About us

Kurt Lauber

Born: 29.04.1961 in Zermatt

Residence: Zermatt

Activities & Education:
  • Since  1983  Snow sports instructor
  • Since  1985  UIAGM mountain guide
  • Since  1985  Rescue specialist
  • 1991 - 1995  Helicopter Pilot
  • Since  1991  Hörnli hut keeper
  • 1987 - 1990  Swiss mountain guide trainer

Status: Snow Fever Director

Heliski: The Alps, India, Canada

Climbing: The Alps, the Andes, Himalayas, Africa, Alaska, Greenland, Norway

Languages: German & English with a bit of French & Italian

Contact: kurt@snowfever.ch

Mobile: 0041 / (0) 79 220 71 74

As a mountain guide I have worked in various parts of the world for the last 25 years.
I have climbed most 4,000m peaks of the Alps with customers, including the Matterhorn 350 times.

I have led well-prepared customers through the Matterhorn North face and some of the big classic walls
El Capitan Half Dome in the Yosemite, Ama Dablam in Nepal and the Alpamayo in the Andes are some of my other successes.

I have been guiding in winter for decades in Zermatt and in different free ride and heliski areas like Canada and India.

As a mountain rescuer I have been working as a mountain rescuer for more than 20 years. In more than one thousand rescue operations, I have experienced some fateful incidents, however I have also learned a lot.

As a hut keeper each summer for 16 years, I have been working at the Hörnli hut at the foot of the Matterhorn.
The summer months give me the necessary balance and a welcome alternative.

I’m pleased that you have put your trust in us, and look forward to showing you the best.

Kurt Lauber

Richard Lehner

Born: 1972 in Zermatt

Residence: Zermatt

Activities & Education:
  • Since 1994 Snow sports instructor    
  • Since 1995 UIAGM mountain guide     
  • Since 1997 Rescue specialist    
  • Since 2002 Swiss mountain guide trainer
  • Since 2008 Swiss Snowsport trainer (Backcountry)
Status: Snow Fever Director

Heliskiing: The Alps, Canada, Chile, Greenland

Climbing: The Alps, the Andes, Himalayas, Africa, Alaska, Greenland, Norway

Languages: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch.

Contact: richard@snowfever.ch

Mobile: 0041 / (0) 79 230 54 26

As a mountain guide I have been working full time for 17 years in all the mountains of the world.

As a heliski guide I have worked 5 winters in Last Frontier in Canada (B.C) as a lead guide.
I have also accompanied my private heliski guests to Chile, Greenland and in the whole Alpine region.
In the Alps there are not many mountains I have not climbed.

I have already climbed the Matterhorn 220 times, among which three times by the north face.
My most beautiful ski run in the Alps was the Marinelli Couloir in the Monte Rosa east face.

I am also still active as a teacher in the training of mountain guides and skiing instructors (avalanches).

Abroad, I have organised, led and accompanied expeditions and trekking in the following areas:

  • 2 x Ecuador (5x 5'000)
  • 2 x Mount Mc Kinley in Alaska
  • 3 x Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the Mount Kenya
  • Argentina (Cerro Aconcagua 6'900m).
  • Nepal (Ama Dablam 6'800m)
  • Helitreking in the Annapurna and in Kumbu Valley
  • Helitreking in India
  • Peru (Alpamayo and Huascaran)
  • Greenland Nunumasartoc Big Wall (3 first ascents)
  • Canada (Assiniboine)
  • Big Wall experience Yosemite (U.S.A) Half Dome
  • Trekking in Patagonia (Bariloche, Torre del Peine, Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy and Tierra del Fuego)
  • Ski touring trips with sailboat in the fjords of Norway
  • Mountaineering trip in Peru
  • Ski touring in Wyoming
  • Greenland skitouring trip in the fjords
  • Russia Mt. Elbrus
I have been involved in more than 350 rescu operations over 14 years. Among the most impressive was certainly the 8 operations in the Himalayas during a two-week training (Nepal).
This also included the highest Longline helicopter rescue at 6950 metres above sea-level on the Annapurna.


2011 Daniel Aufdenblatten (Pilot Air Zermatt) and I  received  four awards for the highest helicopter rescue in the history. In Nepal on Annapurna in the hight of 7000 meters.

  • Heroism Award Laureate. Oskar Aviation of the Aviation Week in Washington, USA
  • "Salute to Excellence" Eurocopter Golden Hour Award from the International Helicopter Association "HAI" . Reseive in Orlando USA
  • Prix Courage 2011 Audience Award in Switzerland (prize for courageous action)
  • Premio Monzino  2011 Valle d'Aosta, Italy (prize for special achievements in lifesaving)
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Member of the IFMGA

The IFMGA has bin founded in 1965 by mountain guides from Switzerland, Italy, France and Austria. The association counts today 20 countries all over the world.

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