Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

March 14 – 21 2020

 

This is the first ever ToraTora event that doesn’t focus on skydiving. We invite you to join us in the mountains around Lauterbrunnen. Many will agree that this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We’ve booked a cosy hostel in Gimmelwald which will be our basecamp, from where we go freeriding, tourskiing, speedriding, splitboarding, paragliding, iceclimbing, you name it. We organise all kinds of courses and workshops that you can join, or you can go play for yourself. We all return to the hostel to have dinner together and watch footage from each others adventures in the bar (try our house cocktail, the ToraTora ON ICE!).

Can I join?
The answer is yes. Anything you can’t do yet, you can learn. Obviously some activities are limited. For example, you have to learn how to ski before you can learn how to freeride or speedride. If you don’t have your own equipement, you can rent that with us.

Setup
When you sign up, you tell us what you’d like to do. One option is to only join us for the cosy breakfasts, dinners, day videos and parties and go ski, freeride, speedride etc by yourself or with your friends. You can also choose to join one or more of the courses and workshops that we offer. We have a team of local ski, snowboard, paraglide and speedride experts and mountain guides at our disposal during the week. See options below.

Program
March 14 is arrival day. On Sunday we start with a breakfast meeting where we discuss the week program. Apart from the optional workshops and courses, we offer a few group activities which everyone can join. The first one is a safety seminar and avalanche beacon exercise on Sunday afternoon. Others are a mountain top champagne brunch and a fondue night with the already infamous Sledge Extravaganza. All these activities are included in the price. The final evening (party) is Friday and Saturday March 22 is departure day. A skipass is included for Sunday to Friday and can be extended to include one or both Saturdays.

Accommodation
Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald is our basecamp. We have several 6 person and 12 person rooms with bunk beds, a restaurant and a bar. If you prefer to sleep somewhere else, you get 200€ discount on the registration fee. Every day we serve breakfast and dinner at the hostel. Lunch can be prepared as a lunch package to enjoy on the mountain (or in the hostel).

Travel
You travel to Lauterbrunnen / Stechelberg from where you take the cable car up to Gimmelwald. Trains go all the way to Lauterbrunnen (from Basel, Zurich and from Austria). We’ll give you some more travel advice after you sign up.

Price per person – 830€
No accommodation – 200€ discount
If you’re a local and don’t need lodging, food & skipass – contact us
To confirm you slot you need to agree to our general conditions and pay a non refundable deposit of 500€

Included

– hostel accommodation (6-12 person rooms in our hostel / if you want more luxury you can book your own)
– tourist tax
– 6 day skipass
– 3 meals a day
– avalanche safety course
– mountain top champagne brunch
– fondue night & Sledge Extravaganza

Not included

– travel to Lauterbrunnen
– insurance covering mountain sports
– cable car to Gimmelwald at arrival (6€)
– drinks

 

  Workshops / courses / optional extras:

Skiing / Snowboarding

We have a team of local expert skiers, snowboarders and mountain guides to our disposal. They are hand picked by us for their experience, motivation and personality!

Ski or snowboard instruction – beginner / intermediate / advanced
group size 3-8 / 3 half days – 125€
Freeride ski and snowboard workshop – intermediate / advanced
group size 3-8 / 3 half days – 125€
Skitouring and splitboarding workshop
group size 5-8 / 1 full day including mountain guide and avalanche safety gear – 145€
Backcountry guiding
group size 5-6 / 1 full day including mountain guide and avalanche safety gear – 145€
Heli skiing & snowboarding
1 full day with two helicopter rotations – 390€

All activities are dependent on weather and minimum group size. After you sign up, we will double check if your experience level is suitable for the workshop or course that you selected. If we think you’re not there yet, we’ll offer you an alternative.

Paragliding

We are working with instructors from one of the best schools in the region. Equipment rental is quite expensive in Switzerland, so you could try to loan/rent somewhere else.

For beginners:
Introduction day (full day) – 120€
Full ground course (4 days) – 480€
Equipment rental per day – harness 20€ / paraglider 75€
group size 4-8

For licence holders (IPPI3 or similar):
Advanced paragliding coaching (full day) – 120€
group size 4-8

The full ground course consists of theory, beginner hill training and min 4 mountain flights and lays the ground work for your path towards a paragliding licence. It’s very weather dependant. If a days are cancelled due to weather, they will be refunded.

All activities are dependent on weather and minimum group size. After you sign up, we will double check if your experience level is suitable for the workshop or course that you selected. If we think you’re not there yet, we’ll offer you an alternative.

Speedriding

To learn speedriding you need to have a good skiing level (red slopes or higher, depending on the snow conditions).

Beginner introduction day (full day) – 120€
Equipment rental – 85€ per day
group size 4-8

Advanced coaching (full day) – 120€
group size 4-8

All activities are dependent on weather and minimum group size. After you sign up, we will double check if your experience level is suitable for the workshop or course that you selected. If we think you’re not there yet, we’ll offer you an alternative.

Ice climbing

One full day including all gear – 200€
No prior experience necessary

It’s not always possible to do ice climbing in March. We’ll know last minute if the amount of snow and the quality of the ice are OK to go. All activities are dependent on weather and minimum group size. After you sign up, we will double check if your experience level is suitable for the workshop, course or activity that you selected. If we think you’re not there yet, we’ll offer you an alternative.

Skydiving

Jumps into the valley from a helicopter
A spectacular view on the Eiger and Jungfrau, which are as high as your exit altitude
75€ / jump
min 100 jumps

All activities are dependent on weather and minimum group size. After you sign up, we will double check if your experience level is suitable for the workshop, course or activity that you selected.

Mountain swooping

Some of the most spectacular mountain swoops in Europe
more info coming soon

All activities are dependent on weather and minimum group size. After you sign up, we will double check if your experience level is suitable for the workshop, course or activity that you selected. If we think you’re not there yet, we’ll offer you an alternative.

Other activities

– Avalanche safety clinic (included)
– Fondue night & Sledge Extravaganza (included)
– Mountain top champagne brunch (included)
– Via Ferrata
– Indoor climbing
A great bad weather program. We can arrange a trip there one day if the weather is against us.
– BASE jumping
Only for experienced BASE jumpers. The only exit point that is likely to be jumpable in March requires skill and dedication. At your own initiative.
– Spa/jaccuzzi by night
– Curling
We’ll arrange a tournament if it’s cold enough for the rank to be open.

These are just a few options, there is a lot more to discover.

Gear rental

Skis / snowboard / boots
Avalanche safety equipment
Tourski set & skins
Paraglider
Speedflyer
Crampons, climbing harness, etc

You can select rental gear in the sign up form. We’ll contact you for details as equipment and prices are often dependent on your experience.