switzerland-haute-route-ski-touring

Private guided

Ski touring

lvl. 5
Mountain hut
Réf : E222
Ski touring : alpine ski touring (or backcountry ski touring) combines the fun of downhill skiing with the rewarding effort of hiking. Whether on your first tour, skiing high-altitude peak, or skinning across a glacier, the excursions we organize provide everyone the chance to discover this strenuous yet exhilarating winter sport.
Level 2: An average of 4 to 5 hours of ski touring per day and/or 400 to 800 meters of vertical gain. For good skiers wanting to learn and progress in backcountry skiing. Wide, regular and not very steep slopes.
Level 3: An average of 5 to 6 hours of ski touring per day and/or 500 to 900 meters of vertical gain. For good skiers in all snow conditions with a first back-country skiing experience, skiing with a 6 to 8 kg backpack. Some technical passages on slopes sometimes exceeding 30 °.
Level 4: An average of 6 to 7 hours of ski touring per day and/or 800 to 1200 meters of vertical gain. For very good skiers in all snow conditions with a frequent back-country skiing experience, skiing with a 8 to 12 kg backpack. Some technical passages on slopes sometimes exceeding 35 °.
Level 5: An average of 6 to 8 hours of ski touring per day and/or 1000 to 1500 meters of vertical gain. For very good skiers in all snow conditions on difficult slopes with a frequent back-country and glacier skiing experience, skiing with a 8 to 12 kg backpack. Some technical passages on slopes sometimes exceeding 35 °.
Level 6: An average of 6 to 8 hours of ski touring per day and/or 1000 to 1800 meters of vertical gain. For very good skiers in all snow conditions on difficult slopes with a frequent back-country and glacier skiing experience, skiing with a 8 to 12 kg backpack. Require the basics of mountaineering. Some technical and vertigo inducing passages on slopes sometimes exceeding 40 °.
Mon Roadbook app: designed for the self-guided trips, "Mon Roadbook" travel assistant guides you throughout your journey via a mobile application to download on your smartphone.
Prices indicated are calculated based on a limited number of seats available or for a departure in over 2 months from today. Once all prereserved seats are filled, or for reservations with a departure in less than 2 months, we might have to acquire seats for a higher price (depending on availability at the moment the reservation is made), which might result in the application of a supplement that increases the closer we are to the departure date.

Our trip

  • Cross over breathtaking glacier-covered mountain passes and climb to the top of such aesthetic peaks

  • Amazing scenaries on the highest summits of the alps

  • Experienced IFMGA mountaing guides for a truly unforgettable adventure!

Every backcountry skier places the most well-known and classic of all ski traverses, the original Haute Route from Mt. Blanc to the Matterhorn, on their bucket list. The ultimate multi-day ski tour in the Alps, with ascents (and descents of course!) of such legendary glacier-capped peaks as Pigne d'Arolla (3796 m). Enjoy extraordinary views of the most iconic summits of the range: Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn...

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* Price based on 4-person group

Itinerary

Pricing

Pricing

The price includes / does not include

The prices includes
- One professional IFMGA certified guide.
- Accommodations as described: 4 nights in mountain huts, 2 nights in 3-star hotel, 1 night in a simple hotel
- All meals as described.
- All lift tickets required.
- Public and private transfers as described

The prices does not include
- Transportation to the meeting point at the start of the trip and from the point where the trip officially ends.
- Dinner on day 1 in Chamonix.
- Bottled water in the mountain huts.
- Drinks, tips, and personal expenses.
- Insurance for trip cancellation/interruption, lost/stolen baggage, or assistance.
- Everything not described as "included".

Currencies

Switzerland
Switerzland doesn't belong to Euro zone. The Swiss use their own currency, the Swiss Franc. The exchange rate is approximately 1 CHF = 0.9 EUR. Please check here for current rates.
Swiss shops and hotels may take euros (usually in bills only, and change in CHF), and usually offer an unfavorable exchange rate (for you). You are better off paying by credit/debit card or withdrawing cash from an ATM.
France
France and Italy are part of the Euro zone. You may find ATMs easily in the main cities and towns.
Better to have cash in the most remote areas to purchase extras (ex.: for drinks). Huts do not always accept credit cards.