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Ski touring day for beginners in Les Houches, Haute-Savoie

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Come with a certified guide to the beautiful backcountry of Haute-Savoie and enjoy a guided day program of ski touring for beginners in Les Houches and the French Alps for a perfect blend of instruction and terrain to discover one of the world’s premiere ski destinations.

Private

Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Ease into ski touring on marked paths and gently acclimating to the backcountry.
  • Learn valuable techniques and tips from a certified and knowledgeable guide.
  • Experience the immaculate French Alps scenery and top notch snow quality.
  • Improve your skills on a full day skiing and prepare for more ambitious trips.

Description

Break into the next level of skiing on a guided day program in Les Houches, one of top resort areas for the ski touring! This full day on the Haute-Savoie snow will give you the foundation and confidence to head into any winter wilderness while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Mont Blanc Massif in the French Alps!

Known around the world as one of the top snow sport destinations, Haute-Savoie has a number of remarkable areas for life-changing ski trips. This includes Les Houches, which has frequently been considered one of the best places for beginners to take up the ski touring discipline in a safe, satisfying, and fun manner.

Located in the Mont Blanc Massif of the French Alps, Les Houches is one of the prized resorts of the region, boasting nearly 1,000 meters of vertical of piste terrain alone. The ungroomed backcountry is easily accessible, with a bit of variety that includes great tree skiing. For skiers in search of out-of-bounds trails, the Les Houches Trail is a perfect option for honing your skills and cutting your teeth on the delectable landscape.

Your program places you in the midst of these premium conditions for a day of invaluable instruction and guidance. I will ensure you have a safe experience getting accustomed to ski touring gear, including practice using skins, avalanche safety, movement and off-piste, and so much more. This is a fun and practical way to take your skiing skills away from the resort and into untouched powder, rounding out your skill set and priming you the endless opportunities that await in global backcountry terrain.

Les Houches Trail is one of the most popular routes because it is well-marked from the start in Les Chavants and accessible at the top of the Prarion Lift. It includes an 848-meter climb before descending back down into the center of the piste. It is a perfect introduction to the sport, providing ample opportunity to pick up lessons and guidance on ski touring practices and information.

There are also other options throughout the area, with varying levels of difficulty and incredible scenery. We can plan a trip that is tailored just for you, so let me know what exactly you want to see and we will go from there. I am well-versed on the local terrain, so there is an endless supply of fulfilling runs.

You should be in good physical shape and a good enough skier to transition from the piste to the backcountry. The mental endurance to handle a day in off-piste terrain will also ensure we have a fun and productive time exploring the world of ski touring on the program.

Book this fantastic ski touring day for beginners NOW and discover the beautiful backcountry of Les Houches and one of the most captivating areas of Haute-Savoie and the French Alps!

For the more advanced skiers out there, we can also spend two days ski mountaineering on Mont Blanc!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


Details

More info

Some equipment may be available to rent at additional cost. If you need to rent any gear, please contact me and let me know.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking for further information on our meeting location.

About the guide


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