Chamonix Steep Camp

 
 
  1. Chamonix Steep Camp

  2. Chamonix is the mountaineering and ski mountaineering capital of the world.  You cannot miss the rich history of alpinism and extreme skiing that has taken place here.

  3. Chamonix is in the heart of the Alps and is an ideal base for our Steep Skiing Camp.  There is endless fantastic skiing in Chamonix and we will certainly be able to venture outside of the valley for some of the camp as well.  There are many descents off the Aiguille du Midi, short tours over the backside of the Aiguilles Rouges, a few big lines off the Grands Montets, and some nice descents in Le Tour: just to name a few of the options in Chamonix. 

  4. A quick trip through the Mont Blanc Tunnel into Italy gives us access to La Palud, Courmayeur and La Thuile.  We can even carry on to the Italian side of the Monte Rosa if conditions are good there.  Chamonix is just on the border with Switzerland and we have many nice options there as well, including many small ski stations with hidden powder stashes.  Verbier is an option if the conditions happen to be ideal there.

  5. The climax of the camp will involve a helicopter lift into the high mountains to access an epic descent and a full day of ski mountaineering.  Options for this day include: Trient, Dômes du Miage, Mont Blanc from the Piton des Italiens, the Monte Rosa and many others.

  6. Your steep camp guides are highly qualified, UIAGM certified guides, who will provide you with the experience of a lifetime.  Your guide will take you to the epic descents, while teaching you how to make sound decisions along the way.  The steep camp is not a “course” in the sense that we are not going to spend much time standing around.  Rather, you will learn by doing.  The Steep Camp is an adventurous, educational and exciting ski week that will tire you out and send you home with memories you only dreamed about before.

  7. No matter how experienced or how well you ski, you will learn and be challenged by the camps. Not to worry if you are an expert coming to the Chamonix Camp, groups are split by ability and fitness.

 
  1. 2014 Chamonix Camp Dates

  2. February 22 - March 1