Chamonix Freeride
Ski Camp 

Chamonix is one of my top ski destinations and therefore it is only logical that I offer a freeride camp to the mecca of skiing. The amount of varied terrain is incredible and the options are endless. There is always a great mix of challenging skiing, powder and good times that will keep everyone satisfied. Why not join me and see why is will be hard to beat one of my custom off-piste ski weeks. Depending on the conditions you can expect to ski such classic lines as the Envers du Plan, Pas de Chevre, ENSA couloir, Possettes, Toula glacier and more, We will also sample some of the easy access with skins to some additional areas in the Aiguilles Rouges and hidden parts of the Mont Blanc massif.

Week highlights include:

  • skiing from the top of the 3842m high Aiguille du Midi tram in the famous Vallee Blanche

  • a day of skiing (or possibly more) in Courmayeur, Italy - St Gervais/Megeve and perhaps Verbier which are all included on the Chamonix Unlimited ski pass

  • the vast amount of ski lift served vertical meters found in the Chamonix valley

  • the week is capped with the traditional celebratory evening dinner and prizes will be awarded to guests for "special categories"

Aurélien Ducroz skiing the l'ENSA couloir during the filming of his fabulous Cham lines series

Included

Cost Includes:

  • Guide fees

  • accommodation based on dbl occupancy

  • assistance for travel logistics and planning


Cost Exclusions:

  • lift fees

  • meals or drinks

  • personal equipment

  • travel to or from the course departure point

  • rescue insurance

Program

Chamonix Freeride Ski Camp Details

Chamonix is one of my top ski destinations and therefore it is only logical that I offer a freeride camp to the mecca of skiing. The amount of varied terrain is incredible and the options are endless. There is always a great mix of challenging skiing, powder and good times that will keep everyone satisfied. Why not join me and see why is will be hard to beat one of my custom off-piste ski weeks.

Typical 6 day Program

Day 1 Welcoming day
Our first morning gets started with a breakfast briefing and course presentation. We will discuss a general theme and plans for the week and also do a quick gear check. This first day also includes an important avi "buddy check" refresher where we will go through the basics of avalanche safety. 

Days 2-6 Perfecting technique and exploring
The following days are spent exploring the vast terrain that Chamonix valley and the surrounding areas offer.

An evening briefing is held at dinner every night and we will discuss the following day's venue/plan.  One evening will be spent analysing video critique to help each guest improve their skiing. Most courses will also offer a day of touring to reach more remote terrain, so if you have a touring gear set up, please bring it along. Guests should be prepared and able to handle changing snow conditions as well as the physical demands of long ski days that will include various amounts of hiking to access terrain. 

Chamonix has plenty to offer even the most advanced skier, so everyone is sure to learn and be challenged. The week is capped with the traditional celebratory evening dinner and prizes will be awarded to guests for "special categories".

Destination and timing are the most important decisions to be made when skiing or boarding off-piste. They can mean the difference between a good day and a fantastic one and are certainly crucial in having a safe day out.
The exact places we will ski depend entirely on the level of the group and the snow and weather conditions. We usually decide on the venue(s) the morning of departure. This is to maximise your time spent on the hill. Better wait 15 minutes to get the latest conditions then spend half the day trying to find them...

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

Dates

Length:
6 days, 5 nights

2019 COURSE DATES
January 13-18
March 24-30

Custom dates are also available - please contact me for more information

Skills

Required Level:
Excellent base fitness
Solid off-piste skiing level, upper intermediate skiers capable of linking parallel turns

Skiing/Climbing Grade:
Skiing may include sustained 35 degree slopes. S2/3

Technical Level:
3 out of 5

Fitness Level:
3 out of 5

Price

1,750 € / pp with min 2 guests
3,195 € private arrangement

Group Size:
Maximum group size is 6 : 1

Local links

Course Base:
Chamonix, France

Local Airport:
Geneva Intl Airport, Switzerland - GVA

webcam Chamonix Arrête de l'Aiguille du Midi - Vallée Blanche
Map
 
Equipment List

Off-Piste Skiing Courses

  • Your ski clothing (socks, hats, extra gloves, goggles w/ extra lenses).

  • Your personal ski gear (boots, skis – tuned and waxed, poles).

  • A small day pack 20-30l for food/water and extra clothing

  • A mountaineering style harness with opening leg loops and a locking pear shaped HMS carabiner

  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe

  • Optional ABS style pack (not mandatory)

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