Welcome to the website of Terry Ralphs

A website dedicated to Ski Touring and Off Piste Skiing.

Off Piste Skiing and Ski Touring Courses
Off Piste Skiing and Ski Touring Courses in the Alps

Welcome to my website where you will find information on avalanche awareness and safety, off piste skiing , ski mountaineering and ski touring instructional courses as well as hut to hut ski touring holidays based in the Alps and Norway.

COVID-19 Virus Statement. 23/3/2020
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 virus Switzerland is in lock down. It is no longer possible for non Swiss residents to enter Switzerland unless for important business.
The Swiss Authorities have banned mountain guiding until the 19th April when the situation will be reviewed.
I hope that we can return to the mountains as soon as possible. The more vigilant we are now by respecting current governmental advice the faster we shall get back to normal.
I want to wish you well and hope to see you in the mountains soon.
We can quickly continue our services as soon as the restrictions are relaxed so please stay in touch

I also run instructional courses in ice climbing from January to March.

For my summer alpine climbing programme please use the link on the left.

Based in the Swiss village of Leysin which centrally situated in the Swiss Alps and gives easy access to the Mont Blanc massif and Val d’Aosta.
Leysin quickly accessed from Geneva airport by train.

You will also find articles on ski technique, using transceivers, and avalanche rescue.

If you are a ski tourer there are some useful web sites links to help with your ski tour planning. I hope that you find these useful.

I would like to wish you great skiing next winter and if you need a helping hand finding some great snow or learning how to travel more safely in avalanche terrain please get in touch with me.