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End of the year weekend in the hut
december  16-17th, 2023 Swiss Jura

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."                                                                                                        


Snow shoeing in Jura Mountain means immersing yourself into wild landscapes, getting to know local life and enjoy local food.

Stroll through snow caped trees that are reaching the sky and sometimes are hardly visible because of the amount of snow. It will make you feel like you have travelled to one of the Nordic countries! Yet you are still in the beloved Switzerland.

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 weekend in the mountain hut.

We will walk for 4-5 hours every day summiting local peaks, depending on the conditions. Each day we will make 5-8km with 400-600m+ 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.


sleeping in the mountain hut

Few things to know about sleeping in the mountain hut:​

  • You will share a dorm with other participants

  • Its not always comfortable, but always rewarding!

  • We will will eat mountain - like food during this weekend. Fondu is standard for Diner. Yet meals are adapted as much as possible to everyone's diet.

activities of the weekend

  • Winter hiking- snow shoeing 

  • Nature connection practices (based on Japanese Shinrin Yoku)

  • Mindfulness practices

  • Celebrate End of the Year & Set intentions for 2024

And most importantly- sharing the same experience with other humans, creating memories and having fun!

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logistical details

Weekend  will start on Saturday, December 16th at 9.40 am and will finish on Sunday, December 17th at 4pm. We will start in Givrine, Canton Vaud.

Reaching the place: 3h 30 min from Zurich and Basel, 1h/1h15minfrom Geneva, 2h from Sion, 1h from Lausanne

Reachable by public transport and/or car.

price and conditions

The price is: 290 CHF/person

Max 8 participants can attend this weekend.

To secure booking: you need to pay in full. You can ask to pay 50% in case of special situation.

Cancellation policy: 1 month before 50% refundable, 2 weeks before non-refundable.


  • All activities during weekend

  • Carefully selected and prepared hiking routes in the local area

  • 1 night at the hut

  • Dinner and breakfast at the hut

  • Tea and coffee

  • Drinks during meals: water, coffee, tea

  • Packing and gear list needed for the weekend: will be shared after the registration. Note: you will need to bring your own snow shoes.

​Not included:

  • Transportation to and to from the location 

  • Insurance: travel, cancellation, liability and health…

  • Alcohol and other drinks during dinner

  • Lunch picnics for the 2 days

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about outing leader

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


,Ruta is an experienced hiker and mountain leader. She offers diverse workshops and retreats to connect with nature (and yourself) which are interesting, beautiful and inspire mindfulness. She cares about making her clients happy and is keen to learn and grow. I highly recommend her products and guidance. I will certainly join her again!,.  Pilar Gomez

,Ruta is a fabulous guide and retreat host. She's friendly and super caring. She knows very well what she is doing, wants to provide and what to do. I enjoy doing hiking without worrying about which direction to take, when to take my train, and all the planning. I trust that everyone will have soul-opening and mind-boggling experience with Ruta if you let her kindly take your hands and lead you into the woods or over the hills., Trinh Nguyen

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