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Ski Touring

Introducing keen skiers to the world of ski touring. This is great preparation for our ski touring trips and an essential confidence builder for those with no previous ski touring experience. You will learn the essential skills required for ski touring.

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    Duration

    5 days

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    Start Location

    Chamonix, France

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    Date(s)

    February - April

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    Price

    €950

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LEARN HOW TO SKI TOUR IN CHAMONIX

Ever fancied skiing in places you can't get to via a lift? Want to get away from it all in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet? If so, learning to ski tour and improve your off piste skiing is the next adventure for you.

This trip will teach you everything you need to know about the equipment, the techniques and the safety aspects of ski touring in the mountains. It's been designed for those who are comfortable skiers looking to go further, or more remote and will have you ready for some of our multi day ski adventures in no time at all. What's not to like?

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

You should have attempted to have skied in different types of snow but no ski touring experience is required. We also advise you come with a good level of fitness as you'll be on your feet most of the day.

Not sure whether you're ready? No sweat! Drop us a note and we'll be happy to talk it through with you. 

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    5 days

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    Start Location

    Chamonix, France

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    Date(s)

    February - April

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    Guide Ratio

    6:1

  • Ability

    Level A

    Level A

    You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure and can’t wait to get going. Bring it on!

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    Price

    €950

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'about us' page.

Kit & equipment required for this adventure

Certain items can be rented from Adventure Base such as crampons, ice axe, helmet and harness. You are able to add these to your cart at checkout. We use the latest kit from Black Diamond meaning you'll be using quality equipment and our rental options are much cheaper than if you were to rent it from a local shop when you get here. Win! (Note: Your kit might vary sightly from the images below)

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary.

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FINER DETAILS

YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE

On arrival day you meet with your guides and fellow climbers at the accommodation for a welcome briefing in the evening. Here you will have an opportunity to ask any last minute questions as well as share your pre trip excitement with your group.

What's Included?

  • Created with Sketch. 3 days ski touring introduction
  • Created with Sketch. Learn essential ski touring skills
  • Created with Sketch. Perfect preparation for Haute Route / Gran Paradiso / Iceland
  • Created with Sketch. 2 nights hotel accommodation (Breakfast included)
  • Created with Sketch. 1 night in a mountain refuge (Half board)
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What's not Included?

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This trip is running on the following dates

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What to expect from your accommodation

When not skiing the mountain we know the importance of having a comfortable base. That's why we've chosen these mountain lodge with their super comfortable rooms and warm atmosphere. The perfect spot to rest up in-between your stays in the mountain huts. But don't let that nice linen and chocolate on the bed win your favour just yet. Wait until you've experienced a good old mountain hut with its basic, but charming amenities and friendly hosts. We bet you go home missing the huts more!

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Chamonix

The lodge is an excellent base for our ski touring intro. With stunning views of the mountains, it's well placed and just a few minutes walk from Chamonix centre. Rooms are on a twin share basis with en suite bathrooms. There is a bar and restaurant for the evenings, with some lovely outdoor space to relax in after the climb. You will spend your first and last night of the trip here. 

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    Duration

    2

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    Internet

    Wifi included

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    Beds

    2

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    Food

    Half board

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Mountain huts

Experience what it’s like to sleep in a mountain refuge and enjoy the warm hospitality and food.

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    1

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Dorm

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    Food

    Half Board

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HERE'S YOUR ITINERARY 

While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible, which is why we only work with experienced and knowledgeable guides, to make sure we can change any plans if required.

  • Day 1:
    Arrival Day

    Arrive in Chamonix. Get to know the guides and other members of the group. Overnight in the Hotel.

  • Day 2:
    First Day Skiing

    First day skiing. We head out for a few resort runs to warm up the legs. After a short while we’ll go off-piste and get to know our ski touring equipment in a safe and mellow environment. We do our first short ski tour and ski back down to the valley floor. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 3:
    Overnight in the Mountains

    We head to our first overnight in a mountain refuge. Experience what it’s like to sleep in a mountain refuge and enjoy the warm hospitality and food. We ski tour to our chosen refuge based on the current weather and conditions. Overnight in the refuge.

  • Day 4:
    Culmination of Skills

    Early start for our last ski tour of the trip. We head out early and enjoy a beautiful ski tour, putting all our skills and knowledge into practice. With tired legs we head back to Chamonix in evening for a well deserved dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 5:
    Departure

    Departure day.

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Meet your guides for this adventure

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Miha

Lead IFMGA

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Pablo

Lead IFMGA

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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Roger

IFMGA

"I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding. After touring the world following the call of the mountains and human cultures and fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides back home, in the Pyrenees."

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Fede

Lead IFMGA

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

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Jon

Lead IFMGA

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

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Fabio

Lead IFMGA

Fabio has guided with us for close to ten years now and has summited Mont Blanc more times than we can remember. He's even helped Sir Richard Brans get to the top of Western Europe. When asked what his favourite mountain was his response was 'It's the mountain not known to many, in a remote country that provides opportunity for adventure. That said, I do love Cordillera Blanca (Peru) to guide in, Montserrat (Barcelona) because it's where it all started for me and Main De Fatima (Mali) because it's special to me!"

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Lars

Lead IFMGA

Lars is a IFMGA Guide originally from Belgium, with over 20 years of experience climbing and splitboarding in the Mont Blanc massif, the Alps and the greater ranges of the world. Having lived in Chamonix for over a decade he has enjoyed the unique and unlimited climbing possibilities in and around the valley. Lars is also one of the most recognised and experienced splitboard guides leading expeditions to Kamchatka, Greenland, Iceland and more.

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Faust

Lead IFMGA

Born in the Aran Valley, from parents who were ski teachers and mountain guides, the motivation inherited by nature has led him to practice all facets of mountain sports such as climbing, skiing and mountaineering. He has spent his alpine career as part of the FEDME team (Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports) and his passion and profession have led him to travel to other continents to carry out his activity.

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READY TO TAKE ON THIS EPIC CHALLENGE?

We hope you've found all the information you need above, but if not don't hesitate to get in touch. If you're ready to book, follow the link below.

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