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
3 days with Alan: ice, snow, crampons, skis. Whichever works best at the time!
4 days to get you up to speed for one of life’s great joys.
A 2-day skills course with the aims of skiing the best snow without getting ourselves avalanched and have more fun by feeling more comfortable and confident with our ski technique. […]
The aims of this course are to navigate to the right place with an emphasis on the techniques required on snow and on skis, and to ski there more easily […]
THIS COURSE IS FULL 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 […]
6 days of ski touring in a quiet area of the southern Alps. Terrain to suit beginners and intermediate level ski tourers. Lots of bad weather options. Private huts with […]
6 days ski touring with the Geneva crew in a quiet area of the southern Alps. Terrain to suit beginners and intermediate level ski tourers. Lots of bad weather options. […]
This trip is FULL. A week on the west coast of Arctic Norway near Tromso. Summits up to 1200m in altitude Comfortable fjordside lodging on a self catered basis […]
Marnix, Joost, Onno and Carsten ski toured with me in the Dolomites in 2018. In 2019 we are closer to my home. Just over the border from Chamonix, the resort […]
A traverse of the Stubai from south to north. We start in the Stubaigletscher ski area and take in cols and peaks as appropriate, finishing in Kuhtai. THIS TOUR IS […]