DATES From 18 March - 6 May

  • Duration
  • 2 Days

The Val d’Anniviers is blessed in many ways, as well as averaging 300 days of sunshine per year the valley (or at least the Zinal branch) sports five 4,000m peaks on it’s skyline and fortunately the most northerly, the Bishorn, happens to be one of the ‘easier’ 4,000 meter summits in the Alps reachable bottom to top (and vice versa) on skis (or splitboards). Of course in reality there is nothing ‘easy’ about climbing or skiing 4,000m peaks; altitude acclimatisation, difficulty sleeping in the hut; negotiating crevasses on the glacier to the summit all combine to make an ascent of the Bishorn a worthy challenge and achievement. Hit it just after a dump of snow on a cold day and you will be rewarded with a 2,500m powder descent from the summit to Zinal… hard to beat!

Our package is just the barebones guiding and hut stay, we leave it to you to book your own pre-trip valley accommodation.

We stay in the Tracuit hut at 3,200m, even by alpine hut standards it’s location is sensational and the views… well lets just say you have visit it to appreciate them. The approach is from Zinal and is a full day of exercise. In March and early April we hope to set off from the village on skis but as spring shifts into full swing carrying your skis maybe necessary. The Tracuit opened in 2012 replacing the original 1913 hut famed for the worst outside loos in Switzerland (the French had worse!) today’s hut is warm, comfortable and fortunately the loos are indoors.


• Day 1 -  Skin/walk to the Tracuit hut via le Roc de la Vache, 1500m ascent 5-6hrs

• Days 2- Skin to the summit of the Bishorn, 950m 3-4hrs

- Ski descent to Zinal via the Tracuit Hut, 2400m!

GUIDELINE PRICE - CHF1560.- per guest -
based on minimum of 4 guests, max ratio 1:6 

Not included

• lunches, drinks

• insurance

• equipment hire

Equipment - 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


  • CHF995
    per per guest
  • • 2 days ski touring guiding with
  • IFMGA Guide
  • • 1 night half board in Tracuit
  • hut

“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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