• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr

Description

My passion for skiing goes far beyond free riding and touring:  I absolutely love skiing the steeps. So if you want to discover some of the great runs of the Alps, join me for a week of adventure either in Chamonix or the Dolomites. You can also combine both and make it a legendary road trip!

This program is designed for experienced skiers looking to enter into the world of big mountains and steep lines.

Actually, the aim of the course is to become technically proficient in basic mountaineering skills and tackle a ‘project’ line at the end of the week.

To achieve that, the trip includes all the important elements of mountaineering needed to ascend and complete a successful descent.

This are some of the skills you’re are going to learn:

  • Picking your line
  • Safe glacier travel
  • Setting anchors in snow and ice for belaying and rappelling
  • Correct use of crampons and ice tools

Some past programs have included stellar descents of the Gervasutti Couloir on the Tour Ronde, the Mettrier Spur on the Domes de Miage or the Barbey Couloir on the Aiguille d’Argentiere, as well as Brenva Glacier, Holzer Couloir and north face of the Marmolada.

In fact, this is a custom steep skiing course where you learn ‘on the mountain’. You’ll also have a video critique.

Besides, the trip includes a complete session on how to choose the right gear for the job. We’ll use the latest demo skis from Black Diamond.

For further information, you can fin the complete program below.

Please contact me if you want to go skiing in the Alps. I will be glad to help you arrange the best trip for you. 

You can also check other trips I organize, like this ski touring up to the top of Mont Blanc or this freeride skiing trip in Sella Ronda.

Itinerary

Day 1

General assessment

Our first morning gets started with some gentle skiing and skinning to asses everyone’s technique and level.

After a lunch brief, we will make a plan for the week to include a reasonable goal – either a slope or a summit.

Day 2 to 5

Perfectioning technique

The next several days are used to practice actual techniques needed to safely access and ski gradually steeper lines.

The venues of both Chamonix and Arabba have plenty to offer even the most advanced skier, so everyone is sure to learn and be challenged.

One evening will be spent using video to critique technique.

Day 6

The prize

This final day is one that will require hard work, sweat and some suffering. But it will all be worth it at the end. Celebratory evening dinner.

Price per person

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Extras

Meeting point

– Chamonix, France – Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

More info

- Special prices for groups of 2 or more skiers booking the same course at the same time. - Skiing includes many sustained 40-45 degree slopes. S3/4. Certain access will require using ropes, crampons and ice axes.Level: – Excellent base fitness – Solid off-piste skiing level