Met het Mont Blanc Massief in de voortuin én een fantastisch onontgonnen terrein in de achtertuin, biedt het Bekker Mountain Chalet een fantastische uitvalsbasis voor de mooiste toerskitochten en off piste runs voor de enigszins ervaren toerskiër en off piste skiër. Direct vanuit het chalet maak je schitterende toerskitochten met uitzicht op het Mont Blanc massief en als beloning uitdagende afdalingen. Dat betekent overdag lekker caloriën verbranden en buiten spelen, 's avonds relaxen in de sauna of de houtgestookte hottub. De dinners zijn in een lokaal restaurant op loopafstand (in de prijs inbegrepen) of 'homemade by Ilse' voor de houtkachel van het Bekker Mountain Chalet.
- Comfortable lodging with good food and skitouring from the backyard
- For beginners and advanced skitourers
- Rugged terrain with forests, steep skiing and glaciers
The meeting point is in our own very sunny ski chalet in Finhaut near the Swiss-French border between Chamonix and Verbier, where we welcome you with wine and a snack in front of the wood stove. You will quickly feel at ease here; fully enjoy the grandiose panorama! After dinner and a nice bed, in the morning the smell of home-baked bread welcomes the day. Every day there is a skiers breakfast with, among others, homemade birchermuesli from Ilse! On touring ski days you can make your own sandwich at the breakfast table.
Every day you go out with our experienced mountain and ski guide who, in collaboration with the group, makes a choice from the many options. If we can go skitouring, sometimes using a lift to get higher up quickly. There are also days when it is better to go to a small lift area with charm, eg when it snows hard and we can score deep pow: the beautiful off piste and tour area of les Marécottes, accessible by train, the forests of Vallorcine, the Argentine glacier of the Grands Montets near Chamonix, Vichères (CH), Ovronnaz or a day trip to Italy to a 'secret spot' with a delicious lunch is also an option. Sometimes we go to unknown small ski areas, where the guide keeps finding the secret runs or where you can walk to another valley after a walk. From the ski area we regularly put the skins on or we tie the skis on our backpack and earn your turns! There are also days when a ski pass is not necessary at all and we make the altitude meters on our own. These are actually the best days, because usually you will not encounter other skiers in our backcountry area.
When you return to the chalet, you can sit in by the wood stove and there is also a sauna and wood-fired hot tub to relax in. Afterwards, the nice 3-course dinner in our chalet or in one of the local restaurants (included in the price) tastes even better! You sleep in 2 to 3 person rooms (3 rooms available for a maximum of 7 participants - room division based on group composition).
This program is suitable for (tour) skiers with off-piste experience, which means that they can descend smoothly and in a controlled manner in all types of snow and with a good condition for a few hours, followed by a long off piste descent. Skitouring experience is of an advantage. Finhaut is perfect and fast to travel by plane Geneva airport and then by train via Martigny and the Mont Blanc Express trough to Finhaut. We can pick you up from the railwaystation in Finhaut.
|Level||Good skiers with off piste experience|
|Physical condition||Excellent (> 4 hours per week intense sporting*)|
|Ski / snowboard technique||very good: with all types of snow you can descend smooth way without falling|
|Off piste experience||regular ski touring / freeriding on own occasion and / or with a mountain guide for several days off piste|
|Skitouring experience||this trip can be used as an introduction into skitouring|
|Number of participants||4-7|
|Our Service Package Includes||6 days halfboard, 5 days IFMGA certified ski & mountainguide complete snowsafety gear (ABS avalanche airbag, probe, shovel and beacon), glacier equipment (of necessary), free coffee and tea at the Bekker Chalet, free WIFI, welcome cocktail & snack, transfers on location per 4x4 minivan.|
|Not Included Are||Transfers to and from Finhaut Skipasses (depending on activity) drinks, lunches travel insurance ski rental /€ 120 per week for touring skis with skins, poles and ski crampons rental skitouring/freeride boots (€ 10 per day) booking fee € 20 per booking|
|Price||€ 1220,- pp € 20 pp early booking discount when booking before October 1, 2020. Free cancellation with cash back until November 1, 2020 (after that the regular cancellation conditions apply)|