This is a great opportunity to experience a free- touring come back to Col du Passon, the Tour Glacier and Grands Montets.
Enjoy a great ski-run while testing a set of Dynastar High Mountain skis.
Sample of itinerary.
We meet at 8H at the base of Grands Montets lifts. After a brief day-presentation, your guide will hand you a DVA ( Avalanche Victim searching Device) and a mountaineering harness, followed by an complete equipment check- up ( crampons, DVA, …).We ride up to Lognan at 8H30 and stop at the Dynastar Test Center to pick up our skis and touring skins. We ride the tram up to the top of Grands Montets at 9H30 at the latest.
From the top of Grands Montets (3200m/ 10 500ft), we ski down to Argentière glacier ( - 2 500ft). Then we ski tour up to Col du Passon (3 028m/ 10 000ft; + 2 040 ft). Roped-up and using crampons we hike up the very last section of the way up. After a well-deserved pic-nic lunch we ski down to the village of Le Tour from the top of the pass: according to snow conditions there are several options to enjoy this almost 5 000-foot run! We use local bus lines to get back to Grands Montets lift base and return our skis around 4:00pm
Skiing ability: See the document “skiing technique and physical condition form”
Guiding policy: The group is composed of 4 to 6 skiers maximum per guide. The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.
Booking/Information: send an email
Phone number: 00334 50 53 00 88
Meeting: 8:00 at the cable car of “les Grands Montets” in Argentiere.
Winter price 2017: 90€ per person (4 skiers minimum).
Included in the package:
- Mountain guiding service,
- Digital Avalanche transceiver (DVA), shovel, probe and harness
- A pair of Dynastar ski touring with skins and ski knifes
- Personal drinks
- Personal technical equipment, personal expenses
- Lift access
Documentation :ID or valid passport.
Having a repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
Equipment: See the document attached.