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Off Piste Guiding & Adventures in Chamonix

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Off Piste Guiding & Ski Touring in Chamonix

Chamonix Off Piste Guiding & Adventures

Skiing through fresh untouched powder is the most amazing sensation. If you are an intermediate, or advanced skier or snowboarder keen to get off the beaten track. Join us for an off piste adventure. We offer private off piste guiding, off piste skills groups, and alpine touring groups in Chamonix. We can of course run private lessons & guiding of all the groups we offer. Just choose any green date in the booking calendar and let us know in the notes when you book online. For group lessons look for blue dates in the booking calendar

We recommend choosing an appropriate ski for any of our off piste skiing lessons in Chamonix. Use a ski that is 85mm wide underfoot or greater. Preferably as long as you are tall (approximately +/- 3cm). Please avoid using short and narrow skis off piste, while they may feel lovely on piste, it will make things more difficult for you off piste. Avalanche safety equipment is required, except for the level 1 skills group. And can be hired from us, and most rental shops. If you need advice, let us know, we are here to help.

Off Piste Skills 1: 22 Jan 2022Off Piste Skills 2: 29 Jan 2022

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Alpine Ski Touring

Who needs lifts anyway!
Private guide & coach for 1 – 6 people, our guided ski touring days access areas you would not otherwise get to see and ski. Whether you have experience of ski touring or not, we guide and instruct according to your level of ability. Route selection is based on prevailing weather conditions and of course if you have any wishes for routes and terrain.

Ability: Skiers that already have some experience skiing off piste.

Equipment: Ski touring skis/binding, skins, ski crampon, transceiver, shovel, probe, and backpack (+water/food).

Duration: 09:00 – 16:00

4×4 Ski Safari

While the lifts are closed this is a mixture of 4×4 access and guided ski touring. We use a 4×4 vehicle to take you to the snowline via mountain vehicle tracks. Where we can then access more remote ski touring routes. Allowing us to ascend further on skis and enjoy more of the mountains and snow around us.
We will liaise with you the day before to organise your requirements and most convenient meeting point.

Intended for skiers that already have some experience skiing off piste (ski touring experience not obligatory). To get the most from this session you should as a minimum, be able to link turns comfortably in soft un-groomed snow off-piste.

Equipment: Ski touring skis/binding, skins, ski crampon, transceiver, shovel, probe, and backpack (+water/food).

Duration: 09:00 – 16:00 Approx

Off Piste Skills 1

This session is focused on understanding how the skis work when moving through soft snow. Then getting into how to adjust the skills you currently use on piste, so that you can begin to move through varied snow conditions off piste. Once we can starting moving off piste, we use short sections near to the piste. The aim is to be able to link a few turns together, off piste, in varied snow conditions. On gradients that work with your skill level, not against it.
After this, its time to enjoy practising and come back to us for level 2.

Duration: 5hrs (2x 2.5hr Sessions AM/PM)

1 Hour lunch break allowing for continued Q/A & feedback with your coach.

Location: Chamonix

22 Jan 2022


Off Piste Skills 2

Are you already able to link turns off piste in varied snow conditions on gradients equivalent to blue terrain? Perhaps you would like to ski more of the available off piste mountain terrain around Chamonix? Here we will briefly re-cap how the skis perform in soft snow. Then we will start to refine your skills according to your performance requirements, and any goals you may have. This will be done through a mixture of drills on piste, and off piste. Drills and development are always particular to the individual. So in a group environment we may have some circuits going at this time. This allows individuals to progress at their own rate in a safe environment. Where appropriate we will scale the level of terrain being skied to your development and goals.

Duration: 5hrs (2x 2.5hr Sessions AM/PM)

1 Hour lunch break allowing for continued Q/A & feedback with your coach.

Location: Chamonix

29 Jan 2022

Guided Backcountry

Private guide & coach for 1 – 6 people. Our guided backcountry days offer a mixture of lift access & brief skinning (if appropriate), to access some of the incredible hidden off-piste descents that our mountains have to offer. Routes in Chamonix, St Gervais, Megeve, and Les Contamines are weather dependant and selected according to the prevailing conditions.

Ability: Intended for skiers that already have experience skiing off piste. To get the most from this session you should as a minimum, be able to link turns comfortably in soft un-groomed snow off-piste.

You’ll need transceiver, shovel, probe, and backpack (+water/food). If you would like to include skinning to access off piste routes please bring touring skis/binding, skins, and ski crampon.

Duration: 09:00 – 16:00

Private or Groups

If you cant see what you want, whether you would like to join a group or set up a private version of one of our groups. Simply let us know by email (or phone) and we’ll set it up. info@freedomsnowsports.com

You can of course book a private lesson and use the session for any purpose. Even it that is one of our guided groups, or off piste skiing & snowboarding groups in Chamonix, St Gervais, Megeve, and Les Contamines. Just let us know in the notes field when you book your private lesson online.

Private guided ski touring, and 4×4 ski safaris are available every day from the 15th December. If you would like to join or share in a public communal group, please contact us. info@freedomsnowsports.com

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Alpine Touring FAQ

Fitness for ski touring? You dont need to be super fit, you need to be comfortable spending a few hours hill walking, at a relaxed pace.

Skill level? You dont need to be a high performing skier. If you are a skier that can comfortably ski most pistes, and can can ski un-groomed snow at the side of the pistes. You have enough skill to join us for some ski touring.

Equipment?
You will need: ski touring skis/binding, skins, ski crampon, transceiver, shovel, probe, and rucksack (Don’t worry, when sessions start we will carry out a kit check and briefing). Alpine touring equipment can be rented as a “ski randonnee” or “ski touring” package very easily from most good ski rental shops around the Chamonix area.

Any other questions, just ask info@freedomsnowsports.com