Join us and enjoy being in the mountains away from ski areas!
Above the Chamonix valley, the Aiguilles Rouges wild life sanctuary is the perfect place to spend a memorable day ski-touring in an incredible alpine setting. Follow us deep into high alpine valleys to explore glaciers and admire mountain views from the great Italian south side.
Adapted to beginners, this ski-touring program will help you get familiar with ski touring basic techniques and equipment at the foot of the great alpine faces of the Mont Blanc range.
Day 1: From the top of Flégère ski area (2 530 m/ 8349ft), we head northeast and ski down towards Aiguilles des Crochues. Soon after we put our skins on our skis and start ski touring up to the famous Lac Blanc (2 350 m/7755 ft). A beautiful alpine bowl leads to a pass above the lake. We gradually reach Col du Belvédère (2 780 m/ 9174 ft) – an amazing « look-out point » to admire the surrounding mountains ...
After a delightful descent, we get back to La Flégère.
We may even ski down to the village of Les Praz, snow and weather conditions permitting.
Vertical gain: 580 m/ 1815ft Vertical drop: 1 100 m (Flégère)/ 3630ft.
Day 2: We ride the tram up toAiguille du Midi. (3 842 m / 12 680 ft) and walk down the Midi ridge. Then we start skiing below the south face of Aiguille du Midi to the base of the peaks of Pointe Lachenal and Pyramide du Tacul. We continue below Mont Maudit until the base of Pointe Adolphe Rey (± 3 200 m/10 560 ft). There we put our skins on and ski across Combe Maudite and head towards col d’Entrèves (3 527 m/ 11 640ft).
At the pass, the border between France and Italy, we enjoy the view towards Italy, the Vanoise mountain range and further away the Ecrins range.For the rest of the day we enjoy the superb ski descent, hopefully all the way to Chamonix, depending on snow conditions.
Vertical gain: 330 m/ 1090ft Vertical drop: 3 170 m/ 10 460 (Chamonix).
This program is a general guideline for the trip. The guide alone can decide and apply changes in the program during the trip, according to weather and terrain conditions, skiers physical condition and skills.
Trip organisation: A week before trip starts, the mountain guide will contact group members to answer questions you may have about the trip.
During the trip, and according to weather and terrain conditions, participants’ fitness level or athletic skills, the guide may decide to adjust the program to the situation.
Guiding policy: 4 to 6 skiers maximum per group and guide.
Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.
Accommodation: half-board in a 3* hotel (twin and double room)*
*Please inform our office for you preference for twin (separate beds) or double (one large bed). We do our best to avoid to mix genders when organizing room accommodation.
Information about additional cost and availability for a single hotel room are available.
Meeting: meet your guide at 8h30 at Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, 190 place de l’église in Chamonix (if necessary, you can leave extra luggage in our office for the length of the trip)
2017 Dates: January 08 -09; 21-22; February 05-06; March: 12-13; 26-27; April:16-17.
Winter tour price 2017: 395€ per person (4 skiers minimum)
Included in the package:
- Guiding services (certified mountain guide)
- On night in B&B in a 3* hotel.
- Take-out lunch and snacks for both days
- Lift tickets and minivan transfers during the trip
- Avalanche beacon, probe, shovel and harness rental
- Drinks and personal expenses (bring small change in euros)
- Personal ski-touring equipment
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.
We can organize and privatize this ski touring trip for you.
You are your own group (friends, family…)? We propose you a personalized trip; you chose your date of departure
(depending on hut availability).
Number of participant
Price per person
Phone number: 0033 4 50 53 00 88