This option is definitely the most convenient way to climb the Alphubel. It has the particular advantage of being flexible when lifts and huts are not yet open or have already closed. We fly with the helicopter from Zermatt to the Alphubeljoch 3836m.
From there we climb 400 meters through the steep east couloir with numerous kickturns to the summit. The impressive descent of 2,400 meters over the Fee Glacier to Saas Fee is one of the most beautiful ones in the region.
Best time: March - May
Demanding. Medium gradients. Prior experience in ski touring incl. kick turns on steep slopes required.
Good athletic fitness. Acclimatisation advantageous.
|400m in 2hrs
|CHF 1'500.- per tour (1 pers.)
|CHF 790.- per person (2 pers.)
|CHF 630.- per person (3 pers.)
Helicopter flight and shuttle to Zermatt are included
Avalanche rescue set (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
Touring skis or splitboard with touring bindings
Skins and ski crampons
Crampons for ski boots
|Touring Skis, Skins, Ski Crampons
|Touring Ski Boots