Freeride : France-Italy-Switzerland
Day 1 Warming up next to the Tour
We meet in front of the Aiguille du Midi cable car where guides will check your equipment and brief you on following days program. Then, we will leave towards the ski area of the Tour and the Feston des Posettes, and have fun on wild off-road slopes, far from chairlifts.
Day 2 From France to Italy
The Aiguille du midi cable car shoots us up in 20 min to the kingdom of high-altitude mountaineering (3777m). At the top, this is where you press the pause button and open your eyes to contemplate the beauty of what lies ahead. We start our trip up there, on a path at the beginning of the Vallée Blanche until the giant glacier to go back up to the oriental Toule pass and arrive in Italy. Then, we ski on the Toule glacier right down to Courmayeur. The descent on the South Face is great fun, never too extreme and with many different itineraries, allowing each and every skier to find fresh tracks in the powder!
Day 3 Let's enjoy skiing on the Veny valley
After a nice breakfast, your energy for the day should be at its peak!
We take a chairlift and escape from the tourists to slide on unknown slopes, between pastures and Mélèzes forests, heaps of fun! We reach the Youla pass and the Arp pass to ski on the Arp Dolonne off-road and join Courmayeur once more.
Day 4 Verbier, pure freeride
Verbier is not a usual ski station, it is a freeride station! We have no choice but to stop there and enjoy this fantastic secured space, and also explore more and ski on the Bec de Rosses, famous step of the Freeride World Tour. We enjoy the freeride marked trails, learn more about snow conditions and make some research exercises with avalanche transceivers.
Day 5 The hugeness of Zermatt
Zermatt has also integrated freeride culture to its ski area. Its beautiful snow beds are easily accessible by chairlifts and will allow us a succession of runs through amusing forest paths to finish our trip in a perfect way!
Dates & prices
Departures for French-speaking groups:
No departure for now
Trip code: SHPFIS
- Technical organisation of the trip
- Half board accomodation in refuges
- Lunch picnics
- Cable cars needed for the good process of the trip
- Stagexpe bus during the time of your travel
- High-altitude mountain guide supervision
- Equipment needed for safety
- Rented material : helmet, harness, via ferrata rope, absorber
- Individual equipment : helmet, ski, shoes, poles
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Insurance / assistance : cancellation, research and help fees by helicopter, hospitalisation,..
- Booking fees
- Avalanche transceiver battery (LR03 AAA)
- Everything not included in « included »
- Rapatriation insurance : 2% of your trip's price, includes mountain search and rescue fees, disease or injury assistance during your trip.
- Cancellation insurance : 3% of the price of your trip, includes all accidents or diseases, dismissal, transfer, and any events occuring before your departure and preventing you from achieving the trip.
- Multi-risk insurance : 4% of the price of your trip, includes the same features as the cancellation insurance, as well as search and rescue fees, hospitalisation, disease assistance, and medical fees refund during your trip.
- Windstopper bonnet
- Hat or cap
- Solar cream (high protection, face and lips)
- Glacier sunglasses (index 4 category) + ski googles
- Technic breathable undershirt with long sleeves (Carline-type), no cotton (it is not drying quickly)
- 1 technic breathable undershirt
- 1 thick polar coat
- 1 warm massive coat
- 1 windproof and waterproof coat (Goretex-type)
- 1 pair of windproof and waterproof mittens (polar or wool)
- 1 pair of windproof gloves (polar or wool)
- 1 pair of silk undergloves
- 1 windproof and waterproof ski pants (Goretex-type)
- 2 pair of socks (1 thin and one thick)
- One toilet bag + one night outfit
- One evening outfit
- Toilet paper + lighter
- 1 trash bag to protect your belongings if rain
- One waterproof sleeve where you will put your ID, phone, money, insurance and assistance contract, and emergency numbers
- Warm hands and feet
- Freeride ski, shoes, poles, helmet and backpack
- Technic clothes
- One pair of ski
- One pair of ski shoes
- Telescopic shoes
- Ski helmet
- Ice anchor
- Swivel snap hook rope
- Life blancket
- Clasp knife
- analgesic (avoid aspirin)
- anti-inflammatory (pills and cream)
- bandages and second skin
- elastoplast (excellent to prevent blisters)
- sun cream, biafine cream
- light sleeping drug (if you need some) and/or Quies earplugs
- your own medecine...