Each one of our guided ski safaris, boarding safaris and hiking safaris in the European Alps is crafted from scratch and tailored to your wishes. Whatever your level, our goal is to make the remote high mountain environment available to you in winter and summer. We help you safely uncover local secrets and experiences in corners of the Alps you could never reach on your own a hike or ski safari.
We listen to what you’re looking for and meticulously plan every aspect of your journey, from your arrival to your departure day. Our focus is not only luxury but also on ensuring your safety in the alpine environment, through the expertise of our highly qualified guides.
We specialise in creating an emotional journey, an experience of the culture, history and adventure of this region, blending these seamlessly to make the most of your hike or ski safari in the Alps.
Contact us today to learn more about planning an unforgettable Swiss Alps holiday.
Our 50 years of experience between us has proven that the best routes have no respect for national frontiers. Although we are based in Switzerland, we take you over the borders of France and Italy.
The perfect hike or ski safari may be an adventure of several days skiing or hiking through Italy, Switzerland and France. Or it could be a week based in a chalet to discover the delights of backcountry skiing, hiking across glaciers, virgin forests, over untouched summits and isolated descents.
Wind up your day on the cobblestone streets of an ancient mountain village. Take a helicopter from peak to peak to make your way past crevasses under the mighty Mont Blanc to Zermatt.
A perfectly cozy chalet, a decadent, uber-modern hotel, an authentic rustic mountain cabin or a luxury snow-topped treehouse: take your pick or choose them all. Between the Eiger, Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc we arrange accommodation to suit your style and itinerary. Our team will introduce you to the local eateries off the beaten path. Drink, dine and laugh with the locals when we introduce you as an extension of our family, which is how you will be treated.
The Swis Ski Safari difference is our network. All our trips are perfectly planned and guided to enable spontaneous changes as the weather dictates for an unforgettable mountain adventure.
We will not give you an overly detailed itinerary. This leaves room for imagination and an element of surprise.
We understand our clients have sophisticated taste when it comes to both adventure and relaxation, which is why we ensure you will enjoy some top quality ‘me-time’ at the end of the day in some of the best European addresses.
No rigid agenda, just you and your expert guide on an itinerary which has been carefully crafted for you. These hike and ski safaris in the Alps require a skilled blend of personalisation and mystery that promises an experience unique to you.
Our trips typically cost between $500-1000 per person per day. Sometimes they’re a little less, sometimes they’re significantly more. Customised itinerary requires time and effort and our legwork, expertise and dynamic guiding comes at a price.
Then you add to that the actual costs of the hotels and trip ingredients you choose.
You pay us a single amount, we pay everyone else. We provide everything (and more) that you have asked for and which has been budgeted, replacing one route with another as Mother Nature dictates.
If you’re the sort of person who sees the value in a unique experience, designed for you on a personal level then these are trips for you. Your experience will derive from the interaction between you and the ever-changing Alps.
If you are looking for a personal journey, an awe-inspiring experience then you’ll find these hike and ski safaris to the Alps to be a bargain.
Contact us today to learn more about Swis Ski Safari and begin planning your luxury trip in the Alps.
"I wanted to thank you for this memorable trip. Everything including the weather was really perfect/exceeded all my expectations. Big hug et à bientôt!"
"Danielle, thank you for organizing a fabulous trip. You thought of and organized every detail. The little things really mattered and you always took care of them and thought/planned ahead. You exploited your excellent relationships and local knowledge to make our experience that much more special. We all really appreciated your extremely high commitment to service and your ability to respond to changing conditions and deliver a great outcome. Finally, you are a lot of fun to be with. We all came away admiring you and your business. I will recommend you without reservation. With very best regards"
"We had the very best time with you, it was such fun and it felt like we had been friends for ages! Your organisation and planning just so exceeded our expectations and the great times with you and Ed and Pierrot was truly awesome."
"Thank you so much for this magical experience. In retrospect, our trip took barely a week, but it was absolutely all absorbing. I knew there was something out there we needed to do, without being able to properly define it. But you somehow got it and now I know what it was. The two days at the Haute Route stood at the heart of this experience, where we touched our limits. This wasn’t the day yet, but I felt we were close, and I am so happy we got it done before it was out of reach. You planned and structured everything to the max, there were no empty spaces, no time wasted. We are happy and fulfilled. And totally trashed."
"Thank you for organizing and being part of a fantastic trip, we will all remember it for the rest of our lives as one of the best picturesque trips ever."
"Cela a été un moment remarquable de surprise, de joie avec mes enfants, un superbe hébergement, un repas extraordinaire !!! Même mon fils a tout mangé. Remarquables cantatrices, une chef extraordinaire, des attentions pour les enfants extras, même la course après l'hélicoptère a été "un début de voyage à la James Bond." Tout était parfait, mon cœur battait très fort de joie, d'amour et d’étonnement."
"Just a quick note to say thanks for organising this trip - just got back and had an excellent time!"
"Your info rings sooooo true. Yes........ you are family and we are too and that's exactly what it felt like when we travelled on our fabulous journey skisafari with you!"
"A great taste of the regional specialties Pinch me moment: The rock climbing and glacier walks were truly memorable"
"2 smashed and exhausted but elated guys just finished their ascent and descent and are safe and well. For both of us this was the most physically and mentally challenging thing we've done. We climbed not with our bodies which were finished long ago but with our minds, there is something truly wonderful about being able to think about nothing else in the world but where you will put your next step and the mountain and conditions allow you nothing else. You are forced to be completely in the moment, and to do it together father and son is the greatest of blessings. Danielle and the guides Paul and Pascal were absolutely marvellous taking care of our every need."
"Once again, many thanks for arranging this, we appreciate that you adapted the planned itinerary to accommodate our needs, and we really enjoyed doing something totally different!"
"Courmayeur was beautiful, we really enjoyed exploring the town and eating (and drinking) in the local restaurants"
"We went up a fabulous mountain trail on ski shoes - eating local bread, meat and cheese washed down with red wine on top of a mountain next to a restaurant buried in the snow was an experience we'll remember forever."
"Thanks again for a great time in your beautiful mountains. It is nice to be home in our respective houses but what an adventure we had with you. Thank you for taking such good care of us, challenging us and exposing us to some of the many treasures of Switzerland and Italy. It was a great experience!"
"SwisSkiSafari choppers drop off skiers near the top of peaks, and then guides lead them down runs that seem to go on forever. In some cases, you'll get a three-plus-hour run descending more than 8,000 vertical feet from summit to valley floor in stunningly beautiful country. Now that's skiing"
It isn’t a race.
It’s not about being the fittest, fastest or the flashiest,
It’s about connecting with the incredible nature of the Alps.