IFMGA-certified mountain guide Edward organizes privately guided backcountry skiing and ski touring trips in the best ski areas around Mont Blanc.
The mountains of France, Italy, and Switzerland offer limitless possibilities for backcountry skiing, ski touring, and heliskiing. It would be my pleasure to be your guide in the diverse terrain near Mont Blanc.
Although I offer many different group winter programs, I understand that many clients prefer to have their own personal guide. So I’d be happy to guide you or a group of your friends and family for a day, or longer. As a private guide, I can arrange a program uniquely suited to your skills and interests.
If you’re wondering what a privately guided day trip would be like, well then here are some ideas. I am based out of Finhaut in the Vallée du Trient, between Chamonix and Verbier. This is the perfect location to enjoy many different outdoor activities around Mont Blanc. For one, we have access to large ski resorts like Chamonix, Courmayeur, and Verbier plus smaller ones like Les Marécottes, Bruson, Champex, Liddes Vichères and Ovronnaz. The village of Finhaut also has a heliski pad. Let me know what you want to do, and we’ll make it work!
At the end of a great day of skiing, we can head back to the Bekker Chalet in Finhaut for a hot drink by a cozy fireplace. You’ll think back over the beautiful sights and experiences of the day and won’t be able to wait to come back for more!
Please send me a request if you would like a private guide for your Mont Blanc ski adventure. Like I said, I’ll work with you to plan an amazing trip.
If you’re looking for a group trip, then I encourage you to look at other programs I guide. For example, I lead a great Mont Blanc 6-day guided ski safari tour.
The level of the trip will be adapted based on you and your group. Furthermore, almost all of my group trips can also be privatized in groups of 3-7 people per guide. However, my regular group prices are based on 6-7 people per guide. With more or fewer participants I adapt the price.
In 1987 I became a certified mountain guide after an intense four-year training program at the Technical University of Munich, thus becoming the first guide from the Netherlands to be IFMGA-certified and probably worldwide one of the first guides not originating from an alpine country. As a guide, I do everything from beginner courses in the Alps to worldwide climbing expeditions to the Seven Summits.
Based in Switzerland, just a few kilometers from the French town of Chamonix, I offer customized programs, tailor-made for each of my clients. As an alpinist and mountain guide, I’ve participated in many succesful expeditions, including Mt. Everest (north and south sides), Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma (Tibet), Aconcagua (Argentina), Yerupaja South Face and Huascaran (Peru), Ojos del Salado (Chile), Mt Hunter and Denali (Alaska), Elbrus (Russia) Carstensz Pyramid (West Papoua) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). I’ve led two UIAA expeditions for talented young climbers: one in China and one in Pakistan. Both were very successful and led to the opening of some new (and sometimes difficult) routes. I’m always looking for new and challenging ski areas and, in recent years, have specialized in ski safaris and ski touring in the Alps, Morocco, Canada, Chile and Scandinavia. Adventure skiing is my passion since a long time and the challenge is to find the best snow and safe skiing and have fun with the group in a remote location. A father of 2, in my spare time, I like to go skiing, mountain biking and climbing with friends and family.
Fantastic trip with a great group! Edward made the most of the spring conditions. We were blessed with sunny days - touring in shorts and t-shirts. Beautiful views, skiing over fjords, after great ascents! Long descents, all in all an amazing week!!
My first proper ski touring trip and I didn’t really know what to expect...it was amazing In every respect. The scenery was stunning and accommodation perfect at MIT FabLab. Haakon looked after us at FabLab and Edward out on the mountain. I felt safe and exhilarated at the same time. The group were diverse with a sense of fun and a common interest in being out on the mountains. It really was a privilege for me to share the week with them. I look forward to another trip next winter. Bob
Fantastic mountain guide with an incredible singing voice!
Group of 1
|EUR 387 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 207 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 145 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 114 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 104 each|
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- Guiding fee
The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
Prices listed are for a one day of guiding. Trips in France and Italy can be paid in Euros, trips in Switzerland have to be paid in Swiss Francs or the equivalent of the Swiss Franc day rate in Euros. Price includes avalanche beacon, probe, shovel and mountaineering equipment (if necessary). Price does not include ski rental, avalanche airbag and lift passes.