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Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend

A groups of skiers meet at the bottom of a run by Paolo Pieroni
A skiers tackles Valle Blanche, one of the world's most renowned backcountry runs
Looking up at a group of skiers descending off Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix France.

Ski touring in the European Alps is a breathtaking and exhilarating experience and must-do for any passionate skier. To maximise your experience we have put together the Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend Course.

The perfect precursor to one of Europe's classic ski-touring itineraries, this weekend is designed as a great short getaway in itself or to sharpen skills and technique before you head deep into the backcountry. With world-class terrain accessible as a day trip from town, Chamonix is the perfect host for a weekend of ski touring. The Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend is specifically designed for those who wish to learn or refresh skills before heading out on a classic multi-day ski tour; or for those time bound and looking for a short break away in the mountains. If you feel your experience is light or you've been unclipped from your bindings for a season or two, our guides will set you up with the competencies required to safely and successfully negotiate the backcountry.

  • Sharpen your skills on skis over a jam-packed two days
  • Learn or refresh backcountry techniques, including avalanche awareness, skinning and safe glacier travel
  • Ideal warm-up for a classic multi-day ski tour such as the Haute Route or short break in itself

Skiing Ability

Skiing Ability

Advanced

Elevation

Elevation

2,285m/7,497ft

Duration

Duration

2 days

Location

Location

Chamonix, France

ITINERARY
DAY 0
Arrive into Chamonix and overnight at hotel
DAY 1
L’Aiguillette des Houches 2,285m/7,496ft – From the village of Le 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 viewpoints of the entire Chamonix valley for some memorable runs. Return to Chamonix, overnight hotel
DAY 2

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 meal and depart for home, or continue on to an Adventure Consultants ski tour

NOTE

This trip option will take in two days of ski touring around Chamonix. There are many options available and a selection of our favourite ski touring areas is listed in our Daily Options tab. Your guide will suggest an itinerary based on your experience, goals and current snow conditions in the area. As an example, a weekend itinerary could look like what is shown above

Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend Map

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
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PREPARE

Fitness

To make the most of your skiing experience we encourage you to work on your fitness 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 snow conditions and be physically fit. However, previous ski touring experience is not a pre-requisite for this trip.

Please note that skiing and climbing even at 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
Long stairs, but super accessible skiing in Chamonix, France
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.

Skiers remove their skins ready for their next run.
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.
Skiers ponder the terrain around Valle Blanche, France

Learn how the professionals make decisions while you ski the BIG terrain!

GALLERY
Skiers ascend the final few steps to the top of a run after taking the lift from the valley below.

Just knowing how to use the lifts and transport options to get you into the back-country is invaluable knowledge to gain.

Fresh turns! A skier revels in fresh powder.

Build awareness on how to find the best snow.

Our Guides
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AC Director/Europe Specialist
A skier negotiates their way through trees on the lower slopes in France

"I can’t recommend the company more highly, for your professionalism, organisation, level of communication before, during and after the expedition, level of experience of the guides, safety record, systems."

Mareike Miller, Australia
A skier enjoying the wide open slopes of Valle Blanche

"Super stoked on our trip. Everything was awesome and ran smoothly. Guides were so good, skiing was good, learning was good. I'm so happy with our experience."

Douglas Stoddart, New Zealand
Skiers dwarfed by the surrounding mountains in Valle Blanche

"Almost unbelievably fine-tuned organization. Dedicated staff and strong guidance from our guide made everything run smoothly."

Ted Neu, United States
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