The Haute Route, Ski touring from Chamonix to Zermatt in 7 days

Join Paul, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for an unforgettably fun and scenic week of ski touring along the Haute Route, from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy stunning views of iconic Alpine peaks.

  • Ski incredible terrain and pristine powder on this historic route.

  • Spend each night in a different mountain hut and meet new people.

 

Attracting skiers from around the world for the past century, the Haute Route is an epic ski touring trail that goes from Chamonix to Zermatt.

Join me for an unforgettable week of incredible skiing as we make this historic trek through the heart of the French and Swiss Alps.

With the help of ski lifts at the beginning of the day to gain some altitude, followed by climbing a bit further with the use of skins and  crampons, we will spend our days making gorgeous ascents before enjoying long and thrilling descents into the valleys below.

As resorts in Chamonix become more and more crowded each year, more skiers want to head off-piste to enjoy some solitude and, of course, untouched powder.

That is exactly what we will be doing in the beautiful and stunningly scenic surroundings of the French and Swiss Alps.

Among the highlights of our trip will be spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the iconic Matterhorn as well as experiencing different idyllic mountain huts each night.

For more information about our exact route and plan of action, please feel free to contact me when booking.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an incredible 1-week ski touring expedition along the famed Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1150 GBP

Group of 2
1150 GBP

Group of 3
1150 GBP

Group of 4
1150 GBP

Group of 5
1150 GBP

Group of 6
1150 GBP

Group of 7
1150 GBP

Group of 8
1150 GBP

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Please note that this price also includes four nights in different mountain huts and communal safety gear.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

Accommodation

We will stay at various mountain huts over the course of the Haute Route.

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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