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Vals, skitouring paradise with thermal bath for gourmand

Switzerland - Europe

Vals - Vals
19.02 - 24.02.2023
In the beautiful and quiet Vals Valley we enjoy exciting ski tours in an unspoilt mountain world. In the Hotel Valserhof, run by the owners, we find the peace and relaxation we deserve. The excellent regional cuisine by Peter Vieli will delight you! Peter Zumthor's thermal baths are world-famous and offer us well-deserved relaxation after our ski tours in an architecturally unique setting. Active recreation in an intact nature is guaranteed, look forward to unforgettable touring days with wellness and (high) pleasure in Vals.
We know Vals and the touring possibilities in the side valleys Peil and Zervreila and from the ski lifts on the Dachberg like the back of our hand.

Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals is world-famous and offers us well-deserved rest and relaxation after our ski tours.

Your advantages at a glance:

- a fantastic choice of exciting ski tours in all expositions
- daily visit to the Therme Vals on request
- Culinary delights from the kitchen of Peter Vieli
- partly shortened ascents by using the cable cars and lifts
- excellent knowledge of the area, we are at home here!

Guide

Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training

Price

CHF 1099.-   (per person / 5 Participants)
CHF 999.-   (per person / 6 Participants)
CHF 910.-   (per person / 7 Participants)
CHF 850.-   (per person / 8 Participants)

Included are the mountain guide fee, the mountain guide expenses and VAT.

Not included are the costs for the hotel of CHF 700.00/person (including overnight stay in a double room and half board with tour tea), the entrance fees to the Therme Vals of CHF 50.00, the visitor's tax of CHF 6.00/person/night, all transport costs (travel to and from the tours, any lift tickets, etc.) and the surcharge for a single room (limited availability, only with early booking).

Registration is possible up to 12 weeks before the start of the course. After that, the pre-reserved rooms must be released.

Requirements

Requirement condition
Medium
Echelle courses à ski
E -  
AD

Confident plough turns in any type of snow, fitness for ascents between 3 to 4 1/2 hours. Tours with light daypack.

Program

Frunthorn 3030 m, Faltschonhorn 3022 m, Horn 2409 m, Hohbüel 2462 m, Ampervreilhorn 2802 m, Salahorn, 2972 m, Wissgrätli 2866 m, Fanellhorn, 3123 m, Furggeltihorn 3043 m and others.

Vals, with its 1000 inhabitants, lies at 1252 metres above sea level in a side valley of the Grisons Oberland, the Surselva. With an area of around 152 km2 , Vals is the sixth-largest municipality in Graubünden. The Vals Valley owes its wilderness and diversity in a very small area to the forces of water. Over millions of years, ice and rain have shaped the deeply incised mountain valley. With a temperature of 30 °C, the only thermal spring in Graubünden bubbles up from the ground in Vals. The famous mineral water "Valser" also originates here.

Day 1: Meeting point at 6.00 p.m. at the Hotel Valserhof in Vals. Check into the rooms, then dinner together and discussion of the ski touring week. Introduction to the use of the avalanche transceiver and discussion of the first ski tour.

Day 2: Start directly in front of the house for our first ski tour on the Höreli, 2409 m. Impressive view of Vals and the surrounding mountains. The downhill run on the shaded side promises us powder snow right up to the hotel!
1100 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 3: From Zerfreila, at the back of the Vals valley near the dam wall, we start our tour to the Wissgrätli, 2866m. If the conditions are good and there is enough snow, we can add the Fanellhorn, 3123 m, to the list. After taking extensive photos of the original Matterhorn, the Zerfreilahorn, we enjoy the wild high mountain world on an exciting downhill route. At the Zerfreila inn we then treat ourselves to the famous blueberry cake and a Glögg.
1000 metres altitude difference (with Fanellhorn 1300 metres altitude difference), ascent time approx. 4 hours (with Fanellhorn 4 1/2 hours).

Day 4: For the ski tour to the Faltschonhorn, 3022 m, we take advantage of the mountain railways. The panorama directly in front of Piz Aul and with a deep view into Val Lumnezia is impressive. Long descent via Leis, where we stop at the Ganni restaurant, and on to Vals.
1000 metres in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 5: Depending on the conditions, we climb the Furggeltihorn, 3043 m, or the Salahorn, 2972 m, from Zervreila today. The fantastic landscape around Lake Zervreila and the view of the imposing Zervreilahorn will inspire us. And of course the descent over north-facing slopes in hopefully the very best powder snow!
1210 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 6: The crowning glory of our ski touring week! A ride on the cable cars to the Dachberg and after a short but steep descent an entertaining ascent to the Frunthorn, 3030m. The view of the Rheinwaldhorn and the Güferhorn will thrill us. The day is crowned by the 1800-metre descent back to the valley station :-D
400 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 1 1/2 hours.

This tour programme is only a suggestion, many other great ski tour destinations are possible. We adapt the actual programme to the weather and snow conditions, the current avalanche situation and the ability and wishes of the participants.

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