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Haute Route 7 Day Long Version Private Ski Tour

Francis, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, wants to take you on a ski touring trip from Chamonix to Zermatt on the world famous Haute Route.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

The Haute route that runs between Chamonix and Zermatt is a world renowned ski touring route. The length of the route is 180 kilometres, and offers some of the most beautiful scenic views of the Alps you will ever see.

It is not often a person has the chance to ski from one country to another, but on the famed Haute route that is exactly what you will be doing, as you will be skiing from France to Switzerland.

Like any other famous trek, while many people attempt the journey from Chamonix to Zermatt not all succeed. However, it is my goal to make you sure you do succeed. And in order to ensure success, I have broken the tour into 2 options.

The first option is the ultra classic by way of the Grand Combin. This route has fewer skiers, and is both longer and more difficult. The second option is the Verbier version. This option is much more popular than the ultra classic and would be considered easier. However it does have variety, as there are alternate routes and bonus summits along the way.

Ski touring on the Haute route is not easy. No matter which option you choose. In order to go on this trip, you will need to be in excellent physical condition. You will also need a solid level of off-piste skiing experience. Finally, some of the sections of the route may require using crampons, an ice axe and rope, so mountaineering experience is necessary as well.

For any ambitious skier, the Haute route is a challenge worth taking. It is exciting and beautiful. It is one of those journeys few people have the chance to take, and for those who do, they walk away with priceless memories. 

Send me a message if you wish to join me. 

Please note that this is a private program. Unfortunately, for the time being, I don’t have any group departures planned.

If you are looking for more challenging ski tours, I also offer a 6-day tour in Gran Paradiso in Italy.

Meeting point

Chamonix, France

Accommodation

Hotels are available in Chamonix and Zermatt. Travel huts are available throughout the Haute Route as well.

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About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.

At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.

In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.

Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.

Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.

If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.


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Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 1232 each

Group of 3

EUR 1232 each

Group of 4

EUR 1232 each

Group of 5

EUR 1232 each

Group of 6

EUR 1232 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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


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