Ski Touring and Ski Safaris


Travel through the mountains on skis – a magical experience.

However you approach it, the rewards are plentiful – skiing above the clouds in a remote environment, the fresh tracks leading from the top of the mountain, and the welcome beer after a full day in the mountains. The great thing is that the stages fit together nicely, so that starting from a solid off piste background, you can progress via either ski safaris or from day touring through to “star tours” (a series of day tours from a high mountain base) through to hut to hut touring, epitomised by the famous Chamonix Zermatt Haute Route.

Day touring and safaris are possible throughout the winter from Christmas through to when the lifts close. Hut to hut touring is generally from mid March to mid May, though some huts are open throughout the winter, and Mont Blanc can be skied well into June.

Generally I travel on skis with up to 6 people, and run itineraries both independently and through the Ski Club of Great Britain and the Eagle Ski Club. They will help you to find like minded people with whom to share the experience.

Upcoming ski touring and safari ski trips

Sun 17

Early season ski touring

December 17 - December 20
Bing Spencer skiing off the Helbronner, May 2017

4 days of training for Bing and Charles, working up to their ski sail trip with Stephen Venables in Antarctica.

Jan 19

Touring Skills Weekend

January 19, 2018 - January 22, 2018

4 days to get you up to speed for one of life’s great joys.

Feb 01

Navigation and skiing

February 1, 2018 - February 2, 2018
ESC ASM Navigation

This 2 day course has 2 goals: To ski to the right place using various navigation techniques. There will be an emphasis on the techniques required on snow and on […]

Feb 03

Snow Safety and Skiing

February 3, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Courmayeur Avalanche Crown Wall

The aim of this course is twofold: To examine where the best snow will be, and whether we can ski it without getting ourselves killed While skiing all this fantastic […]

Feb 05

Glacier Travel and Skiing

February 5, 2018 - February 6, 2018
Scowcroft Puiseux Up

There are two principal aims of this course: To ski glacial terrain in such a way as to avoid going into a slot and what to do if you or […]

Feb 11

Val Stura day touring – FULL

February 11, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Lise Tonelli in Val Stura
Jan 2017

THIS TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED Val Stura is just south of the more well-known Val Maira. It has more snow, less people, a single chair lift and stunning ski touring […]

Feb 18

Stubai Exploration

February 18, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Tim Winther in Stubai. March 2017

Spend six days  exploring the extensive Stubai area and honing your skinning skills, with an average of 1-2 hours ascents per day.

Feb 25

Private Ski Touring Guiding

February 25, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Lise Col de Cou

A mystery destination with a very special client

Mar 05

Relaxed Silvretta tour

March 5, 2018 - March 11, 2018

This tour is for ski tourers looking for a relaxed approach. For those needing a rest or a shorter day, we have consecutive nights in some of the most comfortable […]

Mar 25

Dolomites: private ski touring guiding

March 25, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Ski touring in this fabulous limestone playground