Backcountry skiing initiation in Chamonix, Mont Blanc
Backcountry skiing initiation in Chamonix, Mont Blanc
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    French, English
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
Eric Chetrowski-logoOrganized by Eric Chetrowski

Activity description

The Mont Blanc not only offers magnificent views (as the highest peak in Europe), but also has unlimited freeriding opportunities where you have the possibility of skiing on slopes adapted to your level in a spectacular environment.

Your guide will be on-hand at all times providing you with personalised advice and suggestions, helping you improve your backcountry skills. 

Over the course of the day you will familiarise yourself with different techniques and learn how to progress in all snow conditions. You will also be told about the backcountry safety regulations and protocols.

Additionally you will learn how to use a transceiver and evaluate the snow and slopes. You'll learn what’s dangerous and what’s not and what could pose a potential threat. "Security is of optimal importance" is a mantra that will be repeated throughout the day.

minimum 16 y/o
Starting time: 9:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

During this full day activity you will learn how to freeride, the slope will be chosen depending on your skiing level and weather conditions.

The price varies depending on the number of people booking:
1 - 4 people: €400
1 - 5 people: €450
1 - 6 people: €500

Activity requirements

It is imperative to have the utmost control over your techniques and master (at the very least) skiing on intermediate level slopes.

Special terms

Any transportation costs incurred when travelling outside of the Chamonix Valley will be billed to the customer.

Meals are not included in the tariff and are the responsibility of the customer.

The guide reserves the right to change/adapt the itinerary depending on the weather and snow conditions and the level of experience of the participants.

Your guide will contact you the evening prior to the activity in order to update you on any weather/snow conditions and will also confirm the meeting point and departure time.

Optional: an ABS backpack may be reserved if required

  • Harness
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Meals for you and your guide
  • Transfers
  • Ski lift pass
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottled water and snacks (cereal bars)
  • Warm clothing
  • Backpack
Meeting point
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