Ski Touring and Ski Safaris

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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

Jan 17

Touring Skills Weekend

January 17, 2020 - January 20, 2020

Get a lot done in only four days with this Touring Skills holiday. It will teach you the basics of touring technique, mountain safety, off piste skills and has the […]

Jan 25

Private ski tour in the Hautes Alpes

January 25, 2020 - January 28, 2020

John and Kate are regulars and good friends. We have 4 days to introduce Kate to the delights of hut to hut touring in a tranquil corner of France

Jan 30

Skiing and Snow Safety Course

January 30, 2020 - January 31, 2020

This is the first of three 2-day skills courses linked to the Argentière meet. You can pick any or all from: Skiing and Snow Safety, Skiing and Navigation, Skiing and […]

Feb 01

Skiing and Navigation Course

February 1, 2020 - February 2, 2020

This is the second of three 2-day skills courses linked to the Argentière meet. You can pick any or all from: Skiing and Snow Safety, Skiing and Navigation, Skiing and […]

Feb 03

Skiing and Glacier Travel

February 3, 2020 - February 4, 2020

Skiing and Glacier Travel: crevasse avoidance and what to do if someone falls in. This is the third of three 2-day skills courses linked to the Argentière meet. You can […]

Feb 06

Private Winter Guiding

February 6, 2020 - February 8, 2020

Repeat offender Alan for his February dose of fluffiness

Feb 10

Eagle Ski Club Tour in the Hautes Alpes

February 10, 2020 - February 15, 2020

This is early season touring with comfortable huts and attainable summits.  The valley lends itself to flexible days with ascents up to 900m, ideal for those looking for a low […]

Feb 24

Eagle Ski Club Relaxed Silvretta Tour

February 24, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Hut to hut ski touring

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

Mar 07

Ski Touring in Romsdal

March 7, 2020 - March 14, 2020

The 2020 Premier Crew, back for another dose of Norwegian action. For the right people, there are 2 places available on this trip Contact me for more details

Mar 21

Eagle Ski Club Senja ski touring

March 21, 2020 - March 26, 2020

This island is a few hours south of Tromso. It offers great options for coastal Arctic ski touring, wild scenery and northern lights if you’re lucky! Self catered accommodation to […]