April 2018 – Still Meters (!!) of Snow in the Swiss Alps

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2917/18 was a great ski touring seasons (and still is) here in the Swiss Alps. There is still meters of snow above the treeline. Check out the snow map below (3 April 2018) from the Swiss Snow and Avalanche Institute … Continue reading

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Galenstock (3580m) – One of the Highest Ski Touring Peaks in Central Switzerland

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With 3580m, the Galenstock is Uri’s third highest peak (the highest one is the Dammastock). The peak is relatively “easy” to climb in late spring or early summer once the Furka pass is open to Hotel Tiefenbach (2100m). However, the peak requires … Continue reading

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Blüemberg (2404m) – 1800m Ascent/Descent from/to Moutathal (Canton Schwyz)

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Long tour with steep slopes at the top (avalanche danger!). Ski crampons recommended. The Muotathal is a pretty remote paysant valley, easyly acessable from the Autobahn, exiting at Schwyz. The valley is famous for its “Wetterschmöcker”, the “weather sniffers” whocan … Continue reading

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Flüela Wisshorn (3085m) – Classic Alpine Skitour in Davos (with a bit of climbing)

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The Flüela Weisshorn is one of the few “skiable” 3000+m few peaks around Davos. Note: The last 100m to the peak have to be climbed on a steep ridge and (shoe) crampons are highly recommended. The ridge can be dangerous … Continue reading

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Christmas & Happy New Years Greetings from the Swiss Alps

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Blizzard Zero G 85 (and G95 & G 108) – Tested by me as well

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I did purchase a Blizzard Zero G85 last year and now had enough time to ski it in most conditions. Overall, I really like the ski which is very, very stable for its weight. The ski is – as mentioned … Continue reading

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The (Ultimate) Davos Ski & Backcountry Tour Guide – Introduction and Overview

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I have been ski touring in Davos for about 10 years and have skied almost all of the easier and more difficult peaks now. This guide provides an overview of the best ski/backcountry tours in the vincinity of Davos. There … Continue reading

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