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Haute Route Ski Tour

Cost Per Person
£2350
Start Date
13/04/2024
End Date
20/04/2024

The Ski Tour of a lifetime

Do you love the mountains, love an adventure, a challenge, maybe a once in a lifetime experience?  Snoworks brings you its all-new ‘Haute-Route ski touring adventure. The famous Haute-Route was first crossed on foot by an English party at the end of the nineteenth century before being gradually linked together on skis in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

This fantastic ski journey crosses glaciers and high passes through the heart of the Alps.  There are constantly changing stunning views of Mont Blanc the Monte Rosa, Grand Combin and of course, the Matterhorn. 

Starting in Argentiere/Chamonix and ending up in the shadow of the Matterhorn/Zermatt, it is a journey that every ski tourer should undertake at least once in their lifetime. 

Please click here for our trip itinerary.

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This is one of the most famous ski touring traverses in the world. The Haute Route is a demanding week which involves several 8 hour days and typically 800-1200m of ascent a day – so you need to be a good standard off piste skier with several weeks’ ski touring experience, preferably including hut to hut tours and be happy skinning uphill for at least 3-5 hours per day with a big pack.

To join this trip you need a minimum 300 metre/hour skinning rate, and a confident kick turn on steeper terrain.  A training day is included on day one to refresh and check these skills. Please email us to discuss your level prior to booking. 

Essential Information

Time of Year
Spring
Days Per Week
6
Hours Per Day
Full, long days of ski touring in high mountains
Skiers per group
Maxiumum 5
SKI PASSES
Included
Ski Equipment
Touring skis, skins, ski crampons, extendable poles
Video Analysis
No
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe backpack (can be provided by Snoworks), harness, ice axe, boot crampons These can be rented for an additional €150 for the trip, please reserve these when you book, and pay cash to the guide at the welcome meeting.)
Helmet
Obligatory

Why do this tour with Snoworks?  

Because you will get a British IFMGA Guide PLUS a Snoworks ski coach. This way you’re in the safest hands possible with 2 alpine professionals to a ratio of a maximum of 5 clients. Our Snoworks instructor will be able to offer you individual and expert tuition to enhance the enjoyment of your experience and understand different approaches to different terrain and snow textures, whilst also capturing video and photos along the way.

We also have all bases covered for you: ski passes, internal transfers and much more (most other providers don’t include these). 

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • British IFMGA guide and Snoworks instructor
  • Shared half-board accommodation in Argentiere (Sun 14th)
  • Shared half-board accommodation in a mountain refuge (4 nights)
  • Lift passes (Chamonix 2 days, Verbier 1 day)
  • Taxi connection from Champex to Verbier
  • Taxi for additional luggage/ski bag from Chamonix to Zermatt
  • Transceiver, shovel and probe (if you do not have your own)

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

For your convenience, we can book the hotels for the nights pre and post-trip (the night of the 13th in Argentiere, and the night of the 19th in Zermatt. This way we are all together as one group for trip briefings and social aspects.

  • Shared half-board accommodation in Argentiere (1 night pre-trip start)
  • Shared half-board accommodation in Zermatt (1 night post-trip start)

These can be added during the booking process.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers from Geneva to Chamonix/Zermatt to Geneva
  • Insurance
  • Drinks in huts
  • Lunch/snacks for touring
  • Glacier travel safety equipment (These can be rented for an additional €150 for the trip, please reserve these when you book, and pay cash to the guide at the welcome meeting)