Guides de Haute Montagne Chamonix
Guides de Haute MontagneChamonix

OFF PISTE SKIING

 

Heaps of powder snow, the glistening of the sun, the longing to carve those 

perfect endless bends in stunning scenery leaving your trail on

untracked pristine snow

 

 

Off-piste backcountry skiing is a great way of expressing your creativity far from the crowds on the groomed runs of the winter sports resorts.

 

Especially in Chamonix, the mountains are really imposing, massive and powerfull.

Skiing in Chamonix is an unique experience with some of the greatest vertical drops in the world...That is why a lot of skiers and freeriders from everywhere on earth get together every winters in this famous place...

 

 

Equipment has evolved over the last few years and the practice of off-piste skiing has considerably developed allowing for a wider choice of superb itineraries.

  

‘Off-piste’ does mean that you are in an environment that is by definition unmarked and non-secured so to minimize any potential risks (avalanches, crevasses, rocky ledges...), and to find better snow, we adapt according to  the daily snow conditions and   take you to the resort that best suits your motivation on the day of your tour.

 

For these tours, necessary safety equipment will be supplied: arva, spade,probe, harness...

 

Ideas for different tours:

 

Around Chamonix, you can find a lot of incredible off piste skiing routes.

 

The Vallée Blanche : An amazing moment into the heart of the glaciers : Discover here!

 

The Grands Montets : one the famous off piste skiing resort in the Valley. Beautiful descents on the glaciers but as well in the forest. Some of these routes are just fabulous, like the " Pas de Chèvre ", an unforgetable route from the top to Chamonix, by the bottom of the Drus ( Route for good skiers ).

 

The Aiguilles Rouges : The Brevent and the Flegère are two resorts in front of the Mont Blanc range. Beautiful view and sunny early in the morning.

 

Courmayeur : On the italian side of the Mont Blanc. Very nice descents there, in a different atmosphere. Hottest than Chamonix, this side often propose  very good conditions and good weather when it's snowing in Chamonix!

 

Le Tour/Vallorcine : In the end of the Chamonix valley, this resort is really pretty and propose forest off piste skiing routes or biggest descent on Trient Switzerland. One of our favorite place!

 

Discover as well a lot of fantastic other resorts with a hour drinving only :

Zermatt, Cervinia, Verbier, La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Seythenex...

 

Or in the South Alps, discover the amazing resort of La Grave/La Meije.

Created for off piste backcountry skiing, this place is just awesome for those who want wild and enormous freeride routes! We have guided numerous customers there and all of them came back with something strange in their eyes... Don't miss it if you've got 3 days free.

 

 

Prices: €380 per day, from 1 to 4 persons, then 20€/people each additionnal person the cost is divided between participants.

 

Enjoy our Chamonix Discovering Program on 5 days and take advantage of all the treasures that the valley offers. 

 

Contact us !

 

Nicolas Defretin

Independent Chamonix Mountain Guide

 

nicolasdefretin@hotmail.fr

 

 +33 674 375 512

 

 

We can organize for you the tranfert from Geneva Airport to Chamonix and back ( €150 go and back for a group from 1 to 4 persons, if you book us early ).

 

The price includes:

personalised guiding/instruction from your High Altitude Mountain Guide,

loan of safety equipment (arva, spade, probe, harness)

 

The price does not  include:

transport to the location of the activity,

cost of lift passes

meals and accommodation at the location of the activity 

any extras throughout the day.

 

 

 

nicolasdefretin@hotmail.fr

 

+33 674 375 512

Nicolas DEFRETIN

+33 (0) 6 74 37 55 12

 

nicolasdefretin@hotmail.fr

Nico Defretin
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