Magic valley 3 days Snow Shoeing & dog sledding
January 17-19th, 2023 Loetschental
"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
Snow shoeing in Loetschental Valley means immersing yourself into wild landscapes, getting to know local life and enjoy local food.
Submerge into the Swiss back country life, wilderness, allow yourself to get away from the hustle & bustle - join us to experience awe and adventure during this 3 day experience at a very special and historical place.
We will walk for 4-5 hours every day snow shoeing and enjoying wild landscapes. Each day we will make 5-8km with 300-500m+ of elevation gain. This experience is suitable for medium level hikers or beginners with good fitness condition. But as always in those trips- mindset and motivation are the most important elements.
Welcome to a winter fairy tale!
the magic valley
Our retreat basis is a pristine alpine village- we will stay in an authentic historical hotel which due to it's deco and natural surroundings feels like Home. And is more than 100 years old. The feel of time in a high quality setting. A feeling of mountains even when you are in your room.
Loetschental Valley is a resourceful place for human beings in search of inspiration, relaxation and communing with nature. Majestic summits seem to embrace the surrounding villages nestled in larch forests. The village is situated in an idyllic setting surrounded by majestic summits and with a panoramic view of the Löetschental Valley. The region is quickly and easily accessible but, at the same time, is also far from stress and noise.
nature in magic valley
The intact unity of fauna and flora still exists here: roe deer, red deer, ibex and chamois can all be observed with the appropriate patience and optics.
The forest is sublime and omnipresent. Its shady green pastures between the trunks make you pause and listen. Centuries-old mighty larches with their brown-red furrowed trunks symbolise today the importance of the naturally grown environment, touched by human hands with restraint at best.
We will stay in more than 100 years old historical hotel. where tradition, quality, cosines and style meet your soul.
All rooms have been newly restaurated and every participant will have it's own room and private bathroom. Hotel, with it's unique location and traditions is vibrating local culture- this is also reflected in the gastronomic delights of it's restaurant. This unique place is a hide away and you will receive full details about it once you register.
activities during 3 day experience
Winter hiking- snow shoeing
Nature connection practices
Getting to know local Flora and Fauna
Sleeping in the historical hotel
And most importantly- sharing the same experience with other humans, creating memories and having fun!
This trip will start on Friday, February 17th at 11.25 am in Blatten and will finish on Sunday, February 19th at 4pm in Blatten
Reaching the place: 3h from Zurich, Basel and Geneva
Reachable by public transport and/or car. Better to travel by public transport.
PRice And Conditions
Single private standard room 790 CHF per person
Single private superior room 850 CHF per person
Double superior room for a single use 960 CHF per person
Double superior room for a couple use: 690 CHF per person
(all rooms have twin beds)
all rooms have private bathrooms
Max 8 participants can attend this weekend.
To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before February 1st, 2023.
Cancellation policy: 1 month before 50% refundable, 2 weeks before non-refundable.
If weekend needs to be cancelled because of Covid or other force majeure reasons, the 100% amount will be reimbursed to all participants.
All activities during weekend
Carefully selected and prepared snow shoeing routes in the local area
2 nights at the historical hotel
2 lunch packs
Packing and gear list needed for the weekend: will be shared after the registration. Note: you will need to bring your own snow shoes.
Transportation to and to from the location
Insurance: travel, cancellation, liability and health…
Alcohol and other drinks during dinner
About the Outing Leader
Ruta, mountain leader, nature therapy guide & coach
Ruta did her first hike back in 2013- she then realized that the real life is not happening in the indoor- office environment but rather outside.
This made her realize that she was missing something important in her life- connection with Nature. Since then, most of her time she spends outside- climbing, hiking, wild camping, walking in the forests, parks and other natural places. She has become hiking ‚guru‘ and is now passionate to share the most beautiful places in the Swiss Alps with the others. Retreat participants often say that Ruta's passion for Nature is contagious.
Ruta is a professional mountain leader ( Association of Mountain Guides in Switzerland), neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA).
By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development. Be Outside Coaching delivers immersive and holistic Nature experiences in the different corners of pristine the Swiss Alps.
Be Outside. Be Authentic. Be You
Testimonial From Previous Outings
,Be Outside Coaching offers diverse workshops and retreats to connect with nature (and yourself) which are interesting, beautiful and inspire mindfulness. They care about making their clients happy and are keen to learn and grow. I highly recommend their products and guidance. I will certainly join her again!,. Pilar Gomez