Ski pleasure in area of Aiguilles Rouges


We offer a weekend of ski touring in the region of Aiguilles Rouges, facing the majestic Mont Blanc. For these two days within the reach for every experienced alpine skier, the program is simple: few mountains for maximum runs. The goal: to have fun and to discover the mountain and ski touring in a breathtaking environment. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1Crochues Bérard

    We will meet early in the morning in Chamonix for a short briefing with the guide : we will check the bags and rental equipment for those who needs the help. Then we’ll take the train (approximatively 10 minutes) or bus to reach the cable car of Flégère.
    We will take the ride down the gentle slopes just to recall the feeling and get in the mood, as well to let our guide evaluates the level of the group. Avalanche rescue exercises is mandatory and for your own safety, you will get to know it on the first day.
    We will tighten our skis for a crossing that will take us to the second uphill climb.
    Once we reach the top of the Bérard Ring (at 2460 meters) we will go slowly downhill.
    Berard valley is simply outstanding and your guide will show you some of its sweet and hidden corners. Perhaps you will be perceptive to notice from a distance the Berard refuge, hidden under his huge rock; or you will come across skiers on their way towards Mont Blanc des Dames?
    Finally, you will take a path that will bring you to the hamlet of Le Buet. Return to Chamonix Valley by train, aboard the Mont Blanc Express.

    - Elevation gain / Altitude difference +: 500 meters
    - Vertical drop - : 1500 meters
    - Max Altitude: 2704 meters
    - Activity hours: 6 hours

  • Day 2Aiguillette des Houches

    The second day, in the morning, we start at the Brevent lift. We will take the cable-car
    Planpraz for the ride up to Brevent (at 2525 meters). As usually, we’ll warm ourselves on the groomed trail Charles Bozon. Then we’ll go down off-piste on unmarked areas outside a ski resort's boundaries to reach the lake Brevent via the 'Creux aux marmottes'. We are on our way to join and get to know Aiguillette des Houches (at 2285 meters). This rise leaves you time to discover and admire the giants of the Mont Blanc : Aiguille du Midi, Trois Monts (Tacul, Maudit, Mont Blanc Dôme) and Aiguille du Goûter.
    We’ll have a picnic lunch facing this panorama.
    The descent is planned for the middle of the afternoon to reach the hamlet of Bettey.

    - Elevation gain +: 300 meters
    - Vertical drop - : 1800 meters
    - Max Altitude: 2525 meters
    - Activity hours: 6 hours


Important :
This program may be modified by the guide or tour organizer decision, taking in consideration mountain and weather conditions, required physical condition of participants and above all the interest of safety.
For the safety reasons, as well to ensure the conduct of the announced program, we need to ensure that all participants have the required level of mental and physical condition demanded by the program. We reserve the right to end your participation if your technical and /or physical form does not match required level.
In no case, the interruption cannot result in a reimbursement or payment compensation.

Dates & prices

From To Price per person Guaranteed
€345.00 Ask for availability
€345.00 Ask for availability

Trip reference: SFR2J

The 30% deposit have to be paid at time of registration, the rest of the amount should be paid 30 days before departure.

This price includes:

- Technical organization of your stay and guide
- Supervision by mountain guide
- The picnic - lunch
- Safety equipment: VDA - Victims Detector in Avalanche (batteries not included), shovel and probe
- Technical equipment/gear
- Transportation by minibus
- The lifts planned for the normal operation of program

This price does not include:

- Accommodation and night meal
- Food like cereal bars, dried fruit bars, chocolate, etc ... at your convenience
- Individual technical equipment like hiking
- Ski equipment, sealskin, knives and telescopic sticks
- Batteries for DVA (4 LR03 AAA)
- The transfer to the place of appointment and from the place of dispersion
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Insurance / Assistance
- Application fees (18 €).
- Anything that is not in "the price includes" 

To be paid on site
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Rental of personal equipment if necessary : shoes, harness, crampons, ice ax and helmet
- Dinner the first day


Insurance
We can offer you two options (to subscribe to our insurance is mandatory to be domiciled for tax purposes in Europe):
- Cancellation Insurance- 3% of the price of your stay: for any accident or illness, dismissal or event occurring before your departure that could prevent you from caring out with the journey
- Multi risk Insurance - 4% of the price of your stay: it takes the "cancellation" above and covers you during your stay, it covers also research and rescue costs, as well as possible hospital coast and medical expenses. 
- Rapatriation assistance -2% of the price of your stay: assistance to persons in the event of illness or injury during the trip.

If you do not wish to subscribe on our insurance, you need to return us, mandatory, the discharging insurance sent to you with your registration confirmation.If you choose some other insurance and assistance company, please be so kind to verify that a part considering “Research and rescue by helicopter” is well adapted: coverage area, amount, risks covers.For information, a minimum of 15,000€ is recommended to cover Research assistance. Cards Credit offer little or not much of desirable guarantee. 

Equipment


Baggage
In the mountains you carry all your staff and your equipment in an anatomic and comfortable backpack, capacity of 40 to 45 liters. You have to carry all your staff and food (picnics), skis and technical equipment. Your bag should be particularly comfortable. 

Personal equipment
For the HEAD:
- Hat Wind stopper
- Hat or cap
- Scarf and / or around the neck
- Sun cream (high protection index) and lips stick
- Snow Goggles category 4 + ski mask

For UPPER PARTS OF BODY :
- two breathable underwear with long sleeve type "Carline" (not from the cotton that dries too slowly) -
1 breathable turtleneck sweater
- 1 thick fleece jacket
- 1 jacket or down jacket
- 1 windbreaker jacket and waterproof Gore-Tex
- 1 pair of mittens (fleece or wool) wind stopper
- 1 pair of gloves (fleece or wool) wind stopper
- 1 pair of glove liners ask

For LOWER PART OF BODY :
- 1 breathable tights like "Carline"
- 1 cozy mountain pants
- 1 wind pants and waterproof Gore-Tex
- 1 pairs of socks

OTHER :
- 1 small toilet kit with one easy and fast drying towel
- 1 or 2 plastic bags 100L and protection bag to protect your backpack
- 1 waterproof pouch where you put your identity papers, phone, money and Insurance / Assistance contract with all phone numbers in case of emergency.

Technical equipment
SKIS :
- 1 pair of lightweight hiking skis with their custom fasteners and brakes or security strips, waxed.
- 1 pair of ski touring boots VIBRAM
- 1 pair of self-adhesive sealskins suited to skis
- Knives suitable for fixings
- Telescopic Poles

OTHER :
- Security Equipment: DVA, shovel, probe
- Rescue blanket
- Pocket knife
- Thermos flask and bottle of water
- 1 headlamp with batteries and spare bulb
- Bedsheet for the night in a lodge: the blankets are provided

Equipment rental
In Chamonix you can rent ski equipment:
- Touring skis
- Touring skis shoes
- Hiking ski equipment: sealskins, knives
- Sticks
- Snowshoes
- Backpack
- Gloves
- Jackets
- Sky pants

Equipment on the spot
- The group equipment is provided by your guide.
- Individual Safety Equipment (batteries not included DVA, shovel and probe): thank you for  reporting to the agency if you have yours.

Practical information


HEALTH
Recommendations
Before departure, it is important to have a good physical condition, corresponding to the requirements and activities of the program. Every day activity and the regular practice of a sport with elements of endurance is mandatory for high mountain activities.
This sport can be jogging, cycling, swimming or hiking. For information about the levels of difficulty for our holidays, check the "Evaluate your abilities" sight.
Thank you for informing the agency about your medical conditions and particularity concerning your health: food allergies, diabetes, heart and vascular accidents you might had have, asthma, etc.

Individual pharmacy
Your guide has a first aid kit. In consultation with your doctor, prepare your personal pharmacy according to your medical profile and the nature of the intended stay.
Individual pharmacy:
- An analgesic (avoid aspirin).
- An anti-inflammatory drugs (tablets and gel).
- A broad-spectrum antibiotic.
- An antispasmodic,
- Antidiarrheal,
- Antiseptic intestinal- an anti-vomiting
- And double skin dressings, compresses, tapes adhesive
- An antiseptic.
- Sunscreen and after-sun cream.
- In addition: eye drops, tweezers, l
- Personal medication.


Practical information about destination
Formalities:
Police formalities: given information are for French citizens. Information may be subject to change without further notice! Therefore would be wise to check with your consulate in the month preceding your visit.Passport: No CNI: Yes VISA: No Vaccination mandatory – No

Accommodation
For this program, accommodation is provided in lodging.
Overnight are in shared bedrooms. Blankets and quilts are provided in a refuge. Bathrooms, also shared with other participants. Remember to take cloth bag for hygiene issues.Option: Hotel accommodation available. Please to consult us for more information especially for availability at the moment of the deposit regulation.

Coaching
Your trip is monitored by a mountain guide who provide you with the technical elements. The guide may need to change the program to ensure safety based on weather, mountains and other participants condition.

Displacement
Touring skis.
Personal affairs + picnic lunch + snacks + collective material 
Your personal items and picnics for lunch (10 kg bag maximum).It’s important that your bag does not exceed 10-12 kg with water and food for the day.

Food
- lunch – picnic
- Remember to bring sweets and dried fruits up to your taste (cereal bars, chocolate bars, dried fruits) before departure.
- Free dinner in the evening in Chamonix
Drinks are not included in the price (water, tea, coffee, beer, cola, etc ...).
Take in consideration to get change or coins for the coffees, juices, coke or beer during the stops. In the mountains, custom is that clients pay for the guides drink: the best would be to provide a pot for the group at the beginning of your stay within the possibilities of all participants.

Know how
The mountain “know how to live” is based on respect for nature.
Our mountains are fragile, therefore we need to respect the environment, here are some good ideas:
- Leave early but not too fast.
- Let's be discreet and polite. Think of others, in the serenity of the nature.
- Trash pickup in the mountains is difficult and very expensive. Nature should not keep the traces of our passing. Take your waste with you.
- Respect the paths, do not use shortcuts.
- Respect the rules of natural parks and the natural reserve.
- Let's be careful with water: is it drinkable?

Your appointment
Meeting at 9 am in Chamonix. (Unless otherwise indicated on your convocation, which remains the authentic document). Briefing and equipment rental at the appointment.

How to get there:
By train : - Trains station: SNCF Saint-Gervais-les-Bains le Fayet, then change for TER Travel to Chamonix Mont Blanc Express Times and rates on: www.voyages-sncf.com
By road:  A40 Highway Blanche, towards Chamonix.

End of stay
Late afternoon in Chamonix: no specific timetable, time of departure is flexible, depends of your group.careful .