Traversing the Sky on the Tour du Ciel Ski Tour

The aptly named "Tour of the Sky" is an epic high mountain journey between Zermatt and Zinal.



The iconic N Face of the Matterhorn Flickr

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Gorgeous little Arpitettaz Hut

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Bishorn und Weisshorn

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Starting in a legendary alpine town, finishing in a lesser-known but equally scenic Swiss village and passing through the most famous peaks in the Alps en route, this is a classic high mountain ski tour.

The scenery on this tour is scarcely believable, and the peaks you pass by on all 5 days will be familiar to all keen ski mountaineers. Much of the tour takes place at high altitude and this is an adventure that should only be attempted with a perfect weather forecast. The added bonus of doing the tour with blue sky above you is that you will be able to get great photos of those legendary peaks you are skiing beneath!


Tour de Ciel: Zermatt to Schonbiel Hut

A warm up day that can be lift assisted, travelling under the awe inspiring N face of the Matterhorn to the traditional Schonbiel Hut, well off the beaten track.

Tour de Ciel: Schonbiel Hut to Mountet Hut

Starting with an amazing backdrop of the Matterhorn in the morning light this unforgettable traverse takes you over a high pass into remote mountain wilderness to the N.