1 day, 1/2 day
Duration
Les Contamines-Montjoie, Mont-Blanc massif, Saint-Gervais
Destinations
Spring, Winter
Dates
Beginner
Level

Ski touring discovery

Ski touring discovery: freedom and open spaces, it is wrongly considered inaccessible to neophytes. Supervised by passionate professionals, let yourself guide into a new experience.

Our guides have made a custom half-day ski tour initiation ! This half-day is for beginners who want to get acquainted with the equipment. A first step towards autonomy!

For the most experienced we leave on the beautiful slopes of Contamines or Combloux for the descent of the Col de la Cicle or Croisse Baulet.

Dates

Every day

Rates

If you are alone or a small group and you’d like to benefit the lowest rate, you can opt for a group session. If you prefer to stay in your private group you can choose the private formula.

Price for the group session (day)
90€ / person (guaranteed departure from 4 subsciptions)
Price for the group session (1/2 day)
60€ / person (guaranteed departure from 4 subsciptions)

Price for the private session (day)
355€ per group from 1 to 6 people
Price for the private session (1/2 day)
225€ per  group from 1 to 6 people

We limit to 6 participants for maximum safety

* The price includes

  • supervision by a mountain guide
  • safety equipment

* The price doesn’t include

  • lift passes
  • your personal insurance
  • your ski equipment  (+/- 30€ for the day)
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical level

You will be asked to have a good physical condition, to be able to make parallel turns, to master the snowplough technique and the bias slip. You will have to be fit to be able to go skiing over the whole distance. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have a doubt on the required level.

 

Detailed programme

The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Half-day Saint Gervais 

Appointment at Bettex where you will take the shuttle to Les Communailles. After having reviewed and discovered the equipment, quiet climb of 350m that will take you to Sous Les Freddys. The descent is gently inclined and it is even possible to go down the slope.

Half-day Contamînes

Come and enjoy ski touring with no aprehension. Departure from Baptieu in Contamines-Montjoie to go to Auberge de Colombaz and chalets Combettes. About 2h of climbing and 400m of elevation. Variations according to the desires. You will find very good pies at the inn for the reward!

Whole day Contamines

A small climb for a nice descent. Departure from the village of Contamines (1210 m), where we will take the ski lifts. Departure from the top of the ski lift Roselette (2115 m). Crossing down to the south under the Aiguille de Roselette. We put the skins and go up a long valley for the Col de la Cicle (2377 m) or Col de la Fenêtre. Beautiful descent on Balme and Nant Borrant.

Whole day Mégève

Ideally suited for a discovery of ski touring and offering a magnificent panorama. We can leave either the Jaillet (no need for a ski pass) or Combloux where we use the lifts to take a little altitude. We put the skins at about 1700m and quietly go up to the small Croisse Baulet at 2000m. Nice climb, sometimes in the forest. The higher we go, the better the view! From this summit it is possible to climb to the Grand Croisse Baulet 2300m in 1h30, without extra technical difficulties. For the descent we go again by the small Croisse Baulet, and by a superb track in the forest and out of the forest, we arrive at la Gietaz at 1200m. By ski lifts and slopes, or off-piste for the most fit, we return to the starting point. Very nice hike that really allows to adapt to the level and condition of each.

The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

Booking

 

Register by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.