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Châtel ski touring and freeride day trips
Châtel ski touring and freeride day trips
Châtel ski touring and freeride day trips
Châtel ski touring and freeride day trips

Châtel ski touring and freeride day trips

Come to Portes du Soleil and enjoy skiing in Châtel, one of its amazing resorts, with Benjamin Soufflot, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

+1 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Apr, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

Châtel, in the French Alps, offers a wide range of opportunities for skiing. On this trip you can explore this stunning area under expert guidance, focusing on freeride or ski touring.

The ski resort of Châtel is within one of the world's largest ski areas: Portes du Soleil (“Gates of the Sun” in French). It goes from Lake Geneva to the Mont Blanc region, on the border between France and Switzerland, connecting more than 10 resorts.

If you want to focus on freeride skiing, we would take short walks from the lifts to get to amazing off-piste runs. You will enjoy virgin snow with the safety of not being too far from the resort. The large and challenging Linga/Pre La Joux area is a freeride “must”!

If, instead, you are up for ski touring, you have to be prepared to climb and hike to reach the most remote powder runs. This area is really huge and has a lot of secret routes that I know very well!

Most of the slopes of Châtel are north facing, so they are snow-covered during the entire winter season. You will find some fun wooded areas, trails for skiers of all levels, and spectacular panoramic views.

Furthermore, from Châtel you can easily cross to the other resorts of Portes du Soleil: Avoriaz and Morzine in the French area, and Morgins, Les Crosets and Champéry on the Swiss side. If you want to explore this enormous tourist destination in its entirety, you should arrange for more days.

So, If you want to try some freeride and touring in one of the largest ski areas in the Alps, get in touch with me! I’m sure we will live a unique winter experience in Châtel!

And if you want to explore another of the ski resorts of Portes du Soleil, come and check out my Morzine ski touring and freeride day trip.

 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

I will provide: rope, harness and the security Pack (AVD, shovel and probe). If you need to rent skis and boots, please let me know.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


About the guide: Benjamin

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Benjamin

4.70

(20)

Mountain Guide

The Jura massif is an ideal place to learn and grow your experience in alpine techniques. I practice mountaineering, ski touring and ice climbing in the winter. I am also located very close to the Swiss and French alpine massifs.

First, I started as a ski rescuer. My passion for skiing and climbing helped me discover the classic routes in the mythical summits of the Alps. The first mountain courses I went on with friends as a guide - which I did with a lot of effort, doubts and perseverance - were much needed to build my experience. Still, they also gave me a lot of joy, and I was able to pursue them while laughing and creating beautiful moments shared.

My experience and terrain knowledge will allow you to move safely and enjoy your time, without a promise of the summit but of sharing a privileged and unique moment in the mountains.

Finally, I'm a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Benjamin

Mikhail

1.00

Hello, There was no trip, nobody contacted me. Please reimburse the amount.

Guillaume

5.00

Thanks to the site, we had a rapid proposal for a guide, who quickly tool contact with us. He chose a trip adapted to the competences of the family and remained very diligent during the full trip. Great experience !

Dominic

5.00

An excellent guide, who planned an amazing route and combined technical instruction with local knowledge to provide a very enjoyable day of skiing that improved my off-piste skills and gave me confidence to try lines that I would never consider alone.

5.00

Nous sommes partis 2 jours avec Benjamin. C’était fantastique de découvrir une autre façon de faire du ski. Benjamin est un gars super sympa et sécurisant. On a passé deux belles journées avec lui. Un regret : Que l’on ne découvre qu’à 54 balais la randonnée à ski. Qui sait !! On prendra peut-être goût à l’alpinisme à 70 ans. Merci à Explore-Share.com de nous avoir présenté Benjamin. Il est sûrement à conseiller à d’autres candidats.

5.00

I am really, really happy with both Explore-share.com’s service and their recommendation of guide Benjamin Souflot. Benjamin was extremely personable, and more importantly knowledgeable. Benjamin recommended where to rent ski gear and the proper gear for the day. He had crampons for my boots, ropes and other safety gear needed. I showed up at the meeting spot early, and Benjamin was already there waiting. On the gondola ride up to Aiguille du Midi, he talked safety and what to expect. When we got up to the top, it was very windy and intimidating. As Benjamin prepared the gear for our descent, he talked safety, strategy and was reassuring that it would be a fun, safe adventure. As I look down the face of the Ridgeline, I became nervous and anxious. Benjamin was very reassuring that it was going to be OK, that I was safe with him and we would make it down. Sure enough, Benjamin literally “talked me off the ledge” and we proceeded down. Benjamin was focused & guided me the entire time. Once we started skiing, Benjamin gave great instructions as to where to ski, what to expect ahead, etc. He was very knowledgeable about the mountain. When we took breaks, Benjamin shared with me interesting facts about where we were, in the mountains France, Italy, Mount Blanc, the crevasses, various peaks, history of the glacier, etc. I had a great experience! I would definitely do this trip again with Benjamin. I would also recommend this trip to anyone else with Benjamin and your company, Explore-share.com. Thank you again! -John

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