Aiguilles Rouges, 3 days ski touring in Chamonix

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Join a certified mountain guide from the Azimut team on this great Aiguilles Rouge ski touring experience around Chamonix!

Group

Alps

3 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore the best Chamonix winterscapes on a fun 3-day adventure.
  • Join a flexible program that can be adapted to snow conditions.
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Mont Blanc range.

Description

IF you are looking for a great ski touring adventure in Chamonix, then you can’t miss this amazing 3-day Aiguilles rouges program.

Chamonix is located in the Haute-Savoie region, in the southeast of France. It is the oldest ski resort in France and a world-famous skiing destination. It attracts mountaineers and skiers from all over the world every year.

This program is a great option if you are looking to enjoy an unforgettable ski touring trip in the Aiguilles Rouges area, which we refer to as the “wild side” of Chamonix. You will enjoy incredible panoramic views of Mont Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, the Grands Montets, the Argentière and Le Tour Glaciers, and more. Additionally, the program is flexible and can be adapted to the group’s level. Below, you can find a tentative itinerary.

Please note that although we will use lifts to shorten some ascents, you need to be in good physical condition to join. Each day we will spend 2 to 3 1/2 hrs ski touring. Ascents and descents vary from 300 to 600 meters per day. You should also have some prior experience in varied snow conditions and be able to manage kick turns. The group size will be between 5-7 people.

So, are you ready for an exciting ski touring adventure in Chamonix? Then contact us now and we will guide you on an amazing 3-day Aiguilles Rouges program!

Itinerary

Day 1: Aiguilles Crochues (2794 m)

Meet up at Chamonix train station. Gear check before we head off for the La Flégère cable cars. We take the cable car and ski lifts up to the base of the Aiguille de la Floria, put skins on and tackle the Aiguilles Crochues mountain pass (2794 m) that boasts some particularly stunning views. Descent followed by a small climb back up to the Bérard mountain pass for another even longer descent (- 1000 m) down to the hamlet of Le Buet where we spend the night.

Ascent/descent: + 600 m / – 1400 m

Meals included: picnic and dinner

Accommodation included: hotel.

Day 2: Encrenaz mountain pass (2579 m)

We leave our hotel on our skis and reach the Encrenaz valley to the climb up to the Encrenaz mountain pass (2579 m), a progressive and regular climb. From there, conditions permitting, we tip over to the other side and descend onto the Beugeant glacier before heading back to our hamlet for a well-deserved rest.

Ascent/descent: + 1150 m / – 1250 m

Meals included: breakfast, picnic and dinner

Accommodation included: hotel.

Day 3: Col des Autannes (2777 m)

We leave Le Tour village, use ski lifts to get up high, descend, put on our skins to climb up to the Col des Autannes (2777 m). From there we ski down to Le Trient (1300 m) in Switzerland. Return transfer by taxi to our hotel. End of this fabulous ski touring trip.

Ascent/descent: + 650 m/- 2500 m

Meals included: breakfast and picnic.

 

Details

Accommodation

Depending on the size of the group, you might end up sharing a room with someone of the opposite sex. - Basic cozy hotel, rooms for 4 persons, bedsheets and towels are supplied. - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner: breakfasts and dinners are served at the hotel. We provide picnics for lunch. Picnics consist of good quality products: ham, cheese, bread, a chocolate bar, and a piece of fruit or a compote. - Snacks: to boost your energy we've chosen to provide tasty and top-quality organic cereal bars, no additives, coloring nor conservatives.

More info

  • It is highly recommended to be well insured.

Meeting point

Chamonix - Biollay carpark (montenvers)

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Ice axe

Harness

Backpack

Crampons

Ski equipment

Climbing skins

Avalanche equipment

Other gear: RENTAL PRICES FOR FULL TRIP: Glacier Package (full pack+ice axe+harness+crampons) 180 € Full Pack (ski, boots, skins, ski-crampons, poles) 115 € Skis (skis, skins, poles, ski-crampons) 95 € Ski Boots 40 € Airbag Backpack 60 € Helmet 15 € Ice axe 20 € Crampons 25 € Harness 20 €


About the guide

We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 676 Each

Group of 2

EUR 676 Each

Group of 3

EUR 676 Each

Group of 4

EUR 676 Each

Group of 5

EUR 676 Each

Group of 6

EUR 676 Each

Group of 7

EUR 676 Each

Group of 8

EUR 676 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes:

- Trip logistics & organization upon arrival.

- Full board for 3 days and 2 nights accommodation.

- Safety & rescue equipment training/reviewing.

- Certified and expert mountain guide services for 3 days (all the guide's expenses are included: meals, accomodation, transportation, ski lift fares).

- Safety & rescue equipment sets are provided (a tracking device, shovel, and probe), if you don't have your own gear.

- AZIMUT welcome pack.

The price does not include:

- Transportation to/from the meeting point

- Ski lift fares

- Transportation during the trip other than our own (bus, taxi, train)

- Gear rental if required

- Your personal insurance

- All drinks (including those with meals at the hotel), personal extras

- Any other expenses not mentioned under the above section “the price includes” Price per person to join a group of 5 to 7.

EXTRA EXPENSES: Considering the itinerary may be modified due to mountain and snow conditions, ski lift fares are not included in the price. The definite day to day itinerary will depend on local conditions. Budget approximately € 60 for ski lift fares.




 

 

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