Chamonix Guides

There are about 300 IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides) in Chamonix and the vast majority of them are well-qualified to get you to your objective and back as safely as possible. Having said that, there’s a whole lot more to a good day in the mountains than knowing where to find the last of the powder stashes or the sequences for the crux moves on the Voie Petit. Finding a guide with whom you’d also go for a cheeky pint o’ stout at the end of the day ain’t always that easy. Here are a few I can personally recommend…

Adam George (USA) Into the Mountains  +33 67 752 08 14                                    adventures@intothemountains.com

Asmus Nørreslet (DEN) Nørreslet Mountaineering +33 684 209 182 info@norreslet.dk

Caroline George (SUI) Into the Mountains  +33 67 752 08 14                              adventures@intothemountains.com

Christian Trommsdorff (FRA) +33 6 70 79 51 78    chris_trommsdorff@hotmail.com

Douds Charlet (FRA) +33 677 96 06 99                                                  doudsone@hotmail.fr

Fred Bernard (FRA) Peak Powder +33 689 06 51 03                      info@peakpowder.com

Jean-Frank Charlet (FRA) Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix                     +33 4 50 18 50 63

Jon Bracey (GBR)  Vertigo Guides +33 671 320 222                        jon@vertigoguides.com

Jossi Lindblom (SWE) Big Dreams +33 677 094 503, +46 70 383 3775   info@bigdreams.se

Lars Vanhaelewyck (NED) Mountain Penguins + 33 6 24 97 02 46 info@mountainpenguins.com

Martin Svensson (SWE) MWS Guide +33 689 767 484, +46 709 384 206        martin@mwsguide.com

Martial Dumas (FRA) Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix                                +33  683 091 284             martialdumas@free.fr

Matt Helliker (GBR) Vertigo Guides +33 670 819 357                matt@vertigoguides.com

Mattias Erlandsen (SWE) Mountain Relations +33 616 060 155,                    +46 700 521 605 mountainrelations@gmail.com

Michael Silitch (USA) High-Alpine Mountain Guides +33 689 484 118   michael@high-alpine.com

Miles & Liz Smart (USA) Smart Mountain Guides  +33 632 796 948    smartguides@mac.com

Neil McNab (SCO) McNab Snowboarding +44 141 416 3828   info@mcnabsnowboarding.com

Octavio Defazio (ARG)  Creative Guides +33 679 732 416                                     contact@creativeguides.com

Ode Siivonen (FIN)  Cohkka Guiding and Events +33 612 531 609                 +358 5059 57 226 osku.siivonen@cohkka.fi

Pelle Bagewitz  (SWE) +33 608 946 173                                                  pelle.bagewitz@free.fr

Sam Beaugey (FRA) Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix                                    +33 685 429 869         s.beaugey@gmail.com

Seb Montaz (FRA) Chamonix Guiding +33 682 909 535        seb@chamonixguiding.com

Shaun Hutson (GBR) +33 684 820 629                                                     shaun@sphutson.com

Stian Hagen (NOR) +33 637 919 926                                                         stianhagen@mac.com

Thor Husted (USA)  +33 6 49 03 89 86                                                                       Thorhusted54@hotmail.com

Ulrika Asp (SWE) Vertical Experience +33 679 84 65 85   ulrikaasp@bergsguiderna.com

Victor Saunders (SWE) Basecamp.co.uk Mountain Adventures victor@basecamp.co.uk

Wolfgang Huber (AUT) Mountain Spirit +33 615 312 984       office@mountainspirit.info

Vivian Bruchez (FRA) +33 688 427 638                                                                                    vivian.bruchez@facebook.com

Yannick Graziani (FRA) +33 674 004 810                                             YGraziani@yahoo.com

Zoe Hart (USA) Alpine Princess +33 629 960 018                                            zoe@alpineprincess.com

Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix +33 450 53 00 88                              info@chamonix-guides.com

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2 responses to “Chamonix Guides

  1. Guide questions for you… I am trying to decide what resort I want to spend 3 months at in Europe next season and its pretty much down to Chamonix, St. Anton & Verbier. I am looking for awesome steeps and great powder. I am used to skiing North America (Jackson Hole, Alta, Whistler, etc) and want to experience life abroad in the Alps.

    I’ve heard Chamonix has awesome powder and great steeps but those crevasses scare the sht out of me – are they all over the place and deadly or just sort of a be careful, know where they are sort of thing? 100 meters fall to icy death in a hole does not sound fun…

    Are the lift lines bad at Chamonix? Do you have any advice on where to find cheap lodging for around 3 months? Can an american find under-the-table work? (speak decent French and some German)

    So many questions but I though I might as well get the “guide” portion of your site started off right. I very much appreciate it.

  2. Went riding last Sunday with Ode Siivonen, and it was a damn near perfect day. Not only is Ode the most talented snowboarder I have ever seen in person, he also is a great guy and excellent guide. We spent the day exploring Les Grands Montets with 1-1.5 meters of fresh pow (Avalanche Level 4/5….definitely worth getting a guide!). Without Ode I would have been lost, likely scared of avvy’s, and a much less accomplished rider. He gave me some tips on riding in the deep snow, navigating trees, ridgelines, and gullies and also how to plan your line. If you are planning on spending some time in Chamonix and are looking for a guide who speaks very good English (as well as a few other languages) and is fun to be around, Ode is the man to call. (He is also an excellent skier, in case you use two boards instead of one).

    -Jake D.

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