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Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering in France and Switzerland

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 10 people
Destination: France  
Category: Rock climbing and mountaineering outfitters
Specialty: Mountain, Other  
Season: April - May
Min Price: 250 US Dollar (USD) per day
Max Price: 400 US Dollar (USD) per day

This aspect of mountaineering allows the mountain lover to use their skill to not only climb to the top of a mountain but to safely and expertly descend. The deep snow pack of the winter and spring keep many visitors away from the mountains. For the educated snow rider, winter opens a new door to the mountains where the thrill and satisfaction of getting to the top of the peaks is only equaled by the exhilaration of making turns back down.

The winter environment brings its own set of hazards. A primary concern for the backcountry skier is avalanche hazard. Learning the how, where, and when hazard develops as well as avalanche rescue, are key skills that must be developed by all backcountry travelers. Also important is choosing the right equipment, orienteering, and all the intricacies of both uphill and downhill travel that allow for full enjoyment of skiing off-piste.

The Haute Route is the most famous ski traverse in the world. It follows near the crest of the Alps from Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Massif to Switzerland following an alpine hut system. The Haute Route ends with a dramatic descent past the north face of the Matterhorn into the famous village of Zermatt. The excellent hut system in the Alps allows one to go light and enjoy the amazing ski terrain with small packs. The Haute Route is ski mountaineering terrain at its finest, some of the ascents require steep climbing using ice axe and crampons and short sections of the descents might require rappels to gain access to the long and impressive glacial descents that makes the Haute Route such a classic tour. Our week long ski tour allows for many variations including summits and a variety of long ski descents into other famous Swiss alpine villages like Verbier and Saas Fee.
About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2006

Our guides are some of the most experienced and qualified rock and ice climbing guides in North America. Owner, head guide, and guide trainer John Kear is one of only a handful of American guides to have completed the International Guide Certification, UIAGM and full AMGA certification. This combined with over a...

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