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FAQS

Ski
Do I need specific ski touring boots or will my downhill boots be fine?

For our off-piste clinics and our backcountry courses your normal ski boots are fine, as long as they are comfortable! For multi-day ski tours, unless you can't bear to be without your ultra-comfortable down hill ski boots, we would recommend buying some specialist touring boots. We think buying is better than renting as they will be more comfortable once professionally fitted to your feet.

These days there is a good choice of touring boots that perform well when skiing downhill.

Do you guide snowboarders?

Yes we do! Guy has several regular snowboarding clients that return again and again. If you are a snow boarder, we can offer you private guiding, or any of our courses on a bespoke basis (minimum booking of 3). Generally we feel it is best to offer courses to groups of skiers OR groups of boarders, so that everyone's needs can be met. Get in touch if you have a question!

Climb
What happens if the weather/conditions stop our objective?

We will climb a different worthwhile peak.  We want you to have a great week climbing and we will do our best to make sure that happens!

Do I need to bring ropes and lead rack?

No you don't. We supply any ropes and group climbing equipment needed for your course or private guiding. You can bring your own if you wish, but you don't need to.  The kit list on the Info Pack will detail any equipment you should bring.

Mont Blanc
General
Do I need insurance?

Yes! We strongly advise that you buy specialist insurance when you make your booking.  It should include rescue, medical and repatriation cover. It should also include cancellation cover, in case you are unable to attend the course/expedition due to injury. We recommend the BMC (www.thebmc.co.uk)

Do Dream Guides do Private Guiding and bespoke trips?

Absolutely. Much of our work throughout the year is bespoke, whether it is climbing courses or ski guiding.

How do I get to Chamonix?

From the UK, it is best to fly to Geneva and take a pre-ordered airport transfer (they are cost effective and take you to your door).  They take about 75 minutes.  If you are staying in one of our Adventure Base Chalets, get in touch and we can organise this for you.

Who will our guide be?

The vast majority of the guiding is done by our regular guiding team, headed up by Guy and Kenton. Some of the time we employ other Guides, particularly during busy periods - but don't worry, they are always well known to us and chosen because they are very good!

What if the course dates are not convenient for me?

Get in touch! Often we can put together another course to suit you, particularly if you are a group

Where can I find out more about my upcoming trip?

Nuts & bolts information is on the appropriate course webpage. In the right hand column you will see 'Download Infopack'. This Infopack pdf is full of information about your the trip and a crucial read!

You need to be logged into your Account to access these pdfs

Get in touch if you need more information or have any questions...

What is a Dream Guides Account or Member Login?

You need an account to be able to download our InfoPack pdfs, subscribe to (or unsubscribe) our Blog updates and access our online booking.

It is free, secure and easy to set up an account and takes about 20 seconds! Just click register, fill out the short form and press submit.  You will receive an email asking you to verify your account - just click the link and you are done!

How do I down load an InfoPack?

You need to be logged into your Account to download InfoPack pdfs. This is very simple.  If you already have an account, sign in at the top-right of the page.

If you don't have an Account, then click 'Register' and fill out the short form.  It is free, secure and easy...

Once you have an account, you can access all the pdf downloads, sign up (or unsubscribe from) our blog updates and also access our online booking.

Call: +44 (0)845 564 5219   Email: info@dream-guides.com
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Testimonials
Thank you for a excellent day skiing! We got the most out of a day that would have been impossible for us without your guides in the limited visibilty.
Both Jim and Kris did a super good job. Every single one of us was stoked. Best day on skis for practicly all the guys I think.
Our best recommendations!!
Morton Kreutz, Private Ski Guiding