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HOSTED & GUIDED SKI TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Ski 3 countries in one week based in the legendary Chamonix. Experience the Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, the Valley Blanche, Verbier & Courmayeur in amongst the highest peaks of the Alps. Join a fixed date tour or customise your own private tour.
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 30 - Apr 06, 2020
Days: 8
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Chamonix Ultimate Alps Ski Tour

Ski 3 Countries in One Week-France, Italy, Switzerland. Experience the Aiguille du Midi, the Valley Blanche, Verbier & Courmayeur Amongst the High Peaks of the Alps! Drop into Chamonix's famous 20km long off-piste Vallee Blanche from the Aiguille du Midi or from the Italian side of Mont Blanc, as well as the 9km long Argentière glacier off the Grands Montets.

Over the course of one week, you will have the opportunity to ski the historic Valley Blanche (one of the longest ski runs in the world), ski endless powder fields in 3 countries and ride the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car next to Mont Blanc. We will plan on skiing off the Aiguille du Midi, a day in Courmayeur, Italy, a day in Verbier, Switzerland, and a day in the famous Valley Blanche. That’s 6 days of skiing the Alps in France, Italy, and Switzerland all around the Mont Blanc Massif. The skiing options are endless each day and you will be in awe as you ski next to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. There will be opportunities for daily ski tours and other activities around the valley like exploring the Mer de Glace glacier caves.

The Skiing Experience

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is a small mountain town in the Haute-Savoie region in south-eastern France. The Alps run deep with ski history and the Chamonix Valley is at the heart of skiing. From the 1st Winter Olympics in 1924 to the birthplace of modern extreme skiing, very few places can match the pure beauty of this valley. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France. Chamonix borders two countries and features seemingly never-ending vertical.

Ski deep into the heart of the Alps & across multiple countries in one week. Carve turns through the infamous Chamonix Valley, from Courmayeur, Italy to Verbier, Switzerland. Drop into Chamonix’s famous 20kn long off-piste run - the Vallee Blanche from the Aiguille du Midi or from the Italian side of Mont Blanc, as well as the 9km long Argentière glacier off the Grand Montets. Your guides provide ski techniques, mountain safety, avalanche awareness & other skills needed in the big mountains. Learn the skills and techniques of the pros with local guides & professional athletes.

Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA
Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA
Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA

The Culinary Experience

Every morning a healthy breakfast with local ingredients will await you as the group preps for the day. Lunches (not included) are enjoyed on the mountain or in local villages in each country along the way so you can sample a taste from all the areas we will visit. Experience the legendary après ski scene in the afternoon after skiing the best runs of your life.

There is nothing like celebrating this epic day with new friends, new memories and a few cold beers at the bar while looking back up to the glaciers. Each day a new variety of flavours will leave you wanting more. You will experience the local fondue, raclette and Savoie specialties that this region is well-known for. Enjoy both Welcome and Farewell dinners with the group. The rest of the dinners are open for you to explore the town and the several restaurants Chamonix has to offer.

Ability & Equipment

This tour requires that you are a strong intermediate & above skier with a good level of fitness as there will be some touring involved. You need not have had any touring experience before however you should be able to ski moderate off-piste slopes in control and steep black groomed runs in control. As this tour includes off-piste skiing and some backcountry touring you will require the appropriate equipment including avalanche safety gear and touring setup with skins for your skis. If you don't have this equipment, LGA can arrange rentals for you.

Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA
Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA
Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Day

Fly into Geneva Airport (GVA) by 2pm where an LGA representative will be there to transport you to Chamonix. In some cases, you may need to plan your arrival the day before. There are many hotels near the airport offering shuttle service so it is easy to meet the group back at the airport by 2pm. Search and book Geneva hotels here.

Your host welcomes you to France! Upon landing at Geneva Airport (GVA) you will have a private transfer to your hotel. Settle into your comfortable room and get to know your new friends for the week. Tonight, is your time to relax by an open fire, explore town. Steep yourself in French culture and immerse into European life.

If rentals are needed, LGA can arrange snow equipment for the week through local shops. If you wish to rent ski/snowboard equipment, please let LGA know so that we can coordinate your rental. It is advised that you try to arrive with enough time on the arrival day to be fitted. Please advise the LGA Team before the trip if you will need gear.

Hotel: Hotel in Chamonix (TBA)
Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 to 7 - Ski Days

France:
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with daily departures between 8:30AM-9AM. You will acclimate to the surroundings and terrain with ski runs on LeGrand Montets into the Argentière village.

Early runs are used to assess skiing ability and go over key fundamentals for safe and effective travel in the high mountains. LGA will prepare everyone to be confident and comfortable with the week's upcoming locations. Daily ski destinations are decided upon with consideration of safety, weather, and snow conditions.

Lunch on the mountain is followed by an afternoon skiing some of the best terrain in France. At the end of the day let LGA show you the beautiful town of Argentière. Relax in one of the best après scenes in the world.

Italy:
Once everyone is up to speed it will be time to explore Italy's Courmayeur area. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & prepare to depart Chamonix between 8:30AM-9AM. This amazing ski area provides a wide range of trails and off-piste options. LGA will improve everyone's skills and ski ability, but most of all, have a blast!

Lunch on the mountain and ski some of the finest Italian terrain all afternoon. LGA will end the day touring you through the beautiful town of Courmayeur, immersing ourselves into Italy's renowned après offerings.

Enjoy the local cuisine nightly with the group, featuring regional fresh vegetables, meats & cheeses. Upon our return to Chamonix, make time for an evening stroll through the Village at your own pace.

Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA
Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA
Chamonix Ultimate Alps Powder Ski Tour - LGA

Switzerland:
Ski the land of chocolate and powder filled peaks. Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel and prepare for your daily ski departure. LGA will guide you through the highlights of Verbier, one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland, bordering four valleys, Italy and France. Freeride trails and off-piste areas, logging vertical on one of the best ski areas in the world.

Lunch on-mountain to recharge for an afternoon skiing sweet Swiss snow. At the end of the day let us show you the beautiful town of Verbier. Après with Swiss flavour before our return.

France Redux:
Ski the famous Aiguille du Midi. You will never forget one of the longest ski runs anywhere: 22KM down the Vallee Blanche. There will be something for everyone, from long open fields of powder to off-piste steeps around the glacier.

At the end of the day you will explore other areas of Chamonix and celebrate the week of incredible skiing. The group will reassemble for a farewell dinner out in town.

Hotel: Hotel in Chamonix (TBA)
Included Meals: Breakfast | Farewell Dinner

Day 8 - Departure Day

Relax on your final morning, take in one last walk around the town of Chamonix. Sample another cappuccino, the wide variety of local shops, or savour an authentic French croissant. You will say your goodbyes and laugh over the great memories you shared over the trip. A private transfer will take you back to Geneva where you can spend an extra night exploring the city or begin your journey home. If you would like to spend another night in Chamonix, please contact us and we can help you make arrangements.

Included Meals: Breakfast

NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour may be altered to adjust for weather and conditions. Our guides will plan the tour around the conditions to make sure you have the best trip possible.

Chamonix Accommodation

The LGA partner hotels and chalets offer the best services for winter sport enthusiast to immerse themselves into the culture of Chamonix. Based in the historic valley of Chamonix all hotels and chalets offer guests fresh breakfast made with local ingredients from the Haute Savoie. Rooms are double occupancy with the option for single rooms on request. All hotels and chalets are located a short distance from the centre of Chamonix so you can explore the town, shops, restaurants and lively après scene. All accommodations provide ski/snowboard storage, free WiFi, breakfast, sauna/wellness, and a wide range of other services.

Typical Chamonix double room
Typical Chamonix breakfast buffet.
Typical Chamonix sauna.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

USD$2,995/per person

Inclusions
  • 7 nights lodging (twin share)
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 group dinners (excludes alcohol)
  • 6 days of lift tickets (Chamonix, Courmayeur & 4 Vallees Verbier)
  • 6 days fully guided skiing with professional guides and 4:1 skier:guide ratio
  • Return transfers Geneva airport & all ground transport during tour
  • Fully hosted from start to finish
Add-ons
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY PACK (with airbag, beacon, probe & shovel) - $USD150 for duration of trip.
  • SKI & SNOWBOARD RENTAL - price on request.
  • SINGLE ROOM UPGRADE - price on request (subject to availability)
Not Included

LGA Terms & Conditions

Deposit

The Deposit amount is twenty percent (20%) of the Tour Price. When booking within 89 days or less prior to the date of departure, the full amount is due at time of booking.

Final Payment

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure, or 7 days from booking confirmation if booking is within 90 days.

Cancellation Policy

  • 90 days or more prior to Departure: LGA will retain the deposit as an “Adventure Deposit” for a future trip. Full refund will be given.
  • 89-60 days prior to Departure: LGA will retain 50% of the total Tour Price and the deposit will be held as an Adventure Deposit for a future trip.
  • 59 days or less prior to Departure: LGA will retain 100% of the total Tour Price.

Le Grand Adventure Tours cannot be held responsible for snow and/or weather conditions. Trips cannot be cancelled or amended on the basis of snow and weather conditions.

Refund Policy

No refunds, reimbursements or discounts will be granted if, for any reason the client misses the Tour, fails to join the Tour, leaves the Tour, is dismissed from the Tour, or cannot fully participate in the Tour. Any refunds will be at the discretion of Le Grand Adventure Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason.