Our day touring holidays target a wide range of amazing locations, allowing you to see the undiscovered parts of Bavaria.

Our carefully planned trips mean you can enjoy comfortable valley based accommodation, a good variety of terrain and a flexible itinerary, all whilst skiing with a lighter backpack. This allows us to choose the best tour each day for the current snow and conditions, resulting in a fun and productive weeks skiing without the commitment of a full hut to hut tour.

Ski Touring

Overview

Opting for Ski touring in Germany this holiday season? Our packages will allow you to learn and experience all the different elements of Ski Touring. This touring experience will teach you all about snow craft, avalanche safety, including how to use avalanche transceivers, probes & shovels, choosing routes up and downloaded slopes, how to survive in the elements and group management.

Once the basic principles have been grasped it’s off to the mountains for total enjoyment and to ski pure white virgin snow in one of the best Ski Touring areas in Germany (Allgau).

While planning your ski holidays in Germany, tour our local area and experience a real ski touring adventure.

Cost inclusive of specialist equipment, Skis, poles and boots, rucksack, transceiver, probe, shovel, food & accommodation

We cater for all ranges abilities and ages and we ensure our groups are put together to provide maximum enjoyment. Not sure what level you are or if you’re ready for that experience you’ve got your eye on, then check our skills level guide.

Ski Touring Skill Level PDF 2
Ski Touring Skill Level PDF

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Itinerary

If you have spent most of your time on skis on piste or on popular off piste runs, and want to escape the crowds, ski touring will help you gain the skills to access the mountains throughout the winter season by learning ski touring and more advanced backcountry skills. And even if you are an expereinced ski tourer we have routes which will challenge every level.

The week is flexible to take account of the previous skills, experience, and aspirations, but typically includes a 50:50 split of ski touring and off piste backcountry skiing.

Previous touring experience is not required, as we will teach key skills starting with the basics. Sometimes people may hav done a day or two of touring before, but not received any formal tuition, so this is a useful refrersher as a springboard to future tours.

Any mountaineering skills or knowledge of ropes are an advantage, but not essential as all necessary techniques are taught.

Key skills taught during this course include…

• Use of skins and touring skis.
• Using avalanche transceivers.
• Glacier travel techniques.
• Kick turns for ascent on skis.
• Using crampons and ice axes.
• Choice of kit for ski touring.
• Recognising avalanche traps.

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Accommodation

Heubethof – Rustic Bavarian Lodge

In the middle of the nature park Nagelfluh at an altitude of 1000m, our stylish and spacious rustic Bavarian Lodge, set in the foothills of the mountains presents an idyllic retreat. Enjoy the peace and tranquility the mountains have to offer and relax and unwind in the lodges beautiful surroundings. Situated in the Gunzesried valley, the Hubethof provides a unique opportuntity to experience traditional Bavarian hospitality.

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Schwäbele Eck – Central Location

The Schwäbele Eck is our family-run guest house and a small hotel for those that enjoy that home from home feel and sense of coziness. Traditional Bavarian hospitality mixed with some stunning Mediterranean cuisine. Ideally situated for those who like a central local in the pedestrian zone of Sonthofen, but within walking distance of the beautiful forest.

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Kuehbergalp – Wellness & Spa

Only 15 minutes from Oberstdorf, and right next to beginners’ and intermediates’ area in the Gunzesrieder Valley in the heart of the Allgäu. Everyone feels at home here thanks to the unique charm of the Allgäu. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the valley and the entire Oberstdorf and Hindelanger mountain range, while experience some breath-taking skiing before coming back to recharge your batteries for the next day in spa.

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Travel Info

There Allgau region of Bavaria is easily accessible and is well served by several airlines from airports around the UK to Munich, Stuttgart and Memmingen

From the North

Manchester to Stuttgart Tui (www.tuifly.com)
Manchester to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com) and (www.flybmi.com)
Edinburgh to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)

From the Midlands

Birmingham to Stuttgart Fly Be (www.flybmi.com)
Birmingham to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)

From the South

Stansted to Memmingham Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Friedrichshafen Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)
Heathrow to Munich British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)
Heathrow to Stuttgart British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)

From the airport:

Your friendly NBF Alpine Adventures Ltd driver will meet you at only Memmingen airport only and will drive you to your chosen lodge while you sit back and relax.

Stuttgart and Munich are a two hour drive to reach us and are also served by regular train services to Immenstadt where we can organise a pick up by prior arrangement.

Memmingen is an hours drive and is also served by rail links to Immenstadt www.db.de where we can organise a pick up.

Most major car hire companies are located at the airports. NB: you will need to request Winter Tyres from Nov – Apr
www.europcar.com.uk
www.hertz.com.uk
www.sixt.com.uk

Driving:

Driving from the UK is also possible. We advise you take the ferry from Dover to Calais or Eurotunnel. On average the journey takes 10 hours from Calais. With a stopover halfway in either France or Gemany this can be a great addition to your trip.

Train

You can now catch the train from London to Stuttgart or Munich by Eurostar and high speed TGV. This journey takes 7 hours, plus a 2 hour stop in Paris. Please visit http://www.seat61.com/Germany.htm for details.

Have a safe journey

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From £975 per person
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At a glance

Cost inclusive of specialist equipment:

  • Skis
  • Poles and boots
  • Rucksack
  • Transceiver, probe and shovel.
  • Guide/Instruction
  • Food & accommodation.
  • Transfers ((Only pick up from Memmingen airport will be offered)
Location & Address

We are based in Sonthofen, which is the most southerly town of Germany, located in the Oberallgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. It is ideally situated for exploring the mountains. A previous winner of the "Alpenstadt des Jahres" (Alpine city of the year), Sonthofen is the perfect choice for a relaxing break.







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What our Community Say
PICTURE PERFECT

“Just the perfect German town that shows quality, health and excitement for all tourist year round. Typical alpine style, food, hospitality, a picture perfect town that has all the things one would want in a alpine vacation.”

AMAZING WEEKEND

“Just wanted to drop you a short note to let you know how great Dave and Tony were in looking after us this long weekend – great guys, very helpful, approachable, capable, organised and supportive. Helped make the trip a real pleasure.”

AN AWESOME TEAM

“Thanks for a great ski weekend, we were looked after brilliantly by Dave, Nick and Tony. Skiing was great, and hats off to Nick and Dave for managing such a mixed ability group of blokes!

Great nights out as well and ferried very efficiently between the clubs and bars! Looking forward to getting out there again, maybe for a summer stint as well! Think you guys have definitely drummed up some return business!”

Outstanding

“We went for a week in January the quality of the lodge, the food and the hosts were outstanding and made the holiday. I would recommend going at this time of year as well as the slopes were so empty and it is cheaper. Just wrap up warm. The lodge is impeccable inside and out, with a cosy living area, plenty of space in the dining area and it was nice that everyone ate together.”

Last Minute Trip

“Spontaneously are we booked a last minute trip, fresh snow, sun, empty slopes and lifts, from blue to black runs all there. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay longer.”

Beautiful Landscape

“This was my first time on skiing holiday, I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to be able learn how to ski in a beautiful landscape, stayng in a great guest houses, love this place.”

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