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Ski touring, or backcountry skiing as it is known in the United States, combines aspects of both cross country and downhill skiing. This activity is hard work, often requiring you to climb mountains in climbing skins or crampons. However, the rewards are well worth it. Ski touring takes you off the beaten path and away from crowded resorts. It allows you to see nature on your own terms and enjoy unspoiled powder is some of the world’s most beautiful and remote locations. It is always best to ski tour with a certified mountain guide in order to maximize your safety and enjoyment.
What People are Saying
Guide was awesome. Great terrain selection, finding good snow and overall trip organization. Would definitely go with him in the future.
The guides made sure we had a chance to be exposed to a variety of skiing domains, with changing landscapes and views.
This meant we kayaked across a fjord in order to reach the start of the ski tour, and returned to have a brief swim in cold but pure water.
Meeting at the restaurant-caffe place in the evening for dinner was a treat. The food was great and the warmth of the wooden built house typical of a skiing adventure trip.
Super disponibilité et flexibilité des guides sur place pour satisfaire les envies du groupe et tirer un maximum du cadre exceptionnel! Guides très relax et très sympa. Logement simple et exceptionnel à la foi: une maison typique norvégienne au bord du fjord.
Nous avions donné une liste d envies par mail avant le voyage. Elles ont toutes pu être réalisées. Les guides et nous mêmes avons pu planifier les extras (sauna, kayak, chien de traîneau, pêche…) parfois avec les locaux la veille en fonction des envies et des conditions. On sent donc qu’on est pas dans un grand tour opérateur avec des activités en chaînes réglées selon un planning stricte mais bien dans quelque chose de très humain et très personnalisé. Si possible, la seule info qui pourrait être communiquée plus tôt et plus clairement est le budget à prévoir pour ces « extras ». (Rating 4,5/5)
We made a wonderful one-week ski touring trip in the fabulous area of Finnmark. In all the places where we skied, we were the only skiers, discovering every day different environment and landscape leaving us speechless. We were guided by Sylvain and Mathieu. They were quite skilful, friendly and flexible. Skilful because they have very good knowledge about the different places/spots to go skiing (depending on the conditions). Friendly because we had fun with them and they mixed very naturally into our group of 7 friends. Flexible because they adapted the programme, on a daily basis, to the weather conditions as well as (especially) to our requests and expectations. This trip was beyond my expectations and I strongly recommend to make it. It is important to be very clear to the guides about your expectations and your intentions so that they tailor-make the programme of the week as much as possible.
I gave Fred one star because I booked him but never got the chance to ski with him. He booked 2 groups simultaneously and I was in the ‘wrong’ group. Also after 3 days he left the ‘other’ group to spend time with his family. Bottom line, if you book Fred, you have no idea if you’ll actually get Fred. On the logistics side Fred is useless. E.g. although he would supply groceries, we ended up doing them ourselves and although he would reimburse he still hasn’t done so. His replacement, Fabian, was a complete joke. E.g. 1. he said he only spoke French; 2. when asked about our transit back, he said he had no idea and suggested we check out the local bus. Skiing was subcontracted to local guides which were fine
Un labyrinthe de fjords enneigés, des pistes immaculées donnant directement sur la mer… Le Finnmark est réellement un fantastique terrain de jeu pour le ski de rando, un paradis suspendu entre mer et ciel. Il y a très peu de skieurs et la nature est à couper le souffle. L’organisation pourrait être déplorable qu’il serait difficile de gâcher le voyage… Mais l’organisation n’est pas déplorable, au contraire: Fred et sa petite équipe mettent tout en oeuvre pour en faire non seulement une semaine de bon ski, mais aussi un temps convivial, spontané. Ils ont de bonnes relations sur place et sont flexibles, ce qui ajoute beaucoup à l’expérience. Je recommande chaudement!
Skiing from Aguille du Midi down to Chamonix has been an experience of a lifetime. We enjoyed the Valle Blanche breathtaking views all the way down and the best route and ski conditions we could ever had! Our guide provided us with the avalanche material and safety information prior to start the run and shared his knowledge and skiing advice with us during the day. We’d 100% recommend the activity and our experienced guide Mathis! Having him guiding us made it an incredible day. Thank you so much for the unforgettable adventure!!
One of the best powder days skiing of my life! An amazing combination of couloirs, tree runs and open powder fields all accessible by lifts. Nikolay is a great guide who judged the abilities of the group and chose routes to suit everyone! Highly recommended trip, excellent value for money!
Wow what a Tour! Jun guided us perfectly, we made it to the top of yotei. An Incredible experience!
We picked the perfect day. The off-piste was was incredible and Nikolay was informative, extremely knowledgable and professional. We felt safe at all times as Nikolay was in constant comms with others on the mountain and the tour was managed to minimise risk of avalanches. Will happily book via Explore Share again. Thanks.
Very great and save Skitouringdays in due consideration to snow- and weather conditions. Many thanks to your guide Giorgi!!
Great experience! My only suggestion would be to specify better the equipment needed (e.g. when booking on the website it was mentioned “the guide has all needed safety equipment”, but after booking the guide then specified you needed to provide your own skins for the crosscountry walking etc., which was news to us). The rest was perfect!
Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.
Overall the experience was great – Xavier really knew the local area catered to everyones abilities in the group and offered some great advice.
I would love to book another day trip (or maybe even a multi day trip!) with Xavier so I could experience some of the peace and quiet you get away from the piestes in the remote areas of the mountains.
Would recommend to anyone that wants to explore the mountains away from the crowds.
Both Nikolay and the other guide with us (apologies for forgetting his name) were highly qualified and experienced. They found us the best conditions available and made sure we had a good time while staying safe.
Toshi and his team are fantastic – great guiding and accom, and Rishiri has some amazing terrain for backcountry ski/snowboarding.