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International Mountain Guide

ALPS

Fred Marmsater Photo

THE ALPS

Nowhere in the world offers better access to big mountain terrain than the Alps. Wake up leisurely, stop at the coffee shop for an espresso and some pastries before hopping on a 10'000 lift ride to the summit of a 12,600' peak. As the doors of the Telepherique open a new world awaits, glaciers, towering rock and steep snow surround you, before you take a single step. Elsewhere in the Alps, roads, cable cars and fully staffed Alpine Huts provide unparalleled access to the high mountain playgrounds. A trip to the Alps is an essential part of every skiers journey - and nowhere else will you ski so much terrain, in such a wild location, so efficiently. Its not all about the lifts though - human powered adventures abound as well.

OPTION I - CHAMONIX FRANCE

THE EPICENTER OF THE ALPINE EXPERIENCE, CHAMONIX IS A PLACE EVERY SKIER MUST GO. I GREW UP AN HOUR FROM HERE, AND BEGAN MY CAREER AS A CLIMBER AND GUIDE IN THIS VALLEY. FROM 20KM GLACIER RUNS TO ENDLESS STEEP SKIING POSSIBILITIES CHAMONIX HAS A BACKCOUNTRY EXPERIENCE TO MATCH EVERY LEVEL. A SHORT TOUR FROM THE TOP OF THE CABLE CAR WILL GET YOU INTO THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAINS.

 

OVERALL COST

Rates (approx)

All Inclusive Rate Including: Hotels, Guide, Logistics Planning, Lift Access and a Rental Car. 

 

$8900 2:1 Client Ratio

LODGING

Hotels

 

Accomodations can run the gamut from simple condos, to luxury hotels. All are downtown and walking distance from the Tram. In most cases breakfast is included.

SKIING LEVEL

Advanced

Chamonix favors strong skiers, with a hunger for adventure. Cable car access reduces the amount of walking required

GETTING HERE

Flights

While the cost of your airfare is not included, I am happy to make flight reservations for you for a small fee. This facilitates coordination of our flights and ground transport.

PHOTOS FROM CHAMONIX
Fred Marmsater Photo
Fred Marmsater Photo
Fred Marmsater Photo
 

OPTION II - LA GRAVE, FRANCE

HIDDEN YET IN THE HEART OF THE ALPS, THE SLEEPY TOWN OF LA GRAVE SITS AT THE BASE OF THE SOME OF THE BEST ADVENTURE SKIING IN EUROPE. A ONE MINUTE WALK FROM THE HOTEL TO THE BASE OF THE GONDOLA, IS FOLLOWED BY A 7000' RIDE UP INTO THE CENTER OF THE BIG MOUNTAIN PLAYGROUND. FROM HERE A COMPLEX NETWORK OF COULOIRS LEAD BACK TO THE VALLEY FLOOR. FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS DAYS - SKI TOURS BEGIN AT THE TOP OF THE GONDOLA AND HEAD INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY. LA GRAVE IS TRULY EPIC.

OVERALL COST

Rates (approx)

All Inclusive Rate Including: Hotels, Guide, Logistics Planning, Lift Access and Rental Car for upto 7 days of skiing.

$8900 2:1 Client Ratio

LODGING

Hotels

 

Accommodations in La Grave are simple, but elegant, and the food is excellent (better than Chamonix!) The trip cost includes lodging and breakfast

SKIING LEVEL

Advanced

La Grave is famous for steep skiing and technical terrain. Gondola access reduces the amount of walking required

GETTING HERE

Flights

While the cost of your airfare is not included, I am happy to make flight reservations for you for a small fee. This facilitates coordination of our flights and ground transport.

PHOTOS FROM LA GRAVE
Skiing La Grave
La Grave, France
Lift access, couloir skiing in La Grave