Ski Tour of Mont Blanc - STMB France,-Switzerland-Italy

This is a new exciting course taking the Tour of Mont Blanc or TMB a step further by bringing the added fun of skiing into the picture.

Starting in the Chamonix valley, we will work clockwise around Mont Blanc and spend time in Switzerland and in Italy as we ski our way around the 4810m high Mont Blanc. 

There is a good balance of huts and comfortable lodging en route as well as several seldom skied descents awaiting your signature. Come experience a refreshing new ski tour with me.

I couldn't think of a better way to spend a week on skis than by sampling all the local specialities of the alpine regions surrounding Mont Blanc. Good times guaranteed to be had by all.


Dates:
April 8 - 13, 2018
Custom dates available upon request

 

Length:
6 days, 5 nights

 

Trip meeting point:
Chamonix, France

 

Local Airport:
Geneva Intl Airport, Switzerland - GVA

 

Required Level:
Excellent base fitness
Solid off-piste skiing level, expert skiers capable of linking parallel turns anywhere on the mountain

 

Skiing/Climbing Grade:
Skiing may include sustained 45 degree slopes. S3/4

 

Group Size:
Maximum group size is 4 : 1 

 

Cost:
1,699€ pp Min 2 guests

 

Cost Includes:
Guide fees, lodging and half board.

 

Cost Exclusions:
Drinks and lift fees for you and the guide, lunches, your personal equipment, travel to or from the course departure point, rescue insurance.


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Ski Tour of Mont Blanc Details


Day 0 - Evening meeting and course briefing at your hotel.

Day 1 - La Flegere - Trient, Swiss
The first day gets started with a lift ride to reach the top of the Flegere resort and our first epic turns of the week. We will tour towards Lac Blanc and then the Aig d'Encrenaz before a great run down to the Berard valley. A quick lunch stop and we head to the Vallorcine lift before a final short bootpack up to the Tete de Balme and a final stunning run down into the village of Le Chatelard for the evening.

Elevation gain : 714m / Vertical loss : 1200m / Moving time: 5-6h

Day 2 - Le Chatelard - Rifugio Bonatti
This morning will be an easy start - via train! We have a bit of a journey to reach our destination of La Fouly, located at the tail end of the Swiss Val Ferret. From here the real day gets underway with the ascent of the Col Ferret and the icing on the cake - the thrilling descent into Italy and the Italian Val Ferret. We have one last uphill to reach the eveing aperitivo and the luxurious comfort of the Rifugio Bonatti hut where we spend the evening. Spectacular vistas to be had from the hut.

Elevation gain : 714m / Vertical loss : 1200m / Hiking time: 5-6h

 

Day 3 - Rifugio Bonatti - La Palud
Today is another typical stunning ski touring day - we start off by ascending the Col Entre Deux Sauts which brings us to the fun part - the amazing downhill into Planprincieux. We follow the road a short distance to reach out hotel for the evening in the charming village of La Palud.

Elevation gain : 714m / Vertical loss : 1200m / Hiking time: 5-6h

Day 4 - La Palud - Chalet les Lanchettes
Today we will cover some distance, first via the lifts system of Courmayeur to reach the summit of Arpe. What goes up must also come down - so next is the equally spectacular run down to the valley floor. Now skins go on to and some effort is needed to reach the Col de la Cicle before a final downhill run that brings us to our evening Apero in the Chalet les Lanchettes.

Elevation gain : 714m / Vertical loss : 1200m / Hiking time: 5-6h

 

Day 5 - Chalet les Lanchettes - Les Contamines
The morning gets started with a relatively short uphill ascent to reach the col......followed by a short downhill run into the village of Hauteluce. Here a quick lift ride allows us to access the Contamines ski resort and the village of the same name where we spend a fun filled evening.

Elevation gain : 714m / Vertical loss : 1200m / Hiking time: 5-6h

 

Day 6 - Les Contamines - Les Houches
This final day of the trip will provide us with lots of opportunities for some good skiing. We'll start by climbing one of the ridges that will bring us towards St Nicolas de Veroce and the fantastic skiing to be found there, then we'll work our way towards St Gervais before one last uphill ascent to Bellevue and a final run into the Chamonix valley.

Elevation gain : 714m / Vertical loss : 1200m / Hiking time: 5-6h

 

Now that you're fit and ready why not add on the the ski descent of Mont Blanc! 

* Actual course details may vary due to safety reasons and the guide may modify the trek itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions

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