Cost: £595
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 6:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF350 + €115
Dates available: 23rd February - 1st March 2019

This is a more adventurous way to tackle the classic Chamonix to Zermatt Ski Haute Route. Before the main season most of the huts are still closed and the mountains deserted, providing a truly memorable ski touring experience with our British Mountain Guides.

Starting from Argentiere after a night in Les Randonneurs hotel, the itinerary is kept as flexible as possible to make the most of the weather and snow conditions at the time. The week starts with a warm up ski touring day and a second night in the hotel. After that, in 2015 we followed the Verbier route with nights at the Trient, Prafleuri, Dix and Bertol huts but this can change depending upon conditions.

Ski with British Mountain Guide AlpsSki Chamoinx to Zermatt Haute Route Guide

The price includes 6 days of guided ski touring. In addition, we estimate hut, food and taxi expenses to be around CHF 350 plus Euro 115. This includes 6 nights accommodation (two in a hotel), lifts, taxi from Champex and return travel to Chamonix or Geneva from Zermatt (if not required then deduct CHF100). It excludes accommodation on the Friday night after the tour. We keep the ski itinerary flexible to take advantage of snow and weather conditions at the time but this gives an idea of what to budget for.

You'll need to arrange suitable insurance and your own transport to and from Argentiere.

You should bring suitable personal skiing equipment including boots, skis, skins, sticks, crampons, harness, helmet (if preferred) and rucksack. We can arrange to hire any of these items for you, please see our gear section for prices. You can download our ski touring kit list here.