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Chamonix Backcountry Adventure Ski Week

Chamonix

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Skiing
  • Top Trips
  • Challenging
  • Mid January to March

About this Adventure

The Chamonix valley and the Mont Blanc Massif are justifiably popular for backcountry skiing. The combination of high altitude, reliable snow and stunning mountain scenery makes the region ideal for the adventurous skiers looking to improve their backcountry knowledge. Our off-piste ski weeks are guided holidays with the focus on exciting skiing - searching out the best snow and descents. As well as fun skiing, we aim to provide practical mountain awareness and the essentials skills for backcountry skiing

Quick Facts

  • Eight day trip
  • Seven nights accommodation in the valley
  • Fully-qualified UIAGM guide
  • The best off-piste and ski touring terrain in the Alps
  • Training in ski touring and avalanche awareness

More Information

Chamonix is a bustling alpine sports centre. It offers lots of bars, restaurants shops, and a busy night life. The skiing area is generally considered to have some of the best off-piste and backcountry skiing in the Alps. Much of this is accessible from the lift systems and includes descents of over 2000m. The Chamonix valley has numerous up lift access points over the massif, offering excellent descents at all altitudes, aspects and lengths; so plenty for everyone.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrive in Chamonix and settle in to the accommodation. Meet with your Guide to discuss plans for the week

Day 2 - Sunday: Explore the challenging back bowls of Le Tour, followed by a descent to Trient. Avalanche transceiver and ski safety training will be covered

Day 3 - Monday: Ski tour in the Aiguilles Rouges. An introduction to skinning, route choice and avalanche awareness followed by a great descent to the village of Le Buet. A short train ride takes us back to Chamonix

Day 4 - Tuesday: Off piste skiing at the Grand Montets with crevasse rescue training. A descent of the Pas de Chevre; a classic powder run to the Mer de Glace or Glacier skiing to Argentiere basin

Day 5 - Wednesday: Ski touring route to the Col du Passon and down to Le Tour village. This is a classic day with 2500m of descent and offering a fine ski journey

Day 6 - Thursday: Challenging off-piste terrain in the Brevant Ski area. Conditions permitting we traverse to Aiguillette des Houches and descent to Le Coupeau and the Les Houches railway station for the short ride back into Chamonix

Day 7 - Friday: A day skiing from the Aiguille du Midi, finishing with a descent of the Vallee Blanche. We have the opportunity to follow a number of ways, a challenging variation or an ascent to an awesome vantage point for an extra descent

Day 8 - Saturday: Departure

Please note: This is only a guide to your itinerary. This trip involves travel to high altitudes and to areas where a short notice change of itinerary may be necessary. The details of the itinerary may be altered to suit the particular participants, inclement weather or for any other reason deemed necessary.

Inclusions

  • All guiding fees and expenses.
  • Seven nights B&B in Chamonix
  • Return airport transfers from Geneva airport to Chamonix

Exclusions

  • Equipment hire
  • Personal insurance
  • Evening meals in Chamonix
  • Lunches and beverages
  • Personal insurance
  • Hire of ski equipment
  • Uplift costs
  • Travel to and from Chamonix at start and end of trip.
Cost of ski pass for the week will be approximately €250 per person.

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