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Off Piste Skiing…

Ski off piste in Chamonix, Megeve and Courmayeur with one of our experienced IFMGA mountain guides.

Chamonix is a world renowned ski area for its off piste and ski mountaineering. The height interval between the lifts is huge, with the potential to ski many different aspects depending on the snow conditions and routes

There really is something for everyone, with easily accessed mellow slopes for first time off piste skiers, through to extreme couloirs for the highly experienced….

We tailor each day to the ability and desires of our clients, whilst taking into account current snow conditions and avalanche hazards. Generally our maximum group size is six, but that depends on our objectives for the day. Send us an email or give us a call and we’ll put a day together for you.

All of our clients must have an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe, we begin each day or course with a quick introduction to these essential tools, as well as talking through our avalanche hazard awareness for that days skiing.

If you don’t have avalanche gear yourselves you can hire that through us, we have the latest, up-to-date gear.

How good a skier I do I need to be?

Whatever your ski ability, we will tailor your off piste adventure to suit you. From first time off piste, through to expert skiers wanting to access spectacular terrain.

This isn’t a ski lesson, we will obviously give you some tips, but is about traveling around some great off piste terrain safely and finding some good snow. Our maximum ratio is one guide to four skiers, giving you a more personal experience and lots more skiing than if you were in a large group.

Thanks Ben for possibly the best day off piste powder skiing in 20 years…Just awesome thank you, when can I come back?!!
– Sally – Chamonix 2016

Why ski with Vertical Frontiers?

Skiing with a mountain guide allows you to ski good safe snow. Mountain guides can also work on glaciers (unlike ski instructors) so you can experience some of the best terrain the mountains have to offer. If you want a specific ski lesson then you should book an instructor, but if you can ski to the side of the piste and want to try some more challenging terrain, or your an experienced off piste skier who wants to explore thenIFMGA hiring a mountain guide is the thing to do.

We are passionate skiers and during the winter log a fair amount of time on skis, off the lifts, and ski touring as well. Skiing is our number one priority in the winter. The mountaineering gear gets put away until the summer as searching out the best conditions for the weather and clients is satisfying, and great fun! All our guides are fully qualified IFMGA mountain guides and all are english speaking. Most are British and are members of the British Mountain Guides Association.

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It got a bit chilly on the fingers this morning - rock climbing at 3000m after some snow overnight. We carried rock shoes but kept the big boots on all the way, just for the warmth :)
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The Cabane d'Orny is a great hut, friendly, traditional and tons of accessible rock right out the back door. Planning on doing more there next summer.
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