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SKI-TOURING AND BACKCOUNTRY EXPERIENCE IN CHAMONIX MONT-BLANC
Explore Chamonix's stunning ski-touring and backcountry terrain on itineraries for all levels during this 1-day ski-touring experience.VIEW DATES
Embark on a thrilling 1-day ski-touring or backcountry adventure in Chamonix! Our Certified Local Guide ensures expert support for all. Perfect for piste skiers new to touring. No prior experience is needed. Tailored itineraries for every fitness level.
Chamonix - Your Gateway to Ski Touring Mastery
Unlock the thrill of ski touring or backcountry skiing in Chamonix, Mont-Blanc's crown jewel. It's the ultimate starting point for novices and enthusiasts alike. Our Certified Local Guides ensure you conquer the slopes with confidence, regardless of your prior experience.
Infinite Adventures, One Destination
Chamonix offers a treasure trove of itineraries, ensuring each trip is a unique odyssey. Discover a winter wonderland brimming with life. From serene trails to heart-pounding descents, this vibrant locale caters to every adventurer's craving for excitement.
Elevate Your Experience, Minimize Your Costs
With Mapo Tapo's aggregation benefits, your adventure becomes not only exhilarating but economical. Join a group tailored to your skiing level, forging connections with like-minded enthusiasts. Split costs without compromising on the quality of your journey, always surrounded by passionate peers.
Accordingly with the Guide's plan, you'll meet with the rest of the group in the designated meeting point in Cortina d'Ampezzo. If you're not autonomous, the Guides themselves will set up a shuttle to pick you up.
It's SKI TIME!
Snow conditions are unpredictable. Luckily, M'Over Mountain Guides are as locals as the Dolomites themselves! Taking into consideration the level and experience of the group, they'll pick up the best, most spectacular itinerary the area can offer. It's going to be a lovely de-tour from on-piste skiing and ski resorts.
Depending on the length of the itinerary, you'll be back to Cortina for a beer, or accompanied to your accommodation.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Chamonix Mont-Blanc, an outdoor lover's paradise
Arguably, "Cham" is the most-popular resort-skiing destination worldwide. What you may not know, is that it holds a unique allure for novice ski tourers.
Chamonix Mont-Blanc, an outdoor lover's paradise, holds a unique allure for novice ski tourers. Its gentle slopes and Certified Local Guides make it the perfect launchpad for those new to ski touring. The breathtaking scenery, coupled with a vibrant winter atmosphere, creates an unforgettable experience. Whether you're taking your first steps or seeking sporadic adventures, Chamonix's accessibility and expert support make it an unrivaled destination for every skiing enthusiast.
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
You don't have to have previous ski-touring experience, as you will always be accompanied by a certified mountain guide who can teach you the required skills. The trip is open to both skiers and snowboarders (with a splitboard). To get the most out of this trip, you should be able to ski down a red piste easily and have some off-piste experience. The average elevation gain is 500m to 1000m per day, hence you need to be moderately fit. Your guide will adapt the itinerary according to the level and preferences of the group and conditions.
Ski gear rental
You can rent basic ski-touring or backcountry equipment (skis, boots, poles) and avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, probe and shovel) for this trip. Just let us know what you need (specific gear or the full set) and your guide will provide you with everything. You can choose between renting each item individually or renting a set of ski-touring and/or avalanche rescue equipment. It is mandatory for everyone to have a full avalanche kit with them at all times when ski-touring.
Mapo Tapo selects locations and mountain guides with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Ski-touring is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge to go outdoors accompanied by a certified mountain guide.
What fitness level do I need to have to join this trip?
You should be comfortable on red slopes, and prior ski-touring experience is a plus. You'll be grouped with skiers of similar skills.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
: We limit our group size to a maximum of 5 participants for a personalized experience.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
Yes, please bring standard clothing and gear suitable for winter ski-touring.
Is the ski-touring gear included?
No, the ski-touring gear (skis, skins, poles, boots, ARTVA, helmet) is not included. That being said, you guide can help you getting everything you need for an extra cost.
Why is it important to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Your safety is paramount in outdoor activities with inherent risks. Certified guides are contractually responsible, ensuring informed decisions based on expertise, objective risks, and weather conditions, prioritizing your safety above all. Moreover, Local Certified Guides knows the place you'll be skiing like the back of their hand: this is crucial when adventuring in the Chamonix area!
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