Ski touring & splitboarding
It's away from the crowds and the lifts that we bring you! Alps are full of beautiful and wild ski tour routes all more beautiful than one another. This activity allows to discover new horizons, combining pleasures of the first track and physical efforts. These are our custom-made programmes!
All our mountain guides are very experienced and will take you to the best itineraries for the snow conditions of the day, taking into account your level and wishes. The ultimate goals for us are your safety, and a maximum of pleasure.
1 to 2p.
Season: december to june
Terrain: Glacier, alpine, forrest
International flights to Geneva Airport
Courmayeur, 30 minutes from Chamonix
From the top of the Aiguille du Midi, we will start the classic vallée blanche descent before branching off at 3000m and taking the vallée noire itinerary (far right). At the foot of the Aiguille Noire, we will cross the Périades glacier (a flat section) and skin up the 700m separating us from the entrance of the Couloir des Périades (3190m).
From there, putting our skis on our rucksacks, crampons on and holding an ice axe in one hand, we will make the ascent of the couloir roped up (45° for 250m) until we reach the col. A short walk along the ridge will lead us to the bivouac des Périades, where we can take the time to enjoy a picnic and the magnificent view of the North face of the Grandes Jorasses that faces us.
After lunch, a 50m abseil will take us onto the Glacier du Mont Mallet where we will start our descent following the left bank of the glacier. Because the slope is shielded from the wind, and thanks to the orientation of the slope, the snow can stay powder quite a long time after a snowfall. At the altitude of around 2450m we will branch off onto the glacier de Leschaux and ski down to the mer de glace where the vallée blanche itinerary will take us down to Chamonix.
Starting at the top of the Grands Montets (3233m), we will ski 650 m down the glacier du Rognon to reach the glacier d’Argentière (2580m). After crossing the glacier we will skin up a wide, steep moraine that leads onto the Chardonnet glacier at the altitude of around 2700m. From there, another steep ascent on the left bank of the glacier takes us up to 3000m where the slope softens and leads to the Col du Chardonnet, at 3323m of altitude, between the Chardonnet and the aiguille d’Argentière.
From there, a short abseil avoids the necessity of skiing a steep 45° slope, and after a few turns down the Saleina glacier in a wild and breathtaking landscape, we will put skins on again to go up 200m towards the Saleina window, perched at 3267m. After a short break where we can take in all the beauty of the surroundings, we will traverse under the peak of Tête Blanche towards our 3rd and last objective, the Col Supérieur du Tour Noir, 50m above our heads. The ski down on the Glacier du Tour is quite steep at the start but then widens and becomes less steep. From there, several options are possible to get down to the village of le Tour, all as beautiful as each other. Depending on the snow conditions, your guide will choose the best descent for that day to find fresh powder. As the slopes are North West facing, the snow usually stays fresh several days after a snowfall.
The price includes:
- Guiding with a fully qualified mountain guide
- The rental of personal safety equipment (harness, shovel, probe, DVA) and collective equipment(Radio, Pharmacy).
- A 65% discount on the retu price for car jouey through the Mont-Blanc tunnel.
The price does not include:
- All the fees for transporting people and equipment
- Food and board
- The rental of an ABS rucksack (mandatory, 20€/pers)
- Ski passes which are not previously planned in the organisation of the day
- Anything which does not figure in the â€œprice includesâ€ section.