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ESF Mountain Guides, Chamonix - Argentiere

Guides for back country, activities & tours in & around Chamonix

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Freeride, or off-piste, skiing and snowboarding are as popular as ever in the Chamonix valley with some of the ESF instructors having taken part in the prestigious Freeride World Tour which visits Chamonix each year.

There are numerous freeride opportunities to be enjoyed at Grand Montets, so why not book a mountain guide to show you the very best. These guides will also take you down the famous Vallee Blanche, one of the longest freeride runs in Europe, which starts at the summit of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m) and brings you all the way back into Chamonix town along a 23km stretch of off-piste, glacial skiing.

You can also discover the valley on snowshoes daily with ESF Argentiere. They can organise an evening excursion, including dinner in Savoyard restaurant. 

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Worth knowing

Some of their guides have participated in the Freeride World Championships and have excelled.

Watch out for

Off-piste activities don’t take place during the French school holidays and only if the weather and snow conditions are favourable.

Who should go

These courses are more suited to those with a good (intermediate) level of skiing, you should be able to ski, unaided, on red pistes.


  • Activities
  • Ascents & Descents
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Ski Touring
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Telemarking
  • Events
  • Activities
  • Guides & Instructors
  • High Mountain Guides
  • Ski Guides
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 4 route du Village et non 329, rue Charlet Straton
  • 74400