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USD 2,382

GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy on a 8-day tour.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
Based on group of 7 for min 7 nights.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,382
Ski off-piste on a guided tour around the resorts of Chamonix, Courmayeur & Mont Blanc, discovering amazing descents, incredible vistas & delightful ski towns. Enjoy 6 nights in Chamonix & a night in a rifugio high on Mont Blanc. Join a fixed date or get a group together for your best dates & duration....
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Chamonix Mont Blanc Powder Ski Safari Overview

Chamonix is THE destination for those passionate about off-piste skiing and mountaineering. On the streets of this famous high mountain town you will hear many languages spoken. The summit of Mont Blanc, which dominates the sky above Chamonix from its 4,810 metres of snow, ice and rocks, gives the town its unique atmosphere.

Squeezed between the ranges of Mont Blanc and Aiguille Rouge, the Chamonix valley has an immense ski area divided into 5 parts: Les Grands Montets, Brévent-Flégère, Domain de Balme, Les Houches and Aiguille du Midi/Vallée Blanche.

One day and one night in Courmayeur, Italy will introduce you to the “Himalayan” side of Mont Blanc and you will traverse its sumptuous glaciers before arriving, by ski, in Chamonix.

This safari will be a treat for your eyes and a workout for your legs!

Highlights of the Tour

You will ski off-piste for 6 days, discovering the Mont Blanc massif and its high mountain landscapes as you have never seen them before.

You will ski descents of between 1,500 & 2,800m in virgin snow via the most beautiful summits and passes taking you to new valleys and typical local villages.

You will sleep in Italy for one night in the TORINO refuge with impressive views over the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey.

You will share a drink with locals and taste their regional culinary specialties made with local ingredients.


Ski the Mont Blanc massif

Glorious skiing - Toula Glacier

Punta Hellbonner access

Itinerary

The Itinerary spends 3-days exploring the best of the local ski resorts and then has 3 days for more adventurous terrain on both the French & Italian sides of Mont Blanc. For the full day by day program, see the Itinerary Tab.

Accommodation & Food

Accommodation is for 6 nights in a hotel in wonderful Chamonix, & 1 night in the high alpine Torino Refuge at Punta Helbronner on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Full breakfast & dinner are provided in accommodations. Drinks are available at bar prices & lunches are not included in the tariff. For more information, see the Lodging Tab.

Ski Ability & Fitness

This tour is best suited to skiers & snowboarders with a minimum technical ability to go down a bumpy black trail by making short, controlled turns. Experience & ability to ride steep slopes in all types of snow conditions, including deep snow is preferred. Be honest about your ability when booking! The tour may have some uphill skinning elements. Experience in the use of skins is useful, but not mandatory.

A good level of fitness is required on the tour. If you are unsure about your fitness, ask before you go!

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival at the Aiguille du Midi Hotel

Rendezvous at the Hotel Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix at 6.30 pm to meet your guide, check everyone’s equipment and hand out safety material. Evening meal and night at the hotel.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

DAY 2: La Balme/Le Tour

You will head to Le Tour, a quiet ski area 15km from Chamonix. It offers ideal off-piste trails to find your ski-legs.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

DAY 3: Brévent/Flégère

The direction today is the south side of the valley to Brévent, just above Chamonix. You will ski facing both the sun and Mont Blanc, one of the skiing world's most breath-taking panoramas! Skiing towards La Flégère will give the group the opportunity to try many different types of snow & slopes. When there is enough snow, it is possible to ski right down into the centre of Chamonix.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

DAY 4: Les Grands Montets

A superb ski day on beautiful north-facing terrain at Grands Montets. Thanks to the resort's lift system (& some skinning) you will the most renowned off-piste ski area in the valley. At the top of the resort, the snow stays perfect, sheltered under the north face of the La Verte peak. Glaciers run right down toward the valley floor. The trails in this ski area are some of the most beautiful that exist in skiing.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix


Lots of freshies to be had

 Skyway Monte Bianco - amazing

Ski the famous Valle Blanche

DAY 5: Courmayeur-Torino Refuge

An off-piste freeride day in Italy on the other side of the Mont Blanc Tunnel. Here you will need to call Mont Blanc the Italian 'Monte Bianco'. Via the stunning Skyway Monte Bianco cable car, you will ski various routes on the Toule glacier from Punta Helbronner. 3462 metres at its highest point, ski descents of 1000 metres vertical are possible before reaching the refuge for a night at altitude.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Torino Refuge

DAY 6: Punta Helbronner - Glacier de la Vierge - Chamonix

From the refuge, a short ski tour with skins up the Vierge glacier allows you access to the long descent towards Chamonix eventually arriving at the Montenvers train.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

DAY 7: Aiguille du Midi - Vallée Blanche

One cannot come to Chamonix without skiing the famous Vallée Blanche: 24 km of glacier with majestic views. Here, you remain at the heart of the largest glacial ski area in the French Alps. From the top of the Aiguille du Midi at 3,842 metres, if conditions allow, the group will descend 2,800 metres to Chamonix - awesome!
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

DAY 8: Departure

Breakfast & departure. The tour ends, but the memories will remain forever!

NOTE: This itinerary is a guide only. The tour is dictated by the weather each day and your guide will fit around where the best conditions are. That’s the beauty of a guided tour!

Accommodation & Food

AIGUILLE DU MIDI HOTEL

Making the most of the tranquil Bossons village, the hotel is linked to the centre of Chamonix 3km away by a local bus, running every half hour. For over 100 years the hotel has retained its mountain spirit, warm welcome, gourmet food & hospitality.

The tour includes breakfast & dinner at the hotel. The evening meal is a real gastronomic pleasure, and the hotel boasts a sauna and Jacuzzi to relax in after a full day skiing.

RIFUGIO TORINO

The Rifugio Torino is situated in an amazing location near the top of the Skyway Monte Bianco panoramic gondola, just below Punta Helbronner. The location is high above Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley on the Mont Blanc massif at 3,375 meters in height.

The Refuge Torino can welcome up to 160 people, distributed in rooms of 4, 6, 8, 10, 14 and 16. Toilets and bathrooms are shared. Due to frequent water shortage (ironic!), showers cannot be assured and flushing of toilets should be in moderation. Breakfast and Dinner are included.


 Aiguille du Midi Hotel 

Rooms - Aiguille du Midi Hotel

Refugio Torino

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

8 days, 7 nights, 6 days skiing from €2290
Book by 15/11/2021 = €2200

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR €
  • Price based on twin-share & 7 guests on the tour
  • Custom tours available for your best dates & duration
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Inclusions
  • GUIDE: Experienced UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide specializing in the region.
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights ( 6 nights twin-share hotel lodging, 1 night in rifugio)
  • MEALS: Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • LIFT PASS: 6 days of lift passes
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport during the tour.
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Shovel, beacon, probe
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 7 participants
Add-ons
  • SINGLE ROOMS: (€35 per night, hotel only) Extra privacy each night for individuals.
  • AT SKIS, BINDINGS, SKINS, POLES: (230€ for 6 days) The perfect tools for the job.!
  • AVALANCHE AIR BAG BACKPACK: (150€ for 6 days) For added safety.
  • HELI-SKIING (price on enquiry) Add days in Courmayeur for helisking.
Not Included

The following terms and conditions will apply to this tour as well as any others stated by the tour operator at the time of booking.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

1-REGISTRATION

Registration requires a deposit of €750 per person. It is preferable to contact the tour operator beforehand to know the availability in a particular group of your level. No registration is recorded without payment of the deposit. Any registration sent less than 31 days before departure must be accompanied by full payment.

1.2-PAYMENT OF THE DEPOSIT: by cheque payable to "Association Safari 9V" or with one of the following bank cards: Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard.

1.3-PAYMENT OF THE BALANCE: The balance is due 31 days before departure.
-By credit card: At the latest 31 days before departure, Safari 9V will debit your card the amount of the balance which appears on the payment details, except in the event of dispute or withdrawal on your part, formulated in writing to Safari 9V before this deadline.
-By check: Your balance must reach the Safari 9V office no later than 31 days before the stay.

2-CANCELLATION AND MODIFICATION BY THE PARTICIPANT,/h3>

Any modification or cancellation requested 90 days before the stay entails a fixed deduction of €80 per person for administrative costs incurred.

2.1- COSTS RETAINED IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION:
-from 90 to 60 days before departure: 30% of the total price;
-from 60 to 32 days before departure: 60% of the total price;
-At 31 days or less or in the event of absence (“No show”): 100%.
- If the withholdings of intermediate importance do not cover certain organizational costs incurred and that a service provider would not reimburse, such as transport tickets, accommodation, miscellaneous share: the withholding would be increased by these costs. All cancellations must be made in writing, the date chosen being the date of receipt of your e-mail or post.

2.2 - FREE CANCELLATIONS:
-Replacement: Send another person in your place on the same date. After notifying us, send a completed registration form and signed by the replacement.
-Have benefit from a total credit of the amount paid, to be used on an internship the following year. In this case, no refund will be made. Following your agreement, you will receive a credit voucher that you can use yourself or offer to a person of your choice.

3-CANCELLATION BY SAFARI 9V:

-Lack of participant: Safari 9V reserves the right to cancel a group, if there is not a minimum of 4 registrations 31 days before departure. In this case, if you do not agree to do an alternative course at the same period or on another date, the stay will be fully refunded.
-Lack of snow: Safari 9V will try to offer another stay on the same dates (alternative program or change of region). If the participant does not accept, he can postpone the date or request reimbursement of the course.

4-INTERRUPTED STAYS

Any week started and interrupted by a participant, for whatever reason, will not give rise to any reimbursement from the organizer. Only an individual insurance can guarantee you the partial reimbursement of your stay. Some premium cards, Mastercard Gold, Visa Premier etc., offer this guarantee. Check with your bank.

5-SERVICES

-Our accommodations have been chosen for their strategic location and for their good mountain atmosphere. Luxury is not guaranteed. The organizers reserve the right to modify the program at any time, with the aim of improving its quality or better adapting it to conditions.
-Our supervision is provided for an average of 6/7 skiers per guide, but on site, depending on the actual level of the participants, the guides may have to change their distribution.

6-INSURANCE

-Mountain rescue insurance is compulsory. Check your relief, repatriation and baggage contracts. In general, MasterCard Gold or Visa Premier partially covers you. We advise you to take out insurance that covers all activities or sports practiced, first aid, transport to the nearest hospital and repatriation and reimbursement of the unused portion of the stay. We can insure you with Europe Assistance for the stay.
-Cancellation insurance is optional. Payment by premium bank card like Visa Premier, Mastercard Gold etc. can cover you. Otherwise you can take out a contract on your own. If you live in France, the tour operator can insure you.

7-RESPONSIBILITY

By registering, all participants agree to incur the risks inherent in the practice of the mountain. A guide, in fact, cannot be considered as an all-risk insurance. In all the sports practiced in the mountains, man is confronted with an environment which he can experience very deeply, but never fully master. The role of the guide or the instructor being to avoid as much as possible the risks, any participant who does not respect his instructions, will be entirely responsible for an accident which he would suffer or which he would cause in this case and cannot be return against the management or the organizer.

In general, the organizers and guides of Safari 9V have no responsibility for any damage that could happen to participants during the stay, such as in particular bodily accidents, loss of objects, etc., except in the event of fault. heavy. For all disputes, whatever the nationality of the participant and the place of the accident, the court of the registered office of the association "Safari 9V" will have sole jurisdiction.