We'll explore the vast and complex Chamonix ski area, which is is in fact several separate ski areas, each with its own characteristics, which take a while to get to grips with (unless you have Will to help you!). If you haven't been before (or even if you have), in this session you'll discover the highlights of this amazing ski area - a great way to start your week. You'll learn to navigate the area's lift system and experience some of its world-famous pistes as well as some of its quieter and lesser-known corners. Will will show you the best areas for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, show you where to find the best snow conditions throughout the day and point out some of his favourite spots for a hot chocolate or lunch on the mountain. The objective is to get you set up for the rest of your trip so that you can confidently navigate the ski area and know some of its best bits! You'll join up with like-minded skiers & snowboarders - with luck you'll make friends for life (or maybe just a week!) Please note this group is not for beginners, you must have skied or snowboarded before and be confident on blue and - ideally - red runs. If you're not sure about your level, please feel free to send us a message!
Hi I am Will a fully-qualified ski instructor and director of Freedom Snowsports school based in Chamonix for over 12 years. Along with BASI ISTD Level 4 qualification (with full French equivalent and Carte Professionelle - the highest instruction qualification there is), I also trains other instructors and am a qualified Mountain Leader. I am a passionate about the Chamonix valley and and am equally at home teaching children, teens or adults of any age. Your booking and communications will be handled by Matt and the team at SkiBro, a platform that brings together the best local independent ski instructors, mountain guides and ski schools in resorts all across the Alps. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries about any of our experiences and we'd love to help!
The exact itinerary will depend on weather and snow conditions and the group's experience level and objectives. Part of Chamonix's appeal is its multiple ski areas, each suited to different weather conditions. A typical session will focus on the 3 "main" areas: Brévent and Flégère above Chamonix before moving over to Les Grands Montets above Argentière.
最多可供8位年滿12歲的旅人參加。 Guests must have prior experience skiing / snowboard and be comfortable on green, blue and ideally red slopes. This is not a lesson, although Will will be happy to give tips here and there. Why not combine this session with the ski…
ski / snowboard equipment (skis/snowboard, boots, poles (if skiing), gloves, goggles/sunglasses)
If coming up the Planpraz gondola from Chamonix, please note that it takes approximately 20 minutes so please aim to board the gondola no later than 13:00 to give yourself time to meet the group and allow a prompt start at 13:30 and get full value from the session.
Explore Chamonix ski area w/ local guide