MÜRREN-JUNGFRAU REGION SWISS BLISS SKI TOUR

Experience The Jungfrau Region a UNESCO Heritage Site and Several World Class Ski Resorts. Ski Around Three of the Most Iconic Mountains in the Alps- The Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

OVERVIEW

Trip # 10 Dates:  March 17 – 24, 2019
Location: Murren & The Jungfrau Region, Switzerland
Duration: 8 days | 7 nights | 6 ski days
Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate-Expert
Price: $3495 per person

Mürren is a charming car-free village that incorporates breathtaking views 5,143 ft above sea level overlooking the Lauterbrunnen Valley and peaks of the Jungfrau Region. Ski 6 days with local guides deep into the heart of the Alps and across multiple valleys. Carve turns through the Jungfrau Region exploring, Mürren, Grindelwald, and First. Ski the infamous Lauberhorn World Cup downhill and capture all the views at the New Skyline Walk at Birg station. Experience Piz Gloria, a revolving restaurant, and the James Bond experience at the Schilthorn summit, which was featured in the 007 James Bond movie, “Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Enjoy a cable car train ride along the Swiss mountainside to the base of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. As well as a trip to the top of Europe on the Jungfraujoch train. The journey climbs through the Eiger on its way to the top at 3,466 meters (11,388′) above sea level in the Bernese Alps. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Lift Tickets: All Lift Tickets to Ski the Jungfrau Region
Guiding: 8 Hosted days – including 6 Guided ski days at the surrounding resorts and backcountry. We go to the goods every day!
Coaching: Ski Technique & Backcountry Skills Sessions with Professional Skiers and Guides
Transportation: To/from Zurich Airport and to all Ski areas
Jungfraujoch Train ride to the top of Switzerland
Lodging: 7 Nights in the heart of Mürren *Based on 2 people per room (twin/double share). If you would like a room to yourself please contact us.
Meals: Breakfast Every Day, Welcome & Farewell Dinner
Secure Ski Storage & Boot Racks at Hotels
LGA Welcome Gift Bag

OPTIONAL:
*Alpine Touring & AT Touring skis from Scott during the trip are available for $150 for the week
*Scott E1 Airbags, Avalanche Beacon, Shovel, Probe are available for $150 for the week


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to Zurich
  • Lunches: Guests will be able to have lunch at local villages and mountain lodges through the week.
  • 5 Dinners: Open for the group to explore town together or experience the local cuisine with new friends.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for Guides
  • Travel & Trip Insurance: We require trip insurance for all trips abroad.
    We recommend World Nomads as they are the ultimate in travel protection and global emergencies and evacuations.
  • Gear: Skis, Snowboards, Backpack, Avalanche beacon, Probe, Shovel, Skins, and Helmet. If you have your own equipment please bring it. Avalanche safety gear is required on all of our tours and is available to rent for $150 for the duration of the trip.

GEAR – SCOTT Sports Demos and Recommendations

We suggest you bring your own ski and backcountry gear if you have it. For the trip we do recommend a touring set up as this will allow the group to really ski a wide variety of areas. 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 rentals are needed, we can arrange snow equipment for the week through our partnership with Scott Sports. We will have a selection of powder skis with touring bindings to choose from. There will also be the brand new Scott E-1 Patrol Backpack and avalanche kits available for rent for guests during the trips. Both items can be rented for the duration of your trip to save you time and money. If you wish to rent ski/snowboard equipment please let us know so that we can coordinate your rental. Always bring layers, good gloves, 2 goggles if you have them or extra lenses, winter clothes for after skiing, and a down jacket.

THE RIDING EXPERIENCE

The town of Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,413 ft.) above sea level and unreachable by public road. To access Mürren, there is a tram that brings visitors to a small train station from which a 10-minute train ride across a picturesque landscape awaits. Once in the car-free town of Mürren, we are at the base of the ski area.

Each day we will experience a different ski area and if conditions permit, we will explore some of the surrounding backcountry powder skiing. Situated near the massive peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau, Mürren is one of the oldest ski resorts in Switzerland. Over the course of one week, you will have the opportunity to ski the historic valleys of the Jungfrau Region and an exciting run down the Lauberhorn World Cup Downhill, one of the longest ski races in the world.

Ski endless powder fields over 3 valleys, and ride the famous Jungfraujoch train next to the Eiger. With the aid of our local professional guides and friends, we will make sure you have the best experience possible every day. We will plan on skiing off the Piz Gloria and Schilthorn, a day in Grindelwald-First, a day exploring the Kleine-Scheidegg area, and a day skiing around the base of the Eiger and up to the Jungfraujoch. hat’s 6 days of skiing the Swiss Alps in one of the most iconic locations in Switzerland.


THE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Every morning a healthy breakfast with local ingredients will await you as we prep for the day. Lunches are enjoyed on the mountain or in local villages in each ski area along the way so you can sample a taste from all the areas we will visit (not included-except for one). A special lunch at the Schilthorn Summit’s Restaurant Piz Gloria is included as you spin 360′ taking in the Swiss Mountain views. Kick back and enjoy the Après Ski scene in the afternoon after skiing the best runs of your life.

There is nothing like celebrating this epic day with new friends, new memories, and cold beer at the bar while looking back up to the glaciers. Enjoy a welcome and farewell 4-course gourmet dinner at the Hotel Edelweiss. The popular menu features regional specialties including natural ingredients. Their popular sun terrace offers breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountain range as well as stunning open views of the surrounding Swiss Alps. Each day a new variety of flavors will leave you wanting more. There are about 20 places to eat in the village, almost all in the resort’s hotels and pensions.


THE LODGING EXPERIENCE

Relax at a true swiss hotel in the center of the town overlooking the Lauterbrunnen valley with stunning views of the Alps. Every bedroom enjoys gorgeous balcony views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. The hotel features a full restaurant and bar, ski room with heated boot dryers and complimentary wireless internet. After a long day skiing and exploring enjoy access to the Alpine Sports Center including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor ice rink. The hotel also features one of the most charming outdoor patios right on the edge of the mountain. The hotel is about 2 minutes from train and 5 minutes from cable cars to Schilthorn. After a long day skiing and exploring enjoy access to the Alpine Sports Centre including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor ice rink. Other options are available such as spa and massages.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Fly into Zurich International Airport (ZRH) by 1pm where the group will be there to transport you. In some cases, you may need to plan your arrival the day before. There are many hotels near the airport offering shuttle service so it is easy to meet the group back at the airport by 1pm. We suggest using Booking.com to find a nearby hotel.

Le Grand Adventure Tours welcomes you to Switzerland! Upon landing at Zurich International Airport (ZRH) the group will transfer to the hotel in Mürren via Swiss trains. An incredible part of the trip as you get to see the country and the surrounding Swiss Alps. Inspiring views await you; our hotel overlooks the historic valley of Lauterbrunnen and the world-famous Eiger mountain. This will be your home for the next week to explore this truly amazing area. Tonight is your time to relax by the hotel fire, explore the town, and enjoy a freshly cooked meal from a local chef at our Welcome dinner. Steep yourself in Swiss culture and immerse into European life.

If rentals are needed, we can arrange snow equipment for the week through our partnership with Scott Sports. We will have a selection of powder skis with touring bindings to choose from. There will also be the brand new Scott E-1 Patrol Backpack and avalanche kits available for rent for guests during the trips. Both items can be rented for the duration of your trip to save you time and money. If you wish to rent ski/snowboard equipment please let us know so that we can coordinate your rental.


Day 2 – 7

Once in the car-free town of Mürren, we are at the base of the ski area. Each day we will experience a different ski area and if conditions permit, we will explore some of the surrounding backcountry powder skiing. Situated near the massive peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau, Mürren is one of the oldest ski resorts in Switzerland. Over the course of one week you will have the opportunity to ski the historic valleys of the Jungfrau Region, capture all the views at the New Skyline Walk at Birg station, explore Piz Gloria and the Schilthorn and ski an exciting run down the Lauberhorn World Cup Downhill, one of the longest ski races in the world.

Savor healthy local Swiss Breakfasts at the hotel with daily departures between 8:30AM-9AM. Ski 6 days with local guides deep into the heart of the Alps and across multiple valleys. We’ll acclimate to the surroundings and terrain with ski runs at Mürren on the first day and depending on conditions we will ski some great powder. Early runs are used to assess skiing ability and go over key fundamentals for safe and effective travel in the high mountains. We will prepare everyone to be confident and comfortable with the week’s upcoming locations. Daily ski destinations are decided upon with consideration of safety, weather, and snow conditions. Once everyone is up to speed it will be time to start exploring the Jungfrau Region. Throughout the week we will be exploring, Mürren, Grindelwald, First and Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen. All of the ski areas provide a wide range of trails and off-piste options. We will improve everyone’s skills and ski ability, but most of all, have a blast!

Enjoy a cable car train ride along the Swiss mountainside to the base of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. As well as a trip to the Top of Europe on the Jungfraujoch train. The journey climbs through the Eiger on its way to the top at 3,466 meters (11,388′) above sea level in the Bernese Alps.

Lunch on the mountain is followed by an afternoon skiing some of the best terrain in the Swiss Alps. One day we will enjoy a lunch at the Schilthorn Summit’s Restaurant Piz Gloria, a revolving restaurant that spins 360′ taking in the Swiss Mountain views. Experience Piz Gloria and the James Bond experience at the Schilthorn summit, which was featured in the 007 James Bond movie, “Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” At the end of the day let us show you the beautiful town of Mürren, enjoy après and if conditions permit we will try one of the local favorite winter sports-sledding (tobogganing.)

After a long day skiing and exploring, enjoy access to the Alpine Sports Centre including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor ice rink to conclude your day. Relax in one of the most picturesque villages in the world.

There will be a group, Welcome Dinner, to kick off the week and a Farewell Dinner at the Hotel Edelweiss restaurant. Each day offers you the choice of many great on-mountain and village restaurants. Be sure to make time for an evening stroll through the village at your own pace and dine at one of the many great restaurants. Relax at the Hotel situated in the centre of the town overlooking the Lauterbrunnen valley with stunning views of the Alps. Every bedroom enjoys gorgeous balcony views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The hotel features a full restaurant and bar, ski room with heated boot dryers and complimentary wireless internet.


Day 8 – Departure Day

Relax and savor the beautiful mountain scenery on this final morning. We will say our goodbyes to Mürren over breakfast and laugh at the great memories we shared over the trip. The group will travel on the Swiss Train network back to Zurich airport with one last chance to relax on the train as you travel through the Swiss Alps. Our Guides will take you back to Zurich where you can spend an extra night exploring the city or begin your journey home.

NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour may be altered to adjust for weather and conditions. Our guides will plan the tour around the conditions to make sure you have the best trip possible.

FAQ

Check out our General FAQs section. Here you will find answers to your general questions.


What is the Best Way to Get There?

Fly into Zurich International Airport (ZRH) by 1pm where the group will be there to transport you. In some cases, you may need to plan your arrival the day before. There are many hotels near the airport offering shuttle service so it is easy to meet the group back at the airport by 1pm. We suggest using Booking.com to find a nearby hotel.


When Should I Make My Travel Arrangements?

Please wait until you receive confirmation from Le Grand Adventure Tours before making any travel arrangements. Our team is happy to assist you with any travel needs.


Hotels Before & After Your Trip

There are a lot of great hotels in the Zurich and the surrounding areas close to the airport or in city center. If you plan to arrive early, a day before the trip start, or if you plan to stay for an extra night before you leave. We suggest using online resources like Booking.com to check availability. We are always happy to help and offer recommendations for all of our guests.


Can I Reserve My Trip With a Deposit?

Yes, you can reserve your trip with a Deposit for all tours. Reservations are available immediately once a trip is announced and up to 90 days prior to the Date of Departure. The Deposit amount is twenty percent (20%) of the Tour Price. When booking within 89 days or less prior to the date of departure, the full amount is due at time of booking.


When is The Final Payment For This Tours Due?

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure, or 7 days from booking confirmation if booking is within 90 days.


What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

  • 90 days or more prior to Departure: LGA will retain the deposit as an “Adventure Deposit” for a future trip. A full refund will be given.
  • 89-60 days prior to Departure: LGA will retain 50% of the total Tour Price and the deposit will be held as an Adventure Deposit for a future trip.
  • 59 days or less prior to Departure: LGA will retain 100% of the total Tour Price.
  • Le Grand Adventure Tours cannot be held responsible for snow and/or weather conditions. Trips cannot be canceled or amended on the basis of snow and weather conditions.

What Is Your Refund Policy?

No refunds, reimbursements or discounts will be granted if, for any reason, Client misses the Tour, fails to join the Tour, leaves the Tour, is dismissed from the Tour, or cannot fully participate in the Tour. Any Refunds will be at the discretion of Le Grand Adventure Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason.


What is The Group Size?

Small group sizes that don’t exceed 10 guests.


Do We Need to Tip Our Guides?

Gratuities are not included. Tips are accepted at your discretion based on the overall trip experience provided by our team.


Do I Need Trip Insurance?

Trip Insurance is Not Included: We require trip insurance for all 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. 


What Type of Skis To Bring?

A ski with roughly a 100mm to 110mm is the best option. If you want to bring a wider pair of skis please feel free or we can rent these if needed.


Do I Need Ski Touring Equipment?

It is highly recommended but not mandatory. If you have a new pair of touring bindings (Dynafit, Plum, Marker, Salomon, etc) and are comfortable skiing a wide variety of terrain on them, please feel free to bring them.


Do I Need Backcountry Safety Gear?

Avalanche safety gear is required on all of our tours. If you have your own equipment please bring it. Ski backpacks including a beacon, shovel, and probe are available to rent for $150 for the duration of the trip. (Option available to add-on at checkout. If you wish to add later please feel free to contact us.)


Ski & Gear Rentals

If you wish to rent ski/snowboard equipment please let us know so that we can coordinate your rental. Please advise the LGA Team before the trip if you will need gear.


What Should I Bring With Me?

Ski/Snowboard Gear:

  • Skis/Snowboard, boots, poles
  • Goggles
  • Helmet – stay safe on the slopes!!

Misc/Recommended:

  • Backpack
  • Avalanche Transceiver
  • Shovel/Probe
  • Touring Gear and Skins
  • Packable Puffy
  • (We can assist with some gear, please feel free to contact us)

Après Clothing:
You will be in the Swiss Alps for a week so please
bring proper clothing for when you’re not on the slopes.

Travel Requirements:

  • Current Passport
  • Credit card, cash and/or traveler’s checks
  • ID or driver’s license
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Prescriptions or other medications
  • Important phone numbers
  • Proof of Travelers Insurance

What Is The Weather Going To Be Like?

For the most accurate weather please check the Mürren Weather Online a few days before your trip. We will be in the mountains so bring clothes that will keep you warm in a wide variety of conditions.

If weather and/ or the conditions are not good in Mürren we have the option to explore many other ski areas and off-piste areas nearby. We will guarantee you get the most out of your ski holiday as we have a wide range of activities that we can add to the trip in case there are down days due to snow storms or weather.


How Long Does It Take to Fly to Switzerland?

Flight time from the West Coast of the United States to Zurich is approximately 11.5 hours if you book a non-stop flight. From the East Coast the flight time is approximately 8 hours.


Can I Use My Credit Card in Switzerland?

Credit cards are widely accepted, but Amex is not always accepted. Better stick with Visa. You will need some cash – but just for casual expenses. Most things can be paid for by credit card. The currency is CHF/Swiss Franc. EUR is not the currency of Switzerland (even if it is sometimes accepted by some merchants at a bad exchange rate). It never makes sense to carry too much cash on you – anywhere. 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 a fun new rewards travel credit card that comes with “No Foreign Transaction Fees.” We never leave home without it.


Which Languages are Spoken in Switzerland?

The four national languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh. In the Davos & St. Moritz area they speak German or a Swiss-German dialect. You will find English is widely spoke all over Switzerland. It is still great to learn a few of the day to day vocabulary to be polite.


Is It Safe to Travel to Switzerland?

Switzerland is very safe. Always take regular precautions whenever abroad to save yourself from any potential headaches that could interfere with your travels.


I Heard Switzerland is Expensive, How Expensive is it?

With its plethora of international banks, the country is a center for global wealth. This means prices are high, but people are paid quite well. Supermarket sell pre-made meals for between 5-9 CHF. Bars and cafés are the cheapest food option, cost about 9-15 CHF for a lunch special. Restaurants with table service are around 20 CHF for lunch and 40 CHF for dinner (starter, main, and drink) to start. You’ll typically find pizzas for around 20 CHF in a restaurant. If you’re dining out (but still trying to stick to a budget), you’ll spend an average of 25-45 CHF a day on food.

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Testimonials

Best Guides Ever!

These guys are as good as it gets. Full dedication to stoke as well as safety. We detoured our original location to chase the powder and it paid off in spades. Jeff & Jeff have the inside knowledge, contacts, and hunger for finding the best conditions and THEY DELIVER. Start to finish they were there for every need and want. I will truly never forget this adventure and highly recommend Le Grand Adventure Tours. A Huge thank you to their team! --James L.

The Holy Grail…

Jeff and Jeff are absolute all stars. These guys are not only technical masters of their trade, but they have the hunger desire and willingness to go hunt for POW that you’re looking for! All in all we couldn’t have asked for a better trip, because of the amazing snow of course and the incredible country, food and culture of Japan, but most of all because of these two legends. Thanks a ton guys, can’t wait till the next go around! -- Nick P.

Simply the best!

I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world and I find that the location is important but not as important as the people you meet. We were blessed enough to have both with our trip to Japan and it is for one simple reason, Le Grand Adventure. Our guides went above and beyond to make our experience a memorable one. We had the most fun and rode the best POW. Thank you, Le Grand for showing us a country you love so much. --Reid H.

Unreal!

This is an absolute unbelievable adventure. If you want to ski big pow and are also looking for an incredible cultural experience, this is the trip for you. I’ve skied my entire life (last 18 years in Colorado as well as 3 years in Switzerland / Austria) and this was by far the best ski adventure I have ever taken. Some of the most memorable and best runs of my life. In addition to the incredible snow and terrain, Jeff and Crystal are true professionals both on the Mountain and off. This trip was butter smooth thanks to Le Grand Adventure Tours. A bucket list item for sure! --Ryan P.

The Japan trip with Le Grand Adventure Tours was absolutely amazing and blew us away!!!!

Special thanks to Jeff and Crystal for making all of the necessary arrangements that allowed us to explore the many different areas on Hokkaido and, most importantly, chase the incredible powder (on some days this was literally over our heads!), which is simply amazing! LGAT provides the very best in guide service, with the primary focus on safety and skiing quality terrain! We would have been totally lost without them! We will be back in 2017 and beyond! --Spencer N.

I will be using them again!

I wanted to go ski the legendary deep powder of Hokkaido, Japan. It wasn’t one of the banner years on record but we still managed some incredible skiing by doing a little storm chasing. It added some extra adventure to the trip and gave us a chance to see another part of the island. The guides are top notch, incredibly accommodating and on their game. I would highly recommend using Le Grand. They provide a more intimate and personalized experience than many guide outfits. --Darren C.

ImageQuest Japan Trip was out of this World.

The snow in insanely deep and the culture is wicked cool all over Hokkaido. The guides are extremely intelligent and some of the coolest dudes you’ll ever meet (Jeff Roberson and Jeff Easter). It was a blast taking photos of all the action as well. I couldn’t recommend this trip enough to anyone out their looking to have the best ski trip of their lifetime. Do it! -- Ryan L.

The pictures and videos do not do it justice.

Jeff and his team took care of us everyday and made sure we experienced as much as we could on our trip. We had a mix of conditions from sunny days to one of the deepest days skiing-ever! They know a lot of spots that are on the mountain, off the mountain, and in the backcountry. We did some touring everyday and we were rewarded with incredible views, deep snow, and no crowds all day. Fresh powder every day! Will be going back to explore more areas with them. --Todd A.

Second year in a row working with Jeff

He is knowledgeable, caring, and a great mountaineer. Went this year and last to Hokkaido Japan. aka land of ‘Japow’. was as good as it gets and made even better by Jeff and company. They dealt with challenges with grit and an even keeled approach. Always honest and forthcoming, they were excellent. I will use them again and recommend them highly. --Gil A.

Deepest snow of my life!

We searched for deep powder everyday and the guides did a great job of finding the best snow for us. Japan never disappoints and the private vans add a nice touch which allows us to travel to ski the best snow in the area. --James E.

The best trip I have ever been on.

The entire trip was dialed in from the minute we landed to the time we left. 10 days of exploring Japan, finding the deepest snow everyday, the cultural sights, and food were incredible. Can’t wait to go back! --Dan M.

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