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Off-piste ski week in Verbier, Switzerland

Join IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide Caroline on a unique off-piste ski week in the stunning Verbier, on Switzerland's Valais Canton!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Verbier is one the world’s top off-piste ski destinations. This is due to its great location. Set in the Western Alps of Switzerland, it has great views of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, among other well known mountains. Verbier is part of the “4 vallee” resorts that divide the ski area into the sectors of Medran, Les Savoleyres, Mont Fort and Bruson. On this off-piste ski tour in Verbier, we will explore the whole region, giving you a chance to discover this unique skiing location!

We will begin by meeting in Le Chable where we will be staying throughout the trip. Le Chable is just a 10 minute gondola ride away from the Verbier center. Also, we will have a lift at just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. This means we will be able to access 4 resorts with unlimited runs in no time at all. Every day, we will choose a route, either in or out of the resort bounds, based on our preferences and general conditions of the slopes. Then, in the evening, we will return to the hotel, which has restaurants nearby. You can also go into Verbier if you wish.

In terms of experience, this is an intermediate level trip. Consequently, some experience and a good fitness level is necessary. Furthermore, it is best if everyone in the group is in the same level so we recommend to plan the trip with a group of family and friends. The guide ratio will be 4:1. This means you will always have personalised attention and guidance.

Skiing in Verbier is a must for anyone who loves the sport. Book your place with us now and join us on this unique excursion in the Swiss Alps! I will be happy to guide you along the way!

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Accommodation

Hotel l’Alarze (includes breakfast)

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Sign-up deadline December 31

Meeting point

Le Chable

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Le Chable

Our meeting point is at Le Chable, where we will stay throughout our tour. To arrive you can use the Swiss rail system or private/shared transfer from Geneva airport to Verbier.

The lift which gives you access to 4 different resorts is a short 5 minute walk from the hotel.

Day 2 to 5: Off-piste and resort ski touring in the Western Alps

Every day we will spend the day exploring the different slopes of the region, seeking the best snow spots in the area.

Then, we will return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 6: Departure from Le Chable

After breakfast, we will bid farewell.


About the guide

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I was born in a small ski village in the Swiss Alps and was immersed in the climbing culture through my parents at a young age. After three years competing in the ice climbing world cup and after graduating from law school, I decided to pursue climbing professionally, both as a guide and as a professional alpinist.

My passion for everything relating to the mountains - alpine climbing, ice climbing, skiing, skimo races, rock climbing, etc. - has taken me all over the world, doing first ascents and repeated beautiful climbs in places such as Canada, Ethiopia, Norway, Jordan, Iceland, Antarctica, Morocco, Thailand and more. But some of my greatest climbs have been here in the Alps, climbing the north faces of the Eiger, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses and Drus, or Beyond Good and Evil in Chamonix. What I love most though is climbing big frozen waterfalls.

Through guiding, I get to share my love for the mountains, as well as my skills and knowledge with guests around the world, in the alpine, on ice, rock or on skis. What I love about my job in the Alps is that I get to speak so many different languages - English, French, Italian, German - as the mountains sit on or close to borders.

The mountains are my passion and have been my way of life for most of my life. It is a community I am proud to belong to. And on this journey, I have met my husband and fellow mountain guide, Adam. We love working together. We live in Finhaut - a small Swiss village right the French-Swiss border between Chamonix and Verbier - with our lovely daughter Olivia. We have access to beautiful climbing and ski touring right from our doorstep and are close to world class terrain in France, Switzerland and Italy in a matter of minutes!

When I am not guiding, I play for myself in the mountains, work on translations, blog and love to rediscover the wonders of the world through the eyes of my daughter.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2011 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Price is $1950 per person depending on group size. INCLUDED: 6 nights at the hotel l’Alarze ( http://alarze.ch/) in Le Chable, including breakfast, A five day lift pass for the “4 vallees”, 5 days skiing with an IFMGA mountain guide, Avalanche safety gear: beacon, shovel, probe and backpack. We do not supply or rent “airbag” avalanche packs, but they can be hired at local shops. NOT Included: Travel to and From Le Chable from the airport, Lunches on the mountain and dinners in town, Rescue insurance.


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