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Club Tours 2020

No Dates Title Organiser Grading Status Tour Description
1 7-21 Sep Chile

Dave Smith / Zoe Fleming

E3-4 S3 M2-3 Cancelled An adventurous trip to the Chilean Andes. Initially day tours in the Cajon del Maipo from a comfortable base in Santiago, then exploring the Yeso Glacier.
2 1-10 Dec 2019 Tree skiing in Kazyr, Siberia: December 2019

Andrey Golovachev & Anna Drozhzhina

E2 S2-3 M1 Cancelled Open your ski season in pristine taiga forests of Siberia. Cabin-based guided day tours. Warm and cosy cabins with traditional steam bath.
3 6-10 Jan Chamonix day tours

Rick Marchant IFMGA

E2 S2-3 M1-2 Full 5 days of tours based in Chamonix. You are free to arrange your own accommodation. There will be a morning pick-up and we will use a minibus to access the best snow in the area.
4 11-18 Jan Grimentz off-piste

Tom Saxlund BASI and Graham Frost IFMGA

E2 S2-4 M1 Full Please get in touch to go on the cancellations list, or join us on the same course starting 14th March (Tour 36). Develop your off-piste skills and mountain awareness. A combination of ski coaching and guided day tours with Tom Saxlund (BASI 4) and Graham Frost (IFMGA guide). 6 full days tuition.
5 13-17 Jan Chamonix off-piste training

Alison Thacker Co-ordinator Julie Jones julie@jonesgirls.co.uk 

E1 S1-3 M1 Full All groups are all full for this course.
6 13-17 Jan Vallorcine day tours

Hannah Burrows-Smith IFMGA

E2 S3 M2 Available 5 days of adventurous ski-tours and off-piste skiing based around the mountains above Vallorcine, Argentière and the Swiss village of Finhaut.
7 19-25 Jan Off-piste and touring skills week

John Hogg IFMGA

E2 S2 M1 1 Place Left An easy, hotel based, day ski touring/off-piste skiing week out of a lovely high (1769m) alpine village. Ascents of 500m to 800m max. Descents over easy to intermediate terrain. Off-piste skiing with touring skills training from using ski lifts or taxis from Bivio.
8 25 Jan - 1 Feb Day tours from Scuol

Paul Cook

E2-3 S2-3 M2 Full A week of day tours with the odd lift served day as weather and conditions dictate. The trip will be based out of the Scuol Youth Hostel and use trains and buses to get about in the valley. Potential for a night in a hut winter room if there is interest and conditions allow.
9 18 - 25 Jan Les Contamines Off-piste Skills & Skiing

John Eames BASI

E1 S3-4 M1 Full Skills training in the mornings with long, off-piste runs in the afternoon. Open to both Alpine & Telemark skiers.
10 25th Jan - 1st Feb Ski Coaching with Simon Christy

https://www.offpisteskiing.com/Co-ordinator - Ali Bramall

E1 S4 M3 Full Ski coaching with Simon Christy. 5 days of adventurous off piste training - couloirs, ridges and trees. Skiing in La Plagne, Valmorel or the 3 Valleys, using lifts and skinning to access good descents.
11 27-30 Jan Gressoney - Orestes hut

Torquil Bennett Co-ordinator

E1 S3-5 M1-3 Available Club Meet based at the Orestes hut in the Monte Rosa ski area. This is an opportunity for members to ski together with no fixed programme from a comfortable hut.
12 30-31 Jan Training Course - Snow Safety

Andy Perkins IFMGA

E1 S2-3 M1 Full Skiing and Snow Safety: looking for the best snow and gaining confidence with technique.
13 1-2 Feb Training Course - Navigation

Andy Perkins IFMGA

E1 S2 M1 Full Skiing and Navigation: how to get to the right place on snow and on ski.
14 3-4 Feb Training Course - Glacier Travel

Andy Perkins IFMGA

E1 S2 M1-2 Full Skiing and Glacier Travel: crevasse avoidance and what to do if someone falls in.
15 31 Jan - 2 Feb Argentière Club Meet (Hotel La Couronne)

Bill Stephens with Jack Scriven

E1-3 S2-5 M1-3 Available The sixth year of this popular weekend club meet for independent tourers based at the Hotel La Couronne in Argentière giving an opportunity for an early season get together with a Club dinner on the Saturday. Member to member or guided day tours with skills courses also available.
16 1-8 Feb Haute Maurienne - steep off-piste coaching & adventures

Simon Christy BASI / UIMLA

E2-3 S4-5 M1 Available A week of steep off piste coaching and adventures, based in Termignon, in the Maurienne valley.  Bonneval, Val Cenis, Aussois, La Norma, Valfréjus and more are within easy reach, with great terrain to test out and work on steep skiing skills.
17 2-8 Feb Aosta valley day tours

Paul O'Brien

E1-2 S3 M1-2 Full Based in a small hotel in St Pierre, and following the Argentière weekend meet, varied early season day tours in this valley rich with history and culture
18 9-23 Feb Gavarnie, French Pyrenees

Dave Wynne-Jones

E3 S3 M3 Full Day tours from a valley base mixed with short hut-to-hut tours into Spain and the Neouvielle region.
19 8-15 Feb Off-piste training week, Klosters - Davos

John Hogg IFMGA

E2 S3 M1 Available This week is for strong S3 skiers who wish to ski at a good pace in all kinds of snow! Good parallel technique and good fitness a must! Cozy Swiss wood chalet hotel with very good food.
20 10-15 Feb Val Clarée

Andy Perkins IFMGA

E1 S2 M1 Full The Val Clarée is ideal for early season touring with comfortable huts and attainable summits.  The valley lends itself to flexible days with ascents up to 900m, ideal for those looking for a low stress tour.
21 15-22 Feb Romania

Tomi Herceg

E3 S3 M2 Full An adventurous tour in a little visited area (Rodnei Mountains). This tour will to a large extent be exploratory as most ski tourers head for the Fagaras and Bucegi massifs in Romania. The aim is find good snow and ski lines from the valley base.
22 15-22 Feb Tour Leaders' Course

Rick Marchant IFMGA Supported by: Phil Jardine. Contact for attendance: Brian Horn

E3 S3 M3 Full This is a course reserved for members who have joined the Leaders Development Programme. Any spare places will be offered to existing Leaders. Led by Rick Marchant IFMGA and supported by ESC Leader Phil Jardine.
23 23 Feb-01 March Macedonia and Kosovo: Off-piste & Day Tours

John Eames BASI

E1-2 S3-4 M1 1 Place Left Balkan powder skiing with lift or snowcat-assisted touring. Untracked snow, few other skiers and interesting culture. Open to Alpine and Telemark skiers.
24 23-28 Feb Winter Room Haute Route

Graham Frost IFMGA

E3 S2-3 M2 Full The more adventurous way to tackle the classic Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route! Before the main season most of the huts are still closed and the mountains deserted.
25 24-29 Feb Relaxed Silvretta

Andy Perkins IFMGA and Kathy Murphy IFMGA

E1-2 S2 M1 Available This tour is for Eagles looking for a relaxed approach. For those needing a rest or a shorter day, we have consecutive nights in some of the most comfortable huts in the Alps!
26 29 Feb - 8 Mar Val Formazza and Alpe Devero

Emily Taylor

E2 S3 M2 Full Day tours from huts in two valleys of the little-visited but beautiful Ossola region.
27 29 Feb - 7 Mar Western Pyrenees

Peter Edgerton

E2-3 S3 M2 Full Hut based circuit of the western end of the pyrenees from Lescun and into Spain through dramatic terrain.
28 29 Feb - 8 Mar Val Stura

Mike Aldridge

E3 S3 M2 Full Energetic day tours from two inexpensive hotel bases in the valley south of Valle Maira on the border with France. The area has all the qualities of Valle Maira, but, as yet, is less popular.
29 29 Feb - 7 Mar Ratikon/Prattigau

Richard Davison

E1-2 S2-3 M2 Full Day tours with ascents generally between 600-800m, but possibly one longer day, in a little visited area near the Swiss/Austria border.
30 29 Feb - 8 Mar Exploring the Oztal, Austria

Khalid Qaswari

E3 S3 M3 Available This will be a mix of day tours and hut-to-hut with ascents between 800-1600m.
31 7-22 Mar Benasque, Spanish Pyrenees

Dave Wynne-Jones

E3 S3 M3 2 Places Left Day tours and some overnight hut trips making the most of a flexible approach to weather and conditions.
32 8-15 Mar Queyras/Monte Viso

Paul Karas

E2.5 S3 M2 Full A mix of day tours with a few days hut to hut in Italy near Monte Viso. Start/Finish in St Veran. The St Veran area gives opportunities for non ski touring partners who enjoy snow shoeing/Cross Country to join us in the gite and refuges for some of the days - we can adjust the itinerary to suit.
33 6-14 Mar Grand Traverse of the Vanoise

Brian Horn

E3 S3 M3 Full This is a magnificent journey from Val d’Isère to Bessans via the Prariond, Carro, Evettes and Avérole winter rooms. The huts don’t normally open until mid March which adds to the adventure.
34 7-14 Mar Juf and San Bernardino

James Rooney and Joanne Waldie

E2 S3 M2/3 Full A day touring week exploring the Juf valley and the neighbouring San Bernardino area. Juf is a quiet and spectacular corner of Switzerland with the claim to be the highest inhabited valley in Europe. Self-catering accommodation using cars for flexibility.
35 14-21 Mar Day Tours from Arolla

Rob Collister

E3 S2 M2 Full Day tours from a traditional location in the heart of the Pennine Alps, for fit tourers who enjoy the uphill as well as the down. Most days will involve ascents of 1200m or more.
36 14-21 Mar Grimentz off-piste

Tom Saxlund BASI and Graham Frost IFMGA

E2 S2-4 M1 Full Develop your off-piste skills and mountain awareness. A combination of ski coaching and guided day tours with Tom Saxlund (BASI 4) and Graham Frost (IFMGA guide). 6 full days tuition.
37 14-21 Mar Silvretta

Declan Phelan

E2-3 S3 M2-3 Full Straddling the border of Switzerland and Austria, the Silvretta offers fine glaciated ski-touring and is justly popular for flexible touring options and good huts. This classic hut-to-hut traverse of the Silvretta hopes to take in a number of summits along the way.
38 14-21 Mar Queyras

Rick Marchant IFMGA Co-ordinator: Gordon Wooster

E2 S2-3 M1 Full Touring in a fascinating area of the Alps with stunning peaks. Option to be either valley based or spending nights in huts.
39 15-20 Mar Western Oberland Haute Route

Terry Ralphs IFMGA

E2 S3 M2 Full Traversing the Alpine range between the villages of Les Diablerets and Kandersteg. This is a delightfully scenic hut to hut tour offering fantastic ski descents.
40 21-27 Mar Arolla, Slightly Steeper Week

Graham Frost IFMGA

E3 S4 M2 Full The Val d'Hérens has lots of challenging skiing accessed by touring from the 3 lift areas. This week explores the more exciting day tours in Arolla and surrounding areas.
42 21-28 Mar Club meet to Stuben am Arlberg (aimed primarily for Seniors)

Simon Duvivier

E1 S2-4 M2 Full Guided and unguided Day tours using lifts in the vast Alberg region of Austria. Hotel based.
43 21-28 Mar Val Ferret to Val d'Entremont

Angus Armstrong

E3 S3 M2-3 Full A progressive tour from Val Ferret to Val d’Entremont using two winter rooms and the wonderful Grand St Bernard Hospice. For those of an adventurous spirit but not trophy hunters, it's about the journey not the glory!
44 21-28 Mar Ortler

Dan Carron

E2-3 S3 M2 Full Day tours from the Branca and Pizzini huts in this dramatic area.
45 22-27 Mar Senja, Norway

Andy Perkins IFMGA

E2 S3 M1 1 Place Left This island is a few hours south of Tromso. It offers great options for coastal Arctic ski touring, wild scenery and northern lights if you’re lucky! Self catered accommodation to keep costs reasonable.
46 22-28 Mar Reschenpass day tours

John Hogg IFMGA

E2 S3 M1 Available Day tours involving ascents of 3 to 4 hours a day and based out of an excellent family run hotel in Reschen (South Tyrol). Taxis and ski buses will be used.
47 25 Mar - 1 Apr Oztal

Alain Hosley

E3 S2-3 M2 Full One of the classic hut to hut circuits in the Alps, with flexible objectives depending on weather and conditions, hopefully including the Wildspitze, the highest peak in the Tyrol.
48 27 Mar - 4 Apr Jotunheimen Haute Route

Peter Edgerton

E3 S3 M2 Full A traverse of the Jotunheimen region in Norway, making use of the hut network with both wardened and self-service huts.
49 28 Mar - 4 Apr Tamok Dalen, Norway

Simon Watts

E2-3 S3-4 M2 Full Day trips from a self-catered cabin in Tamok Dalen, a 30km surrounded by mountains up to almost 1600m, using a car to find the best conditions and descents.
50 27 Mar - 4 Apr Northern Norway Island Explorer

Dave Smith

E3 S3-4 M2 Full Day tours off the beaten track in Arctic Norway at 70°N exploring the remote islands of Arnøya, Kågen and mainland Reinfjord which are all north of the Lyngen Alps peninsular. Daily ascents in the 900-1400m range. Self-catering. Note date change to Friday 27th start.
51 29 Mar - 5 Apr Haute Maurienne, Glaciers and Steeps

Andy Teasdale IFMGA

E3 S3 M2 Available This tour is aimed at those who fancy skiing some steeper peaks on day trips, whilst undertaking the classic glacial traverse of this region. This tour is running slightly later than normal with the hope of finding more stable weather and snow conditions than recent years.
52 30 Mar - 3 Apr Saas 4000er's

Terry Ralphs IFMGA

E3 S3 M2 Full A circular high level ski tour, from Saas Fee, climbing the 4000m peaks of the Allalinhorn, Strahlhorn and Alphubel. This is a demanding high altitude ski tour with a big glacier experience.
53 4-12 Apr British Columbia Base Camp

Owen Day ACMG Ski Guide

E3 S3 M2 Available This trip is for keen skiers looking to explore and enjoy untouched alpine and beautiful scenery in a secluded base camp setting. Set amongst rugged peaks we’ll be able to access a wide variety of runs and loops while enjoying the comforts of a base camp.
54 4-11 Apr Val d'Aosta High Level Route (1)

Harry Lock

E3 S3 M2 Full An East to West traverse of the southern watershed of the Val d'Aosta, from Champorcher to Morgex, via the Gran Paradiso; could be linked with the next week (Tour 59) to give a continuous round.
55 4-11 Apr Ecrins - Traverse de la Meije

Alain Hosley

E3-4 S3-4 M3 Full A flexible tour of the Ecrins with the principle aim being the classic Traverse de la Meije and aiming for 1 or 2 more summits depending upon conditions. 
56 5-10 Apr Val d'Anniviers Hut to Hut

Hannah Burrows-Smith IFMGA

E2 S3 M2 Available A high-level hut-to-hut tour that travels amongst the spectacular scenery of rocky peaks and glaciers that surround the Val d'Anniviers, with the main objective being the ski-peak of the Bishorn, with either the Brunegghorn or Barrhorn as an acclimatising peak.
57 5-12 Apr Introduction to Alpine Skiing, Arolla

Andy Teasdale IFMGA

E2-3 S2-3 M1 Available This week is for people who would like to ski off the beaten track and venture deeper into Alpine country, or for those with some ski touring experience who would like to re-fresh their skills. All necessary skills and techniques for safe alpine and glacier ski touring are covered.
58 5-11 Apr Eastern Oberland Haute Route

Terry Ralphs IFMGA

E3 S4 M4 Available A high-level traverse, in a remote part of the eastern Bernese Oberland. Starting at the Jungfraujoch and finishing at Rosenlaui with one unwardened hut. The traverse to the Gaulihutte is technical and requires a 40m abseil. The ski to Rosenlaui is one of the finest in the Alps.
59 11-18 Apr Val d'Aosta High Level Route (2)

Harry Lock

E3 S3 M2 Full A West to East traverse of the northern watershed of the Val d'Aosta, from Morgex to Gressoney via St Bernard and Monte Rosa; this tour could be linked with the previous week (Tour 54) to give a continuous round.
60 12-19 Apr Introduction to touring hut-to-hut, Gran Paradiso

Andy Teasdale IFMGA

E2-3 S3 M2 Full Starting and finishing in the Aosta valley, two nights are spent in the Val di Rhemes then on to the Chiavasso hut and finally an ascent of the Gran Paradiso. A mix of hut-to-hut touring and day tours along the way.
61 12-25 Apr Bugaboos to Rogers Pass

Jack Waters

E4 S3 M3 Available A classic tour along the crest of the Rockies with some camping and some huts. PLEASE NOTE THAT MEMBERS ON THIS TOUR WILL NEED TO MAKE SUITABLE INSURANCE ARRANGEMENTS AS THE REGION IS OUTSIDE THE AREA COVERED BY THE INSURANCE COVER FOR THE CLUB'S THIRD PARTY LIABILITY.
62 18-25 Apr Valais 4000er's

Roy Ruddle

E3 S3 M3 Full This tour aims for good skiing while climbing peaks in the Valais region. Beginning with acclimatisation on some 3000ers, the aim will be to finish with a couple of 4000ers. The tour will use one or two huts that each provide several options, rather than moving from hut-to-hut.
63 19-26 Apr Bernese Oberland

Andy Teasdale IFMGA

E3-4 S3 M2 Full Hut to hut tour, starting in Fiesch then visiting the Konkordia, Finsteraarhorn, Monchjoch and Hollandia huts. Objectives include the Wyssnollen, Grosses Wannenhorn, Trugberg, Louwihorn and Abeni Flue. A beautiful ski down the Lotschental rounds the tour off.
64 22-27 Apr Vanoise traverse

Andy Perkins IFMGA

E2 S3 M1/2 2 Places Left A demanding hut to hut tour in this beautiful national park. We will need good visibility and stable snow to complete the itinerary in full. Come with a flexible attitude! Note - this is a midweek start.
65 2-9 May Fairy Meadows, Canada

Paul Cooper

E2 S3 M2-3 1 Place Left Day tours from the Bill Putnam Hut. Potential for varied skiing in a magnificent setting. Late season trip so long daylight, but high up, so the snow should be good. One space remaining in an experienced group. Space available in a car from Vancouver. Logistics are therefore straightforward.
66 3-11 May Kamchatka Sail & Ski

Andrew Golovachev and Anna Drozhzhina

E2 S2-3 Available Get to know the legendary land of fire and ice in the Russian Far East through ski touring in a pristine bay. We will be based on a comfy sailboat and use a zodiac to observe sea lions and other wildlife between tours.