Snowshoe tour for beginners - Andermatt

Explore fascinating winter landscapes, in search of new experiences and active discovery (CH) | 1 day

Leave ski slopes and winter hiking trails behind and make your way over snow-covered landscapes, enjoying the sensation of swirling powder snow beneath your feet. This easy one-day tour is an ideal introduction to snowshoeing. Our mountain guide will advise you of all the points to be aware of in unmarked terrain.

Technique
beginner

Alpine technique: no prior knowledge needed, Terrain: mostly moderately steep, short steeper sections and traverses

Condition
easy

Duration from 2 to 4 hours, up to approx. 700 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

Small group

2-9 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

9.00 am Mammut Store Piazza Gottardo, Furkagasse 2, 6490 Andermatt (train arrival 8.21 am Andermatt)

Departure

Approx. 3.30 pm from point of departure

Services
Included
  • Guidance and supervision provided by a mountain guide
  • Mammut Safety Equipment (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
  • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket
  • 15% discount on mammut.com
Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (train journey Andermatt-Hospental CHF 5)
  • Snacks and drinks
Program

Day 1We will start our tour from the Gotthard Pass, taking in the view of the Winterhorn, and make our way across to the so-called “Tot Ross”. Our descent back down to Hospental will be accompanied by a view of the Ursen Valley, still shrouded in a wintery cloak, with Andermatt in the center.

equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche-Airbag-Backpack
  • MSR Snowshoes

    (telescopic) Ski poles

  • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test

Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Touring backpack or avalanche airbag backpack (approx. 30 l)
  • Snowshoes
  • (telescopic) Ski poles
  • Gaiter (optional)
Clothing
  • 1x ski jacket and 1x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Beanie and 1x headband
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks
  • Warm, robust winter shoes, must be laceable and have solid soles or mountain boots
Food
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be on site
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit)
Various
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
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Our team is available by phone from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.

CH +41 (0)62 769 81 83
DE +49 (0)8334 36 20 362
AT +43 (0)7252 46051 4444

alpineschool@mammut.com

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