Chamonix Backcountry Ski Weekend
These backcountry ski weekends give three days of exciting off piste skiing and backcountry skiing around Chamonix. Great as a refresher, or as an introduction, to the essential ski touring and backcountry skills. Also perfect as a short but action filled break, skiing further from the crowds...
A perfect stepping stone into the backcountry and our week long ski tours and backcountry weeks, or just a great short break!
Who is it for?
Off piste skiers keen to make the most of a long weekend and learn/brush up on essential backcountry skills. You do not need to be an expert off piste skier but you should be able to link turns in most snow types and be fit enough to ski all day including upto 2 hours of uphill work each day.
You should be an Intermediate or Advanced off-piste skier.
Chamonix has truely world class off piste skiing, and we will make the most of it, skiing as much variety of terrain as possible looking for the best snow around.
We stay in one of our comfortable Adventure Base Chalets, literally 6 minutes walk from the town centre's restaurants and bars. Breakfast and packed lunch are included leaving the evenings free for you to explore the delights of Chamonix.
Thursday: Arrive in Chamonix and settle in to the chalet. We meet in the evening to discuss the plan for the weekend.
Friday: Exploring the epic back bowls of le Tour with a descent to Trient village in Switzerland and avalanche transceiver training. Up to 1.5 hours uphill bootpacking today.
Saturday: Ski touring in the Aiguilles Rouges. About 2.5 hours of 'skinning' gives us great views of the main massif and accesses a great north facing descent down to the village of le Buet. A short train ride brings us back to Cham. We cover the basics of skinning, route choice and avalanche awareness today.
Sunday: Skiing from the famous Aiguille du Midi. We skin for up to 2 hours today to make the most of the snow and terrain available. We finish by skiing down the Vallee Blanche glacier. We cover essential glacier skiing skills today.
Sunday Evening: Departure
Piste transfers in the Chamonix valley are included.
Download the Info Pack for more information and get in touch with any questions.
*Note: Chalet accommodation and piste transfers are not included if paying the 'Course Only' price.