Skiing Vallè Blanche
Ski Touring Chamonix
Pow Pow
Mont Blance Gondola
Vallè Blanche
Mont Blanc
Valle Blanche
Making Tracks
Boots
Onward
Ski Touring France

Chamonix Guided Ski Touring, 3 Days, France

From: CHF 850

 

 

Chamonix guided ski touring is a short but adventure-packed 3 days. A guided ski touring weekend skiing in the French Alps.

  • Reviews 0 Reviews
    0/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Active Holidays
    • Activity Level Challenging Adventure Holidays
      5/8
    • Group Size Small Group
    Get in touch
    What: When: , ,
    All about the Chamonix Guided Ski Touring, 3 Days, France.

    Chamonix Guided Ski Touring

    Explore the magic of the Mont Blanc Massif and all of the Chamonix Ski Touring Adventures that it has to offer. Utilizing the extensive ski lift system infrastructure, it is possible to access even the most remote corners of the range on the daily ski tours with your knowledgeable guide.

    By staying in a Chamonix each night, this gives you the chance to relax, recuperate and soak up the atmosphere of Chamonix with its great selection of bars and restaurants.

    • World-famous as one of the premier skiing destinations around the globe
    • From steep couloirs to scenic glacier descents, there is something for everybody
    • Full Week option available

    An amazing network of lifts provides quick access to an unimaginable array of terrain on downhill skis, and for those with ski touring equipment, the availability of terrain is even greater.

    Classic ski runs such as the Vallée Blanche and the Grande Montets can be combined with ski tours around the Brévent, Les Trois Cols or the Crochues Bérard, to make up a multi-day program.

    Our resident guides have a comprehensive knowledge of the region and know where to find the best skiing in some of the most spectacular terrain.

    Itinerary

    Your guide will suggest an itinerary based on your experience, goals and current snow conditions in the area. As an example a weekend itinerary could look like this:

    Day 1
    Arrive at Chamonix and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2
    L’Aiguillette des Houches (2285m) – From the village of Coupeau, it is a gentle ascent through the forests that takes us up past Chalet de Chailloux. Now, we are well above the tree line and the open slopes take us up to one of the best viewpoints of the entire Chamonix valley.

    Day 3
    Vallée Blanche and Col d’Entrèves – Any ski trip to Chamonix wouldn’t be complete without a descent of the Vallée Blanche. From the Aiguille du Midi, we ski down the classic Vallée Blanche to Pointe Adolphe Rey before putting our skins on and climbing for 2 hours up to the Col d’Entrèves on the Italian border. Now it is time for our final run down the majestic Vallée Blanche, before heading back to Chamonix for a celebratory meal and depart for home.

    Communication and Messages

    Our guides are in cell phone communication with our operations base throughout the trip. This assists us with schedule and weather forecast updates, lift and accommodation coordination and safety back up. Your own mobile phone should work in the region though you may want to check with your own service provider first. Local mobile phones can be rented at international airports.

    Teams

    The number of guides is determined by the size of the group, the ratio of guides to skiers is 1:2 or 1:4 depending on the skill level of the group. You will find our Mountain and Ski Guides strong and companionable with the capacity and willingness to see you enjoy your journey through the Alps on skis.

    Equipment List

    Skiing and climbing in the European Alps require that you have high-quality clothing and equipment due to the extremes of weather conditions. You will be sent a clothing and equipment checklist on confirmation of your booking. A selection of rental equipment is available in Chamonix ski touring should you need to hire any equipment.

    Level of Experience Required

    To ski tour in the European Alps, you will need to be able to link parallel turns in all types of off-piste snow conditions, be physically fit and have a minimum of 5 days ski touring experience. Even skiing and climbing at the moderate altitudes in Europe has a definite physical effect on people. Most climbers and skiers notice a lower performance rate than normal. Ski touring days are physically demanding and can entail a 1,000m/3,300ft ascent at altitude.

    Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation and travel insurance to protect yourself in the event of injury or mishap prior to/or whilst on our trips. While our focus is on safety and our track record supports this, the mountains do have hazards and there is the potential for mishap. If you were injured whilst on the trip, there is a very efficient rescue service nearby.

    Travel to Chamonix

    We commence and finish our Chamonix Ski Touring Adventure Week and Weekend in Chamonix, France. The closest international airport is in Geneva, just over the border in Switzerland. Regular shuttles operate up to Chamonix and the trip takes about 1.5 hours. We can help you arrange shuttle transport and your shuttle driver will drop you at our accommodation. At the completion of the course, the shuttle can take you back to the airport. The shuttle transfers are at your own cost.

    History

    The European Alps are full of climbing and skiing history.  They are the birthplace of mountaineering and the rich heritage adds to the superb facilities (catered huts and lift systems), which provide for mountaineers and ski-tourers that are not seen elsewhere.

    Guides

    Your guides are BMG/NZMGA and/or IFMGA-UIAGM qualified mountain guides. They are professional mountaineers and operate to the highest industry standards. Being a technically proficient climber alone is not enough to work with us; our standards demand that trip leaders are great guides as well. You will find your guide friendly, approachable and focused on providing a safe and enjoyable trip in line with your objectives and comfort level.

    Success with the highest margin of care is always a hallmark of our approach; promoting the realization that even extreme pursuits such as high altitude mountaineering can be undertaken safely.

    Our partner producing this trip only employs IFMGA qualified guides for European ascents and courses and this is the only certification that is recognized in the French Alps. In order to gain these qualifications guides must undergo rigorous training and assessment on climbing skills, instructional skills, avalanche training and assessment, wilderness first aid, rescue training and much more. The qualification takes many years to attain and ensures you are getting world-class professional service.

     

    Check out more Ski Tours

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Ski-tour guiding for 2 days
    • Lifts
    • Snack/lunch food whilst touring
    • Hotel accommodation twin share for 2 nights
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Any lifts, huts, hotel, transport costs that are additional to the programme due to changes to the
      programme due to weather or organisational changes.
    • Ski equipment rental
    • Airport Transfers to/from Chamonix (although we can arrange this for you)
    • Evening meals
    • Restaurant lunches whilst touring
    • Single supplement in hotels
    1. Day 1 Arrival

      Arrive into Chamonix and overnight at hotel.

      Your guide will suggest an itinerary based on your experience, goals and current snow conditions in the area. As an example a weekend itinerary could look like this example.

    2. Day 2 L’Aiguillette des Houches (2285m)

      From the village of Coupeau, it is a gentle ascent through the forests that takes us up past Chalet de Chailloux. Now, we are well above the tree line and the open slopes take us up to one of the best viewpoints of the entire Chamonix valley.

    3. Day 3 Vallée Blanche and Col d’Entrèves

      Any ski trip to Chamonix wouldn’t be complete without a descent of the Vallée Blanche. From the Aiguille du Midi, we ski down the classic Vallée Blanche to Pointe Adolphe Rey before putting our skins on and climbing for 2 hours up to the Col d’Entrèves on the Italian border. Now it is time for our final run down the majestic Vallée Blanche, before heading back to Chamonix for a celebratory meal and depart for home.

    Accomodation

    Accommodation is provided on a twin share basis in hotels for 6 nights. The hotels we utilise are clean and comfortable.  If you want single accommodation or a higher standard of accommodation, we may be able to arrange this for you. Please enquire about options and costs at time of enquiry.

     

    Food

    We will provide nutritious snacks and packed lunches whilst touring. Should the group decide to take a restaurant lunch that is not in the program that will be at your own expense. It is a good idea to bring a small selection of your favourite snack food and hydration drinks with you to ensure you are fuelled by your preferred brands. Actual amounts depend on your consumption but 2 per day in addition to the lunches we provide would seem reasonable.

    You will be required to pay for your evening meals. Any additional food, beverages or meals you purchase that are not mentioned in the inclusions will be at your own expense.

    If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of registration. If your dietary requirements are especially strict you are advised to bring a sufficient supply of your required food types with you to ensure you are provided for.

    Activity Level: Challenging

    To ski tour in the European Alps, you will need to be able to link parallel turns in all types of off-piste snow conditions, be physically fit and have a minimum of 5 days ski touring experience.

    Even skiing and climbing at the moderate altitudes in Europe has a definite physical effect on people. Most climbers and skiers notice a lower performance rate than normal. Ski touring days are physically demanding and can entail a 1,000m/3,300ft ascent at altitude.

    Overall Rating
    0/5

    LEAVE YOUR COMMENT