This trip is aimed at skiers with a high level of previous experience who are looking to ski some of the best lines around Chamonix. Five days packed full of amazing ski lines, backcountry education, avalanche awareness and much more. The added bonus is you’ll be doing the whole trip guided by pro skier Tom Grant, one of the best ski guides in the industry.
The itinerary is set for 5 full days of skiing with Chamonix being the base of the trip. We’ll return to our hotel each evening to refresh and make plans for the following day. One of the evenings Tom will give a presentation and talk about his ski trips around the world, sharing stories about his various first ski descents and other amazing adventures.
Arrive in Chamonix. Get to know Tom and other members of the group over a delicious 3 course evening meal. Overnight in the lodge in twin rooms.
DAY TWO – SIX:
Ski the best that Chamonix has to offer
We’ll take the cable car at Les Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, Skyway and Courmayeur ski resort and dive into some of the classic off piste routes in the area. We’ll also spend time covering transceiver, shovel and probe avalanche skills, backcountry education and avalanche awareness to make sure everyone is up to speed and learning as we go.
Some examples of ski descents:
Plan de l’Aiguille > Chamonix valley
One of the best powder fields in the area, endless tree runs all the way down to Chamonix town.
Vallée Blanche > Chamonix valley
Starting from the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car at 3842m, there are numerous power fields on the glacier down the vallée blanche such as the Grand Envers providing more challenging and enjoyable routes than the classic version.
Courmayeur, Italy (Skyway Monte Bianco)
The Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif always delivers epic snow, particularly the back bowls of the Courmayeur ski area and the futuristic Skyway Monte Bianco cable car. There’s also the option to ski from Italy down the vallée noire back down to Chamonix. Skiing across country borders is always fun. Start the day with an Italian coffee and finish with a French beer in town.
Les Grands Montets
This huge north facing ski area always holds excellent snow. The vertical is impressive and with a short ski tour we will access the backside to ski down to the glacier d’Argentiere.
Once our legs are done each day we’ll return to the hotel to refresh and you’re free to discover some of the many delicious local restaurants.
On one of the evenings Tom will give a presentation on his ski adventures all over the world.
Hotel accommodation is provided the first 5 nights in twin rooms with breakfast each morning. The last night is left open for those that wish to make onward journey plans either in Chamonix or elsewhere in the Alps.
Day 6 is our final ski day. We will end the trip with a celebration drink in one of the famous apres-ski bars in Chamonix.