Join Euan, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this ski touring course in Chamonix! Don't miss this opportunity to progress on different terrains on the highest summit in the Alps.
If you want to progress on your skiing abilities, this 5-day ski touring course in Chamonix is the perfect way to do so! Get ready to be amazed by the immensity of Mont Blanc and to become a better off piste skier.
Chamonix and its surroundings, including Les Aravis and the Aiguilles Rouges, offer extensive and varied terrains for ski touring. During this trip, you will discover glaciers, hidden valleys, alpine fields and dense forests. Moreover, in each terrain, you will learn different skills that will allow you to practice this exciting activity safely.
The aim of the course is to help you improve on your off piste techniques so that you enjoy great daring descents! Though you don’t have to be an expert to join in, it is necessary that you are a competent skier. In addition, I strongly recommend you arrive at least a day before the course starts, so that you can do a warm up ski day.
This trips also includes one night in a mountain hut! You may read more information about the itinerary below.
Join me on this intro to ski touring in Chamonix! It’ll be really satisfying to see you progress as you enjoy great skiing terrains. Request to book this trip now and get ready for a fun adventure!
I also offer a 5-day off-piste program in Val Disere and Tignes, check it out!
The course includes one night in a mountain hut.
The Flegere cable car station (Aiguilles Rouges).
First, we will meet at the Flegere cable car station (Aiguilles Rouges).
Then, we will head to Col des Dards (2790m).
We will practice with skins and ski crampons. We will also learn essential skills of transceiver, shovel and probe use.
We will head to Col D’Entreves (3527m) and the Vallee Blanche.
Then, we will practice skills for skiing on glaciers. Also, we will use harnesses and crampons.
We will put our skills to practice in the Grand Montets ski area.
Stay in Argentiere Hut (2771m).
We will ascend Le Col du Tour Noir (3535m) via the Amethystes Glacier putting into practice all the skills learnt.
Then, we will ski back down and into the Grand Montets ski area.
First we will ski in Col de la Cicle (2377m) or the Col de la Fenetre (2245m). Then we will pass Notre Dame de la Gorge and end up at the ski area.
The rest of the day will be spent skiing and brushing up on transceiver skills.
IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide
I have been climbing for 23 years and instructing for over 19 years. I'm a fully qualified IFGMA Mountain Guide, full MIC and Technical Advisor for a number of local councils and other organisations.
I'm based in Edinburgh which allows me quick access to the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District. As well as climbing across the UK, I have climbed and skied extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia and New Zealand.
My personal highlights so far include:
- When The Wind Blows (E6) Back Bowden, Northumberland
- White Magic (VII, 7) Northern Corries, Cairngorms
- South Pillar of La Barre des Ecrins (TD, 1000m) French Alps
Some of my favourite climbs are:
- Poker Face (E1) Pavey Ark, Lake District
- Point 5 Gully (V) Ben Nevis
- North Ridge of Pollux (AD) Swiss Alps
Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the mountains of Scotland or any other around the globe !
Euan is an excellent leader and seems to have a great gift of knowing the abilities of those he is leading. He definitely creates even more enthusiasm and enjoyment : even when I am going to have a really great day, he makes it even better!
Some of the best days I have had in the winter hills have been those guided by Euan. The climbing is always challenging, for me, but his calm reassurance and expertise always results in an enjoyable and memorable day.I am already looking forward to doing more routes with him next winter!
Euan was great and I would recommend him to others.
I was fortunate enough to have Euan as my Guide for my first alpine adventure. Euan’s patience, knowledge and humour made our trip challenging, rewarding, educational and above all fun. I would not hesitate to book him for future outgoings and recommend him highly to anyone who is looking for a guide in the mountains or on the crag.
Spending a day in the hills with Euan is always a pleasure: Summer or Winter he will always ensure that you’re experience of the day will be remembered. His leadership style and skills are excellent and he is always willing to instruct and pass knowledge on no matter what the activity is.
Group of 1
|EUR 1785 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 925 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 638 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 433 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
Half board accommodation is only included on the hut night.