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Stage decouverte du splitboard

Le splitboard est l’equivalent pour les snowboarders du ‘”ski de randonnee”, une planche qui peut se separer en deux, on y colle des bandes synthetiques aussi appelees ‘”peaux de phoque”, qui permettent de monter les pentes enneigees sans reculer, et  en route pour la peuf!!!

Description

Ce stage est specialement concu pour les riders animes d’un esprit d’aventure qu’ils ne trouvent plus en station. Il s’adresse aux snowboarders n’ayant pas ou peu d’experience de montee hors des remontees mecaniques, mais ayant deja un bon niveau de pratique du snowboard en hors piste (minimum 5 semaines).

Les splitboards seront utilises quotidiennement, avec des deniveles  positifs moyens de 600 metres (2 a 4 heures de montee), pour des descentes souvent  plus longues…

Le but de cette semaine est de vous permettre de rider dans un milieu plus sauvage, en cherchant a faire la meilleure trace de montee, trouver la meilleure neige a la descente, optimiser les traversees backside, et utiliser si besoin le materiel specifique a l’alpinisme (corde, crampons, piolet), le tout en apprenant a evoluer dans un maximum de securite.

Ce stage est specialement concu pour les riders animes d’un esprit d’aventure qu’ils ne trouvent plus en station. Il s’adresse aux snowboarders n’ayant pas ou peu d’experience de montee hors des remontees mecaniques, mais ayant deja un bon niveau de pratique du snowboard en hors piste (minimum 5 semaines).

Dans l'éventualité où aucune de ces dates ne correspondent, vous pouvez choisir un de nos stages 3 jours. Sinon merci de prendre contact avec nous afin que l'on vous renseigne sur l'engagement privé d'un professionnel bi qualifié (Snowboard et Guide de haute montagne UIAGM)

 

Prix

795€

6 personnes par Guide/Moniteur

Date des Stages

2018
Start Date End Date Spaces
8 jan. 12 jan. 6
22 jan. 26 jan. 6
5 fév. 9 fév. 6
19 fév. 23 fév. 6
5 mar. 9 mar. 6
19 mar. 23 mar. 6
2 avr. 6 avr. 6
16 avr. 20 avr. 6
23 avr. 27 avr. 6

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  The Course is guaranteed to run


Inclus

Guiding & Tuition

5 days of guiding by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide & snowboard instructor.

Safety Equipment

We can provide the essential safety equipment of harness, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel if you do not have your own. We can also lend you a backpack with straps for carrying your skis/snowboard on request.

Avalanche Training

Specific avalanche awareness tuition including assessment of the conditions, correct use of a transceiver and how to carry out a rescue using shovel and probe.

Equipement collectif

Cordes, mousquetons, pharmacie et matériel collectif seront pris en charge par les guides de haute montagne

Support logistique et implantation locale au coeur même de Chamonix

Notre société est basée dans un superbe environement au pied du téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi à Chamonix.

Notre équipe est à votre disposition pour tout renseignement et pour vous assister lors de votre stage avec nous.

Non Inclus

Skis / Snowboards

The price does not include skis/snowboards, boots or clothing. If you do not have your own we can help you organise rental, please ask us for details.

Assurance Secours et rapatriement

Nous vous incitons fortement à souscrire une assurance Secours & Rapatriement pour votre stage. Nous pouvons souscrire une assurance pour vous via notre partenaire assistance. Merci de le demander lors de votre inscrition sur le stage.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Se rendre à Chamonix

Le tarif ne comprend pas les transferts jusqu'à et depuis Chamonix mais nous pouvons vous assister selon que vous arriviez par train, avion ou bus. N'hésitez pas à nous demander notre asssistance.

Chamonix Splitboard Course Itinerary

Depart tous les jours de Chamonix a la decouverte des meilleurs spots du massif, on utilise en general une ou deux remontees mecaniques avant de commencer notre ascencion.

Le programme qui suit est donne a titre indicatif et est susceptible d’evoluer en fonction des conditions meteorologiques et nivologiques.

Possibilite avec l’accord de tous les membres du groupe d’organiser une nuit en refuge de montagne.

Jour 1

Depart matinal pour la station du TOUR , test du materiel et verification du niveau des participants, courte montee puis exercice de recherche en avalanche.

Jour 2

Decouverte d’un des nombreux itineraires de randonee des AIGUILLES ROUGES, journee sur le versant ensoleille de la vallee, apprentissage de la lecture du terrain et du bon choix de trace, ainsi que du bon comportement a adopter en groupe a la descente.

Jour 3

Depart du sommet des “GRANDS MONTETS’ pour une journee qui commence bien… par une longue descente . on traverse le glacier d’argentiere pour remonter en face, en direction du COL DU PASSON. Les 150 derniers metres de notre ascension consistent en la remontee d’un couloir raide ou l’on aura a utiliser une corde et des crampons. De l’autre cote, nous attend une descente magnifique de plus de 2000 metres le long du GLACIER DU TOUR.

Jour 4

Au Coeur des glaciers, AIGUILLE DU MIDI, altitude 3842 metres. Il existe enormement de posibilites de randonnees au depart de la VALLEE BLANCHE, on peut meme faire une incursion du cote italien… On insistera sur les precautions specifiques a respecter lors de l’evolution sur glacier a la fois a la montee et a la descente.

Jour 5

Spot au choix , selon nos envies, et pourquoi pas COURMAYEUR dans le val d’Aoste voisin?

Vêtements

Bonnet

Bonnet

sous - vetements thermiques

sous - vetements thermiques

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

Doudoune legere

Doudoune legere

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Gants chauds

Gants chauds

Gants techniques (fins)

Gants techniques (fins)

Casquette

Casquette

Equipement technique

Piolet

Piolet

Baudrier

Baudrier

Splitboard

Splitboard

Boots de snowboard

Boots de snowboard

Batons telescopiques

Batons telescopiques

Masque de ski

Masque de ski

Mousqueton a vis

Mousqueton a vis

Sangle de 60 - 120 cm

Sangle de 60 - 120 cm

Peaux de phoque et couteaux

Peaux de phoque et couteaux

Crampons adaptables aux boots de snowboard

Crampons adaptables aux boots de snowboard

Sac a dos de freeride (sangles d'attache pour ski ou snowboard)

Sac a dos de freeride (sangles d'attache pour ski ou snowboard)

Equipement de sécurité

DVA (detecteur de victimes d'avalanche), pelle, sonde

DVA (detecteur de victimes d'avalanche), pelle, sonde

Extras

Lunettes de soleil

Lunettes de soleil

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)

Airport transfers

We can help you to organise your transport to/from Chamonix. We work with well established airport transfer companies which use new and comfortable vehicles and which have the capacity and know-how to handle everything from delayed and cancelled flights, to unexpected traffic jams with professionalism and efficiency.

To book your transfer, we will need the following:


  • Your full name

  • Mobile phone number

  • Email address

  • Your destination address

  • Your flight details (date, time and flight number)

For Geneva airport - Chamonix / Chamonix - Geneva airport:

SHARED TRANSFERS:

This is the most economic and ecologically friendly way of travel. The driver will meet and greet you at the airport, gather you and the rest of the passenger group together and then head off to your chosen destination. The door-to-door service means that you will be dropped off and picked up right at your hotel /chalet / apartment. From 40€ per person for one way and 80€ per person for a return trip.

PRIVATE TRANSFERS:

Private Transfers are the quickest way to get to and from the airport. Your driver will meet and greet you at the airport and guide you to your vehicle. There is no waiting for other passengers. Private transfers are available for one to eight person bookings and travelling together and you are guaranteed sole occupancy of the vehicle for your transfer. And, of course, it's a door to door service, so you won't be lugging any bags very far. 250€ per car for one way and 500€ per car for a return trip.

Chamonix accommodation

If you need help to find a place to stay in Chamonix, don't hesitate to let us know! We work with a network of excellent chalets, hotels, gites and B&Bs offering Chamonix accommodation to suit all tastes and all budgets.

Mountain Rescue Insurance

We don’t include mountain rescue insurance in any of our courses but we strongly recommend that you have it. Mountain rescue may be very expensive, particularly if helicopters are involved. Check with your travel insurance provider if you are covered for the specific activity you are going to do with us.

However, we can organise the mountain rescue insurance for you.The cost is 8€ per person per day for EU residents and 12€ per person per day for non-EU residents. Details of the insurance cover are different for EU and non-EU residents, please contact us for more informations.

Optional equipment

Thermos – Not essential due to weight, but it can be comforting to have a hot drink on a cold day.

Water bottle – Should be at least 1 1/2 litres and durable. 
Camelbak hydration systems. Good as long as they are kept clean. Not recommended for winter sports / Mont Blanc as the tube tends to freeze up.

A pair of spare gloves is essential.

Spare goggles are highly recommended.

Food

We suggest you bring with you or buy in resort snack food that you can take out on the hill with you each day. Things like cereal bars, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate, sugary sweets or your favourite hill snacks.

Technical

Have your board well waxed and serviced for it to glide well in the given conditions (cold snow and spring snow require differed waxes!).

Check your bindings prior the course that they are in good working condition.

Crochues-Berard Traverse

Ski

One of Chamonix's classic ski tours, starting from La Flegere and passing through the beautiful Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve. We start with a nice traverse from the top of the Floria draglift, towards the Aiguilles Crochues bowl. After a short steep climb to the Col de Crochues, we ski down through the bowl, keeping high so that we can descend from the Col du Berard into the next valley.

At the bottom of the valley there is a flat section where ski tour through alpine forest, alongside a crystal clear stream to the charming old village of Le Buet with its old stone chalets and wooden barns. From here we can pick up the bus or the train back to Chamonix.

Elevation gain 500m // elevation loss 1500m // duration 1day

 

Col du Passon

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The Col du Passon ski tour route starts from the top of the Les Grands Montets cable car in Argentiere (3283m). We start by skiing down the spectacular Rognon glacier, keeping to the right of the rock and onto the heavily crevassed Argentiere glacier. This descent can be an amazing ride when the snow is fresh but very challenging when the snow is wind and sun affected. 

After crossing the Argentiere glacier we put on our skins and start climbing up a short section over a steep moraine and continue over open slopes towards the Aiguille du Passon, then turn right towards the Col du Passon. The final part of the ascent is a short, steep couloir (45°). 

Once we've reached the col we can take a quick break and admire the spectacular view before skiing all the way back down towards the pretty village of Le Tour. The descent is truly rewarding. There are many options in terms of which way to descent as the terrain is pretty wide and open. 

Elevation gain 650m // elevation loss 2400m // Length 9.8km // Duration: 1 day

Col du Belvedere

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The Col de Belvedere is a classic Chamonix ski touring route, starting from the slopes of Flegere.

From the top of the Floria drag lift we traverse around a high bowl, passing beneath the jagged ridge of the Aiguilles Crochues. We continue on to the beautiful alpine lake, Lac Blanc, and then skin up to the Col de Belvedere at an altitude of 2780m.

The views from the col are just fantastic and you can see all the way across the Berard and Samoens valleys; this is a remote mountain area in the middle of the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve, so there is also the chance that you may see some alpine wildlife such as bouquetin or chamois!

The descent from the Col de Belvedere is a steep 40° slope, accessed from a narrow 80m couloir; if snow conditions are not good you may need to use ropes to descend safely. Once you've cleared the couloir you'll ski all the way down through the magnificent Bérard valley into the charming little village of Le Buet.

Due to the steep descent and the potential complications in the couloir, this route is only advisable for advanced ski tourers who are accompanied by a mountain guide.

Elevation gain 480m // elevation loss 1450m // Duration 1 day