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Chamonix 5-day introductory ski touring course

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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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!

Details

Accommodation

The course includes one night in a mountain hut.

Meeting point

The Flegere cable car station (Aiguilles Rouges).


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Itinerary

Day 1: Col des Dards

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.

Day 2: Col D’Entreves and the Vallee Blanche

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.

Day 3: Grand Montets ski area

We will put our skills to practice in the Grand Montets ski area.

Stay in Argentiere Hut (2771m).

Day 4: Le Col du Tour Noir

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.

Day 5: Les Contamines

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.


About the guide

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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 !


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Prices per person

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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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

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

Half board accommodation is only included on the hut night.


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