This further training week-end will focus on improving the main technics used to ski up and ski down efficiently on any kinds of slopes and snows. The programme, including one day skiing in Chamonix valley (Crochues-Bérard, Passon pass, Argentière pass, or another peak or pass), and one day skiing in Contamines-Montjoie valley (Cicle pass, Chasseurs pass, Croix du Bonhomme pass, Tête nord des Fours, Enclave pass, Jovet peak, etc ...) will be chosen by your guide, according to the passes or peaks the participants may have soon skied in these two valleys, and to the snow conditions.
* Departures each Saturday from 9 December 2017 till 07 April 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.
* Free roundtrip shuttle from Geneva Airport to Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines-Montjoie for the 4 first skiers registered to this programme. The shuttle leaves airport at 10.10 pm on Friday. It will arrive in airport at 7.00 pm on Sunday. So, choose a flight landing in Geneva on Friday before 9.30 pm, and taking off after 8.30 pm on Sunday evening.
- 273 Euros, with Friday and Saturday nights (dormitories), Saturday and Sunday breakfasts, Saturday dinner, in a lodge in Les Contamines-Montjoie.
- 323 Euros, with Friday and Saturday nights (twin beds), Saturday and Sunday breakfasts, Saturday dinner, in a two-stars hotel in Les Contamines-Montjoie. Possibility of single room in hotel, contact us as soon as you register to this programme.
* Your Level:
- you are a experienced Backcountry Skier. 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".
- your fitness : you practise twice a week either ski touring, running, biking or swimming. During the month preceeding this week-end, you must either run 30 minutes 3 times a week, bike 3 hours 2 times a week, or practise 6 hours of backcountry skiing each week-end. During this week-end programme, the average pace goes from 1,150 to 1,350 feet of rise per hour, with a difference of level climbed each day rising from 2,600 feet to 4,000 feet.