When? January – April
Who? 1-6 skiers with good downhill fitness and offpiste skiing skills
Why? 21km of downhill offpiste in glacial terrain surrounded by the biggest mountains in Europe. Nobody forgets the first time they make this descent. And even if you’ve skied it 50 times before there’s always new lines to take in an environment which is far from eternal as the mountains up there are changing rapidly as the glacier recedes- come and ski it while you can!
When? December – March
Who? 1-6 skiers who should at least be happy on black runs
Why? Chamonix has loads of options for really fun off piste. Big long runs at Grand Montets, Tree skiing, Sunny slopes, shadey slopes, cafes, steeper skiing and mini and big mountain terrain. Due to the range of aspects and altitudes it is normally possible to find somewhere with great options for an amazing day of offpiste.
Where? Chamonix/ Aravis/ Valais (Switzerland)/ Aosta (Italy)
When? December – April
Who? 1-6 skiers who should have experience offpiste skiing
Why? Within 1 hours drive of Chamonix there are millions of options for incredible ski touring days. It is possible to use the lift systems to allow for less up and more down. Or, if you like the up and are looking for more lonely wild days out then that is very possible even quite near the busy Chamonix Valley. SO many awsome days out in beautiful places.
Where? The alps
When? February – April
Who? 1-4 skiers who should have experience offpiste skiing and feel happy doing single day ski tours
Why? Pack your bag and leave the road behind travelling only by skis between the incredible network of alpine huts. There are so many awesome ski touring routes; favourites of mine include Ski touring around the Grand Paradiso National park, Les Ecrins, Le Vanoise, Bernese Oberland and ofcourse the Haute Route.
Where? The Arctic/ Japan/ Kyrgyzstan/ Iceland/ Greenland
When? December – May
Who? 1-4 skiers who are experienced in ski touring
Why? What a way to see the world- by skiing. Whether it’s watching the northern lights by the beach after a day skiing untracked powder on the Island of Senja near Tromso – Norway, or Skiing deep powder in the forests before an evening of Onsen (hot springs) and sushi in Hakuba, Japan.
When? December – April
Who? Everyone and anyone (no max group size)
Why? Because 90% of avalanches are triggered by the victim or someone in their party. These courses help you to deal with the situation should you get avalanched but we also focus on avalanche awareness and avoidance.