Advanced Ski Touring

Advanced Ski Touring

As both a BASI ISTD Ski Instructor and a UIMLA IML Mountain Leader, I am in the very rare position of being able to lead multi-day ski touring trips, incorporating overnight stays in mountain huts!

If you think you’ve seen all the Portes du Soleil, think again. Drag yourself away from the comforts of your chalet for a night and we’ll head off to the real back-country. Not for the faint-hearted!

 

Are you ready for adventure?

There’s nothing quite like ski touring in the French and Swiss Alps. If you are a seasoned alpine skiier, but are looking for something a bit different, then Morzine is the place to be. Get in touch with me to plan a great day out ski touring, at the pace you want. I am happy to customise a ski package with you.

Why ski touring?

For intermediate skiers and above, ski touring is great for everything from simple cardio fitness beside a piste to accessing the sort of extreme cliff-strewn terrain you’ve seen in the heli-skiing movies.

While there was a time when ski touring was just reserved for the winter mountaineer, lapsed manufacturers’ patents  have increased availability, and today it has become a popular outdoor recreational activity.

Ski touring for fitness

Ski touring provides an incredible opportunity to up your fitness game.

Ski touring is a low impact, but high energy whole body workout, similar to cross-country skiing but with the added fun of a descent once you’ve done your excercise!

Ski touring and the goal

Even on those late spring days when there might not be the best snow, ski touring to a specific peak, with a bit of nature-watching along the way, and a decent picnic at the top, can be a highlight of the year’s skiing.
So tour when the sun shines, tour when the snow falls, tour in the winter, and tour in the spring. It’s always the right time!

Ski touring gives you the best snow

Even short tours from the top of a chairlift can bring you to terrain inaccessible to our non-touring friends. The more days it has been since a snow-fall, the further you’ll usually have to tour. But when the weather stays cold, many weeks can go by before it’s no longer possible to get those all important fresh tracks. Meanwhile those restricted to the chairlifts will have used up all the new snow by 11am of day 1. 

Do you have any questions?

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about skiing in Morzine, Avoriaz, and the surrounding area – even if you don’t need lessons! If you’d also like to know more about pricing and packages, or more information about everything from beginner classes to heli-skiing, feel free to contact me directly by phone or WhatsApp at:

+33 (0) 677052961

Or email:

paddy_morris@hotmail.com

I am happy to answer any questions you might have, and you are under no obligation to hire me! If you want a face to face, we can Zoom or Skype, whichever you prefer.

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