- 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
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.
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
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
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.
5 to 7 participants
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 !