Freeride Chamonix

France: Haute-Savoie

Ski some of the best terrain with one of the best guides, on a freeride Chamonix trip with the Chamonix Guides!

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2018

Chamonix Zermatt: The "Haute Route " in 6 days
DatesPrice
11.03.181295 EUR
      
18.03.18
25.03.18
01.04.18
08.04.18
15.04.18
22.04.18
Chamonix Zermatt: The "Haute Route " in 7 days
DatesPrice
17.03.181495 EUR
     
24.03.18
31.03.18
07.04.18
14.04.18
21.04.18
Verbier-Zermatt - 4 days
DatesPrice
22.03.18   895 EUR
05.04.18
19.04.18
Mont Blanc Ski Discovery
1 Day95 EUR
3 Days250 EUR
Cham'Freeride
1 Day120 EUR
Skiing Mont Blanc
2 Days1150 EUR

What is included / What not

Chamonix Zermatt: The "Haute Route " in 7 & 6 days

  • IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
  • Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast and night),
  • Take out lunches and daily snacks,
  • Ski lift access as per programme,
  • Transfers as per programme,
  • Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe).

Verbier-Zermatt - 4 days

  • IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
  • Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast and night),
  • Take out lunches and daily snacks,
  • Ski lift access as per programme,
  • Transfers as per programme,
  • Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe).

Mont Blanc Ski Discovery

  • ski instructor or mountain guide service,
  • return private transfer from your accomodation,
  • Glacier and Avalanche safety equipment (harness, transceiver, shovel and probe)

Skiing Mont Blanc

  • IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
  • Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe)

Cham'Freeride

  • mountain guide service,
  • return private transfer from your accomodation,
  • Glacier and Avalanche safety equipment (harness, transceiver, shovel and probe).

Extended Description

Chamonix Zermatt: The "Haute Route " in 7 / 6 days

Day 1: We begin with the handsome descent of the Rognons glacier from the top of the Grands Montets cable car (3300m). Having arrived at the Argentière glacier (2550m), we put on our skins and head for the Argentière hut (2771m). Throughout the climb there are spectacular views of the neighbouring north faces. The remainder of the day is devoted to basic mountaineering (cramponing) and safety (avalanche rescue) techniques.
Vertical ascent: 225m / Vertical descent: 750m

Day 2: We start with a short climb up to the Passon moraine (2380m). We cross the moraine on foot and may have to use crampons. The climb now continues on skis to the foot of the Col du Passon (3028m), which we reach using crampons. We now ski beneath the north face of the Chardonnet. We put our skins back on to cross the Tour glacier to reach the Col Supérieur du Tour (3289m). We are now in Switzerland. A long descent of the Trient glacier followed by a short, technical climb in crampons takes us to the Col des Ecandies (2796m). There is now a magnificent descent through the Val d’Arpette to the village of Champex (1480m) where we spend the night in a comfortable gîte.
Vertical ascent: 1100m / Vertical descent: 1850m

Day 3: We go by minibus to the Verbier ski area. The ski lifts take us to the foot of the Col de la Chaux (2940m), which is our first climb. Next we reach the Col de Momin (3003m), which gives access to the magnificent Grand Désert glacier. We continue to the lower slopes of the Rosablanche (3336m), which we can climb as a round-trip from here, before descending to the charming Prafleuri hut (2662m).
Vertical ascent: 700m / Vertical descent: 900m

Day 4: We start the day with a short climb to the Col des Roux (2804m) from where we can see the rest of the day’s route. A long descending traverse leads us to one end of the Dix lake. From here we climb up via the Pas du Chat (2385m) to the Dix hut (2928m), which is dominated by the Mont Blanc de Cheilon (3869m).
Vertical ascent: 850m / Vertical descent: 400m

Day 5: Our days begins with a short descent to reach the Tsena Refien glacier, along which we make our way up to the Pigne d’Arolla (3796m). At around 3600m we might have to use crampons on the ‘passage de la Serpentine’. The summit of the Pigne d’Arolla is one of the best viewing points on the Haute Route, with panoramic views across the Alps. This stunning glacier stage concludes with the beautiful descent to the Vignettes hut (3160m).
Vertical ascent: 1000m / Vertical descent: 640m

Day 6: We start with a short descent to the Mont Collon glacier, which we climb up to reach the Col de l’Evêque (3392m). We now descend the upper Arolla glacier to the Plan de Bertol (2550m), where we begin our climb up to the Bertol hut (3311m). Perched on a rocky promontory, the hut is reached by climbing a series of metal ladders.
Vertical ascent: 950m / Vertical descent: 1050m

Day 7: Our day opens by climbing down the ladders we scaled the day before. We traverse the broad plateau of the Mont Miné glacier to reach the Tête Blanche (3710m). This provides superb panoramic views over the Dent Blanche (4357m) as well as several other Valais 4000-ers. The time has come to commence our descent to Zermatt and probably one of the most beautiful descents in the Alps, passing beneath the Dent d’Hérens (4171m) and the Matterhorn (4478m). We arrive in Zermatt at around midday.
Vertical ascent: 450m / Vertical descent: 2100m

Verbier-Zermatt - 4 days

Day 1: From the Verbier ski area, the ski lifts take us to the foot of the Col de la Chaux (2940m), which is our first climb. Next we reach the Col de Momin (3003m), which gives access to the magnificent Grand Désert glacier. We continue to the lower slopes of the Rosablanche (3336m), which we can climb as a round-trip from here, before descending to the charming Prafleuri hut (2662m).
Vertical ascent: 700m / Vertical descent: 900m

Day 2: We start the day with a short climb to the Col des Roux (2804m) from where we can see the rest of the day’s route. A long descending traverse leads us to one end of the Dix lake. From here we climb up via the Pas du Chat (2385m) to the Dix hut (2928m), which is dominated by the Mont Blanc de Cheilon (3869m).
Vertical ascent: 850m / Vertical descent: 400m

Day 3: Our days begins with a short descent to reach the Tsena Refien glacier, along which we make our way up to the Pigne d’Arolla (3796m). At around 3600m we might have to use crampons on the ‘passage de la Serpentine’. The summit of the Pigne d’Arolla is one of the best viewing points on the Haute Route, with panoramic views across the Alps. This stunning glacier stage concludes with the beautiful descent to the Vignettes hut (3160m).
Vertical ascent: 1000m / Vertical descent: 640m

Day 4: We start with a short descent to the Mont Collon glacier, which we climb up to reach the Col de l’Evêque (3392m). We next descend the upper Arolla glacier to the Vierge where we put on our skins to reach the foot of the Col du Mont Brulé (3213m), which we climb using crampons. After a short descent, we go to the Col de Valpelline (3554m), which is our last climb. The time has come to commence our descent to Zermatt and probably one of the most beautiful descents in the Alps, passing beneath the Dent d’Hérens (4171m) and the Matterhorn (4478m). We reach Zermatt mid-afternoon.
Vertical ascent: 1130m / Vertical descent: 2730m

Cham'Freeride

Are you a very good, steep-loving rider? Immerse yourself in the Mont Blanc massif’s mythic couloirs and chutes that are the stuff of legend. Literally. The Pas de Chèvre, the Grand Envers, and the Brévent couloirs… wow. Min. level : Class 4 / Min. 3, max. 4 people

Mont Blanc Ski Discovery

Explore a new area each day to give you a varied program and the best of the available snow conditions. You are a good skier and you want to give riding powder a go, or improve your off-piste skills ? Take advantage of our instructors’ experience and get behind your guide on les Grands Montets, Le Tour, Courmayeur, the Toule glacier… shred the mountain in the best of company!

Min. level : Class 3 & 4 / Min. 4, max. 8 people

PP/Night from US$ 11