DATES - 18 - 23 March 2023 tbc

  • Duration
  • 7 Days - 5 days ski touring

Suitable for advanced off-piste ski-tourers preferably with basic alpine mountaineering experience.

A hut to hut tour on a grand scale traversing between the famous alpine centres of Zermatt and Zinal into the heart of the Imperial Crown. If ever there was a majestic ski tour this is it.

• 2 Hotel nights - Bed & Breakfast in Zermatt and Zinal.
• 4 hut nights - half-board in Schönbiel, Grands Mountets, Arpitettaz and Tracuit

ITINERARY - this is the aim - subject to change depending on weather and conditions. Day 1 - Meet in Zermatt stay overnight in a hotel. Day 2 - We take the ski lift to Schwarzsee, ski down to Stafal and then skin (2-3hrs) to the Schönbiel hut. Day 3 - After a short descent we skin up onto the Hohwäng glacier crossing the Col Durand before the long descent of the Durand Glacier and final, sting in the tail, skin to the Grands Montets hut. Day 4 - One of the Alps best ski-mountaineering days; we skin up the Mountet glacier and gain the Arête du Blanc which we traverse on foot (crampons) to the Blanc de Moming before descending the Moming glacier and skin to the Arpitettaz hut…wow! Day 5 - We skin from the hut to the Col de Milo, descend the backside and skin to the Tracuit hut. Day 6 - We ascend the Bishorn 4’153m before a 2’300m descent to Zinal where we stay overnight in a hotel (and celebrate!) Day 7 - Depart after breakfast


This is a glacial travel expedition and requires all guests to carry/wear crampons, ice axe and harness. A full kit list will be sent out with joining instructions

Not included

lunches, drinks


equipment hire

Lift passe

  • CHF795
    per per guest
  • guest based on minimum of 2 guests, 3 or 4 guests deduct 10%
  • per guest max ratio 1:4
  • • 5 days ski touring guiding with
  • IFMGA Guide
  • • 2 nights B&B in hotels
  • • 4 nights half board in huts

“This was the second time I skied with Stefano and it’s only getting better! I am a 22 years-old skier in competitive level, and just like the first time, I enjoyed every single moment of my journey…”


“I chose Zenit because of their approach and program. All the other schools I contacted didn’t seem to offer what I needed. Dedicated 1/2 day lesson 1 to 1 reaching.Alex was my teacher, and I felt…”

GERMANY, Trip Advisor

“My son had an awesome experience. The coaches are all extremely professional, kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Our son got excellent feedback on his skiing and how to improve and he grew hugely in confidence both on and off the piste. We were very impressed by the coaches and by the whole setup. He’s looking forward to training with them again soon. Thank you!”

Switzerland, Trip Advisor


Off-piste safety equipment is necessary for all our freeride skiing lessons. This consists of an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. We highly recommend the use of a backpack with an inflatable air bag system to be even safer. We highly recommend the use of ski touring equipment to all our freeride guests to maximize terrain access
To enjoy a freeride lesson, you need to be an advanced skier. You don't have to be an experienced off-piste skier, but you have to be comfortable on all slopes of a ski resort. Skiing off-piste will prove itself more challenging than any type of ski slope.
There are multiple ski hire shops in Saas Fee, we recommend Glacier Sport and guests having lessons with us receive a 10% discount on equipment rental.
If you have booked private lessons our instructors can meet you in a variety of locations in resort such as: Plattjen / Spielboden Gondola station. Alpin Express Gondola station. Kalbermatten - Beginner slopes (Lift ticket office). For our intermediate and advanced skiers we can also meet up on the slopes at the Morenia Restaurant. Children’s group lessons will meet at the Plattjen / Spielboden Gondola station on Monday mornings. Please confirm your meeting point with the office when booking.
Our children’s group lessons are all taught in English. Private lessons can be booked in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish subject to availability.
We always check that all safety equipment is working perfectly. Skis, bindings, ski touring skins and boots must be checked by the guest prior to the freeride lesson.

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