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Chamonix Intermediate Ski Touring Day – Jan 2022
This guided ski touring team day picks up from our intro days and offers a technical and physical progression from the intro courses.
With an early start in Chamonix and a maximum group size of 4 to each guide, a venue can be chosen with a flexible approach to finding the best snow conditions for the day. The aim will be to complete a fine ski tour and have an enjoyable & sociable day in the mountains.
The chosen venue for the day could be in the Chamonix Valley, nearby Italian Val d’Aosta, Aravis or Les Contamines depending on the snow, weather and avalanche forecast and we only make the final decision the day before.
The course fee includes guiding and transport to the chosen ski venue from Chamonix but no other expenses like lift passes, ski hire, insurance, food or any other expenses.
Chamonix Guided Ski Touring Days Days – Pre-Requirements
Guests on these guided touring days should have competent & confident off piste skiing skills, some existing ski touring experience and a good level of mountain fitness and be happy to skin for at least 800-1200m at a rate of at least 300m per hour. Or a bit less if there are heavy snow conditions, in which case we may use a mixture of lift and skinning uplift!
To join the team please make sure you have the following ski ability and fitness level:
- Solid off piste skiing ability & experience. Able to ski a variety of snow conditions on off piste slopes up to the equivalent of a black run. This need not be with style or speed but should be in control with the ability to ski short radius turns and steer very accurately, eg around crevasses or other hazards.
- Some ski touring experience. You should understand how your touring bindings work, be able to put your skins on and skin effectively including reliable kick turns. At least a couple of previous days ski touring experience is required.
- A good level of fitness is required in order to complete a sustained day of training and skiing. The aim is not to do a super long tour but you should be able to skin up hill for 3-4 hours doing around 300m+ an hour as a minimum.