Who is this event for?
- Winter Walking Week is open to anyone – individuals, families, friends, and groups are all welcome.
- There is a recommended minimum age of 14. Younger children with hiking experience (any season) may also be able to join – see Info Pack for details.
What activities are involved?
Winter Walking Week includes two winter walks on groomed snow trails, two snowshoe walks, and one optional sledding day. There are lots of opportunities for fun and friendship as you explore the magic of the Swiss Alps in winter. In the evenings we offer varied evening programmes with opportunities to learn about Swiss traditions, get to know our international staff, and put your competitive spirit into action! During this event our evening programmes will have a climate change theme and focus on ways we can preserve the Swiss Alps we are enjoying during the day programmes.
For this event we have two types of scholarships available:
- For girls and young women who are active members of Guiding/Scouting and can demonstrate benefit in attending this event, we have event scholarships available which can be used to cover all or part of the event fee and all or part of your travel costs. Applicants must be physically fit enough to participate in all programme activities. Applicants under 18 are welcome, but must attend the event with at least one adult age 18+. To apply fill in this form.
- For women aged 60+ with at least 20 years participation in Guiding/Scouting, we have Cheryl Watkins scholarships available. These scholarships cover the accommodation portion of the event fee only (in this event CHF 180). To apply fill in this form.