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Montgenevre, French Alps, Guided Ski Touring

Come and join Damien, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on a day of freeride ski touring around the Montgenevre ski resort area of the French Alps.

Not specified

Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Montgenevre is a skiing paradise. Located in the French Alps, this ski resort rests near the border with Italy. The surrounding area is famous for its skiing, and was even used during the winter Olympics in 2006.

The area from which visitors can enjoy a number of winter activities is huge. And along with the variety of possible activities, there is an absolutely stunning background of peaks, valleys, trees and rivers to admire.

Montgenevre stretches into several other areas as well. They include Sestriere and the Via Lattea skiing area. However, on this trip, we will be focusing on the expansive Montgenevre area. The area includes 35 different ski lifts that can take you up to many different parts of the resort. From whichever part we choose, we can walk along several different routes through the snow until we reach any one of the many wonderful slopes from which we can ski.

Some of the best slopes can take up to an hour to reach. However, once we reach them, the fun you will get to enjoy will be well worth it. Also, during the walking times, I will discuss safety tips with you, so you can properly and safely enjoy the slopes once we arrive.

Skiing in the French Alps is famous, and at Montgenevre, you will see exactly why it has gained that fame. The scenery is remarkable. The slopes are plentiful. And the fun you can have is limitless. So if you want to join me here, just send me a request. I would be more than happy to be your guide.

As a result of the many different ski resort areas in the French Hautes-Alpes region that you can enjoy, I also offer this full day ski touring adventure at Vars and Risoul.

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 350 Each

Group of 2

EUR 175 Each

Group of 3

EUR 117 Each

Group of 4

EUR 88 Each

Group of 5

EUR 70 Each

Group of 6

EUR 57 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes safety equipment like a DVA, shovel and probe, but does not include lifts, and ski equipment rentals.


Details

Meeting point

Montgenevre

About the guide

I'm a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide from Les Hautes Alpes. I'm based very close to the National Park of Queyras.
I was born in a farm in Haute Savoie. I grew up with cows and when I was 1 1/2 years old, I climbed my first mountain...Nooo, I'm just kidding !
I come from Paris and I actually started sailing before mountaineering. I studied in a business school and I realized few years later that actually, my passion was not to sit behind a computer all day but to guide friends and clients in the mountains.
I now live in Les Hautes Alpes and I'll be happy to bring you up there and let you live an unique time. So please contact me and let's start planning a mountain trip you would like to do, during the winter or the summer, for 1/2 or several days !

Languages

French | English

Residence

Saint Crespin, Les Hautes Alpes


What people are saying about Damien Fontaine

Sloane Roeser

5.00

January, 2018

Damien was super helpful in giving us info on the area, and a great guide for ice climbing! He kept it really fun and just challenging enough so that we all had an amazing experience! The guided ice climbing was so much fun! Such a beautiful and rare opportunity. I would highly recommend it!

Valerie

5.00

March, 2017

Mon fils Maxime est revenu enchanté de sa journée hors-pistes avec Damien : « Trop Cooooool » furent ses premiers mots en rentrant au chalet J ! Cette journée fut une totale découverte pour lui, puisqu’il n’avait jamais expérimenté le vrai hors-piste. Très belle expérience pour lui, et malgré la fatigue au retour, il en redemandera, c’est certain. Merci à Damien pour cette journée que Maxime n’est pas prêt d’oublier !

Affi

5.00

March, 2017

Journée de ski rando au top dans le Vallon et Col du Crachet...une découverte pour moi...mais quelle expérience positive...? ...me voilà "addict"...merci Damien ? ...

Laurent

5.00

March, 2017

Petite journée de ski rando dans le vallon du Crachet, puis Col du Crachet (col de Vars). Temps magnifique, 20cm de poudreuse tombée la veille. Bref des conditions idéales. Damien s’est parfaitement adapté au groupe (certains ayant déjà fait des raids à ski, d’autres étant débutants). Une montée à allure modérée mais constante. Tout au long de la progression, Damien nous parle des sommets avoisinants, des vallées adjacentes,... Des tours & autres raids possibles dans des endroits plus sauvages, moins fréquentés, ... Je suis maintenant incollable sur la Barre de la Pisse ou des sommets de l’Eyssina, qui avoisinent tous les 3000m d’altitude. Nous avons aussi fait des exercices pour détecter des victimes en cas d’avalanche. Des petits rappels toujours très utiles... Damien est vraiment quelqu’un d’ouvert, gentil et toujours à l’écoute des membres du groupe. Je n’hésiterai pas à refaire appel à ses services !

Pascal

5.00

March, 2017

Nous avons passé une très belle journée avec Damien, il faut dire que la météo de la veille et du jour nous ont bien aidés. Le choix du lieu de la rando était excellent et même si la forme physique du groupe n’a pas permis d’aller très loin, j’en ai bien profité. Damien est aussi un excellent pédagogue qui m’a encore appris pas mal de chose malgré de longues années de pratique. Bref à l’année prochaine, pour quelques couloirs, je l’espère ! Bien à vous, Pascal




 

 

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