Freeride & Splitboard

Freeride trips for advanced off piste skiers and snowboarders. Always accompanied by the best IFMGA certified mountain and ski guides! Some of these off-piste winter trips take place from one comfortable hotel or lodge, while during other trips - the so-called freeride or ski safaris - you trek through multiple ski areas and visit multiple overnight addresses. Be surprised by our carefully composed program and feel free to contact us if the trip of your choice is not listed on the date of your choice or if you prefer a private package.

Note: the winter program below is not complete yet !! Our program is continuously expanded and updated. 

No rights can be derived from this overview and is an indication. If you want to be sure if there is still space available, please call or email our booking office in Switzerland. If the groups are full or there is sufficient demand for another week outside the above agenda, we can in some cases put together an extra group. However, this is only possible if you book in time!

Toerski & Freeride Espace Mont Blanc Secret Places

With the Mont Blanc Massif in our from yard and a fantastic unexplored area in the backyard, the Bekker Mountain Chalet offers a great base for the most beautiful ski touring and off-piste runs for the somewhat experienced tour skier and off piste skier. Directly from the chalet you can make beautiful backcountry tours with views of the Mont Blanc massif, topping it off with challenging downhill runs. That means burning calories and playing outside during the day, relaxing in the sauna or the wood-fired hot tub in the evening. The dinners are in a local restaurant within walking distance (included in the price) or 'homemade by Ilse' in front of the wood stove of the Bekker Mountain Chalet.

Adventure Skiing in Iceland, skitour & ride experience

Iceland, land of fire and ice. The island is situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle and is unique in the world. It's the land of smoldering volcanoes, geysers, bubbling pools, impressive waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. In the north of the country, on the Eyjafjörður Fjord - Iceland's longest Fjord lies Akureyri, often called the northern capital of the country. Our base is located at the west side of the fjord. Here, on the Troll Peninsula, we find beautiful ski touring peaks mainly between 900 and 1400 meters high.

Just like in Northern Norway and Swedish Lapland we enjoy the winter beauty with rugged mountains, frozen waterfalls and deep blue fjords. The area has guaranteed snow and a benefit is certainly that you do not need to acclimatise as you would need to do in the Alps.

4 Day backcountry ski & splitboard trip 'Little Areas that Rock' around Mont Blanc away from the crowds.

Do you want to get the maximum out of your freeride trip but only have limited freetime? Especially for you we offer shorter guided backcountry ski & splitboard trips. The 'Espace Mont Blanc'  between Chamonix and Verbier is an excellent place for short ski breaks with plenty of accessible backcountry terrain 'away from the crowds'. Finhaut-Emosson is easily accessible by train via the Geneva Airport and in our private skilodge we serve good food. Relax in the sauna or wood fired hottub on the outside deck with views of the Aiguilles Rouges and Trient Valley.  


Freeride training weekend

Are you not sure if you can handle the level of one of our freeride trips? Would you like to get 'back in the game' before the start of the ski season? Or do you just want to spend a few days freerinding some of the best terrain there is in the Alps? In that case, this intensive freeride training weekend suits you perfectly!

Powderhound Freeride Safari Espace Mont Blanc

Hunting the best powder around the Mont Blanc 

Off the beaten track Freeriding in Switzerland, France and Italy, to places where the snow is at its best! Enjoy the dazzling views of Mont Blanc, ride off piste and in the evenings relaxe in the wooden hottub and in the sauna at the Bekker Mountain Chalet. All these elements make this the perfect freeride trip for the real powder lovers.


Ski safari Tour du Mont Blanc

This guided three countries Ski Safari will take you to the best spots of the so-called 'Espace Mont Blanc', the rough areas around the highest mountains in the Alps, Mont Blanc massif. In a week skiing under the guidance of an experienced IFMGA certified mountain guide, you will always find the best snow there is in this region which covers Switzerland, France and Italy. The focus is on freeriding, atlhough we sometimes use our climbing skins to be able to reach the best descents. In the evening you can relax and enjoy the local culinary specialties, while you can spend the day playing as much as possible in the powder. All transfers in our own 4x4 minivan are included, so no hassle with parking, driving on snowy roads and overcrowded skibuses.

Arctic Skitouring & Freeride Norway - Sweden

Imagine this: the roughest part of the Alps with the ocean reaching to the valleys and sunlight to midnight. That is skiing and skitouring in the Norwegian fjords! When Alpine ski season is over, that does not mean that our season is finished. In contrary! Mor and more skifreaks pull in spring over to the north where the days are long and the nature is at its best.

Freeride La Grave

La Grave is a traditional French mountain village with no high rise buildings and only a small ski area, located at the foot of the majestic Meije (3982 m) near well-known resorts of Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez and Serre Chevalier. During this week, the guides will always be searching for the best snow and a flexible attitude is important. Part of the adventure is to find the best snow and this is our specialty! Sometimes we drive therefor also to Montgenevre in Italy with extensive capabilities and heliskiing!

Freeride Valle d'Aosta


The Val d'Aosta, wedged between Europe's highest mountain ranges, combines the typical Italian charm with "Grand Ski" at its best. From our comfortable and strategically convenient hotel with sauna near Courmayeur we have endless possibilities for a week of lovely off piste descents. This programme is designed for the advanced off piste skier.

The ski resort of Courmayeur offers varied slopes in open ground and in the forest, unmatched by heavy snowfall. The rugged south side of Mont Blanc makes an impressive setting over the slopes of Courmayeur.

Freeride 'Secret Places' Graubünden


The secret of the Grisons SECRET PLACES  journey lies in the cental Graubunden situated town Bergün where you maybe have never heard of? Bergün is an absolute insider tip for freeriders! Not new to us because we were there already in 1987 ... even then with deep powder snow. With the only lift we go up to the Piz Darlas from where you can descend to different sides. Here it is not really busy ... so we can make beautiful own tracks! It is also possible to skin up a bit after a thrilling descent to a secret valley. By train we reach in 30-50 minutes the famous ski resorts of Davos / Klosters and chique St Moritz / Pontresina in the Engadine. All of them are the best pearls among the freeride areas. Lenzerheide / Valbella can be reached by car, a beautiful 30 minute ride.

Andermatt Freeride

'SECRET PLACES' freeriding in central switzerland

The town of Andermatt, situated at 1444 meters altitude in central Switzerland, is known for having the most amount of snow of the country. Because of its location it always catches a lot of snow from all four directions. Andermatt is an excellent freeride destination. With 2 large gondolas we can reach the Gemsstock at almost 3000m with many freeride runs such as the Guspis and Giraffe. In recent years our skiguides have explored the freeride area around Andermatt extensively and they counted some 100 different off-piste descents. And they come in all degrees of difficulty; from gentle slopes to steep couloirs.

Engelberg Freeride

advanced FREERIDing with WELLNESS

The ancient village of Engelberg in Switzerland is located at the foot of the 3228 meter high Titlis above Lake Lucerne. In general, the area receives lots of snow and is known by insiders as one of the favorite freeriding areas.

The ski area itself is well served by the unique rotating 'Rotair lift' to the Titlis (3028m). There are beautiful, long and steep backcountry descents which can be compared to La Grave! From the highest point we have magnificent views of the Bernese, Grisons and Valais Alps. In addition, you will find excellent restaurants in the ski area. 

Private guiding and custom made trips

Whilst we run a variety of group courses and backcountry skiing and skitouring programmes, many of our guests prefer their own private mountain- or skiguide for backcountry freeride, ski touring, heliski or climbing activities in and around Chamonix, Courmayeur, Verbier and all smaller resorts in between like les Marécottes, Bruson, Champex, Liddes Vichères and Ovronnaz. Many skitouring itineries with view on Mont Blanc start from our own chalet in Finhaut, Vallée du Trient halfway between Chamonix and Verbier. A heliski pad is based in our village of Finhaut and after a beautiful powder descent, hot and cold drinks can be served on our own sunny terrace... 

Combined Freeride & Ski Touring course "Secret Places"

Off piste ski touring course with video-instruction

The combination of Freeriding and Ski touring is without doubt one of the best mountain sports disciplines. Freeride skis and skins will take you to places you would normally not easily reach.

During this varied week you will get used to skiing off piste and to ski touring. After a few piste descents as a warming up in Vallorcine/Le Tour or Les Marécottes, we step off the piste and work hard to improve our technique in unprepared terrain with the help of video instruction.


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Edward Bekker Ski & Alpinisme Switzerland Sàrl
Route d'Emosson 4
Espace Mont Blanc
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Valais - Switzerland

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