2 days
Europe, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Beginner, Skilled

Freeski around Mont-Joly

Freeski around Mont-Joly: Discover the wild and secret off-piste tracks and enjoy a night in a refuge at the foot of Mont-Joly

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2021 Dates

Every weekend from December to March for group sessions, every day for private sessions, depending on the conditions.

Participants and supervision

Max. 6 people per guide. Guaranteed departure in group sessions from 4 subscriptions. You’ll be supervised by a mountain guide.

2021 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 of the group session
425€ / person (Guaranteed departure from 4 subscriptions)

Price of the private session
2 participants: 640€ / person
3 participants: 515€ / person
4 participants: 450€ / person
5 or 6 participants: 395€ / person

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Half board in the hut
  • 2-day ski pass
  • picknicks
  • bus transfers

* The price doesn’t include

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Your personal insurance
  • Your equipment
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical level

For good skiers in good physical shape. Passes and summits with technical difficulties. You need to have some experience in ski touring. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the required level.

our assets

  • We carry the minimum of picnics on the back, we have them prepared by the guards of refuge.
  • We prefer small groups.
  • Many possible routes depending on the snow and your level

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

detailed 2-day program

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

Day 1     Departure from Saint-Gervais: meeting point at the start of the Saint-Gervais ski lifts. Climb to the top of the ski area by the ski lifts: after a first off-piste descent, we go to the top of Mont Joly, highest point of the ski area. Descent on Planay to reach the Côte 2000 lifts and reach the top of the Côte 2000 ski area. From there, we go  into the Very valley to put on the skins to go up towards the Col de la Croix de Pierre. Before arriving at the ridge, we join a breach at 2015m to switch to the Hauteluce area and to end with a last descent to the Ferme des Liaudes to spend the evening and night. Depending on the conditions, off-piste can be changed.
Difference in height: + 375m / D- 1250m

Day 2    Departure from the Ferme des Liaudes for a short off-piste descent towards the hamlet of Belleville in the Hauteluce ski area. Gondola ride to the Col du Joly aux Contamines. From the Col du Joly start by hiking up to the Col de la Cicle sector. Possibility of realizing the ascent of one of the three passes in the area depending on the conditions and the level of participants.

Namely: the easiest = the Col de la Fenêtre, the intermediate = the Col de la Cicle and the most demanding = the Col des Chasseurs. Descent from the top of the pass in the Bonhomme valley towards the refuge de la Balme then the hamlet of Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge aux Contamines. Transfer to shuttle to the starting point in Saint-Gervais and debriefing with the guides of Saint-Gervais.
Difference in height: + 250 / D- 1750m

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


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Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us 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.