Are you ready for an adventure to Ian’s secret spots in Chamonix?
Ian McIntosh is one of the top skiers in the world. You will recognise him from the TGR movies, from Powder Magazine Awards, The Freeride World Tour, his endless crazy lines on Youtube and photos published in every ski magazine. If you’ve always wanted to ski off piste, improve your backcountry skiing or explore Chamonix then who else is more qualified than Ian McIntosh??? With Chamonix being a Mecca of backcountry skiing Ian has spent a lot of time filming in these valleys and he is excited to show you his secret stashes.
Whats going to go down?
Ian will help you work on your backcountry skills & techniques, learn how to chose a line, improve your Freeride skiing, teach you the knowledge you need to stay safe off piste, and of course adopt the athlete mindset that will take your skiing to the next level. You will ski with Ian for 6 days, each day will be a different adventure. You’ll spend the first day or two skiing inbounds focusing on your technique. And on the other days you will explore these incredible valleys skiing peak to valley floors, open bowls, couloirs, ski touring, searching for pow and finding your way down to a nice cold beer at the end of the day.
Will I be good enough?
We get this question a lot. We certainly don’t expect you to be skiing like Ian does in his TGR movies! This trip is for those who would like a bit of adventure. You need to be an advanced skier with a good level of fitness. We welcome first time ski tourers and backcountry skiers as we know it is difficult to find friends who tour. And that is the whole point of our trips – to make like minded friends and learn.
There is a way down for everyone, what ever your level. We can easily split the group to suit everyones level and fitness. Don’t worry, no one will be holding the group up! And no one will be waiting! If in doubt give us a call.
Where will I Stay?
You will stay in the stunning chalet, Eco Farm. As Ian is an ambassador for POW (Protect our Winters) we want to be as environmentally conscious as we can so this beautifully restored eco friendly farm house will be your home for the week. It is one of the few eco friendly chalets in Chamonix, with geothermic heating system, rain water capture tanks, and restored from the original shell of the farmhouse using all the original timbers, walls, floors and stone to ensure minimal waste. On top of that our chef use locally sourced food from the valley and have a large vegetable garden in the summer where they make their own jams, jellies, chutneys for us to enjoy over winter. Now the most important info – YES, theres a hot tub!
There have been a lot of bromances that have developed on our Uthrive trips! On our previous Uthrive trip with Ian our guests said it was the best skiing of their life! We skied couloirs, had amazing days exploring open bowls, skied a glacier from Italy down in to France, and we were invited in by a farmer for a beer who then towed us on their snowmobiles back to the nearest road. On Ians trips every day is an adventure! Read what our guests said about our Uthrive trips with Ian here
Price per Person is €4,500.00 for the weeks experience. Spaces are exclusively limited. Sign up now for the trip with Ian by completing our contact form below or contact Rachel +447710566530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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