in the cosiest mountain restaurants of the Saastal and Zermatt. Additional activity days available at reduced prices!   When Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Duration 3 days Price CHF 790 per person* *The price includes 3 days of guided skiing/snowboarding, ski pass and transports. Ski/snowboard equipment and lunch is not included. Reduced prices for kids and teens up to 16 years on request. Daily activities can be booked separately.   Skiing/Snowboarding level: Good to technically advanced. Groups of similar level arranged if possible.   Upgrade option 1: Freeride Day  Extend your Ski Safari with a freeride day for only CHF 160 instead of CHF 185 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transport included)!    Upgrade option 2: Taster ski tour / Ski-Snowboard Plus  Combine your Ski Safari with a taster ski tour for only CHF 180 instead of CHF 205 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transport included)!    Upgrade option 3: Gorge Alpine  Book a Ski Safari and add the winter via ferrata Gorge Alpine for only CHF 70 instead of CHF 85 (equipment and taxi transport included)!    Conditions of participation: Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need a written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.  

Gorge Alpine via Ferrata- Winter- Rock and Ice meets Indian spice offer

Via ferrata tour followed by an evening of Indian cuisine. Explore with us the gorge Feeschlucht, passing among sparkling icicles and snow covered rock faces. Suspended bridges, tyroliennes, pendulums and abseils ensure an unforgettable experience in this unique via ferrata between Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund. After the succesful passage we swap rock & ice with Indian spice. The staff of "Little India" – the only Indian restaurant in whole upper Valais - will serve a tasty buffet to warm us up from the inside as well as from the outside. Enjoy the delicious food from the traditional Indian kitchen as we while the evening away, before slowly heading back home.   +  Easy tour +  No special fitness requirements   When on request Start time on request Price CHF 139

Backcountry Experience - Package Hotel Marmotte

Downhill freeriding in the backcountry followed by some light touring rewarded by a long and thrilling downhill. 2 days of off-piste riding with local mountain guides in combination with 3 overnight stays in the cosy Hotel Marmotte.   Included services Hotel Marmotte: 3 overnight stays in a double room* rich breakfast buffet Shuttle service at arrival and departure free wi-fi free use of the spa (dogs stay for free) *Reservation of a single room possible! Add the additional option "single room Hotel Marmotte" after the normal booking process.   Included services of the backcountry experience: All activities are led by an IFMGA certified mountain guide. avalanche rescue set (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe) and harness taxi transports on request: snowshoes for snowboarders   Conditions of participation: The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.  

ISTA Discovery - Package Hotel Marmotte

Off-piste pleasure without fail! Book now your avalanche basic course incl. overnightstay in the cosy 3* Hotel Marmotte.   Included services Hotel Marmotte: 1 overnight stay in a double room* rich breakfast buffet Shuttle service at arrival and departure free wi-fi free use of the spa (dogs stay for free) *Reservation of a single room possible!. Add the additional option "single room Hotel Marmotte" after the normal booking process.     Included services of the ISTA Discovery avalanche course: avalanche rescue set (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe) ISTA Discovery course documents ISTA Discovery badge 229 ISTA points which can be redeemed at selected ISTA partners.   Conditions of participation: The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.  

ISTA ST1 - Package Hotel Marmotte

Deepen your knowledge of avalanche awareness! Get the basic skills and knowledge of avalanche awareness and risk management during 2 course days. Combine with 2 overnight stay in the cosy Hotel Marmotte. You learn how to deal with the necessary equipment to save someone and how you should behave in an emergency. The course takes place directly on the snow, so you have the best chance to deepen your knowledge.   Included services Hotel Marmotte: 2 overnight stays in a double room* rich breakfast buffet Shuttle service at arrival and departure free wi-fi free use of the spa (dogs stay for free) *Reservation of a single room possible!. Add the additional option "single room Hotel Marmotte" after the normal booking process.     Included services of the ISTA ST1 avalanche course: avalanche rescue set (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe) ISTA Discovery course documents ISTA Discovery badge 499 ISTA points which can be redeemed at selected ISTA partners.   Conditions of participation: The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.  

Winter Adventure Package - Hotel Marmotte

A High Alpine Adventure for non skiers and other adventurers First a thrilling experience in the Gorge Alpine winter via ferrata followed by an impressive snowshoe trekking in the heart of the highest mountains of the Alps on the second day.   Included services Hotel Marmotte: 1 overnight stay in a double room* rich breakfast buffet Shuttle service at arrival and departure free wi-fi free use of the spa (dogs stay for free) *Reservation of a single room possible! Add the additional option "single room Hotel Marmotte" after the normal booking process.     Included services of the adventure package: All activities are led by an IFMGA certified mountain guide. climbing harness, via ferrata set and helmet for the Gorge Alpine via ferrata taxi transport after the Gorge Alpine via ferrata snowshoes with poles, harness, avlanche transceiver for the snowshoe trekking The cable-ways for snowshoe hiking are not included. (Reduction for Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Swiss Card, half fare card and general abonnement owners.)   Conditions of participation: The participants need good athletic fitness. Climbing knowledge is not necessary. Prior experience of hiking with snowshoes is recommended. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need a written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.