People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Dec
Type of Trip
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.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
About the Guide
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.
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