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Chamonix Ski Touring Week

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Enjoy the ultimate holiday as you return each night from skiing to the comfort of your Chamonix hotel where you can enjoy the local entertainment, vibrant restaurants and bars of this exciting alpine wonderland that is the undeniable centre of the European alpine world.

An amazing network of lifts provides quick access to an unimaginable array of terrain on downhill skis, and for those with ski touring equipment, the availability of terrain is even greater.

The best skiing around Chamonix is found off-piste across the huge area of terrain in the region. Our guides are tuned into where you can find primo snow by utilising a combination of lift access and short tours each day throughout your week. There are numerous glaciers to explore and often, it is not far to find the untracked snow that makes touring so satisfying!

Classic ski runs such as the Vallée Blanche and the Grande Montets can be combined with ski tours around the Brévent, Les Trois Cols or the Crochues Bérard, to make up a multi-day program.

Our resident guides have a comprehensive knowledge of the region and know where to find the best skiing in some of the most spectacular terrain.

You can use this week as a way to develop your ski-touring skills with the help of your guide or you may already be a seasoned ski mountaineer who has a specific penchant for certain terrain. You decide with your guide on a programme that suits you, that can include as little or as much skiing as you want on the type of terrain that you prefer. This really is the ultimate holiday!

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  • World-famous as one of the premier skiing destinations around the globe
  • From steep couloirs to scenic glacier descents, there is something for everybody

Skiing Ability

Skiing Ability

Advanced

Elevation

Elevation

3,552m/11,653ft

Duration

Duration

5 days

Location

Location

Chamonix, France

ITINERARY
DAY 0

Arrive into Chamonix and overnight at hotel

DAY 1

L’Aiguillette des Houches 2,285m/7,497ft – From the village of Coupeau, it is a gentle ascent through the forests that takes us up past Chalet de Chailloux. Now, we are well above the tree line and the open slopes take us up to one of the best view points of the entire Chamonix valley. Spend some time refreshing skills and eventually descending back down through the trees to Chamonix. Overnight hotel

DAY 2

Col d’Argentière 3,552m/11,654ft – At the top, we are rewarded with amazing scenery of the Argentière basin with views of the summits of the Aiguille Verte, Les Droites, Mont Dolent and the Aiguille de Chardonnet. The terrain is huge and the skiing spectacular! Return to Chamonix, overnight hotel

DAY 3

Crochue Bérard – Starting from the La Flegérè, we take a cable car and chairlift to l’Index. Our first climb up to the Col des Crochues 2,704m/8,872ft is started on skins, before a final boot pack with skis on rucksacks up to the Col. A long traverse descending into the Aiguille Rouges Nature Reserve takes us to our second 200m gentle climb on skins to the Col de Bérard 2,469m/8,100ft. All of our efforts are now rewarded with a stunning ski down the Combe de Bérard to the village of Le Buet. From here, we take the train back to Chamonix, overnight hotel

DAY 4

Col des Autannes 2,777m//9,110ft – From the Le Tour ski area, we have a climb of 650m/2,130ft up to the col before a brilliant descent on north facing slopes that often hold very good powder snow. This takes us down to the village of Trient in Switzerland. A bus and then train take us back to Chamonix, overnight hotel

DAY 5

Vallée Blanche and Col d’Entrèves – Any ski trip to Chamonix wouldn’t be complete without a descent of the Vallée Blanche. From the Aiguille du Midi, we ski down the classic Vallée Blanche to Pointe Adolphe Rey before putting our skins on and climbing for 2 hours up to the Col d’Entrèves on the Italian border. Now it is time for our final run down the majestic Vallée Blanche, before heading back to Chamonix for a celebratory cold beer. Overnight hotel

DAY 6

Depart for home

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Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
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PREPARE

Fitness

To make the most of your skiing experience we encourage you to work on your fitness and skiing/snowboarding prior to the trip. Your guide places special focus on fitness levels and will regulate the pace accordingly. See our Fitness Training Programs for information on how we can help you prepare for your trip.

Technical Experience

To ski tour in the European Alps, you will need to be able to link parallel turns in all types of off-piste snow conditions, be physically fit and have a minimum of 5 days ski touring experience.

Even skiing and climbing at the moderate altitudes in Europe has a definite physical effect on people. Most climbers and skiers notice a lower performance rate than normal. Ski touring days are physically demanding and can entail a 1,000m/3,300ft ascent at altitude.

Altitude Experience

No prior altitude experience is required

Skiers
Why Adventure Consultants

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to their trips. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition and trip to offer our ski tourers the best possible experience.

We employ strong and specialised IFMGA Ski Guides, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. Many of our expedition members and climbers come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make expeditions and guided ski tours safe and successful.

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Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Ski tour guide
  • Group technical equipment
  • Lift passes as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation twin share B&B as per the scheduled itinerary
  • Local ground transport as per the scheduled itinerary.
Ski SL

Chamonix embodies the spiritual home of alpinism forged through multiple generations of climbers and skiers.

GALLERY
Rene

The week will feature a balance of travel, technical training, learning about conditions and hazards, while you ski some incredible terrain.

Aguilledemidi SL

The lift system in the Chamonix valley provides us rapid access to a wide variety spectacular ski touring terrain.

Our Guides
Jon Bracey
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European Chief Guide
Suze Kelly
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Maureen Ice fall Stefan Sporli

"I enjoyed the course immensely, it was challenging but rewarding. Thanks for everything."

Dean Willoughby, Australia
Ski Touring Gran Paradiso Paolo Pieroni

"AC provided a great experience, which I would not hesitate in recommending to friends. Based on my experience, AC's reputation as a premium guiding company is consistent with the high level of service they provide."

John Riley, Australia
Suze

"AC has a sterling reputation and why that is was made apparent before and during my trip. The level of organisation and quality of the guide were both excellent."

Robert Smith, United Kingdom
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