Private mountain guiding tailored to meet your specific requirements, we will work with you towards your skiing objectives or simply help you discover the amazing Chamonix backcountry.

Flexibility
Where possible, we will adapt the programme according to your level, goals and current weather & snow conditions. Our goal is to maximise your holiday time in Chamonix.
UIAGM mountain guides
We work with fully qualified local mountain guides who are passionate about ski touring, have extensive local knowledge, speak English and are fun company.
Fast Progress
The flexibility and personal approach provided by private courses allow fast progress and helps to push your limits a step further.

PRIVATE SKI TOURING

Ski touring with private UIAGM mountain guides

From 415.00€
   

Beginners tech level

 

Guiding ratio up to 1:6

 

Available January - April

 

Dates on demand

 

Custom made itineraries

Ski touring gives you the freedom to escape the lifts and crowded resorts and unlocks the gateway to the magical Alpine backcountry. Discover with us the calm, beauty, freedom and adventure of ski touring.

Our UIAGM ski guides will share their passion for ski touring with you and take you riding through untracked valleys and snow covered forests. Our ski touring courses are designed to improve your ski touring techniques and your off-piste skiing as well as help you to discover the backcountry ski runs around the Chamonix Valley.

We would be delighted to organise single day, multi day or hut-to-hut private ski touring trips for all levels from beginners to expert skiers. We'll take care of all the logistics and planning to allow you to enjoy your ski holiday without stress or worries. Chamonix offers some fantastic ski tour itineraries for all abilities and our ski guides are waiting to share them with you.

Let us know your ski touring level and previous experience and we will build a customised programme based on your wishes and abilities. CHAMEX mountain guides can be booked for groups or individuals of all abilities and experience - just tell us what you want and we'll take care of the rest.

Our mountain guides and office staff will communicate with you prior to your trip to make sure that you have the right equipment and advise on any specific preparation needed for your chosen objectives. We have a mountain guide office in Chamonix where you can speak with us in person, and where we can meet before your guided activity to ensure that you have everything you need.

We are also happy to help you with other arrangements such as mountain rescue insurance, mountain hut and hotel bookings, lift passes and airport transfers. If you are unsure of anything just ask us and we will advise based on our many years of living and working in Chamonix.

Additional Services

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: 
  • Full name 
  • Mobile phone number 
  • Email address 
  • Your destination address 
  • Flight details (date, time and flight number)
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.

Accommodation in Chamonix

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.

Equipment rental

We highly recommend that you book any equipment with us at least 2 weeks in advance as the hire shops can have limited availability in the busy season.

You can collect your equipment the evening before the start of the course and return it in the evening at the end of your course. We work with the following Chamonix ski hire and mountain shop:

• Concept Pro Shop which is conveniently located directly next door from our office. Open 7/7 08:00-19:00

Search & 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 information.

Lift passes

CHAMONIX LIFT PASSES - FREE BOOKING & COLLECTION SERVICE

 You can easily avoid the morning queue for the lift tickets - order your lift passes with us and then just pick them up the day before! We'll collect your lift passes and have them ready for you, free of charge.

 If you have booked a course or a private trip with us, your guide will bring your lift passes along for you. There are two types of lift passes in Chamonix - Mont Blanc Unlimited and Chamonix Le Pass - please don't hesitate to contact us to find out which lift pass will be the best for you.

 For this course you will need the 5 days Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass, please contact us for further details.

Included or not

Included

Guide Fee

UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide - a fully qualified and experienced Chamex guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

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.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not Included

Accommodation in Chamonix

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

Personal Equipment

Please see the "Equipment" tab to find out what you will need. Anything that you do not already have can be rented here in Chamonix, if there is anything you need then please contact us and we will be happy to organise it for you.

For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

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.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take our Search and Rescue mountain insurance - we can organise this for you on request.

Equipment

Clothing

Warm hat

Warm hat

Thermal underwear

Thermal underwear

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Light puffer jacket

Light puffer jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Warm gloves

Warm gloves

Thin gloves

Thin gloves

Sun hat

Sun hat

Technical gear

Ice Axe

Ice Axe

Harness

Harness

Ski goggles

Ski goggles

Ski / splitboard skins

Ski / splitboard skins

Ski poles

Ski poles

Crampons

Crampons

Ski touring skis

Ski touring skis

Ski touring boots

Ski touring boots

20 - 30 litres rucksack with attachment loops for skis / snowboard

20 - 30 litres rucksack with attachment loops for skis / snowboard

Safety Equipment

Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe

Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe

Extras

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)