Haute Route

 

Trips:

Climbing

        Rock

        Ice

        Alpine

Skiing

        Backcountry

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education

Specialty Trips

        Mediterranean Sport Climbing

        Desert Rock Camp

        Mexico Volcanoes

        Haute Route Ski Tour

        British Columbia Ski Week

Offerings:

Skiing

        Backcountry Intro

        Hut Trips

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education

        Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

        British Columbia Powder Week

        Silvretta Tour

The Haute Route is the ultimate ski tour. The classic route starts in Chamonix with a tour of the Vallee Blanche, then moving on through the Alps staying in mountain huts for 5 nights on your way through Verbier and on to Zermatt. The technical difficulties are minimal, though some crampon and ice axe work, steep skinning an variable conditions will be encountered.

The hut system in Europe allows for easy mountain travel without the burden of carrying food, sleeping bags and cook stoves. A light daypack with clothing and water is all that is needed! Arriving at the hut mid-afternoon, hot meals, beer, wine and bottled water await. Comfortable beds and quilted duvets allow for a good night’s sleep with coffee and breakfast ready before the morning’s departure.

As an eight day tour, the Haute Route takes a certain amount of stamina. Each day consists of about 1500m of vertical skiing over 6-8 hours. A high mountain itinerary, you should expect to encounter glaciers, crevasses, icy slopes, weather, avalanches, rock fall and other potential hazards. Avalanche and crevasse rescue equipment will be carried by each member of the party and the rope will be utilized in some sections as necessary.