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Mini Ski Touring tours, 2 to 4 days

These mini-tours can be arranged in order of difficulty : 

1 ) the most difficults : Domes de Miage / Grand Paradiso in two days

2 ) Grand Paradiso High Route, Nevache - Thabor

4 ) the easiest : Great St Bernard pass hospice

 

Level :

technical level : you have a very good control of your skis when going down, whatever the quality of snow may be (you can turn with skis parallel in deep powder snow), or when going up (half turns).You like to ski "off-piste", and you have already practised several ascents in Ski Touring.

 

fitness level : you practise twice a week either ski touring, running, biking or swimming. During the two months before this tour, you must either run 30 minutes 3 times a week, bike 3 hours 2 times a week, or practise 6 hours of ski touring each week-end. 

In the same time, you will practise exercices in a gymnasium to get strong muscles in your legs (quadriceps and calfs mainly). Like this, you will be perfectly prepared for both ascents and descents, and you will appreciate the pleasure of ski touring on altitude slopes and glaciers. The average pace goes from 1,000 to 1,150 feet of rise per hour, with a difference of level climbed each day rising from 2,300 to 4,300 feet.

 

The easiest of these mini-tours is the 4 days programme based at Great St Bernard pass hospice. For this programme, if you just run 30 minutes 2 times a week, or bike one hour 2 times a week, you will be fit enough.

 

Please, make sure your technical level and your fitness level allow you to register to one of our Mini-Tours. If you do not meet these levels, we will obliged to leave you in the huts during the Mini-Tour, due to clear safety reasons.

 

For beginners in Ski Touring, we recommend you : Discover Ski Touring on a week-end

 

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Great St. Bernard (Great San Bernardo) pass hospice 4 days, departures each Thursday from 4 January till 3 May 2018, group of 6 to 8 skiers, guided by a French Mountain Guide speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension, expert of Ski-Mountaineering in Great St Bernard area, PRICE 586 Euros. 

 

Free roundtrip shuttle from Chamonix, contact us for further information.

If the shuttle is full up, you have a train each hour from Geneva airport to Orsières, located at 15 kms of Bourg Saint Bernard. Get a train on Wednesday, sleep in hotel in Orsières, we will pick you in Orsières on Thursday morning, and drive you to Bourg Saint Bernard. On Sunday, we will drive you to Orsières ( 3 pm ), in order to catch your train to Geneva airport.

 

Inaccessible by car as early as the first snow falls block the road of St. Bernard pass by the end of October, until the road is opened by snowploughs by the beginning of June, Great St Bernard hospice is a magic place, where the canons warmly welcome travellers, standing by St Bernard de Menthon's commitments : "The canons of our religious order must go to the travellers' assistance, when these travellers are in distress, either lost in the mountains, or freezing in the storm".

 

In the surroundings of the hospice, many easy peaks can be climbed and skied, offering beautiful wiewpoints on Mont-Blanc group. As the hospice is far from the big ski resorts, just a few skiers will be met during the tour, a authentic ski tour token.

The hospice provides excellent comfort, with 4 beds heated sleeping rooms, hot showers, lounges. After two nights at the hospice, we will spend one night the welcoming mountain hut "Plan du Jeu" (dormitory, hot showers), before to climb Hannibal's pass.

 

ProgrammeMeeting place at Chamonix at 08.30 amtransfer to Bourg St Bernard (6,322 feet), on the Swiss side of the Great St. Bernard pass, ascent to the hospice (8,071 feet), training to avalanche rescue / Mont Fourchon (9,521 feet), hospice / Tête de Fonteinte (9,104 feet) and Drone peak pass (9,386 feet), Bourg Saint Bernard, Plan du Jeu mountain hut (6,801 feet) / Hannibal's pass (9,816 feet), Bourg Saint Bernard. Transfer to Geneva airport. Separation at Chamonix by 4.00 pm.

 

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Grand Paradiso, 2 days, departures each saturday from 17 of March till 12 of May 2018, group of 5 skiers, guided by a French Mountain Guide speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension, expert of Ski-Mountaineering in Grand-Paradis area, PRICE 316 Euros.

Free roundtrip shuttle from Chamonix, contact us for further information.

 

Ski Grand Paradiso : Two days providing a great change of scene in the heart of one of the most beautiful National Park of the Alps, on the soft slopes of an abundantly snow-covered peak where skiing lasts till June.

 

Programme: Meeting place at Chamonix at 10.00 am (free roundtrip shuttle from Chamonix, contact us for further information), transfer to Pont (6,430 feet asl), ascent to Vittorio-Emanuele II hut (8,963 feet) / Grand-Paradis (13,323 feet), Pont, transfer to Chamonix. Separation at Chamonix around 5 pm.

 

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Névache vallée / Mont Thabor, 4 days, departures each Saturday from 10 February till 14 April 2018, group of 6 to 8 skiers, guided by a French Mountain Guide speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension, Price 575 Euros.

Free roundtrip shuttle from Geneva airport, contact us for further information.

 

A nice tour in the South Alps, on two valleys, the French one named "La Clarée", and the italian "Vallée Étroite". Ascent of two 3,000 meters peaks : Le Rocher de la Grande Tempête, 3,002 m, and Mount Thabor, 3,178 m.

 

Programme: Meeting place at 2.30 pm at Nevache. Way up to Ricou mountain hut, 2,115 m / Rocher de la Grande Tempête, 3,002 m, Drayères mountain hut, 2,180 m / Muandes pass, 2,828 m, Mount Thabor, 3,178 m, Terzo Alpini mountain hut, 1,765 m / Vallon pass, 2,645 m, Névache, 1,600 m. Separation at Névache around 2.00 pm.

 

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Domes de Miage, 3 days, departures each Friday from 16 of March till 4 of May 2018, group of 6 to 8 skiers, guided by a French Mountain Guide speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension, expert of Ski-Mountaineering in Domes of Miage area, PRICE 369 Euros. 

 

Free roundtrip shuttle from Chamonix, contact us for further information.

The Domes de Miage, Southern barrier of the Mont Blanc group, keep hidden behind their five peaks the splendid glacier of Tré-La-Tête, small paradise of Ski-Mountaineering. A classic tour, where snow is more beautiful than anywhere else !

Programme: Meeting place at Les Contamines at 08.00 am (free roundtrip shuttle from Geneva Airport, contact us for further information), Tré-La-Tête hut (6,463 feet asl) / Conscrits hut (8,563 feet), ski on the slopes of Bérangère peak (11,237 feet) / Domes of Miage (11,876 feet), Les Contamines. Separation at les Contamines around 4.30 pm.

 

 

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Grand Paradiso High Route, 4 days, departures each Thursday from 22 March till 4 May 2018, group of 5 skiers, guided by a French Mountain Guide speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension, expert of Ski-Mountaineering in Grand-Paradis area, PRICE 548 Euros. 

 

Free roundtrip shuttle from Chamonix, contact us for further information.

 

At 70 kilometers of Chamonix, protected from the Atlantic atmospheric disturbances by the barrier of the Mont-Blanc massif, the Grand-Paradis High Route embodies the softness of life in Aoste Valley, the sole region of Italy with French-speaking tradition.

Essentially known for its National Park which shelters the most beautiful herds of ibexes of the Alps, the Grand-Paradis is also one of the easiest "4000 meters summit" to ski in Europe. Its ascent and its descent are part of four days, all superb and different, created to appreciate the atmosphere of Ski-Mountaineering, its authenticity and its magic, with the comfort provided by a quality accommodation, Vittorio Emanuele II hut, hearty and convivial.

 

Programme of Grand Paradiso Haute Route ski tour : Meeting place at Pont at 11.20 am (Free roundtrip shuttle from Chamonix, contact us for further information), ascent to Vittorio-Emanuele II hut (8,963 feet asl) / Tresenta (11,840 feet), Vittorio-Emanuele hut / Grand-Paradis (13,323 feet), Vittorio-Emanuele hut / Cima del Grand Etret (10,502 feet), Pont. Separation at Pont around 2 pm.

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