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  • #579719
    ejorddny
    16 Posts

    Hey Splitters – I’ve been lurking here for quite a while, picking up all sorts of useful info. I’m thinking about a hut tour, possibly Berner Oberland or Silvretta. Wondering if someone could provide thoughts? My biggest concern would be the long traverses. I’m physically fit with good endurance, I can ski down moderate terrain in split mode, and was thinking about making/buying kick skins to help with those. Would love to hear from anyone who has done a tour like this.
    Thanks!

    #675517
    ieism
    298 Posts

    When would this happen? I’m assuming you’re from the USA and need to plan this ahead.
    What kind of tour are you looking for exactly.?

    I can help a bit, I go to Switzerland all the time.

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #675518
    ieism
    298 Posts

    Also, do you plan on going alone or are you looking for local partners as well?

    I would not worry about long traverses or lots of flat or rolling terrain. There are more than enough tours where you’re only going up or down. 😆

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #675519
    patr
    7 Posts

    PM me. I’ve done multiple tours in the Oberland in mutiple criss cross directions (and also strated from Fiesch) and have done Scuol -> Silvretta multiple times also in both directions. You will be fine. I usually transition and pole away if necessary or lose a bit of evelation and regain on next tranny… unless I’m trail breaking in which case moderate gliding skins are ok. In Scuol->Silvretta theres only the first pitch after the top of Scuol -> Heidelberg part that you need to really worry about. On the oberland theres so many multiple destinations / possibilities so a bit of planning would work. Or go with a local guide who is “splitboard aware” if you can find one 🙂

    #675520
    ejorddny
    16 Posts

    Thanks for the replies. I’ll be going in the spring, mid to late April. I’ll be travelling from the US with other skiers (Tele and AT); they are used to my setup. We have a local guide who is split-aware (and has been great at communicating potential challenges), but that is never the same as someone who rides a split!

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