Date(s) - 03/26/2017 - 04/02/2017
Experience historic Chamonix with a Local Professional Guide. See the home of the first Winter Olympics, birthed in 1924. Enjoy the best terrain of your life.
Ski deep into the heart of the Alps and across multiple countries in one week. Carve turns through the infamous Chamonix Valley, from Courmayeur, Italy to Verbier, Switzerland.
Drop into Chamonix’s famous 20 kilometer long off – Vallee Blanche from the Aiguille du midi or from the Italian side of Mont Blanc, as well as the nine kilometer long Argentière glacier off the Grand Montets.
Capture the moment. Our photography team will capture your memorable trip. Enjoy a slide show at the end of the trip to commemorate all the great memories. Each guest will receive access to download the images to take home so you can relive the moments when you wish.
Our guides provide ski techniques, mountain safety, avalanche awareness and other skills needed in the big mountains. Learn the skills and techniques of the pros with local guides and professional athletes.
Day 1 – Arrival Day
Fly into Geneva Airport (GVA) by 2pm where someone will be there to transport you to Chamonix. In some cases you may need to plan your arrival the day before. There are many hotels near the airport offering shuttle service so it is easy to meet the group back at the airport by 2pm. We suggest using Booking.com to find a nearby hotel.
Le Grand Adventure Tours welcomes you to France! Upon landing at Geneva Airport (GVA) you will have a private transfer to your hotel. Settle into your comfortable room and get to know your new friends for the week. Tonight is your time to relax by an open fire, explore town. Steep yourself in French culture and immerse into European life.
If rentals are needed, we can arrange snow equipment for the week through local shops. If you wish to rent ski/snowboard equipment please let us know so that we can coordinate your rental. It is advised that you try to arrive with enough time on the arrival day to be fitted. Please advise the LGA Team before the trip if you will need gear.
Included Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2 – 7
Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel with daily departures between 8:30AM-9AM. We’ll acclimate to the surroundings and terrain with ski runs on Le Grand Montets into the Argentière village.
Early runs are used to assess skiing ability and go over key fundamentals for safe and effective travel in the high mountains. We will prepare everyone to be confident and comfortable with the week’s upcoming locations. Daily ski destinations are decided upon with consideration of safety, weather, and snow conditions.
Lunch on the mountain is followed by an afternoon skiing some of the best terrain in France. At the end of the day let us show you the beautiful town of Argentière. Relax in one of the best après scenes in the world.
Once everyone is up to speed it will be time to explore Italy’s Courmayeur area. Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel and prepare to depart Chamonix between 8:30AM-9AM. This amazing ski area provides a wide range of trails and off-piste options. We will improve everyone’s skills and ski ability, but most of all, have a blast!
Lunch on the mountain and ski some of the finest Italian terrain all afternoon. We end the day touring you through the beautiful town of Courmayeur, immersing ourselves into Italy’s renowned après offerings.
Savor the local cuisine nightly with the group, featuring regional fresh vegetables, meats & cheeses. Upon our return to Chamonix, make time for an evening stroll through the Village at your own pace.
Ski the land of chocolate and powder filled peaks. Enjoy Breakfast at the Hotel and prepare for our daily ski departure. We will guide you through the highlights of one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland, bordering four valleys, Italy, and France. Freeride trails and off-piste areas, logging vertical on one of the best ski areas in the world.
Lunch on-mountain to recharge for an afternoon skiing sweet Swiss snow. At the end of the day let us show you the beautiful town of Verbier. Après with Swiss flavor before our return.
Ski the famous Aiguille du Midi. You will never forget one of the longest ski runs anywhere: 22KM down the Vallee Blanche. There will be something for everyone, from long open fields of powder to off-piste steeps around the glacier.
At the end of the day we will explore other areas of Chamonix and celebrate our week of incredible skiing. We will reassemble for a farewell dinner out in town.
Included Meals: Breakfast | Farewell Dinner
Day 8 – Departure Day
Relax on our final morning, take in one last walk around the town of Chamonix. Sample another cappuccino, the wide variety of local shops, or savor an authentic French croissant. We will say our goodbyes and laugh over the great memories we shared over the trip. A private transfer will take you back to Geneva where you can spend an extra night exploring the city or begin your journey home. If you would like to spend another night in Chamonix, please contact us and we can help you make arrangements.
Included Meals: Breakfast
NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour may be altered to adjust for weather and conditions. Our guides will plan the tour around the conditions to make sure you have the best trip possible.