New For 2022-23

Expect adventure, expect hidden powder stashes, expect long untracked descents...

Zinal to Zermatt Unplugged Ski Tour 11 - 15 April 2023

Every April since 2007, Zermatt hosts its own music festival with a great line up of international artists (previous years have included Paolo Nutini, Emile Sande, KT Tunstall.) We have long thought it would be fun to ski tour over from Zinal and enjoy a couple of days of Zermatt's world class skiing and the atmosphere of the legendary music festival in the evening.

2018 was the inaugural ZZ Unplugged Ski Tour, after a few years off in 2023 we are pleased to announce it's back in our programme. The line-up is yet to be confirmed but rest assured if previous years are anything to go by, you won't be disappointed!

For more information check out the full schedule for Z-Z Unplugged 2023

Kyrgyzstan - Ski Touring Adventure 18-28 February 2023 TBC

Visiting Kyrgyzstan should be at the top of everyone's bucket list: it's beautiful, welcoming, accessible and crucially, still relatively untouched. Kyrgyzstan is a mecca for ski-touring, our trip is in the Terskey-Ala-Too range based around the two ski centres of Karakol and Jergalan, excellent ski touring terrain in the east of Kyrgyzstan close to the Lake Issyk Kul.

See full details on our Kyrgyzstan Ski Tour Page

We cater for all levels of off-piste skiers - book a guide for one day or more!

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Japan - Ski-Touring

After two winters of Covid we are excited to be returning to the magical mountains of Japan and it’s legendary powder skiing. For the fourth 7me we are teaming up with our wonderful Japanese ‘fixer’ Akiko, between us we have honed our ‘Aikiko’s Favourites ’ programme to offer an action packed 8 days skiing on both Hokkaido and Honshu. As always our aim is to combine the main ingredients that are the essence of Japanese skiing; unrivalled powder, fascinating cultural history, awesome food and not forgeNng the end of the day relaxing thermal pools or ‘onsens’. Akiko’s “favourites” ticks all these boxes and more.

Check out the full details of Akiko's favourite on our Japan - Ski Touring page.

East Greenland - Ski-Touring

Following a very successful expediton to East Greenland in April 2022 GZBA is once again teaming up with Pirhuk Guides to create an extraordinary and unique Arctic experience in 2023. The adventure starts in Reykjavik Iceland, the only airport with flights to East Greenland. The team will overnight in Reykjavik to ensure everyone makes the early morning flight.

Read the full schedule here - East Greenland - Ski Touring

Italy - Alpe Devero

In March 2022 we found our ‘new’ favourite ski touring destination; Alpe Devero, in part because of it’s wild and beautiful location and in part because of the wonderful Agriturismo accommodation we found to stay in. Not far from the Simplon Pass Alpe Devero is a step back in time. Romantically you reach the penzione on ski (45 mins from the roadhead) our overnight bags can be carried up by skidoo. The ski touring is ideal for novices and the more adventurous alike, each day there are excellent tours in all directions from the door step. The Agriturismo is family run and the food is absolutely delicious offering the best of local home grown produce from their animals and vegetables all farmed in a sustainable, traditional way.

Find out more about our skiing trips to Italy - Alpe Devero

Switzerland - Ski the Bishorn 4153m

The Val d’Anniviers is blessed in many ways, as well as averaging 300 days of sunshine per year the valley (or at least the Zinal branch) sports five 4,000m peaks on it’s skyline and fortunately the most northerly, the Bishorn, happens to be one of the ‘easier’ 4,000 meter summits in the Alps reachable bottom to top (and vice versa) on skis (or splitboards). Of course in reality there is nothing ‘easy’ about climbing or skiing 4,000m peaks; altitude acclimatisation, difficulty sleeping in the hut; negotiating crevasses on the glacier to the summit all combine to make an ascent of the Bishorn a worthy challenge and achievement. Hit it just after a dump of snow on a cold day and you will be rewarded with a 2,500m powder descent from the summit to Zinal… hard to beat!

Want to find out more details? Check out our Ski the Bishorn Trip

Chalet PapaGna - Guiding Packages

Available between 2 January - 24 April 2023

With the Val d’Anniviers, GZBA and Chalet PapaGna we offer the essential ingredients for the ultimate ski break. Mixing unrivalled and uncrowded skiing terrain with the best mountain guides and great chalet ambience to relax and recharge.

Chalet PapaGna has two floors, ground floor consists of a large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room and a small restroom. The upper floors consists of bedroom 2 with twin beds and bedroom 3, a mezzanine room also with twin beds, these bedrooms share a large bathroom with bath. There is a separate heated ski room for boots and kit.

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Please note we regularly interchange the terms off-piste, backcountry and freeride. For us they really mean the same thing: “skiing ungroomed terrain away from the pistes.”

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Bespoke Adventure

Bespoke Adventure is the best way for families, groups of friends, school parties or corporate groups to get the most out of a holiday.

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Summer Alpinism

The programme is suitable for total beginners and is ideal for anyone wanting to learn the essential basic skills for climbing easy alpine peaks.

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Other Activities

In the Val d’Anniviers our mountain guides can also arrange avalanche training, ice-climbing, winter skills training and winter mountaineering.

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