Ski touring initiation in Chamonix
Ski touring initiation in Chamonix
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Advanced
  • Spoken languages
    French, English, Spanish
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

Would you like to try something other than typical skiing trips? Would you like to cut across the mountains and end your day with a delicious locally prepared meal at a mountain hut at an altitude of 3,000 metres?

In that case ski touring is an out-and-out must for you! Albeit a physically exerting activity, being the first to mark the pure snow slopes is reward enough for any fatigue you may feel.

Your expert guide Sebastien will help you improve your ski-touring techniques in glacial and non-glacial terrains. 

This long distance trek is tailor-made for you, whether you would like to go to the famous area of Haute-Route Chamonix – Zermatt, Queyras or Chamonix, La Clusaz.

The slopes are never the same and there is no across the board method that can be adopted for these natural sloping playgrounds, which is why all participants must have at least a little experience in backcountry skiing.

Groups are limited to 4 people maximum, enabling Sebastien to provide you with as much tailor-made advice and guidance as possible. 

Learn a different facet of exploring the mountains!

Starting time: 9:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed 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% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Objectives

- You'll do exercises on how to search for avalanche victims 
- Learn the necessary basic techniques to ski tour comfortably

Itinerary

Itineraries vary depending on the weather conditions, below you can see some example of programmes:
Name: Crochue Berard
Positive difference in altitude: 735 metres
Negative difference in altitude: 1,795 metres
- You'll meet your guide at the cable car of Flegere 
- At the top of the cable car of Index is where you'll start your ski touring adventure
- You'll make your way to the col des Crochues from where you'll continue to Combe de l'Envers de Berard
- You'll then descend slightly (2,220 metres) to take a south facing corridor, which will lead you to the SW ridge of l'Aiguille de Berard
- You'll follow this ridge to Brèche de Berard
- You'll be back at Chamonix for 5pm

Included
  • An expert guide
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Safety gear
Excluded
  • Meals for you and your guide
  • Ski lift pass
Meeting point
At the customer’s accommodation OR at the bottom of the slopes Get directions
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