Ski Equipment - For off-piste skiing in the Val D’Anniviers we recommend a freeride set up with touring bindings and skins. If you are new to off-piste skiing or are only looking for lift-accessed off-piste, a touring set up may not be necessary, check with us!
You need to ski at all times with:
- avalanche transceiver
Depending on numbers, GZBA can provide these items for you free of charge – please give us plenty of warning.
Further avalanche safety equipment can be hired from the GZBA team including:
- BCA Float 22 Avalanche Airbags (which we strongly recommend) @ chf30 per day
- Ice-axes, crampons, harnesses and helmets – prices tbc
Ski hire shops:
Olympia Sports a small but well-stocked ski shop, just 2-3 minutes walk from the base station of the cable car.
Val Sport offers a wide range of equipment and is just next to the Hotel Alpina.
Virage Sports good range of equipment – excellent for ski boots and any ski boot issues!
If you book with any of the above, please mention GZBA.
Backcountry Awareness Programme:
All participants need to bring “normal ski equipment”. GZBA will supply ALL avalanche safety equipment including airbag pack, transceiver, shovel and probe.
Bespoke Adventure is the best way for families, groups of friends, school parties or corporate groups to get the most out of a holiday.
The programme is suitable for total beginners and is ideal for anyone wanting to learn the essential basic skills for climbing easy alpine peaks.