March 2019: 7 th – 10th & 28th – 31st
(Please ask us for private dates, also for mixed groups)
- 3 days ski teaching and skitouring in the Chamonix valley
- 3 nights at a traditional Chalet in Vallorcine
- Learn all about ski touring and back country skiing
- Ski touring basics, including gear usage, uphill techniques, pacing, layering, and route selection
- Avalanche awareness including terrain management and basic companion rescue strategies
Learn off piste skiing and ski touring with us!
Three days of world-class skiing with top, women-specific instructions from Ex-World Cup ski racer and certified ski instructor Ella Alpiger.
This Women’s ski touring camp features the latest ski and ski-touring teaching techniques, avalanche safety informations and some hidden Off-piste runs.
- “It’s all about learning off piste skiing technique, backcountry skills, mountain safety, and most importantly, having fun in the outdoors!”
We will base out of the beautiful village of Vallorcine for 3 days of adventure skiing. Our goal is to ski the best hidden places for the given conditions, and provide you with coaching and instruction in big mountain skiing.
- “It’s a unique ski program that makes it easier, faster and more fun to learn.”
Women’s ski touring camp Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival day
We welcome you at the Chalet in Vallorcine for a first get together. Come enjoy a typical Savoyard dinner with some fine wine from the chalet owners vinery.
Night at Chalet in Valloricne
Day 1: Off piste skiing work shop and avalanche rescuing
Off piste work shop in the ski area of Vallorcine / Balme which lies very near the Chalet. We ski where we find the nicest snow. Get tips on your skiing skills and technique to help you improve in a variety of ski conditions and terrain. Work on technique and mental preparedness that will improve your skiing in the backcountry, in steeps, trees, narrow chutes and crud.
Learn how to search with your avalanche transceiver in the afternoon. An important skill you have to know!
Night and dinner at the Chalet in Vallorcine.
Day 2: Ski touring intro Les Marecottes, Switzerland
A short train ride brings us to our Offpiste work shop in the morning in the quiet ski area of Les Marecottes. Les Marecottes is a secret spot for powder lovers and offers also some great tree skiing just over the boarder in Switzerland. Practice the tips you have learned yesterday.
Now we are ready to bring our back country skiing to the next level. We start with a short ski tour in the afternoon where you learn all about ascending with skins on your skis, ski touring itineraries and snow safety information.
Night and dinner at the Chalet in Vallorcine, enjoy a glas of wine at the fire place and check out today’s skiing videos.
Day 3: Ski tour
With a picknick and all necessary things in our backpack we skin up into the mountains. We use and try all our new learned skills and enjoy a day in the peaceful mountains.
The course finishes at 3pm in Vallorcine.
Changes to the itinerary:
The programme is given as an indication only. Changes and adaptation may be made to suit current technical criteria, safety requirements and weather conditions.
What you will learn in this Women’s ski touring camp:
This course makes it possible for intermediate and advanced skiers to move to the next level of expertise in the shortest time possible. Get confident with the avalanche safety skills and make your first ski touring experiences. All in a group session designed to foster camaraderie. A truly elevated experience.
If you feel confident on red and black slopes and have some off-piste experience, you’re ready to join this camp. Please contact us if you’re not sure about your level.
The last or first village in the Chamonix valley, Vallorcine is a peaceful mountain village. Hidden behind the col des Montets, at the foot of the Aiguilles Rouges, La vallée des Ours (the valley of bears) has retained all the charm of a traditional mountain village. Vallorcine is made up of several hamlets on the foothills of the surrounding mountains stretching to the Swiss border. Here, the mountains never cease to inspire your curiosity and sense of adventure.
How to get to Vallorcine:
We can organize a transfers to and from Geneva airport with guaranteed flexibility to match your flight times allowing you to fly from your local airport at a time that suits you. If you’re traveling by train from Switzerland, you can reach Vallorcine via Martigny. We will pick you up at the train station.
Nico’s and Audrey’s traditional chalet in a very quiet and peaceful location.
This comfortable, traditional chalet offers breathtaking views of the mountains. Guests can relax in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine or enjoy the cozy rooms.
Four tastefully furnished double bedrooms one of them with a privat bathroom and a bedroom with 4 bunkbeds can be found in the Chalet.
- Champagne and canapés upon arrival at the chalet
- Typical Savoyard dinners – including special menus for those with dietary needs, prepared by an experienced chef
- Excellent quality complimentary French wine (selection of red, white and rose wines), spring water with all evening meals
- Full breakfast every morning: hot and cold option including eggs, bacon, fresh bread, pastries, fruit platter and a choice of cereals
- Afternoon tea – home baked cakes, fresh bread and jams with tea and coffee
- Tea available at all times
- No WIFI and very little phone coverage – a good break to disconnect and connect with yourself!
- 3 Skiers: 885.00€ /skier
5 skiers: 734.00€ /skier
Skiing only*: 400.00€ /skier
(*Min. 3 skiers: accommodation/half board, ski pass and transport not included in the skiing only program)
Included: Professional teaching and organisation, 2 ski passes in Vallorcine/Balme and Les Marecottes, 3 nights in a traditional Chalet with half board in a privat room, lots of information about ski touring and avalanche rescuing, mental training tips, train ride to Les Marecottes and back, entrance avalanche rescue park
Not included: Transportation to and back from Vallorcine, lunches, drinks, personal insurance, personal equipment (let us know if you need ski touring and avalanche safety equipment, it can be rented).
What material should you choose for our women’s ski touring camp?
We proudly ski on K2 Skis! They offer great backcountry skiing equipment especially for Women! Let us know if we can recommend a ski for you.