Off-piste skiing in Chamonix, Day tours (4 days)

Join Paul, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for an intense but fun 4-day off-piste skiing experience on the pristine slopes and incredible terrains around Chamonix, France.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Take advantage of the excellent powder conditions that Chamonix boasts.

  • Enjoy stunning views over the most scenic parts of the French Alps.

  • Spend four days skiing a diverse array of terrains.

 

Located on the French-Italian border, sitting in the shadow of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is the ideal spot for any off-piste adventure!

With the assistance of the numerous ski lifts and cable cars all around the region, we will enjoy incredible descents and get some of the best views available in the French Alps!

Imagine heading up 3.842 meters above sea level to Aiguille D’Midi first thing in the morning and taking a moment to appreciate southern France’s natural beauty.

Next thing you know, we are descending a narrow snow arête in some crampons before exchanging them for skis and plunging down a 2.000 meter descent!

This is just one of the fabulous spots that we could head to around Chamonix and there are so many more as well. From the slopes of Mont Blanc to the crimson red needles of Aiguilles Rouges, there is no shortage of excellent off-piste skiing for us.

If only we could see it all in four days!

This trip is perfect for both advanced off-piste skiers looking for new challenges as well as advanced on-piste skiers looking to transition off-piste!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an incredible 4-day off-piste skiing adventure in the stunning scenery around Chamonix!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 1-week ski touring trip across the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1500 GBP

Group of 2
1500 GBP

Group of 3
1500 GBP

Group of 4
1500 GBP

Group of 5
1500 GBP

Group of 6
1500 GBP

Group of 7
1500 GBP

Group of 8
1500 GBP

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Please note that this price also includes communal safety gear.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

More info

Be sure to bring the following before arriving for the start of our Haute Route expedition:

-Skis with touring bindings

-Ski mountaineering boots – preferably that have been worn before the trip to ensure comfort

-Ski Poles with normal baskets not small piste baskets

-Skins for skis

-Ski Crampons

-Shovel, Probe, Avalanche Transceiver – these can be borrowed from the guide.

-Ice Axe, Crampons – these can be borrowed from the guide if advised in advance

-Harness and screw gate Karabiner – these can be borrowed from the guide if ordered in advance

-Rucksack – 30 litre for day tours and off-piste skiing 45-50L for multi-day tours. Models that skis can be attached to are best.

-Sheet sleeping Bag

-Head torch

-Insurance certificate

-Alpine membership card may give hut discounts BMC

-Cash in local currency

-Thermal base layer top, light colours reflect heat best. No Cotton

-Fleece top Soft shell fabrics are also excellent

-Spare Fleece or fleece alternative like a Puffball

-Trousers to wear under waterproofs, Schoeller type fabrics or powerstretch if you have the legs to get away with wearing it in public. No Cotton.

-Waterproof Trousers gore-tex or other breathable fabrics are best

-Waterproof Jacket gore-tex or other breathable fabrics are best

-Gloves – Thick and thin pair

-Hat – Warm hat and sun hat

-Goggles; sun glasses;

-30+ SPF sun cream and SPF lip balm

 

About the Guide

 
 

My heart lies in traditional climbing, especially in my homeland of Ireland, however I am constantly drawn away on all types adventures to all corners of the earth.

I am a qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide, meaning that Skiing, Sport Climbing, Ice Climbing, Big Wall Climbing and Mountain Biking are all high on my list of distractions – my main problem in life is having enough time to fit in all the fun!

My desire to climb became the basis on which I made most of my life decisions and it’s no surprise that climbing and travelling have taken me all over the world.

I not only aspire to experience fantastic adventures and progressing my own skills, I also have a passion for developing climbing at a grass roots level. After spending 4 years as a Youth Development Officer for Mountaineering Ireland, I identified the significance of participation and of teaching young climbers the importance of enjoying the mountains responsibly and safely.

In addition, I play a key role in the promotion of climbing in Ireland, which has recently resulted in the biggest (and reportedly the best!) Fair Head Climbing meet, securing Alex Honnald as the guest speaker.

My main motivation is to get out there, get stuck in and seek out adventure, whilst maintaining a lifestyle of freedom, quality friendships, good music and good beer. I am great at doing the simple things right and living the outdoor lifestyle…with my van and my dog, I'm a happy man – oh and my wife Ellie and wee dude Luca!

 
 
 

 

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