Join this great ski touring and freeride day in Les Carroz, in the Grand Massif resort, along with IMFGA-certified mountain guide Benjamin. Explore the amazing terrain of this area in the Haute-Savoie region.
If you are looking to enjoy a full day of ski touring and freeride skiing in the Haute-Savoie region, join me on this day trip to Les Carroz, in the Grand Massif ski resort in the French Alps.
Les Carroz is located 55 kilometres from Chamonix, in a large sunny plateau above the Arve Valley. With a mountain elevation of 2500 m, this resort offers snowboarders and skiers a 1360 m vertical drop.
You will also find a great diversity of terrain in Les Carroz and fantastic off-piste possibilities, from wide open slopes above the tree line to the large snowbowl at the top of the area. Amazing long runs continue below this into the forest, heading down to Les Carroz or to neighbouring villages like Samoens or Morillons.
This program is suitable for skiers with an intermediate skill level. We can adapt the itinerary to your goals and experience. Please note you need to have previous ski touring experience in order to join me on this trips. Also, note I guide skiers from 12 years old.
I will provide you with the safety gear (DVA, shovel and prove), and technical gear like ropes and harnesses.
So what are you waiting for? If you want to enjoy a great freeride and ski touring experience, send me a request! You can also check other day trips that I guide in this area, like this La Clusaz ski touring and freeride day trip, this Flaine ski touring and freeride day trip, or this Megeve ski touring and freeride day trip.
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.
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.
Ben is a world class guide and my experience was so much fun. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends and will be back in the future and will request Ben.
Wow! I have dreamed about this vacation for 6 months and skiing the Valle Blanche was on the top of the wish list. What a killer day and a great guide
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
This was an excellent trip and Benjamin is a fantastic, experienced and friendly guide. Would strongly recommend.
While we were not able to take this itinerary due to inclement weather, our guide Benjamin still managed to take us through very interesting terrain perfectly suited to our abilities, and even adjusted his schedule to find some sunny days. My son and I had a great time and learned a lot. These will be memories for a life time. Thank you!
Ben is a great guide and did a wonderful job with our group. He\'s patient and worked very well with us. I\'d highly recommend him to other groups.
We had booked Ben for a single day and weather did not play nice: rain in the valley, snowfall and high winds on the summits. Hence, we were locked down to a single slope. Ben still made this an awesome day with lots of off-piste dives wherever possible, some avalanche training in between and good advice and powder exercises as he\'s simply an excellent skier. On top of that he is a great person and also available as guide in Chamonix and 4Vallee. Full recommendation!
The trip was simply awesome. Benja is such a great mountain professional, It was a delight to walk along his side. I would definitely recommend both the man and the guide. He provided us with good tips and a good amount of material as well. His pricing practice is well fitted and super flexible. If you\'re still wondering whether you want to go or not, please help yourself and go for it! Kévin
Benjamin, jeune guide professionnel, confirme avec excellence que la valeur n’attend pas le nombre des années ! Nous avons pu, en sa discrète compagnie, découvrir en toute sécurité une approche inédite et respectueuse de la montagne dans des randonnées en peau de phoque. Je me réjouis déjà de réitérer cette expérience l’année prochaine, si possible encore avec le même guide, et avec même un degré de difficulté supérieur…
Malgré des conditions de neige médiocres notre guide Benjamin nous a permis de passer deux journées fantastiques à la découverte de sites vierges dans les Portes du Soleil. La rando en peau de phoque fut pour nous une grande première à renouveler très rapidement. Admirer la montagne avec un guide de qualité quoi de plus excitant dans la vie !!
Superbes moments passés ensemble dans les portes du Soleil, très sympa et très pro. Nous nous réjouissons de réitérer l’expérience du côté de Chamonix en ta compagnie.
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.
Nous avons passé une excellente journée avec Benjamin sur le domaine des Portes du Soleil. Malgré des conditions d\'enneigement