As with all mountain activities, there’s a progression, starting on short “side country” tours with only half an hour of skinning, before moving on to multi-day hut-to-hut tours such as the famous High Level Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Outside the Alps, you can travel further afield to venues such as Kashmir in India or Kamchatka in Russia.
If you’re looking for a gentle introduction to touring, many guides run “ski safaris”, using a combination of ski lifts, helicopters, taxis and skinning to complete a journey through the mountains, also known as “touring without tears”! At the other end of the scale, ski mountaineering combines ski touring with alpinism to access some of the wildest skiing on the planet.
British Mountain Guides run a full programme of touring throughout the winter in all the major alpine areas, and many guides run expeditions too. Find find the right tour guide for you from the list below.
What to expect
Experience the freedom of skiing the entire mountain.
From the classic Haute route to the most esoteric tours you can imagine, let BMG show you how it's done.
Click into your bindings with a British Mountain guide and never look back.