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8-Day Haute Route Ski Touring Program, Chamonix to Zermatt

Follow Jayson, an IFMGA-certified guide, to the hottest Haute Route program in the Alps and spend eight days ski touring through the classic mountainsides from Chamonix to Zermatt.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration8 days
Offer periodApr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Take on the definitive Alpine challenge of the classic Haute Route.

  • Ski beneath iconic mountains like Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and the Matterhorn.

  • Gain practical experience with a certified and knowledgeable guide.

  • Enjoy over a week of skiing in some of the world’s best snow.

  • Immerse yourself in the unique mountain villages of the Alps.

Description

Complete the infamous Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt on a guided ski touring program along the “Roof of the Alps!” Take eight days to immerse yourself in true Alpine culture and discover the magic in the mountains in France and Switzerland!

Chamonix is a world-class skiing destination of epic proportion. Its allure invites thousands of skiers, snowboarders, and alpine adventurers of every stripe to its fulfilling slopes and peaks. Zermatt, surrounded by the indomitable walls of the Pennine Alps which include Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn, is just as enticing. Combine these two snowy masterpieces with the Haute Route and you have the ski trip of a lifetime!

Your program places you in the middle of one of the world’s most beautiful and accommodating locations for ski touring. Along the classic Haute Route, you will travel hut-to-hut and dig in to the runs and lines that have made it a top tier destination year after year. The glaciated mountains and pure snow of the highest caliber offers the perfect terrain for a sustained tour through steep couloirs, glaciers, and never-ending runs.

The Haute Route begins in Chamonix, and you will take on the obstacles along your way through France and Switzerland. Along with the excitement of the touring program, you can find yourself beneath some of the most notable peaks in the world. Starting in the shadow of Mont Blanc you will move along the high-mountain route of stunning alpine meadows and evocative towers of rock.

To enhance your program, you will spend your nights between Chamonix and Zermatt in the enchanting mountain refuges of the countryside. We can take advantage of full Alpine immersion and access to truly discover the best of the backcountry. Experience traditional mountain hospitality and expose yourself to the diverse cultures of the Alps.

From the resorts of the tourist destinations to the mountain villages in between, you will see every bit of the European mountainside. We will enjoy delectable food and drink that will make you feel at home when you relax after a long day of skiing. You will have more than a week to cruise the countryside, so you can expect to feel like a local when you culminate your trip. It is a great social experience to share with other like-minded adventurers!

This program is designed for intermediate and advanced skiers with backcountry and touring experience. I high level of fitness is required for the trip, and you can expect six to seven hours of skiing a day. It is a sustained journey, so you should be both physically and mentally prepared for this type of program.

This is one of my favorite places to ski on the planet, with good reason, and the Haute Route is an amazing way to experience it in a special, unforgettable way. I will ensure you take on the thrilling challenges in a safe, fun, and satisfying program that you will talk about long after you hang up your skis.

I also have a private guided skiing option for anyone who wants a less-committed adventure in the Alps. Let me know what you had in mind for your program, and I would be happy to make your dream a reality.

Book this Haute Route program IMMEDIATELY and join the exclusive list of skiers who have conquered the Alpine backcountry from Chamonix to Zermatt!

I have a range of other fantastic options, including a

for anyone who caught the travel bug. I can also guide you on an alpine climbing program in Chamonix if you want to stick around the Alps!

Details

Accommodation

We will be staying in mountain huts along the way as well as hotels in Chamonix and Zermatt.

More info

Please contact me for more information regarding private guided ski touring days in the Alps so we can create the perfect program for you.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we can establish a firm meeting point.

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About the guide

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I am the owner of Lotus Alpine Adventures and have a long career in the guiding industry. I started out working in Outdoor Education in Colorado, where I also received a degree in Outdoor Education from Ithaca College.

From 2007 to 2014, I owned and operated Crested Butte Mountain Guides. Throughout those years, I also worked through the AMGA training curriculum and eventually became the 95th American to obtain IFMGA certification, the most rigorous international certification available in the industry.

Throughout my career, I have worked for and built partnerships with many of the main mountain guiding agencies in the US and it is thanks to these partnerships that Lotus Alpine Adventures can now offer programs in very varied spots across the US, including: Crested Butte, Boulder and Eldorado Canyon in Colorado; Moab and Castle Valley in Utah; Red Rocks in Nevada; Valdez in Alaska; Jackson Hole in Wyoming; and the Cascades of Washington.

All of my experience and expertise ultimately results in a truly professional guiding service and a great trip experience for you and your group, regardless of your level or activity.

The world´s mountain ranges are not only our playground but also our office and our classroom. Let us guide you and share with you some truly unforgettable moments!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3299 each

Group of 2

USD 3299 each

Group of 3

USD 3299 each

Group of 4

USD 3299 each

Group of 5

USD 3299 each

Group of 6

USD 3299 each

Group of 7

USD 3299 each

Group of 8

USD 3299 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Lifts tickets

- Luggage transfer during the trip

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

This is the price to join one of my group programs, with a maximum of five (5) participants.

For a day of private guiding in the Alps, the price is $550 per person, per day. For private guiding days, the maximum guide ratio is 4:1.

The price includes the guiding fee, hut fees, hotel for two (2) nights in Chamonix, hotel for one (1) night in Zermatt, lift tickets, and luggage transfer during the trip.


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