The Alps of Italy, Switzerland and Austria
Alps Program Description
The Alps are the most famous ski touring and Alpine Climbing destination in the world. It is also a trail running destination. The Alps have this reputation for good reason; the terrain and access are unmatched.
Who Should Take These Trips
Our Alps programs are designed from everyone from first time backcountry skiers and snowboarders or Alpine Climbers to seasoned veterans who are looking for a solid partner who knows the area. BMI also offers less technical Alps programs such as snowshoeing, hiking, and trail running.
Alps trips are available for anything from a single day to multiple weeks.
Some of our favorite Alps climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, trail running and snowshoeing destinations include:
- Courmayeur, Italy: The Aosta Valley on the Italian side of Mt. Blanc.
- The Swiss Alps near Grindelwald, Switzerland (Home of the world famous Eiger)
- Kandersteg, Switzerland: The Ice and Mixed climbing Capital of the World
- St. Antoine of the Eastern Alps in Austria: Powder Skiing Destination
- Mountains in France, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy: Trail Running
Alps Trail Running Overview
The European Alps were the birthplace of trail running. The mountains of France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria offer endless trails for every type of trail runner. Our Alps trips can be town-based or hut-to-hut. Either way you choose to experience trail running in the Alps with BMI you will be guaranteed to have a unique experience exploring these historic mountain ranges.
Trail running in the Alps has the unique advantage of utilizing a large network of Trams and Mountain Trains. This means that you may choose to sleep in and have a nice breakfast and catch the Tram around 11AM for your alpine trail run and still make it home for happy hour at 4PM. The culture and cuisine of the European Alpine countries is a great bonus for your trip on top of the world class trail running.