Ski Mountaineering

Arolla, land of rest and contemplation but also and above all, a mecca of ski mountaineering. Surrounded by the peaks, the Grand Hotel & Kurhaus has welcomed since its creation seasoned mountaineers, and sportsmen who seek to gain height. The Val d’Hérens has the chance to host two beautiful races for ski mountaineering enthusiasts: the Patrouille de la Maya, the Patrouille des Aiguilles Rouges and the famous Patrouille des Glaciers.

On the trajectory between Verbier and Zermatt, our hotel is the ideal place to prepare your race, and allows you to go ski-on-foot to climb the peaks and hurtle down the snowy slopes of this valley floor.

Patrol boat weekend

Four personalities will be present on the weekend of 11 to 13 March 2022 to bring you their experience and advice and to help you optimize your performance, thanks to our partnership with the Swiss Olympic Medical Center of the Clinique Romande de Réadaptation.


Dr. Pierre-Etienne Fournier

Dr. Pierre-Etienne Fournier is a specialist in rehabilitation and sports medicine. He is the head of department of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center at the Clinique romande de Réadaptation. He is also a doctor for the Swiss ski mountaineering team.


Déborah Chiarello

Déborah Chiarello broke the women’s record of the Patrouille des Glaciers in 2018. An elite athlete, she is also a bronze medallist at the 2019 World Ski Mountaineering Championships and the 2019 Swiss Sprint Champion.


Michael Duke

Michaël Duc is a physical trainer, holder of a Master’s degree in sports medicine. He is coordinator at the Swiss Olympic Medical Center of the Clinique Romande de Réadaptation.


Celine Lovey

Céline Lovey is a member of the Swiss Society of Nutrition, the Swiss Association of Registered Dieticians ES/HES. She is the founder of Essentia in the field of eating behavior and personal development.

MARCH 11 TO 13, 2022

Patrol boat weekend

Book your two-night stay at the Grand Hotel & Kurhaus to come and train in Arolla, and benefit from advice from experts and seasoned athletes.

Vendred 11
– 18h Welcome
– aperitif

Saturday 12
– 16h-18h30 Meeting with the experts
– Physical preparation and pre-competitive
– sharpening – Nutritional management before and during a race
– Management of effort, equipment and team

Sunday 13
– 16h00 Tea-time with regulars of the patrol

Your privileges
– Early breakfast at 06:00
– Half board special sports
– Massage and picnic on request (not included in the price)

Total price: 395.- per person
– Booking by email or phone
Contact Us
– 027/283.70.00