Chamonix guided backcountry skiing tour

Julia, IFMGA-certified guide, brings you ski touring / backcountry skiing in her home valley, Chamonix (Mont Blanc) or any other ski spot in the Alps, during 1 or several days.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me in Chamonix to live a wonderful backcountry skiing experience !

    Practicing ski touring enables to access the mountains during a period when it seems they are hibernating. In fact, backcountry skiing allows us to visit specific spots of the mountain ranges, where our curiosity pushes us to go. Furthermore, the time we spend to reach the locations we want to explore is shorter, because we are going faster thanks to the skiing.

    I just love to have lunch up there, in a wild place, where very few people go. Moreover, there we can all share a unique time looking at the breathtaking views around us.

    It will be my pleasure to let you discover my valley, Chamonix and the Mont Blanc range. However, we can also go to other ski spots of the Alps. That’s why the program will be defined according to your wishes and your level as well as the snow and weather conditions.

    Ski touring in les Aiguilles Rouges is one of my favorite tour in Chamonix 😉 !

    We can go for a one-day trip, leaving from a place with no ski resort. On the contrary, we can go in an area where we can use the lifts to go up. In that way we will then put the skins on and reach places far from the crowds.

    We can also go for a several-day ski tour, from hut to hut, or coming back every evening at the same place.

    Regarding your safety during this trip, let me tell you that ski touring takes place on non-marked and non-secured terrains. In addition, the snow conditions of the region vary each day. Each participant will have an avalanche transceiver and a harness when skiing on glaciers.

    That’s why the avalanche risk and skiing in areas with crevasses require going with a mountain guide. Thus, I will need your 100% commitment in respecting the security and safety rules.

    This ski touring trip is suitable for all levels. Ideally, for skiers who have already a certain level on the ski slopes, with or without an off-piste skiing experience. A minimum physical shape is also a requirement. However, the program will be adapted to the level of the participants.

    Feel free to get in touch with me if you come in the area of Chamonix. Let’s discuss about a ski touring program you would like to do. It will be my pleasure to guide you in this beautiful valley and fantastic mountain range.

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    Price per person, per day

     
    Group of 1
    420 EUR

    Group of 2
    210 EUR

    Group of 3
    140 EUR

    Group of 4
    105 EUR

    Group of 5
    84 EUR

    Group of 6
    70 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    About the Guide

     
     

    I grew up far from the mountains, and I didn't imagine what was waiting for me...
    When I was 17, I had the first symptoms: I left without second guessing it my foreign tongues studies and I settled at Briançon, in the Hautes-Alpes, to satiate my passion for snowboarding. I practiced non-stop for some winters, spending the "summers" in the southern hemisphere.
    The virus started spreading: my love for large spaces led me to get certified as a mountain leader.
    During 10 years, I spent my summers taking groups to discover the most beautiful hikes around the Ecrins massif.
    During this time, I discovered alpinism and a there was a new spark in my eyes. The diagnostic came fast: I was severely passionate about the mountains. Since then I never stopped dreaming of every kind of ascent, and I organised my everyday life to try to achieve many of them.
    I learned to appreciate equally the end of the mountain journey and the friend or rope parter with whom I share my trips. After 10 years going through paths with hiking groups and with a fierce desire to go higher, I started studying to become a High Mountain Guide. I became IFMGA-certified in August, 2017.
    Today I propose to travel this path, leading us sometimes to a summit, to admire the vastness of the horizon, taking us to something simple, pure and essential.
    My head is filled with memories and projects, and I would be thrilled to share one with you. But I'm also here to help you turn your own project into a reality.

     
     

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    What People are Saying

    • 2 reviews

     

    It was great!
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    Matthieu Vaxelaire
    Ces 3 jours de ski de rando avec Julia dans le massif du Mont Blanc ont été formidables. Avec une météo favorable nous avons pu faire 2 journées de rando glaciaire versant Mont Blanc et une randonnée versant Aiguilles Rouges, 100% en ligne avec mes souhaits initialement partagés avec Julia. Une boucle, le premier jour au départ des Grands Montets, avec traversée du glacier d\'Argentière, remontée du glacier du Chardonnet jusqu\'au col, puis descente en rappel pour se poser sur le glacier de Saleina, et retour par le glacier du Tour après avoir franchi la Fenêtre du Tour. Pour le 2ème jour objectif Col du Belvédère dans des conditions délicates en raison du vent et d\'une neige non décaillée. Retour vers les glaciers jour 3 avec départ de l\'Aiguille du Midi, descente partielle glacier du Géant, puis montée vers la Pointe Helbronner, et retour par la Vallée Noire, puis vallée Blanche. Ces 3 jours ont été l\'occasion de faire de nombreuses manipulations en raison du profil varié du terrain. J\'ai beaucoup apprécié le professionnalisme et l\'implication de Julia, sa démarche sécuritaire pointue. Sa disposition naturelle à échanger, partager et conseiller reste un plus majeur, tout en arborant un sourire constant très rassurant dans un univers imposant. Je garde un souvenir fantastique de ces jours de ski de randonnée et Julia y est pour beaucoup.
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    Alain
     

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