The Alps - Ride Along Oberstdorf Lenzerheide
With a clever choice of routes and lifts we end up with very few ascents in comparison to the descents on this unforgettable crossing. If you enjoy variety, want to get to know many new regions in one week, and do not want to climb more than 500 meters in altitude each day, the Ride Along will be an unforgettable experience.
Price: 1250 EUR
Day 1 – Arrival
We will meet at 8:00 in Oberstdorf and then travel together to our starting point in Mittelberg. The cable car will then take us to Walmendinger Horn.
After a short descent we will climb 300 meters (about 1 hour) to the Grünhorn. An impressive descent takes us down into the Bregenz Forest to Schoppernau village. We will then travel by bus to Hochtannbergpass. From here, we will take the lift to the Warther Horn and then spend the afternoon getting to know the beautiful freeride area around the Hochtannbergpass. We will spend our first night at the Sporthotel Krone.
We will take the lift once again in the direction of the Warther Horn.
From the upper chairlift, we will then climb 30 minutes to a small pass below the Horn. From here, we can enjoy a great descent down to Lech-Stubenbach. With the Rüffikopf cable car we reach the Rüffiböden and then head down to Zürs. We can then take it easy on the gondola to Tritkopf and make a quick descent over Flexenmulde and the Pass Galarie to Stuben. We will then take the chair lift to Albona. A short ascent with our ski skins will take us to Maroikopf. From here, we have 1400 m of amazing skiing terrain until we reach Langen. Across the cross-country skiing trail we reach the Hotel Sonnblick in Wald.
We will take the cable car to Sonnenkopf. We will reach Silbertal via the Wasserstubenalpe. From Silbertal we will take the chairlift up to Hochjoch and enjoy some nice runs around the Sennigrat. Hochjoch has been connected with Silvretta Nova by lift since last year. We will use this lift and head to Schwarzköpfle. A short 150m climb is then later rewarded with a great descent into the Gargeller Valley. We will then spend the night at the Hotel Alpenrose.
Day 4 + 5
We will arrive at Gargeller Schafberg via gondola and climb an hour with our ski skins to St. Antönier Joch, where a beautiful run awaits us. We will take the bus to Klosters, where we will get to take on some great freeride runs at Madrisa in the afternoon. The last run of the day will take us to Schlappin, where we will spend the night in Almdorf.
Freeriding on Gotschna and Weisfluhgipfel will be on the program of the next day. We will reach Klosters via the ski and toboggan. The highlight comes at the end of the day: over steep gullies we will reach the Weisfluhgipfel over the Haupter Alp and then to the cosy Inn Heimeli, where we will spend the night.
Day 6 – Departure Day
We will arrive in the early morning in Langwies via the Winterweg. We can then reach Arosa within 15 minutes with the Rhaetian Rail. We will then take the gondola to the Weisshorn, from where a great descent leads down to the Urdenbach and to the small mountain village Tschiertschen. In Tschirtschen there are also a few lifts that take us to Gürgaletsch, in good conditions we can go directly from here to Churwalden, another highlight on our "Ride Along". If we still have the strength, we can go from Churwalden once again up to the Parpaner Rothorn and check out the magnificent freeride descent over the Plang Bi. We will have to head back to Lenzerheide around 16:00 to meet our ride back and within 2.5h we will be back at our starting point in Oberstdorf.
Requirements and Equipment
- Good skiing technique in every type of terrain
- Experience and a good level of fitness for 2-hour ascents with ski skins (500 vertical metres). Freeriding skiing equipment that can also be used for touring is necessary.
- We will be carrying our packs ourselves over the mountains and therefore keeping things to a minimum is essential. You will receive a packing list before the trip.
Delays or changes to the program are possible if weather or avalanche conditions are not on our side. Our route selections and departures are doable in good conditions. Your guide will make a decision each day on what routes to follow.
The minimum number of participants is 5 and the maximum is 8.
Included in the Price of 1350 EUR
- 6 days accompanied and led by a UIAGM certified mountain guide
- 5 nights in a double room with half board (in the aforementioned inns and hotels)
- Transfers on the trip (train and bus)
- Return bus (Lenzerheide – Oberstdorf)
- The hire of safety equipment (Avalanche beacon, shovel, probe) – N.B. please let us know 30 days in advance if safety equipment is required.
- Arrival in Oberstdorf
- Lunch and beverages
- Lift pass (approximately 40 EUR/day). We will be able to make this more cost-effective by purchasing combi-tickets.
- Single room surcharge (40 EUR/ night)
- Travel or cancellation insurance
Requirements and Fitness Level
A realistic self-assessment and an appropriate fitness level is required to join our trips. In order to enjoy a long day of skiing and to reduce the risk of injury, it is important to get in shape and possess a good level of fitness.
Current Country-Specific Information, Vaccines and Health
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Please note that there is a potential risk of injury on skiing trips. In addition to travel cancellation insurance, comprehensive medical and accident insurance that cover the costs of search and rescue, as well as transport costs, are imperative. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are insured before departure.
Comprehensive medical and accident insurance that covers potential costs of search and rescue operations as well as any medical costs is mandatory for all of our trips abroad.
It is required that you state this information during registration in our registration form in order to ensure 24h emergency assistance.
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