Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland

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Jean-Marc Kaufmann - Mountain guide
Raphaël Kaufmann - Ski instructor

Jean-Marc Kaufmann

Mountain guide UIAGM

Raphaël Kaufmann

National ski instructor

 

Dates : Saturday, April 11 to Sunday, April 19, 2020

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The highlights : Very comfortable accommodation in a 3 * hotel with Spa.

                            The quality of powder snow in January and February.

                             Less crowded period.

                             Spectacular skiing on glaciers.

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Programme : Day 1 (Sat 11/04) Meeting at the end of the after noon in hotel Labrador in Chamonix.

  1. Day 2 to day 4 (Sun 12/04 to Tue 14/04) 3 days of off-piste skiing and ski touring on the different ski areas of Chamonix : Aiguille du Midi, les Grands Montets, la Flégère, le Brévent, Les Ouches, le Tour. Possibility of excursion on the Italians or Swiss slopes if the snow and ski conditions are interesting.

  2. Day 5 (Wed 15/04) Transfer from Chamonix to Zermatt during the morning. Arrive in Zermatt in the after noon. Diner and night in a hotel in Zermatt.

  3. Day 6 to day 8 (Thu 16/04 to Saturday 18/04) 3 days of off-piste skiing and ski touring on the Zermatt resort. You will appreciate the magnificent glacial landscapes and the spectacular descents. The snow conditions on the glacier at high altitude are generally excellent during this period.

  4. If the group decides, it’s possible to add a helicopter drop to the program on the shoulder of Mont Rosa at 4300 m above sea level, just under the summit which rises to 4618 m.  It is the second highest peak in Europe after Mont Blanc. It will be a memorable day.

  5. Day 9 (Sun 19/04) Departure in the early morning in Zermatt or after the return to Chamonix.

  6. This program can be to modify according to the meteorological conditions, to the snow or to the safety.

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Heliskiing : Possibility of optional heliski as extra.

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Best time of the year : January to April.

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Other dates possible : For a group composed of 4 to 6 people we can offer you an other date for this program.

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Number of days away : 9

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Number of days skiing : 6

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Heliskiing : Possibility of optional heliski as extra

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Level : Good and very good off-piste skiers / 30mn to 1 hour skinning up some days to join nice runs with less tracks.

  1. Glacier skiing. Possibility of walking on glaciers with crampons for some passages.

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Participants : 6 people maximum per guide.


Lodgings : Hotel 3 or 4*, very comfortable with spas in double room. Extra for single room.

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Porterage : Small backpack for the day

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Local transport : personal  cars, local buses or taxis for all the transfers during the whole stay.

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Access : By plane : Geneva airport + bus, train or car rental to Chamonix. 1 hour driving.

                By car : Chambery or Geneva and ”Autoroute Blanche”  to Chamonix

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PRICE : € 3650 per person in double rooms.

              + Extra for single room.

              + Extra if we decid to do a helicopter drop on the Mont Rosa : € 400 per person.

Off-piste skiing in Chamonix and Zermatt is an opportunity to access high mountain and ski on spectacular glaciers

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The Chamonix Valley, at the foot of Mont Blanc, offers many opportunities for off-piste skiing and ski touring along magnificent routes on spectacular glaciers.

The Aiguille du Midi and Grands Montets cable cars take us directly up to high mountain terrain.

The ski slopes are also remarkable with often more than 2000 m, and up to 2800 m, descents from the Aiguille du Midi.

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It is not by chance that Chamonix is ​​considered the "mecca" of off-piste skiing in France and its reputation is not surpassed.

The choice of date for this trip, April, is not a coincidence either. Indeed, the reputation of this ski area for off-piste skiing attracts many skiers from around the world. But this period is the least frequented during the season, thus increasing our chances of finding virgin snow and less crowded runs.

In addition, it is the period when it’s possible to find some of the best snow during the season.

OFF-PISTE SKIING IN CHAMONIX - MONT BLANC - FRANCE AND ZERMATT - SWITZERLAND

Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland

Other off-piste skiing programme that might interest you

The rest of the week will take place at the foot of Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn, whose characteristic silhouette is the dream of many mountaineers. Zermatt is not only the culmination of the "Haute Route" and a huge ski area with ​​more than 360 runs, but also a dream region for off-piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing.

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We promise you some spectacular descents on the glaciers in the middle of seracs and crevasses, which will be followed by more peaceful tours on large open slopes surrounded by magnificent panoramas.

Snow conditions are generally excellent and the high-altitude glaciers provide good snow until the end of the season. The Matterhorn summer ski area is the largest in Europe, and many national teams train there.

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If you wish, it is possible to add to the program one or two helicopter drops on unforgettable peaks like Monte Rosa.

Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
Off piste skiing, ski touring and heliskiing in Chamonix France and Zermatt Switzerland
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  2. Contact - Information

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  8. Jean-Marc Kaufmann

  9. Mountain guide UIAGM

  10. Phone : +33 6 19 33 99 66

  11. Email : info@jmk-guide.fr

  12. Web site : www.jmk-guide.fr

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  9. Raphaël Kaufmann

  10. Ski instructor

  11. ESF - Tignes Le Lac

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