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Aiguilles Rouges Chamonix - Ski touring

3 days from 575 € per participant

Guaranteed departure from 4 people

France Montagne Maximum altitude 3850 m Skill level : 2 Montagne Stamina level : 2


- The best of the Chamonix's wild side in three days

- Stunning panoramas of the Mont Blanc mountain range, the Aiguilles Rouges, the Grands Montets, the Argentière Glacier, the Le Tour Glacier

- Use of ski lifts to shorten some uphill sections

- Flexible itineraries, that can easily be adapted to suit participants' skills and stamina as well as weather conditions

- No booking fees

In a nutshell

The Aiguilles Rouges are a particularly spectacular sight. On this trip you discover the unspoilt beauty of Chamonix and the wild side of it, with our delicately selected itineraries. We make use of ski lifts to reach departure points to get into the days' itineraries. This ski touring experience combines all things we love: an incredible atmosphere, moments filled with lots of emotions as well as incredible views over the Mont Blanc mountain range. We stay in a cosy and welcoming hotel, nestled in a hamlet called Le Buet, besides Vallorcine. This trip takes you on some of the most amazing ski touring routes in the Chamonix area in a laid back atmosphere.

Friends, family or just colleagues at work ?

You wish to customize one of our trips, among friends and at your own convenience ? No problem, contact us so we can adapt a trip to suit you, right down to the last detail ! Our trips are tailor-made so giving you what you want is as easy as 123.

  • Price (VAT inc)
  • 575€ per participant
  • 655€ per participant
  • 655€ per participant
    Guaranteed departure
  • 655€ per participant
    Guaranteed departure
  • 655€ per participant
  • 655€ per participant
  • 655€ per participant
  • 655€ per participant

Day to day

Day 1Aiguilles Crochues  (2794 m)

Meet up at Chamonix train station. Gear check before we head off for the La Flégère cable cars. We take the cable car and ski lifts up to the base of the Aiguille de la Floria, put skins on and tackle the Aiguilles Crochues mountain pass (2794 m) that boasts some particularly stunning views. Descent followed by a small climb back up to the Bérard mountain pass for another even longer descent (- 1000 m) down to the hamlet of Le Buet where we spend the night. 

Ascent/descent: + 600 m / - 1400 m

Meals included: picnic and dinner

Accommodation included: hotel


Day 2 Encrenaz mountain pass (2579 m)

We leave our hotel on our skis and reach the Encrenaz valley to the climb up to the Encrenaz mountain pass (2579 m), a progressive and regular climb. From there, conditions permitting, we tip over to the other side and descend onto the Beugeant glacier before heading back to our hamlet for a well deserved rest. 

Ascent/descent: + 1150 m / - 1250 m

Meals included: breakfast, picnic and dinner

Accommodation included: hotel 


Day 3Col des Autannes (2777 m)

We leave Le Tour village, use ski lifts to get up high, descend, put on our skins to climb up to the Col des Autannes (2777 m). From there we ski down to Le Trient (1300 m) in Switzerland. Return transfer by taxi to our hotel. End of this fabulous ski touring trip. 

Ascent/descent: + 650 m/- 2500 m

Meals included: breakfast and picnic


Please note this itinerary is an example of a ski touring trip around Chamonix and the Aiguilles Rouges. The guide may adjust certain itineraries and ski areas according to weather and snow conditions as well as participants' abilities. We kindly ask you to respect such decision. Ski touring may take place in France and Switzerland. We may also change accommodation, maintaining the same standards, according to logistics and availabilities.

In case practices and customs defined by the local guide authorities change, estimating the reasonable number of clients per guide, for safety reasons, Azimut respects these, even last minute, decisions. Such cases are rare and mostly related to unusual conditions in the mountains. Therefore some compensation may be requested from your side due to less participants per guide.



Meeting and leaving

Meeting points

  • Chamonix - Biollay carpark (montenvers)

    See on the map

    Meeting time:
    Leaving time:

Get together - practical information

Please be wearing your skiing outfit upon arrival.

The last day, we try to get back on time at the train, but we cannot guarantee this (weather, traffic). We recommend you to get tickets that can be changed. If you come by car you can leave at one of the meeting points.


Getting there

Train & TGV access: www.voyages-sncf.com 

Car access : www.mappy.fr 

Car pooling: www.blablacar.fr

How technical does it get ? How fit should I be ?

Skill level 

The slopes are mostly easy and wide. It's better to have previous experience ski touring and manage kick turns. The guide will help you master other ski touring techniques.


Stamina level

Good physical condition is required, most outings take approx 2 to 3 1/2 hrs. Ascents and descents vary from 300 to 600 metres per day. 


Good to know: if you don't have the level required, the guide may ask you to leave for the well-being of the rest of the group if necessary. If any doubt, please do not hesitate to ask us !

Group size

5 to 7 participants


Azimut qualified mountain guide.

All our mountain guides are certified. We choose them for their sympathy, their teaching and organisational skills. We stay tuned in, work hands in hands, and make sure their working conditions are the best.

Meet our guides just around the corner.


Bring a small day pack large enough to carry your personal belongings for the day such as (extra) clothing, your picnic, a few snacks and security equipment.

Ski lifts

Considering the itinerary may be modified due to mountain and snow conditions, ski lift fares are not included in the price. The definite day to day itinerary will depend on local conditions. Budget approximately € 60 for ski lift fares.


The price includes

- Trip logistics & organisation upon arrival

- Full board for 3 days and 2 nights accomodation

- Safety & rescue equipment training/reviewing

- Certified and expert mountain guide services for 3 days (all the guide's expenses are included: meals, accomodation, transportation, ski lift fares)

- Safety & rescue equipment sets are provided (tracking device, shovel and probe), if you don't have your own gear

- AZIMUT welcome pack


The price does not include

- Transportation to/from the meeting point 

- Ski lift fares

- Transportation during the trip other than our own (bus, taxi, train)

- Gear rental if required

- Your personal insurance

- All drinks (including those with meals at the hotel), personal extras

- Any other expenses not mentioned under the above section “the price includes”


A 30% deposit, as well as the insurance cost if you choose to subscribe the latter, is required to secure your booking. You will receive a reminder email 35 days prior to departure for the outstanding balance that is due latest 30 days prior to departure.


We strongly recommend you to be properly insured for the chosen activity, medical expenses, personal accident & liabilité, third party risks and rescue (helicopter), as well as trip cancellation or curtailment.

Insurance related to repatriation and research are mandatory when booking a trip with Azimut. We have a full range of insurances on offer to suit the trip you select and the risks that it may incur. 


Tipping is no obligation. However participants usually hand round an envelope for those who wish to tip the guide.

Getting around

Use of public transport in the Chamonix valley. The train easily enables us to get around and about, and is quite an usual way to get about when skiing.

Phone & WiFi

In case of emergency or delay, you can either contact your guide (a phone number will be provided before departure) or contact Azimut on: (+ 33) 04 92 23 07 24.

Please inform your friends and family with these details before departure.

Wifi is not available.

Poor mobile & 4G coverage.

Accommodation & meals

During the trip

Depending on the size of group, you might end up sharing a room with someone of the opposite sex.

- Basic cosy hotel, rooms for 4 persons, bed sheets and towels are supplied.

- Breakfast, lunch and dinner: breakfasts and dinners are served at the hotel. We provide picnics for lunch. Picnics consist of good quality products: ham, cheese, bread, a chocolate bar and a piece of fruit or a compote.

- Snacks: to boost your energy we've chosen to provide Mulebar, tasty and top quality organic cereal bars, no additives, coloring nor conservatives.


Before & after ski touring trips

Once we've received your booking, we'll provide you with a list of accomodation in case you need to book accomodation before or after the trip. All accomodation on the list is close to the meeting points and you may often benefit from preferential rates.

Equipment - clothing & gear

Make sure to wear bright colours, it's good for the soul and give photos a funky edge !


Skiing material (all in excellent condition)

- Ski touring skis with appropriate bindings. We advise freeride type skis so you can enjoy powdery descents and skiing on all types of snow

- Ski skins 

- Ski crampons (i.e. "couteaux")

- Ski poles

- Ski touring boots 

- Ice axe

- Harness

- Avalanche kit: transceiver, shovel and probe (please let us know if you have your own, if not we lend them for free)

- Backpack: capacity of 40 liters

Security advice: avalanche airbag backpacks are highly recommended.

They help to stay on the surface in case of avalanche and minimize the risk of burial. Our guides systematically use them and we highly recommend you to opt for high quality and reliable gear. If you don't have an avalanche airbag we rent them out at a very competitive price.

If you don't have the adequate equipment for the trip, don’t worry and travel light: we rent out the required gear and hand it over at the start of the trip ! Our equipment is relatively new, if not brand new, of good quality and adapted to your choice of activity.

Prices of rental equipment during the entire trip (these competitive prices only take into account the number of days of the trip):


Glacier Package (full pack+ice axe+harness+crampons) 180 €
Full Pack (ski, boots, skins, ski-crampons, poles) 115 €
Skis (skis, skins, poles, ski-crampons)  95 €
Ski Boots 40 €
Airbag Backpack 60 €
Helmet 15 €
Ice axe 20 €
Crampons 25 €
Harness 20 €

You can choose to rent equipment when booking your trip, or lateron by clicking on “my account”. If any of the equipment that you’ve chosen is out of stock you’ll be notified and reimbursed.



This list of clothes is designed to give you an idea of clothes that it may be a good to have with you. By no means do you need to have the latest brands or the latest gear, but if you need to renew your wardrobe, this guide would be a good start.



- Warm hat or buff/scarf

- Ski goggles (2 pairs) and sunglasses: UV factory 4 protective lenses. Photochromic glasses adapt to light intensity and are very useful

- Helmet (strongly recommended)



- Under layer: breathable long sleeved tops to maintain heat. A tip: merino wool is breathable and has anti-bacterial properties and is therefore less likely to smell as opposed to synthetic fabrics. Take this into consideration if you need to update your wardrobe.

- Middle layer: a light polar or synthetic jacket for an extra layer of heat during breaks

- Outer layer: a Gore-tex or similar type of jacket with a breathable waterproof membrane. Make sure it's lightweight and compact so it doesn't take up too much space in your backpack

- Bottom layer: trousers with a breathable waterproof membrane (Gore Tex or similar) with long side zips allowing air to flow, recommended on climbs

- Hands: light fleece or soft shell gloves, a pair of silk glove liners to go underneath, warm gloves with a breathable and waterproof membrane. Mittens are always a good idea for really cold days of for those of you who feel the cold !

- Swimming gear: it takes up such little space, it would be a shame not to bring it just in case. Avoid swimming shorts or bermudas, they are not usually allowed.



- Ski socks: merino wool socks are breathable and have anti-bacterial properties and are less likely to smell as opposed to those made of synthetic fabrics. Think about them if you need to stock up.

- Slippers recommended for evening wear. Try charentaises they’re really comfortable !

Odds & ends

  • a 1 litre flask (Thermos or Camelback)
  • a pocket knife
  • duck tape
  • factor 50 suncream
  • a duffle bag holding up to 90 litres to leave at the hotel or in a vehicle. No suitcases. 


Toiletries and first aid kit

- Personal toilet bag

- To make up a first aid kit, please find all relevant information on the Ifremmont website. 

Need new gear ?

If you book a trip with Azimut, you'll get a 10% discount code on your confirmation page that you can use at our friends Glisshop.

Just go straight to glisshop.com ! Established in 1996, our partner stands as a leader for online winter sports equipment. Based in the centre of the volcanoes of Auvergne (France), they help every passionate skier and powder addict to find the gear they need by offering a huge and unique choice of clothing and gear available throughout Europe.

With close to 250 brands and 10 000 items for sale, Glisshop simply is the ideal partner to equip you from head to toe whathever activity may be your preference.


In partnership with

Our guides use the following brands for their gear and you'll have the opportunity to test them during the trip:

Black Crows


Fritschi Swiss bindings





Official partner and service provider for Terres d'Aventure

And last but not least...

Don't forget to

- Leave contact details with your friends and family

- Bring your papers and I.D. (passport and visa if necessary)

- Bring your contract number and documents related to your insurance (if you've chosen not to have insure coverage with us)

- Bring your “carte vitale” and your European health card (EU member states) - if you don't have one you can order one for free online  www.ameli.fr

- Check that you have the right equipment

- Take spare batteries and a charger for your electronic devices (camera, video recorder, tracking devices etc)

- Bring some cash and your credit card

- Bring a delicacy from your home country or area to share with the group

- Leave in a good frame of mind: we're going to have a great time even if we may not happen to not make it to the summit !

- Before leaving: water the plants, empty the rubbish bin, turn off water and gas, and tell your partner that you're going to have a good time (please not by text message), that you've well deserved... If you don't follow the latter recommendation, you'll most probably kick yourself when you get back!



                              See you on the slopes !

                      Have great runs with AZIMUT !