Two hotels, three countries, and six days of skiing some of the best kept secrets in the Alps. This trip will meld together ski touring, freeride skiing and ski mountaineering to give you the best of all worlds. Utilizing the world class lift infrastructure in Chamonix, Zermatt and Saas-Fee, we will share our favorite ski tours and descents and you’ll feel like a local traveling with our guides.
Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult
Skills Required: Advanced skiing ability and prior ski touring experience
Fitness Level: Moderately strenuous
This trip is hotel based and a lot of the touring is lift accessed, but touring at high elevation still adds up.
The best way is to fly into Geneva and take the bus that leaves right from the airport. To get there you leave the baggage claim area, look across the hall, and will see a counter. The bus is called CHAMONIX BUS. It departs right outside baggage claim.
It is better to wait until you get to Chamonix. That way you pay the exchange rate only once (as opposed to dollars to francs to Euros.) You can get some Swiss Francs at the airport or wait until we get to Switzerland for the second half of the trip
Pro Guiding Service will be providing a van, hence the name of the week. Please keep your extra luggage to a minimum, as luggage for 8 people adds up to a staggering pile of gear.
That is the benefit of the van. We will be super mobile, if there are good conditions to be had, we will be able to get there.
This is the trip where the stronger ski and boot are appropriate.
Yes, we speak French, Italian and German.
We recommend bringing some cash for use in the resort and for the road. Credit Cards are accepted in most of the places, but have a bit of cash on hand. Getting cash is not a problem in most places. Most Pro Guiding Service customers have found that $250 to $300 of dinner and spending money will suffice.
Although tipping is not a requirement, it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or a flat amount that you are comfortable with.