MOUNTAIN GUIDE, SKI GUIDE & ADVENTURE SPECIALISTS
Chamonix Experience is a mountain guide, ski guide and adventure company based in the Chamonix Valley, at the foot of the Mont Blanc Massif. Established in 1996, we have been organising guided trips and adventures for over 20 years. We work in close relationship with more than 20 highly qualified UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guides, each with many years of experience guiding worldwide and actively climbing and skiing themselves.
Chamex offers a wide range of courses and private guiding in Chamonix, Verbier, and Courmayeur. We also venture further away guiding clients on ascents of the Matterhorn, Eiger, Gran Paradiso and other 4000m peaks in the Alps. Our activities include off-piste ski clinics, guided ski touring, mountaineering courses, rock climbing and ice climbing. We organise private guiding for individuals as well as groups - from one day trips to week long expeditions.
EVENTS AND GROUPS
Over 10 years of experience organising custom made programmes and logistics
TAILOR MADE PRIVATE TRIPS
Tell us your goal and we will make it happen.
Learn new skills or progress in what you like to do & share your passion with others
We will help you to get ready for your big mountain adventure
Summer Courses & Adventures in Chamonix
Chamonix is not all about skiing and winter sports - there are endless possibilites for summer activities as well!
Climb Mont Blanc
The ultimate mountaineering expedition and a once in a lifetime experience! At 4809m Mont Blanc is not only the highest peak in the Alps but is also the biggest mountain in Western Europe. However, with the right training and guidance it is an achievable summit for anyone with a good level of fitness and a strong will.
Our 6 day climb Mont Blanc course will prepare you with all the skills you need to get to the summit and look out over one of the finest mountain views in the world. Towering over the peaks of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, Mont Blanc actually borders both France and Italy. If you prefer to go off the beaten track, you can reach the summit of Mont Blanc via the lesser known Italian route. Slightly longer and more technical than the classic French route, with no support from lift systems, it is one for the alpine purists who are looking for a more traditional experience.
We also offer 3 day climb Mont Blanc courses for experienced and acclimatized mountaineers, and bespoke itineraries for private groups, so please don't hesitate to get in touch to start planning your trip.
We offer ascents of the most prestigious summits of the Alps. If you dream about mountaineering, dream large: Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Eiger …. all is possible. Our guides will help you to prepare for these climbs and our office staff will organise all the logistics.
We are developing a portfolio of Chamonix's Greatest Climbs and Chamonix's most Classic Climbs. Here is the list of routes which were hand picked by our guides as their favourites due to their beauty, interesting itinerary and impressive setting. You will climb iconic summits such as the Grandes Jorasses, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Les Drus or Aiguille Verte.
Our Mountaineering Courses are highly instructional following a set curriculum. We have developed these with the aim to help to transform people into independent alpine climbers. We teach climbing techniques and safety skills applicable on rock, snow and ice terrain.
Realise your climbing goals with a Private Guide. We offer custom made rock climbing packages, individual climbs or educational Rock Climbing Courses. You can choose from our list of carefully selected routes or contact us for further suggestions tailored to your level and experience. We also organise Rock Climbing Trips to our favorite climbing areas across Europe.
Hikers who wish to discover the vertical world in a more conservative manner may be interested in our Va Feratta climbs which nicely blend hiking and climbing on steep terrain in less technical style.
Trek the Haute Route
Explore this iconic multiday hike from Chamonix to Zermatt, passing through some of the most beautiful places in France and Switzerland along the way.
You can opt for the classic two week tour, or our shorter one week version that takes in all the highlights. Either way, you'll experience the Alps in all their glory as you hike past glaciers, through pine forests, and across flower-filled meadows. Both tours are fully guided and your luggage will be transported between hotels, leaving you with no more to think about than enjoying every moment.
Tour du Mont Blanc
Discover the tracks and trails of three beautiful countries on a multiday hiking tour around Mont Blanc Massive. This trip can be done in either one week or 12 days, staying overnight in remote mountain huts and traversing stunning valleys as we pass through the different regions. The trip is fully guided and all logistics are taken care of by our dedicated team based in Chamonix.
Our Expedition Training courses are focused on climbing and safety techniques needed for climbing in high and remote mountain ranges. Our company has a long history and experience in expedition climbing through our founder Russel Brice (Himalayan Experience). Our guides are highly experienced and active expedition climbers and we use their expert knowledge to create programs specialised in preparing people for expedition climbing.
Arc’teryx ALPINE Academy 2023
The wait is over. The Arc'teryx Alpine Academy will be returning on June 29-July 2, 2023 in the stunning Mont-Blanc Massif and Chamonix Valley. Over the course of four days, Chamonix will be rocking and bringing together the alpine community to enhance and elevate their mountain skills, get inspired and connect with like-minded people. Save the dates and don’t forget to follow @arcteryxacademy, more details coming soon.
Group holidays & team building trips
The event organiser in Chamonix Mont Blanc
Chamonix is a fantastic destination for groups or teams to explore. Challenge yourselves with some of the best activities that Chamonix has to offer, and enjoy the many attractions & incredible views & of the Mont Blanc Massif.
We can organize everything from the minute you arrive in Chamonix including transport, accommodation, activities and special events. We've worked with a number of prestigious clients who have all been delighted with their experience; contact us to find out more.
Rock Climbing Trips
Join us on our rock climbing trips to some of the most amazing areas in Europe. This is the top of the rock pops of our guides. We focus on beautiful sceneries, amazing quality of climbing with pinch of adventure.
In cooperation with local mountain guides and our Chamex team, we have created these trip packages to take you to inspiring places we have been our selves, we love and we can't wait to go back to again! Climb with us the famous limestone walls in the Verdon Gorge in Provence and the sandstone towers in Czech Republic.
Our partnership with Arc’teryx
Chamonix Experience and Arc’teryx partnership dates back to 2014. Goal of our collaboration is to bring together the local community of mountain lovers and promote mountaineering as the sport, passion and way of life.
In 2016 we opened our Arc’teryx community centre and Chamonix Experience Mountain Guiding office in Chamonix. The space is used as a meeting point for mountaineers, guides and professional athletes. Professionals from various mountain related fields come to give interesting seminars and presentations. Come to see us here!
Are you thinking about safety? We are!
Our 2023/2024 season course dates are already online.
Join one of our avalanche safety courses. AIARE level 1 provides a solid foundation in avalanche knowledge and skills. AIARE Rescue Course is focused on rescue practice including the transceiver skills, shovelling methodology, single and multiple burials and rescue response drills. Chamex Avalanche Awareness Course is a great course introducing the avalanche safety skills.
Winter Ski & Climbing Courses in chamonix
Our Chamonix off-piste ski courses for winter season 2023-2024 are already online.
Ski the Vallée Blanche with a guide
Of course, we will also be offering our fully guided Vallee Blanche ski trips on the most mythical off-piste ski run in Europe.
A fantastic day out in one of the world's most famous off-piste ski areas, you'll start from the very top of the Aiguille du Midi at 3842m then ski down past stunning seracs, ice falls, crevasses and towering peaks back down to Chamonix.
Although experienced off-piste skiers will enjoy an incredible outing, this route is also open to less confident off piste riders thanks to our Vallée Blanche preparation course. This one day course, usually held at Les Grands Montets, will help refine your off-piste skiing and get your skills up to scratch so that you will be fully prepared for your descent of the Vallée Blanche.
Whether you're an expert or an intermediate off-piste enthusiast, skiing the Vallée Blanche is a "must do" Chamonix experience - come and join us!
Ski Touring Courses in Chamonix
Explore the backcountry on one of our regular Ski Touring Introduction Courses, we'll take you far from the packed pistes and lift queues to discover untouched snow and peaceful descents on our favourite Chamonix ski touring routes. You'll learn how to skin, kick-turn, use couteaux ski crampons, and much more.
Once you've mastered the basics, you can join us on one of our ever-popular Chamonix Ski Mountaineering course, 5 days of exploring the famous backcountry ski touring routes of the Mont Blanc valley.
Snowboarders are invited to give Splitboard Touring a try, we offer a 5 day course that will prepare you for long days out in the mountains on all sorts of terrain.
For a truly memorable experience, we offer various multiday ski tour trips such as the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, Silvretta, La Meije and Monte Rosa & Breithorn.
Off-Piste Ski & Snowboard Courses
Our Early Season Ski Clinic is packed with essential winter skills. Get your legs ski-ready and dust off your freeride skills with our expert ski instructors. Refresh your avalanche awareness and crevasse rescue skills with our experienced UIAGM mountain guides. Everything you need for an amazing winter, right here in Chamonix.
Our ever popular Off-Piste Introduction Courses and Off-Piste Performance Courses will be running all winter, taking you from off-piste novice to powder-skiing expert right here in the legendary Chamonix backcountry terrain.
Take your freeride skills to the next level with our Steep Skiing Course on the famously steep faces and incredible couloirs of Chamonix - these courses fill up quickly so check the availability and book your place right now!
Snowboarders have their own dedicated Chamonix Freeride and Splitboard Touring courses, taught by specialist snowboard instructors and mountain guides who will show you the very best of our incredible valley while developing your skills on the board.
Private Mountain Guiding & Customised Trips
There are many reasons why to chose the private guiding. Wether you wish to learn new skills and progress at your own pace, maximise your time in the mountains or because you wish to climb / ski a difficult itinerary - private guiding is the answer.
Private ski guiding either freeride or ski touring. Private ice climbing or winter mountaineering as well as mountain safety courses.
We also offer private trips for families and groups of friends or colleagues. Enjoy your active holidays in the mountains and let us take care of the logistics.
You can chose any mountain activity, any goal, anywhere in Europe. Alpine summits, expedition training, hut to hut ski trips or treks, off piste ski trips around the Alps or personalised climbing or ski tuition. Our UIAGM mountain guides and office staff will work with you to create the best customised programme. We will take care of all your trip logistics and advise the right preparation and training for your chosen goal. Do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Chamex ski & snowboard school
We offer private full day or half day ski or snowboard lessons of both, piste techniques and freeride techniques.
Our ski and snowboard instructors are fully ENSA qualified and have profound knowledge of the ski terrain here in Chamonix as well as other ski resorts in the Alps. We personally selected our team for their professional experience, enthusiasm and friendly personality.
We welcome total beginners as well as experienced riders who wish to improve their technique.
You can book your instructor on day to day basis or go for a ski safari to discover some of the amazing Alpine ski resorts.
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What do we do for the environment?
We strive to make as little negative impact on the environment as possible.
We are keenly aware that people who join us on our trips and courses arrive by aeroplane and other means of transport that cause pollution and contribute to global climate change. Sadly, until the pollution issues of global transport changes, there is very little that we can do about this, which makes us more determined to do what we can about things that we can influence.
We are proud to say that we are doing the following:
We have not offered or promoted heli-skiing for many years. We believe that this kind of ski sport is as unnecessary as it is environmentally damaging - reaching remote parts of the backcountry on foot is lot more rewarding and respectful for the mountains and other skiers.
We use public transport for our groups as much as possible and encourage all our clients to do so. Chamonix trains and buses run to a regular timetable throughout the summer and winter seasons, giving access to all the ski areas and activity zones along the valley. It greatly helps to reduce the traffic and air pollution in our valley and, best of all, it is free! Public transport is included with the Carte d’hote - a guest card that you receive from your accommodation provider.