For my 30th birthday this winter I'd like to do a trip to Chamonix. I want to do some kind of camp or work with a guide or something, since I'll likely be traveling alone, and I really know nothing about planning a trip out there in general. I want to do a lot of great skiing and I don't want to waste any time figuring things out. :)
Other useful things to know:
- I don't have any non-guided backcountry experience
- I don't have any experience with A/T gear
- I am a pretty solid alpine skier (can pretty much ski anything in-bounds, but steep bumps and anything over 40 degrees or so gets a little ugly)
Something like this looks awesome, because it combines great skiing with touring instruction, which I would love:
I'd also love to do something like the Haute Route, but I'm afraid it'd be a bit much touring for someone who's never done any touring before.
I've also looked at the obvious ones, e.g.
So does anyone have suggestions for camps or guides to look at? I would love any and all suggestions for pulling off this kind of trip. Thanks! :D