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!
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:39 pm Posts: 7 Location: Squampton, BC
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
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!