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Andermatt & Engelberg, Switzerland

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Trip Andermatt & Engelberg, Switzerland
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Discover the hidden gems of Andermatt and Engelberg, home to some of the biggest descents in the Alps, on this 8-day, full guided freeride tour.
Explore deep powder turns in Andermatt then take the train to experience more mind-blowing riding in Engelberg on this two-part adventure with our partners at Le Grand Adventures. On this Switzerland ski & snowboard trip you’ll discover the best that Andermatt has to offer, skiing or snowboarding the legendary off-piste couloirs of Gemsstock mountain. With over 5,000′ feet of vertical from the top of Gemsstock, you’ll see why this is one of the best destinations to explore the Alps. Once we’ve had our fill in Andermatt, it’s on to Engelberg, another of Switzerland’s iconic mountain towns. This Switzerland ski & snowboard package included access to some of the biggest descents in the Alps as we travel through the backcountry of Engelberg with our local guides. If you’re itching for a local experience and some of the best turns Switzerland has to offer this trip is for you!
 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
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    We recommend that you arrive the day before the trip start date and spend one night in Zurich. Lodging is not included this night but we are happy to offer our suggestions for lodging near the airport. Arriving the day before the trip allows room for any flight or luggage delays as well as gives you time to relax and adjust to the local time before the trip starts.
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    All guests will rendezvous at Zurich International Airport and meet the LGA Team by 1pm. From here we will transfer you through beautiful Switzerland and to your first ski & snowboard destination, Andermatt. Inspiring views of Gemsstock and the Ursern Valley’s surrounding peaks await you. We will have a group meeting around 6pm at the hotel to meet the whole group and talk about the trip and plan for the week. The team will help guests get the gear dialed in for everyone so we are ready to go for the week. The evening offers your first chance to explore the town, dine or relax at the hotel with new friends. Steep yourself in Swiss culture and settle into the pleasant pace of European life.
  • 2
    Wake up to a great breakfast buffet with freshly cooked meals and local favorites so you are ready to go for the day. For the next 3 days we’ll ski or snowboard Andermatt and the surrounding backcountry zones with your local IFMGA certified guides. We’ll have the option to ride in three different Swiss Cantons (states) and head to whichever has the best conditions. With the help of trains and newly constructed lifts we will have easy access to the terrain of your dreams!
  • 3
    Get up, eat breakfast and do it again! The guides will keep a close eye on the conditions and help choose the best zones for the day. Options are abundant and include the famous Gemsstock area, Urserntal Valley, Göscheneralp, the backcountry around Sedrun and many more!
  • 4
    Enjoy your last day skiing or snowboarding the Andermatt area and get ready for another 5,000 feet of vert as you travel up the lifts and across the glaciers of this amazing region. Once we arrive back to our Andermatt hotel, around 4 pm, we will transfer through the Swiss Alps by train, about an hour and a half, to Engelberg. When we arrive to the unique Hotel Terrace (perched over the town with a cave like entrance) we will have time to settle down, get our gear ready for the next day and enjoy our first evening in our home for the next 4 days!
  • 5
    Get breakfast and get ready for your first day in Engelberg! Again, your guides will help find the best place and approach for riding in the area. Between the Engelberg Ski Area and the surrounding backcountry, the options are seemingly endless! While exploring Engelberg be sure to savor the tastes the region is known for, enjoy some local wine, beer, meats, cheeses, and bread as you get to know your fellow skiers. Also be sure to check out one of the most lively apres scenes in Switzerland!
  • 6
    Repeat! Head out into the mountains with your group and get ready for more epic descents, anywhere from 4-7K of vert! While mountaintop be sure to check out one of the many lodges and stop in for lunch while you enjoy 360 views of the Alps!
  • 7
    Savor your last day riding some of Switzerland’s most massive and beautiful terrain. Tonight we will have a group dinner and say our goodbyes and share some of the epic memories we’ve made over the past 6 days of skiing.
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    Check out of the hotel by 9am and board the train back to Zurich International Airport.
Trip Package Includes
  • 7 nights of hotel accommodations (double occupancy), with 3 nights in Andermatt and 4 nights in Engelberg
  • Daily Swiss breakfasts, welcome & farewell dinner
  • 8 hosted days – including 6 guided ski days at the surrounding resorts and backcountry
  • Ski technique & backcountry skills sessions with professional skiers and UAIGM/IFMGA alpine guides
  • All lift tickets to ski Engelberg & Andermatt
  • Secure ski storage & boot racks at hotels
  • LGA welcome gift bag
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Roundtrip airfare to/from Zurich International Airport
  • Single supplement (by request, contact us if interested)
  • Daily lunch, dinner for days 2-6
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alpine touring gear (AT ski set-up or splitboard, avalanche gear including beacon, shovel, and probe, other mics. Gear such as helmet, glacier goggles etc.)
  • Guide gratuities
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend World Nomads

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Area Information
Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt is a historic Swiss mountain town whose roots go back to the days as a major trading hub between Italy and parts of Europe. With over 5,000 feet of vertical from the top and more backcountry touring than one could do in a lifetime, this is a mecca for skiing & snowboarding. Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, it sits in a perfect location for storms and is typically colder than other resorts. The snow quality and quantity is bound to be some of the best you’ve ever experienced. This traditional Swiss village is the perfect jumping off point for exploring nearby resorts and backcountry zones, as a cable car offers access to Gemsstock Ski Area right from the center of town.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Being prepared with the proper gear and equipment will make sure you are ready to have the time of your life on your Switzerland ski or snowboard trip. We suggest you bring your own skis or splitboard and backcountry gear if you have it. A ski with roughly a 100mm to 110mm waist is the best option, or a snowboard made for freeriding and powder. If you want to bring a wider pair of skis please feel free or we can rent these if needed. We highly recommend bringing or renting a backcountry touring set up as this will allow the group to really explore a wide variety of areas, though it is not required. Having this as a daily set up allows us to find the best snow on the resort, quick laps in the sidecountry or going a little deeper into the backcountry. There are also options for ski touring days if the groups wants. If you have a new pair of touring bindings or a split board and are comfortable riding a wide variety of terrain on them, please feel free to bring them. Always bring extra layers, good gloves, two pairs of goggles if you have them, or extra lenses, winter clothes for after skiing and a down jacket. We will be in the mountains so bring clothes that will keep you warm in a wide variety of conditions.
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FAQ
FAQ
  • Is my departure guaranteed?
    No, Le Grand must reach a minimum number of guests to operate each trip, please wait to make travel arrangements and book flights until you have received confirmation from Le Grand.
  • Is trip insurance required?
    Yes, Le Grand requires trips insurance for al trips abroad. Protecting your trip & safety is our priority. We recommend World Nomads as they are the ultimate in travel protection and global emergencies and evacuations. They provide rescue and coverage designed for ski & snowboard trips where other travel insurance options may not cover or rescue with skiing or snowboarding involved. This policy will cover you in case of any medical and personal accidents that could occur prior to or during your trip. This will also cover you if you have to cancel your trip for any reason or if your baggage gets delayed or lost.
  • What are the accommodations like?
    Relax at hotels situated above the center of town overlooking the Engelberg Valley with stunning views of the resort and Swiss Alps. Every room has great views of Mt Titlis, the Laub, and the Spannort. The hotel features a full restaurant and bar, ski room with heated boot dryers and free wireless internet. After a long day skiing or snowboarding Engelberg and exploring this vast area, enjoy access to the Wellness Center. In Andermatt, we will be staying at a classic Swiss hotel that has hosted skiers for decades. Located in the center of town and close to the lifts, its a prime spot for any ski trip.
  • Are single supplements available? Can I request my own room?
    Yes, please contact Le Grand directly for single supplement price and availability.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    You should be able to confidently ski or ride powder with enthusiasm to get better and be able to ride a wide variety of snow conditions. You should be able to ride full days and enjoy fun tours ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour. The skiing and snowboarding level will be a mix of advanced resort runs with side country and backcountry skiing and snowboarding included each day. Backcountry, touring and splitboarding experience is suggested as we always encourage those to take courses but not mandatory as our guides will be there to assist you.
  • I'm a strong skier/snowboarder but I dont have much/any touring experince, is this trip right for me?
    Backcountry touring skills and experience is suggested, but not mandatory. If touring has always interested you and you want to try it out under the guidance and supervision of certified guides, then this trip is for you! Le Grand's UIAGM/IFMGA certified guides will go over touring gear, technique, tips/ tricks, etc. to help keep you safe, within your comfort zone and of course to help you fall in love with ski touring or splitboarding! If you would like more information on the ability level of this trip please reach out to evo directly.
  • Do you offer rentals?
    Yes, Le Grand offers Scott Scrapper 105 and 115 skis with Marker Tour F12 bindings for $200 per trip, Black Diamond skins, and Scott carbon adjustable poles and included with the rental. Please inquire directly about splitboard rentals.
  • Can I submit a deposit and what if I need to cancel?
    Yes, you can submit a $1000 deposit up to 90 days before the trip. After that full payment will be due. evo will refer to Le Grand’s cancelation policy. 90 or more days before the departure a 100% refund will be given for the trip cost and the deposit will be held as an "Adventure Deposit" for a future trip with Le Grand Adventures. Between 61-90 days a 50% refund will be given and the Adventure Deposit will be held for a future trip. Within 60 days no refund will be given and the Adventure Deposit will be held for a future trip.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    Fly into Zurich International Airport (ZRH) – You should arrive the day prior to the trip start date and spend one night in Zurich. Arriving the day before the trip allows room for any flight or luggage delays as well as gives you time to relax and adjust to the local time before the trip starts. All guests will rendezvous at Zurich International Airport and meet the LGA Team by 1 pm.
  • How many guides will be on the trip?
    There is a 4 guest to 1 guide ratio for this trip, the max amount of guests is around 12 people. This will allow the group to split up if needed and ski/ride within different experience and fitness levels
  • Who are the guides?
    Le Grand Adventure tours are guided by local professionals in every location they visit. They work closely with their guides to make sure they hold the highest level of guiding, certifications and the most up-to-date first aid training. Their global team holds a wide range of certifications across different disciplines including: IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) Guide certifications, UIAGM/IFMGA guide certifications, WFR/WFA Wilderness First Responder & First Aid training, Avalanche training and more.
  • How much do things cost in Italy? Can I use my credit card?
    Credit cards are widely accepted, but Amex is not always accepted. You will need some cash – but just for casual expenses. Most things can be paid for by credit card. The currency is the Euro. Withdrawing cash from your checking account using your US cash/debit card is usually much cheaper than converting dollar bills at an exchange desk and you will get the BEST Exchange rate. Many credit cards charge a foreign transaction fee around 3-5%. This may be the time to get yourself fun new rewards travel credit card that comes with “No Foreign Transaction Fees.” Italy is affordable as long as the Euro is in our favor. Even if the Euro isn’t in our favor the costs are on the lower end than what we are used to in the US. It’s easy to have an expensive meal, but it’s also easy to eat for less. There isn’t a food mart in the town of Alagna so if you’re looking for snacks to bring with you for the day we recommend picking them up at the airport before we head into the Alps.
  • Do I need to tip our guides?
    Gratuities for your guides are not included in your trip price. Le grand recommends tipping 7-10% of your trip price for the guide team. US Currency is preferred, however, local currency is also greatly appreciated. Unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on the overall trip experience provided by our team
  • What is the food like? Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    Every morning you will be treated with healthy Swiss breakfasts before we start our day. Le Grand will host 2 group dinners (Welcome & Farewell) at local restaurants. Swiss meals are known for their quality & local ingredients as each region we visit has its own unique flavor. The group will have lunches at various mountain huts, restaurants and cafe’s while you take in the 360′ Swiss Mountain views. We leave these open so each guest can explore and try new foods. Please let Le Grand know of any food allergies and they will do their best to accommodate.
Testimonials
The skiing was even better and the mountain of Andermatt offers some of the best lift served skiing I have ever done. Engelberg is similar with one run that is almost 7,000 vertical! The local guides are great as they know the areas well, lived in the valley for generations and knew the local spots to visit
Sarah S.
Trip Guest
Jeff and Crystal a fantastic and dynamic duo to lead an off piste adventure. For starters, they are both lovely, down to earth, friendly and genuine people. I enjoyed my time with them over beers, wine and dinner as much as I did our time riding deep powder off piste at Andermatt and Engelberg… and that’s rather impressive to say as a few days were truly epic…
Jamie H
Trip Guest
Great tour, really knowledgeable, friendly, open and intelligent Le Grand owners in Jeff and Crystal. Happy to recommend along.
Le Grand Trip Guest
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