• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Description

Whether you snowboard, telemark or ski, Chamonix is one of the key spots for people who wish to do freeride skiing. Instead of the tamed conditions found on piste, off piste skiing opens you the door to the wilderness…and whenever possible, to awesome powder snow descents.

To master off piste skiing, you need to adapt your riding to the snow and terrains, and develop a specific feeling for the snow and the mountain. Rapid progression can be achieved with small tips that I can give you.

Together we can discover the glaciers of La Vallée Blanche, Les Grands Montets and many others, in the stunning Mont Blanc Massif, surrounded by some of the legendary peaks of the Alps: Mont Blanc, Les Grandes Jorasses, Les Drus…

My main goal will be to give your the necessary tips to improve your freeride skiing technics and bring you where the snow conditions are the best !

Join me for this 5-day program where you’ll learn different interesting and important technics:
– How to ski in deep powder snow;
– how to evaluate and deal with risks linked to off-piste skiing;
– How to use transceiver, shovel and probe when caught in an avalanche.

The program will be defined based on the weather conditions and you ski level. Here is an example:

Day 1 – LE TOUR
We start at Le Tour which offers some ideal off-piste routes to reacquaint yourself with the mountain such as “La combe des Jeurs”.

DAY 2 – BREVENT
We follow this 5-day course with the Brevent ski area, where the slopes face Mont-Blanc. The link with Flégère gives us a huge range of off-piste skiing possibilities.

DAY 3 – GRANDS MONTETS
We are based at the famous Grands Montets ski resort. This vast area of off-piste skiing is situated in the shadow of L’Aiguille Verte, keeping the snow fresh long after other areas. There are numerous glacier descent which allow us to develop our awareness and techniques in crevasse terrains.

DAY 4 – TOULA GLACIER
We go through the Mont Blanc tunnel to access the 3462 Toula glacier, the Italian side of Mont Blanc. During the day we can ski several 1000 m descents.

DAY 5 – VALLEE BLANCHE
To finish this off piste skiing course in Chamonix , the 24 km descent of La Vallée Blanche takes us through the heart of the biggest glacier area in the French Alps. The adventure starts at 3842 m on the Aiguille du Midi to finish some 2800 m lower in Chamonix.

If you are interested by this program or would like something tailor made, please get in touch with me. I will be more than happy to support you in the organisation of your off piste tour in Chamonix and its surroundings. You can join an existing group or set up your own.

Extra details

Insurance

Please contact your insurance company to find out if you are covered for any accidents incurred while taking part in the off-piste ski weekend. If you are English, please contact the British Mountaineering Council for insurance coverage.

Not included in the price

– Ski gear for the course

– The ski lifts

– Your insurance

– Lunches for you and the guide

– All which is not included above

Included in the price

– 5 days guide rate ,

– avalanche transceiver and harness,

Price

440€ per person

Group size

Minimum of 4 clients and maximum 6 clients, to ensure everybody’s safety and to allow each client to get the most out of the camp.

Price per person

Group of 4440EUR
Group of 5440EUR
Group of 6440EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Extras

Meeting point

Chamonix