Ski Touring Courses

Discover with us the beauty, freedom and adventure of ski touring. Our ski touring courses are designed to develop your ski touring techniques, teach avalanche safety skills and explore the best terrain in Chamonix.

Ski touring and ski mountaineering courses in Chamonix Ski touring gives you the freedom to escape the lifts and crowded resorts and unlocks the gateway to the magical Alpine backcountry. Our guides will share their passion for ski touring with you and take you riding through untracked valleys and snow-covered forests… Whether you are an inquisitive first timer or seasoned skinner, our ski touring courses are designed to improve both your touring techniques and your off-piste skiing, as well as help you to discover the endless backcountry ski possibilities around the Chamonix Valley.


You have experience backcountry or side country skiing/ snowboarding. You can descend in various snow types, without falling (excessively…) or stopping. You’re comfortable on slopes up to 35°. You have little or no ski touring experience.

Ski Touring Course Chamonix Introduction

A 5-day introductory instruction course covering the techniques of ski touring, as well as exploring some great ski tours.


You are a confident off-piste skier in all snow conditions. You’re comfortable on slopes of up to 35°. You have practiced companion rescue, and are familiar with basic traveling methods in avalanche-prone terrain. You have already done some ski touring, and are somewhat familiar with the equipment and the techniques used (skins, touring bindings, ski crampons, kick turns).

Ski touring progression course Chamonix

Develop your ski touring and safety skills to become more independent while ski touring in the high-mountain environment. Two nights in mountain huts are included in this course package.


You regularly practice backcountry skiing and have a solid repertoire. You ski confidently in all types of backcountry snow, and are comfortable in couloirs (gullies) up to 35°. You’d like to improve by learning the methods of ski alpinism - climbing couloirs with an ice axe and crampons - skis on the backpack, skiing longer and more committing itineraries. Randonnée (ski touring) applicants are comfortable with the necessary techniques and material for, and have participated in, longer hut tours - spending consecutive nights in mountain huts.

Ski Mountaineering in Chamonix

Five days of the ultimate winter alpine adventure combining skiing & mountaineering, steep couloirs, rock, snow & ice.