Do I need a Guide?

Hiring a Guide is the best way to  explore everything the Chamonix mountains have to offer. Whether that’s simply to show you where the best snow is, an introduction to the world of off-piste descents or to take on an ambitious hut-to-hut ski tour the opportunities are endless. For intermediate skiers or above it would be rude not to challenge yourself to the illustrious 20km Vallee Blanche descent of of 2,700m, reputable across the globe.

Hiring a private guide is not just for high altitude alpinists wanting to summit Mont Blanc. Groups can benefit massively from a personal guides knowledge of the mountains allowing you to discover the best skiing depending on your preferences, ability and weather conditions. Hiring a guide is also a great way to improve your ski technique, off-piste skills, and gain invaluable mountain safety tips. Don’t waste precious ski or socialising time trying to work out the lift system, or queuing for lifts (as guides have que priority like ski schools) when you can have a fully qualified IFMGA alpine mountain guide with advanced local knowledge take you to places on the mountain you never knew existed but will remember for the rest of your life.

Let us at Chamonix Chalets book your highly qualified IFMGA guide for you at the best price. Having operated in the Chamonix Valley for many years we can personally recommend the finest local English and French speaking mountain guides for your needs.

An IFMGA Mountain guide can provide:

  • Tailor Made Ski Adventures
  • Off-piste / Freeride Skiing (including the Vallée Blanche)
  • Ski Touring (Single or Multi-day hut-to-hut tours)
  • Mountaineering
  • Ice Climbing
  • Glacier Trekking
  • Avalanche and Mountain Awareness Training

To book your IFMGA Mountain Guide email us at Chamonix Chalets with your personal preferences and dates or when you make your chalet booking. If you would prefer to discuss guiding further or book over the phone the Chamonix Chalets Team would be happy to help.

Ski Schools, Ski and Snowboarding Lessons

The advantages are obvious to taking group and private lessons, improved technique and confidence in a fun environment is just the start. The valley provides a wide range of packages to suit all ages and abilities.

Ski School & Kindergarten

Full and half-day Kindergarten’s are available for the very youngest members of your party generally with their own dedicated ski slope, indoor and outdoor play area. For slightly older children ski school lessons are available for all levels of ability. Options of half and full days are offered with group sizes never exceeding 8.

Group Lessons

Ski and Snowboard group lessons are offered throughout the season again with half and or full day programmes available. You will be grouped into similar ability groups to ensure that you get the most out of your week on the snow.

Private Instruction

Whether for your children, yourself or the whole group your very own private instructor can tailor an adaptable ski programme specific to your needs, the advantages are obvious and you will notice a huge difference on the slopes.

Chamonix Chalets can book all Ski schools, group or private lessons for you. Having worked in partnership with many instructors in the valley we can personally recommend the best ski schools in Chamonix to suit your requirements at the best prices.

If you would like us to book your lessons then please email us with your requirements and dates or when you make your chalet booking. If you have any questions you would like to discuss or book over the phone then call us at the Chamonix Chalets office and will be happy to advise you.