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

Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route Ski Tour

The Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route has become the classic ski tour with many variations.

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Western Oberland Ski Tour

This area is ideal for touring with gentler gradients than the Bernese Oberland and lies at a lower altitude.

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Bernese Oberland Ski Tour

The Oberland is an immense area with huge glaciers and many 4000m peaks. Ski touring here can be breathtaking with many of the superb peaks suited to ski mountaineering.

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Chamonix to the Grand St Bernard Monastery Ski Tour

This 10th Century Monastery originally gave shelter to weary travelers crossing the pass of the same name.

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Haute Maurienne Traverse

A little known area, the Haute Maurienne is transformed in winter into a tourers paradise. The huts are quiet but full of character and the Guardians friendly.

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Grand Paradiso Ski Tour

A fantastic ski tour culminating in an ascent of Italy's highest peak (Grand Paradiso 4061m).

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Vanoise Ski Tour

The Vanoise are a National Park home to secluded villages, wildlife and large glaciers.

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Off Piste Performance

Off Piste Performance courses for those wishing to improve their skiing ability.

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Silvretta Ski Tour

The Silvretta lie on the Austrian Swiss border and form an arc of fantastic, 3000m peaks cleaved by glaciers. Served by clean and friendly huts and enjoying reliable snowfall this region remains a firm favourite of ski tourers of all abilities.

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