Chamonix Intro to Ski touring package. 24th February to the 3rd of March 2018

  • This tour is ideal for skiers who wish to learn to ski tour in the Alps.  The tour is suitable for intermediate Alpine or strong Telemark skiers.

    The tour has been designed to take in all the best off piste areas in the Chamonix valley. We will be based out of The Yeti Lodge in Argentierre which is directly across from the Grands Montets ski lift.  Chamonix is a unique ski destination with some of the most dramatic scenery in the Alps.

    The guides will plan the week according to the weather and snow conditions to ensure you get the very best off piste experience possible.  The trip is perfect for anyone wishing to learn off piste ski touring skills and mountain safety. Evening meals and breakfast is included and lunch can be purchased at the lodge.

    Touring days can include include up to four hours of ascent followed by descents of varying lengths and steepness.  On this trip we will use the lift system to make the most of the Off piste skiing in the area. With a maximum of six persons per guide this trip is a great opportunity to enjoy one of the classic ski touring areas of the Alps.  The guides for the Trip are Dave Cumming and Kathy Murphy, both experienced and qualified Mountain guides based year round in Chamonix.

    Sample programme.
    Day 1.  Arrive at the Yeti Lodge for dinner and a glass of wine.  Meet the guides for a talk about the week and introduction to the equipment.
    Day 2.  Ski day at La Tour, take the free ski bus a short drive up the valley and we will spend the day skiing and learning how to use the safety equipment.
    Day 3.  Grands Montets:  Experience the fantastic off piste skiing in the famous Grands Montets ski area.
    Day 4.  Vallee Blanche: Take the Aguille du Midi cable car and ski the Vallee Blanche, one of the worlds classic off piste ski tours.
    Day 5.  Brevent:  Today we make a tour in the Aiguille du Rouge over the Aiguille du Berard 2601moh and finish skiing down to Vallorcine and take the local train back to the Lodge
    Day 6.  Cormayeur:   Off piste Italian style for some Italian powder.
    Day 7.  Col Du Passon and ski down to La Tour.  This is a big touring day with a cable car to the top of the Grands Montets followed by a ski tour over the Col du Passon before returning to La Tour.
    Day 8.  Shopping in Chamonix before departing for the airport.
    This programme is a sample and each ski day will be planned in accordance with weather and snow conditions to give you the best quality ski experience.

    Price:  Kr 14000,- per person.

    Includes; 6 days ski guiding by qualified UIAGM guides.  Half board in twin rooms at the Yeti lodge, transport to and from Geneva airport, 6 day ski pass in the Chamonix area.

    Extras;  Ski rental for 6 days Eu 250,-  Single room supplement Eu 40 euros per day.  Rent of tranceivers and shovels EU 75,- per set.

    Not included: Air tickets.  Lunch.