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kdewit

Ski the Haute Route in April

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I am planning on a 9-11 day ski trip on the Haute from Chamonix to Zermot Switzerland in April. It is hut to hut. Just bring backcountry ski gear and $500. Food, beer, Europeans are waiting. Be a rockband.gifstrong skier. No guide needed. Plan to randonee. Need company. You in?

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I concur! Did it in 1987 on tele skis. I wonder how many people on snowboards do it! Anyone want beta, I'm happy to provide. btw, we did it in 7 with a rest/snow day. 9-11 days will allow you to hang in the cool huts and day tour out of them.

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Not a lot of pre-planning needed, but you might want to make reservations for your first few huts. It can get pretty crowded in April. I don't know how common it is, but the Chanrion Hut did turn some skiers away the night we stayed there.

 

You may be familiar with the route etc., but I found the Cosley/Houston site to be a great resource.

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Oh oh, I'd be interested if the boss (wife) lets me go smile.gif... And I am a native French speaker, in case there's no other one on your trip.

 

Plane tickets should be around $400, maybe a bit more. I'll ask my wife, she knows prices month by month smile.gif If the trip started in March, then we could wait for SAS to do their usual Christmas promotion where you can fly there for $249 plus taxes. Could fly to Milan and drive to Cham, or fly to Paris and take something else.

 

drC

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Two others and I have booked Cosley& Houston guides for Haute Route trip April 20th.

Decided we were not experienced enough to go alone and Mark and Kathy seem to really know this tour.

Good luck on your trip, see you there. cool.gif

Cosley and Houston website is a goldmine for information on this trip. laugh.gif

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Two others and I have booked Cosley& Houston guides for Haute Route trip April 20th.

 

April 03 we ran into Mark & Kathy twice on the trains. Thanked them for the use of their website - seemed like nice folks. You should have a great experience with them.

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Looks like there is interest. I have emailed a few offline and I am trying to get planning going. I am open to March if that will be better, less crowded... Send me your emails if you want to be on my distro. I'll continue to keep the posting aive here too.

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