Ski Touring Introduction Day

Discover the freedom of ski touring in Chamonix with Chamex mountain guides

Get the taste of travelling through snow-covered mountains on skis, learn the basic skills and get familiar with the equipment.

On this one day ski touring course you will learn how to skin uphill, make kick-turns, use couteaux (crampons for skis) on steeper slopes, and how to apply and remove skins to your skis. You don't need any previous ski touring experience, just a reasonable level of fitness and confidence in skiing off-piste.

The Chamonix valley is renowned for its fantastic ski touring routes; the backcountry is easily accessible thanks to the lift system and you can be away from the crowded pistes in no time, exploring amazing off-piste areas such as Lac Blanc at Flegere, the Col du Berard at Le Buet, or the Col de Balme at Le Tour. You'll experience Chamonix at its finest and perhaps even spot the elusive chamois or some majestic bouquetin in the snowy wilderness!

This one day ski touring course is a great introduction if you are planning to do any longer routes. Once you've mastered the basics you can explore further with our Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend Group, or combine other alpine skills to join our Ski Mountaineering Course. Ski touring opens up a whole new world of exploration and adventures, including the famous Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt or even the ultimate experience of Skiing Mont Blanc - contact us for further details of all our group and private ski touring trips.

This introductory ski touring course was created for those who would like to discover another aspect to off-piste skiing. Our UIAGM qualified mountain guides will teach you how to use the equipment and how to carry out basic ski touring techniques, such as kick turns.

Your day will include an introductory ski tour where you will practice all these skills while enjoying the calm and beauty of the Chamonix alpine back country. 

Level requirements

Experienced off piste skier Comfortable skiing in all snow conditions No need for any previous ski touring experience 

Ski touring with a private guide

If you already have a group of friends that you would like to ski tour with, or do not wish to join one of our groups, we can organise a private ski touring day for you. The price is 375€ per day for a group of up to 6 skiers. You can book the private off piste day on any date and we will take the abilities of the group into consideration when planning your itinerary.