Chamonix Valley offers some of the most spectacular skiing and scenery in the French Alps. From the tree line skiing of Les Houches to the rugged off piste of the Grands Montets there is something for all levels and abilities.
Chose what suit you & your family best. Private lessons or group lessons, on piste or off piste we can offer it all. Check out our dates and complete the online enquiry form to provide us with you details and preferences.
We are running 2 levels of touring courses this season, on some weeks you will find the courses follow on from our Piste Performance and Off Pitste Performance Courses enabeling you to put the 2 products together should you wish to have an all round week. These courses are based on developing your technical ability to ski tour off piste conditions and during the course you will receive safe travel, avalanche, navigation and mountain awareness skills. The course is suitable for any Adult/Teenage skiers who are confident skiing parallel on all slopes and have Off Piste experience wishing to develop their skills further for more advanced and challenging touring. These are ideal courses to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. (We recommend that if you feel your skiing performance may be below the level required for this course that you attend either our 3 day off Piste Performance Course or private lessons before booking this course).
The normal format for the course is 2 days with one of our elite Instructor team or UIAGM Mountain Guides working on ski touring technique and mountain skills in the Valley.
The normal format for this course is 2 days with one of our UIAGM Mountain Guides doing higher altitude ski tours which may include on glaciated terrain.
Off Piste safety equipment is required for all clients for this course. This equipment is Transceiver/Shovel/Probe in a sturdy backpack with chest & waist straps and straps for supporting skis for carrying, this equipment is required for both days of the course. Additional equipment such as harness and boot crampons may also be needed (you will be advised regarding this the day before). Skis suitable for the course would be All Terrain skis with approx 90mm under the foot (unless we have knee deep powder then you can have up to 100!). These should be fitted with touring bindings and have touring skins that fit the skis properly. Touring boots are not essential but please ensure your boots are professionally fitted to your touring skis.All this can be hired from our colleagues at Grands Montets Sports which is where we usually meet on day one. If you wish us to pre book this equipment from the shop on your behalf please email us your requirments.It is always a great idea to carry a snack and re hydration with you each day.
All Clients are responsible for ensuring they are fully covered with Winter Ski Insurance which includes Off Piste skiing on glaciated terrain being guided by fully qualified persons for that terrain.
All Clients should purchase the Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass for the duration of the course.
Cost: £255 per person
7/8th January 2015
22/23rd January 2015
4/5th February 2015
4/5th March 2015
26/27th March 2015
7/8th April 2015
20/21st January 2015
3/4th February 2015
11/12th March 2015
17/18th March 2015
25/26th March 2015
2/3rd April 2015