Chamonix Ski touring course, France

Dates Chamonix ski touring courses: January – April

Do you want to really escape the crowds, properly experience the back country and aren’t afraid of a bit of a good workout? Then ski touring is for you!

The Chamonix valley and Mont Blanc Massif are excellent for ski touring. Ski touring is a great way to access nature as it was intended to be seen. The Massif is a vast area of spectacular, glaciated mountains. The lifts provide easy access to the mountain wilderness that make this region special.

Your skis become a mechanism for hiking in the mountains, giving you access to anywhere you want to go. The wilderness, the views, the fresh tracks and feeling of personal achievement is what makes ski touring a true passion.

We stay in a cozy, sporty Ski lodge in the Chamonix valley.


Our 2 Chamonix Ski Touring Courses:
Introductory Level and Advanced Level

At the Introductory level more time will be spent on developing the techniques and skills needed to become a good ski tourer. As you progress through the levels both your speed and technique will improve and the Advanced course becomes more about exploring with a guide than being introduced to new skills.

Chamonix ski touring course


Introductory Short Brake Chamonix Ski Touring Itinerary:
Arrival day  at Chamonix

Arrive at our lodge in Chamonix, enjoy an evening meal and meet with the Guide.

  • Night and dinner at Lodge in Chamonix
1 – Develop your back country skills

Argentière basin discovery and ascend a route such as the Col de Rachases + 450m. Develop your back country techniques and practice with transceivers.

  • Night and dinner at Lodge in Chamonix
2 – Aiguilles rouges discovery

We ski at Brévent or Flegere ski area. Day trip involving a short hike and improve your back country techniques. 

  • Night and farewell dinner at Lodge in Chamonix
3 – Aiguille du Midi – high alpine terrain

Head up to the Aiguille du Midi if conditions permit. Tour over to the Maudite Combe before heading down the Valley Blanche.

The programme is given as an indication only. Changes and adaptation may be made to suit current technical criteria, safety requirements and weather conditions.


Level

Advanced piste skier, good off piste experience, new to ski touring. Ideal course as an introduction


Personal Skills & Technique

Developing your skiing skills onto ski touring platforms learning how to move with ease and control on varying degrees of slopes and snow conditions.


Mountain Skills

This is all about being safe on the mountains. How to read snow conditions, assess avalanche risks, how to navigate, make sense of the weather forecasts and what they mean to skiers. You’ll spend time practicing with transceivers, to ensure that if the worst happens you have the skills to deal with it.


Learn from a certified  IFMGA Mountain Guide 

Ski touring courses are run by a qualified IFMGA High Mountain Guide, allowing the group to ski on glaciated terrain.


Costs per person: (Max. group size: 6 skiers)
  • With 2 skiers: 1095.00€ per skier
  • With 4 skiers: 757.00€ per skier
  • With 6 skiers: 644.00€ per skier

Included in the costs:

Organisation, 3 days with a certified IFMGA mountain guide, 3 nights at a skiing Lodge in Chamonix with half board (double room based), ski passes as described above

Not included in the costs:

Personal insurance, travel to an back from Chamonix, lunches, personal equipment, drinks at dinner

ski touring chamonix


Advanced Short Brake Chamonix Ski Touring Itinerary:
Arrival Day in Chamonix

Arrival, evening meal at the Lodge with the Guide and the group. 

  • Night and dinner at our Lodge in Chamonix
1 – Warm up day Aiguilles rouges

Gentle warm up to touring in the Brevent ski area – skin up to the Pointe de Carraye or the Col de la Gliere after a quick reminder on avalanche rescue – + 400m

  • Night and dinner at our Lodge in Chamonix
2 – Argentière Glacier basin and hut night

Head up onto Grand Montets ski area and ascend to Col de Rachases (+400m). Ski down to the Argentière basin and skin up towards Col du Tour noir.

  • Stay at Argentière hut for a night.
3 – Skitour from the hut

Day trip ski tour according to Guides decision such as Col de Passon. Use of crampons required. + 600m 

Night and dinner at our Lodge in Chamonix

4 – Aiguille du Midi touring

We go up to Aiguille du Midi today and take a nice tour in the high alpine.

The programme is given as an indication only. Changes and adaptation may be made to suit group ability level, current technical criteria, safety requirements and weather conditions.


Level

You are a strong skier off piste in all snow conditions. You are physically fit and capable to walk with speed uphill for 1hr without a stop at a good pace. Comfortable with around 800m height climb. Please be aware that this course is by no means an introduction.


Personal Skills & Technique

Perfecting your skiing skills onto ski touring platforms learning how to move with ease and control on varying degrees of steeper slopes and harder snow conditions.


Mountain Skills 

This is all about being safe on the mountains. How to read snow conditions, assess avalanche risks, how to navigate, make sense of the weather forecasts and what they mean to skiers. You’ll spend time practicing with transceivers, to ensure that if the worst happens you have the skills to deal with it.


Learn from a certified  IFMGA Mountain Guide 

Ski touring courses are run by a qualified High Mountain Guide, allowing the group to ski on glaciated terrain.


Costs per skier: (max. group size 6 skiers)
  • With 2 skiers: 1437.00€ per skier
  • With 4 skiers: 967.00€ per skier
  • With 6 skiers: 810.00€ per skier

Included in the costs:

Organisation, 4 days with a certified IFMGA mountain guide, 3 nights at a skiing Lodge in Chamonix with half board (double room based), 1 night at a mountain hut with half board (dorms), ski passes as described above

Not included in the costs:

Personal insurance, travel to an back from Chamonix, lunches, personal equipment, drinks at dinner


Our Chamonix Ski Touring Lodge Accommodation :

During your visit in Chamonix you’ll stay at Tarja’s Lodge: Your comfortable, sporty home with a cozy comfort.

You can literally step on to the mountains and into the magic of the valley. Only a few minutes walk away from Chamonix down town.

Enjoy a delicious, hearty dinner with a mix of international classics and local delights in a home-cooked style. After dinner, swap stories of the day in the relaxed bar.  During the high season they are happy to make takeaway lunches so you can immerse yourselves in the mountains all day.


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