2 hotels, 3 countries, and 6 days of skiing some of the best kept secrets in the Alps. This trip will melt together ski touring, freeride skiing and ski mountaineering to give you the best of all worlds. Utilizing the world class lift infrastructure in Chamonix, Zermatt and Saas-Fee we will share our favorite ski tours and descents and you’ll feel like a local traveling with our guides.
March 25, 2019 - March 30, 2019
➢We recommend bringing cash for use in the huts to purchase snacks, lunches, and drinks. Water must be purchased and costs approximately $7 per liter. Most Pro Guiding Service customers have found bringing $200 to $250 in the local currency allows for a good hot meal in the afternoon and plenty of drinks (including beer) for a six-day hut trip.
HOW DO I GET TO CHAMONIX? The best way is to fly into Geneva and take the bus that leaves right from the airport. To get there you leave the baggage claim area, look across the hall, and will see a counter. The bus is called CHAMONIX BUS. It departs right outside baggage claim.
SHOULD I CHANGE DOLLARS INTO EUROS IN GENEVA? It is better to wait until you get ot Chamonix. That way you pay the exchange rate only once (opposed to from dollars to francs to Euros.) You can get some Swiss Francs at the airport or wait until we get to Switzerland for the second half of the trip.
HOW WILL OUR LUGGAGE GET FROM POINT TO POINT? Pro Guiding Service will be providing a van, hence the name of the week. Please keep your extra luggage to a minimum, as luugage for 8 people adds up to a staggering pile of gear.
WHAT IF THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT ON OUR SIDE? That is the benefit of the van. We will be super mobile, if there are good conditions to be had, we will be able to get there.
WHAT KIND OF SKIS AND BOOTS SHOULD I BRING? This is the trip were the stronger ski and boot are appropriate.
DO YOU SPEAK THE LOCAL LANGUAGE? Yes, we speak French, Italian and German.
HOW MUCH CASH SHOULD I BRING? We recommend bringing some cash for use in the resort and for the road. Credit Cards are accepted in most of the places, but have a bit of cash on hand. Getting cash is not a problem in most places.Most Pro Guiding Service customers have found that $250 to $300 of dinner and spending money will suffice.
SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE? AND HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP THEM? Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat price tip that you are comfortable with.