Skiing

Skiing's our speciality - we spend half a year, every year on skis! It's a great way to journey through the mountains, keep fit and enjoy a bit of adventure along the way. Northern Mountain Sport operate throughout the Alps from December till June and offer a full program to suit all abilities: Heliskiing, off piste guiding, avalanche training courses and a full ski touring season including Mont Blanc & Monte Rosa ascents.

We also specialise in bespoke ski and sail adventure skiing trips to Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Whether you're looking for great snow and lines to ski or more esoteric and out of the way tours we have something for you. Each year we have returning clients who explore different areas of the Alps (or further afield) with us and we haven't run out of ideas yet!

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A fantastic week of ski touring, but with a lot more added by Tim Blakemore. Things like getting us to work as a team in the most realistic transceiver test I have ever encountered; and showing us some basic techniques for crevasse rescue (AND getting us all to enjoy trying these at one of the mountain huttes) - for me (with limited experience) these added enormously to the week. They gauged what was needed by the group to build for the future as well as giving us a really exciting weeks skiiing.

David Claridge – Silvretta Ski Tour 2009

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The trip was one of the best weeks of my life! I know we were all extremely grateful to be on a flexible and expertly crafted itinerary between Chamonix and Zermatt, and none of us will forget it in a long time. Thanks for being an inspirational guide and a good friend throughout.

Tom W Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route 2011

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By creating a custom itinerary based on excellent knowledge and experience of the Swiss, French and Italian glacial Alpine terrain Tim made our Haute Route expedition a life changing trip. Knowing that the group was comprised of skiers rather than climbers or true mountaineers, Tim devised a route taking in the classic days, but maximising our downhill powder turns! All the hut accommodation was regimentally organised and even when forced to adapt due to weather conditions, alternative options were sourced and booked immediately. Every group decision, whether it concerned avalanche or crevasse danger, equipment strategy, route planning or risk assessment was openly and honestly discussed logically, which in addition to ensuring a stress free atmosphere increased the group’s experience and mountaineering navigational skill level. The group often felt that Tim’s decisions on skinning routes, navigation, and safety set a precedent for any other guides in the area; we often covered terrain more efficiently than other groups and always felt secure in the high alpine environment.This has to be the best way to experience world class glacial terrain, where the sheer scale of the mountains inspire reverence and awe.Thanks and see you next season.

Cam A Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route

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Thanks for putting up with us on the Bernese Oberland Tour! We all thoroughly enjoyed your guiding. Have a great Summer and hope to tour again with you soon.

John F Bernese Oberland Ski Tour 2011

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Despite my moans and groans, I look back on it with great pride and joy: What a fantastic experience!

Nick S, Gran Paradiso Haute Route 2011

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Tim is a guide of integrity and fun, with a sense of adventure balanced with care. He pushed us to our limits for unforgettable memories and ski pleasure. I always had absolute confidence in Tim’s judgement, somehow taking us to the edge, but knowing our limits, and then delivering thrilling runs and great snow, making all the effort worthwhile. Thanks so much Tim for sharing your extraordinary world

Ian S Bernese Oberland Ski Tour 2011

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Thanks for the GREAT Avalanche progression course Monday. Great realistic timed scenarios & due to your good planning/training - good skiing, too. Thanks!

Kathleen, Avalanche Progression Course 2012

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I just thought I should drop you a line to say how much I and my friends enjoyed our couple of days skiing with you in March in Chamonix. Your guiding was excellent and your help was most reassuring, and would encourage me to try more off piste and even may be more adventurous things with your expert assistance. I hope to be able to ski with you again soon.

Paul B Chamonix Off Piste 2012

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We had a great day - thank you! Some great lines and real quality powder skiing - amazing! We also felt confident being with you and learning from you, you're a natural teacher!

C Else, 2013

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Just want to say thank you for last week, I had a fantastic time. It seems to get better every year! The legs were a little tired on Friday!

J Goode 2015, Chamonix Ski Touring

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Thanks for 4 fab days ski touring - great variety of terrain and skiing- I really enjoyed it!

Karen E, 2017

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Skiing

Ski and Sail in Greenland May 2018

An opportunity to join Tim Blakemore for a bespoke ski & sail adventure on the south west coast of Greenland. This trip will be based on a small but luxurious expedition yacht and we have total flexibility to go where the wind and snow takes us! Having previously skied here... more>

Ortler Cevedale Ski Tour

An intermediate level ski tour on the Italian/Austrian border in the South Tyrol. 3000 metre peaks, large north facing glacial systems and apfel strudel in abundance are the hallmarks of this tour. For those with a historical interest in World War I this area has many remnanats... more>

Ski and Sail in Arctic Norway - Kvaløya, Trømso & the Lyngen Alps

Bespoke ski and sail trips to the Norwegian Arctic Circle.Join Tim Blakemore on Yacht Destiny for exploratory adventure skiing.

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Ski Mont Blanc

One of the finest ski mountaineering expeditions in the Alps; Mont Blanc by ski is the pinnacle of many skiers' careers. A busy and crowded place in summer, in Spring the mountain is often quieter and we travel by less used routes. The 'market' drives people to attempt this peak... more>

Ski Mountaineering in the Antarctic Peninsula

Join Tim Blakemore for a once in a lifetime sailing and ski expedition to the 'last continent'.

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Iceland Ski Sail 2017

An oportunity to combine small yacht sailing with ski adventure. Based upon Yacht Destiny this trip is suitable for a group of up to 4 skiers (preferably who have skied together before) who are looking for something a bit more adventurous than the normal run of the mill ski trip... more>

Uzbekistan Ski Adventure - Travel the Silk Road

A two week ski/travel adventure in Uzbekistan. Along the way we will be visiting Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand by rail.

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Ski Touring in the Vallee de la Claree

A wild, unspoiled valley lying north of Briancon. The Valee de la Claree offers the ski tourer a wealth of options.

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Introduction to ski touring

Bored of the piste but don't really know how to progress to ski touring? Need advice on skins, skis or bindings?

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Chamonix day tours

The Chamonix valley is rightly popular with skiers. It has everything from resort skiing to 'full on' steep skiing with everything in between!

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