Guidebook

5 High Mountain Ski Tours Within an Hour of Geneva

Escape the city with these epic trips into the mountains of the Haute Savoie.

Description

You need only walk down a Genevois street to see that the famous Swiss city is surrounded by mountains and opportunities for exploring the great outdoors. However, it can be a little tricky to know where head when you get the opportunity to leave town for a day on your skis. This guidebook solves that problem by suggesting 5 classic day tours for the adventurous ski tourer.

There's a couple of easier tours in here but most of them are quite serious and feature either tricky skiing, avalanche terrain or both. As such, do your research before embarking on these trips and make sure that conditions are as they should be.

When you're done with these tours, the Portes du Soleil region is highly recommended and is also close to Geneva -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/5730/ski-tour-and-conquer-the-mighty-peaks-of-the-portes-du-soleil

Pointe de Merdassier West-Northwest Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pointe de Merdassier West-Northwest Face

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
3 - 4 hrs
4.2 km
845 m
844 m
47 °
A scenic tour which comes into condition quickly and therefore makes for a good early season objective.
Difficult
Private
Trou de la Mouche - Grand Crêt to Paccaly Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Trou de la Mouche - Grand Crêt to Paccaly Traverse

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
4 - 5 hrs
7.1 km
1,077 m
1,069 m
43 °
An accessible but highly rewarding Aravis classic
Difficult
Private
Pointe d'Andey - A Hidden Gem in the Haute Savoie
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pointe d'Andey - A Hidden Gem in the Haute Savoie

Arve Valley
3 - 4 hrs
5.7 km
860 m
863 m
38 °
An easy, accessible and safe ski tour - perfect for beginners
Moderate
Private
Tête de la Sallaz - Couloir de la Salletaz
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tête de la Sallaz - Couloir de la Salletaz

Arve Valley
2 - 3 hrs
5.0 km
472 m
746 m
40 °
An easy ski tour to a perfectly positioned peak, followed by a steep and exciting descent. Ski touring doesn't get much better!
Difficult
Private
Les Quatre Têtes North Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Les Quatre Têtes North Couloir

Arve Valley
6 - 7 hrs
11.8 km
1,419 m
1,420 m
42 °
A long tour through staggering scenery which culminates with a descent of a beautiful hanging face.
Difficult
Private