4 Day backcountry ski & splitboard trip 'Little Areas that Rock' around Mont Blanc away from the crowds.
Do you want to get the maximum out of your ski holiday but is your free time rather limited? Then choose some of our guided short ski breaks! The Espace Mont Blanc region between Chamonix and Verbier is excellent for short ski breaks. It is easy getting there from Geneva Airport, you'll find some of the best freeride terrain in the Alps, and in our private skilodge we serve good food and you can relax in the sauna or wood fired hottub on the terrace with views of the Aiguilles Rouges.
- Escape the crowds: our guides will take you to the best secret ski spots
- Good food, good bed and wellness facilities in our private skilodge
- Local transfers included by private 4x4 VW bus - easily accessible by train via the Geneva Airport
- Snowboarders (splitboard) welcome
These short off piste ski trips are made for good skiers with a good basic technique in parallel skiing and some off piste experience. In four days we discover the three countries area around the Mont Blanc massif. The big names like Chamonix, and Verbier are nearby but Secret Ski Spots is what we are looking for, places like les Marecottes (where famous freerider Jeremie Heitz is at home), Bruson, Vallorcine, Vichères, Mont Noble just to mention a few. These places are especially appealing during weekdays and thanks to the central location of our Bekker Mountain Chalet we have the luxury to explore a different area each day. It is not uncommon to have such a place to ourselves, even after a big dump.
You will stay at the Bekker Chalet, our ski lodge with spa facilities which is located in Finhaut-Emosson in the Swiss Valais, not far from the Chamonix Valley. After a hearty skiers breakfast with freshly baked bread and fresh fruit served by Ilse, our 4x4 minivan is ready to roll and take you to one of the beautiful places in this world reknowned area. After skiing you can relax in front of the woodfire and enjoy a good glass of wine or take advantage of the sauna and the outside wood-fired hot tub on the terrace with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Dinner is usually served by Ilse in the chalet in private ambiance or occasionally taken in one of the restaurants of the typical Valais village at walking distance. The chalet features free, fast WiFi. Coffee and tea are free during your stay. You'll stay in comfortable 2-4 person rooms with adjacent showers and toilets (3 rooms for up to 7 participants, one of which is a double room with private bathroom-first come first served basis).
The program starts at 6 PM with IFMGA certified mountain guide / skiguide. End of the program last day in the early afternoon, whereafter you still have time to travel home. The possibility exists, upon availability at the Bekker Chalet, to book extra nights for € 65 per person including half board.
We recommend to you use freeride ski boots during this program. If you do not have any, bring your own skiboots. In terms skis we recommend to choose for wider freerideski's (can be rented from our own depot). All avalanche materials (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe) including ABS avalanche airbag are included.
This program we can for families and private groups perform. Request a free quote (do not forget the dates, number of participants, participants ages and skiing experience, wishes concerning accommodation)
|Physical condition||Good (min. 2-4 hours per week intensive training *) * Intense exercise = load of at least 65% of maximum heart rate. When in doubt, please contact us!|
|Ski / snowboard technique||very good: in all types of snow you can manage all kinds of prepared runs; you can descend powder runs without falling|
|Off piste experience||Some off piste experience is required (in case of doubt, please contact us)|
|Skitouring experience||is an advantage, but not necessarily required. Specific techniques (e-g- kick turn) can be learned during this programme|
|Number of participants||4-7 per mountainguide|
|Our Service Package Includes||4 days halfboard (sundaynight to thursdaymorning), 4 days guiding fee (Mo-Tu-We-Thu), local transfers, welcome drink, use of all avalanche materials (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe) including ABS avalanche, free coffee and tea and use of wellness facilities at the Bekker Chalet|
|Not Included Are||Liftpasses (± € 150 à € 220, depending to the chosen areas), lunches (piste restaurants), drinks and -if nessecary- ski rental (€ 100 for 4 days Premium freeride ski's with freeride binding incl climbing skins and ski crampons).|
|Price||€ 910,- 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)|
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Route d'Emosson 4
Espace Mont Blanc
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