Ski Chamonix with Glen Plake
27 February - 6 March 2021
- 7 luxurious nights lodging and gourmet breakfast at HOTEL MONT BLANC.
- Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass – which includes skiing in 3 countries!
- Casual dinners around town at Glen and Kimberly’s favorite restaurants.
- Wine and beer included with dinner (limit 2 drinks per person).
- Ski excursion to Courmayeur, Italy with transit back.
- Wine Tasting and Private Screening of Glen’s famous movie, “The Blizzard of Aahhh’s.”
- On-mountain lunches at Glen’s favorite haunts.
- Skis, poles and mountaineering gear.
- All access pass and two 50-minute massages included at Hotel Mont Blanc’s Clarins spa.
- Experience of a lifetime coaching and guiding.
- A Chamonix GP Super Surprise (weather permitting)!
- Skilebrity Gift Bag.
- Flight to Geneva.
Transportation to Chamonix.
- Medical, evacuation and/or cancellation insurance. (We recommend the Gold AIG Travel Guard Insurance package!*)
- Participants must also have rescue insurance by Carre Neige (see here for details)
- * Must provide proof of Insurance
- Alcoholic beverages (other than inclusive).
- Specific spa treatments (other than inclusive).
- Ski clothing, helmet, gloves, goggles and ski boots.
Hotel Mont Blanc Amenities
Gourmet buffet breakfast featuring regional produce,
juices, fresh fruit, freshly prepared egg dishes and plenty of different breads.
Flat screen TV, Mini Bar, Safe, Slippers and bathrobe,
Clarins welcome products and Bluetooth speaker.
Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the hotel, and in every room.
SPA by CLAIRNS SERVICES
After the exhilaration of the summits, dive into the outdoor pool,
heated both in summer and in winter, which stretches over 14 meters
with a spectacular view of the Mont-Blanc.
One can also relax in the 250m2 spa and hammam.
Enjoy our gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment
and a heated outside swimming pool and Jacuzzi
with a breathtaking view of the vertical mountain peaks.
As with most beautiful European resorts, travel is quite easy. The scenery is amazing and the roads are excellent. We recommend arranging a private transfer to Chamonix, which is relatively straight-forward, covering a distance of 88 km. Driving time from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Chamonix is about one hour via the Autoroute Blanche (A40) motorway.
From the train station of Bellegarde sur Valserine (direct TGV 2h35 from Paris) and 1h15 driving or from St Gervais les bains le Fayet (direct TGV 4h35 from Paris) and 25min driving. We can assist you in organizing this part of the trip. To access reservations on the TGV (France’s high-speed trains), click here.
Chamonix is easily accessible by the N205 and the White Highway, A40, connected to the European motorway network.
From Chamonix, by car, the Hotel Mont Blanc is located: Just 2,5 km from the « Tunnel du Mont-blanc ». 108km from Annecy. 89km from Geneva. 54 km from Val d’Aoste. 1h30 from Turin. 1h45 from Lausanne and the Leman Lake. 2h20 from Milan. 2h30 from Lyon.
100km from the Haute-Savoie-Mont-Blanc Airport (Annecy). 88km from Geneva International Airport (bus connection between the airport and Chamonix). 220km from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport.
Booking and Cancellation Policy
RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS and FINAL PAYMENT
A deposit of 50% of the trip cost is required, on a per person basis, at the time of booking any Alpin Luxe trip. The initial deposit confirms your acceptance of Alpin Luxe LC’s terms and conditions. This deposit constitutes a tentative reservation, which becomes confirmed only upon receipt of full payment, which is due 75 days prior to departure. Payments can be made via Bank Wire transfers or our Alpin Luxe online payment poral. To reserve your Alpin Luxe trip, contact us at: +1 231-881-3366 or email@example.com
You will be sent an email reminder that Final Payment is due 75 days prior to the first day of your scheduled trip. Payments can be made via Bank Wire transfers or our Alpin Luxe online payment poral. Reservations may be cancelled if we have not received full payment by the due date. Last minute reservations 75 days or less prior to the scheduled trip must pay in full upon making a reservation.
If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your reservation, we require notice in writing. If we receive a cancellation notice more than six months prior to the trip departure date, all the money on deposit will be refunded less $1,000.00 per person. If we receive a cancellation notice less than six months prior to the trip departure date, the entire deposit is non-refundable. If we receive a cancellation notice less than 75 days prior to the trip departure date, all monies paid on account are non-refundable. Monies on deposit will not be carried forward to future seasons. This cancellation policy does not apply for last minute clients. Last minute clients are required to pay in full at the time of making the reservation.
Refunds (Ski, Golf and MTB Trips):
All our trips begin and end on specific days. No refund is given, in whole or in part, for un-used days or transportation, resulting from late arrival, early departure or for any other reason. Likewise, there are no refunds given for bad weather that prevents us from skiing, golfing or biking on any given day.
Refunds (Heliski Trips):
All our trips begin and end on specific days. No refund is given, in whole or in part, for un-used days or transportation, resulting from late arrival, early departure or for any other reason. Likewise, there are no refunds given for bad weather or helicopter breakdowns that prevents us from skiing or biking on any given day. Alpin Luxe and their Heliski partner, HSG, guarantees eight runs per day; the runs vary from 700 to 1,200 vertical meters with the run and conditions dictating the vertical of each individual run. HSG will refund $45.00 per un-skied run. No refund on runs will be given if you decide not to ski one day (or days), sit out a run, or come back earlier, regardless of the reason. You may transfer to another trip without penalty up to 90 days before departure. If you transfer from one trip to another within 89 days of departure, however, you are subject to the usual Cancellation Fees. Alpin Luxe and HSG highly recommends you purchase AIG Travel Guard travel insurance that covers trip cancellation, evacuation and medical. The flying time hours given for the trip are more than enough to make the guaranteed runs in the designated heliski areas. HSG does not charge for extra runs, only extra flying time. If the group decides to take advantage of an exceptional day or days and ski more runs than the daily quota, it’s possible, although this normally means it will use up the flying time hours allotted for our guaranteed heliski trip. Should this issue come up, extra hours may be needed to compete the week. Also, should the group want to go into areas outside the designated area and due to this it exceeds the flying time given for the week, the guarantee on runs and hours for the week will be non-valid. All extra hours must be paid in cash before extra flying time is allowed. Extra flying time is $2,800.00 per hour. Any trip discounts given will be deducted from the guaranteed runs should the situation arise.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Alpin Luxe, LC reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip at any time if the minimum quote of four (4) persons is not met. All rates are quoted in USD and are subject to change without notice. The reservation and cancellation policies used by Alpin Luxe LC are standard in the travel industry. The nature of our business is such that our commitments must be made well in advance of your skiing, golfing and/or biking with us.
Alpin Luxe LC strongly recommends that you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances including travel cancellation due to inclement weather, natural disaster and personal circumstances, as we do not accept any liability for any costs you may incur. We recommend AIG’s TRAVEL GUARD Insurance (Gold Package). This insurance should cover your trip if you become ill or injured before and during the trip, and other valid reasons for not being able to come on the trip. The insurance should also cover your trip in case Alpin Luxe LC has to cancel due to circumstances beyond our control, such as no snow, severe avalanche conditions, bad weather, helicopter problems, strikes, etc. And, since our initial 50% Deposit is Non-Refundable, so at the very least, you should insure this initial deposit and your airline ticket, especially if it’s a non-refundable ticket. I t is suggested you get 100% coverage in case the cancellation is on your behalf, as the entire deposit for the trip is non-refundable 75 days prior to departure. The TRAVEL GUARD insurance policies may also include lost luggage and personal injury. You can either purchase this insurance from your travel agent or through our online payment portal. Just click on this link: www.travelguard.com
Alpin Luxe LC does not carry health, life or injury insurance for our customers who ski, golf, ride or hike. It is required that you carry your own personal health & injury insurance and you provide proof of this before starting the trip. Alpin Luxe LC requires you carry insurance for life and health care risks. Beware! Most domestic health insurance policies DO NOT cover injuries in foreign countries. Again, we recommend AIG’s TRAVEL GUARD Insurance as they do have an adventure travel policy.
Emergency Evacuation Insurance:
In the case of injury to skiers, mountain bikers and hikers, helicopter ambulance expenses will be charged to the injured party. We recommend that everyone carry evacuation insurance. Another great option for Emergency Evacuation Insurance is Global Rescue: www.globalrescue.com
Personal Property Insurance:
We also recommend that your personal belongings be insured against loss. Lost luggage on a trip overseas is a real bummer. Your homeowner’s insurance may not cover the loss. Your AIG TRAVEL GUARD trip insurance policy will cover lost luggage and/or stolen property.
This is an advanced trip and you’ll want to be well prepared!
Additional information provided upon booking.
1 Bottom – Midweight or Lightweight (preferably wool)
1-2 Tops – Midweight or Lightweight (preferably wool)
2-4 Pair of wool Ski Socks
Soft Shell, Wind shirt or Fleece (only one of these is necessary)
Soft Shell Pants
Lightweight, Waterproof/Breathable Jacket
Waterproof/Breathable Ski Pants
* Sun glasses – high quality
Regular & Lightweight Ski Gloves
Mid layer Down Puffy
Mid layer Down Vest
ALPINE GEAR - SUPPLIED BY CONCEPT PRO SHOP:
Skis, “Mid Fat” all-mountain skis >93mm underfoot recommended.
Boots, “All-mountain boots”, Ideally with dual purpose walk/tour mode, tech binding inserts, rubber sole.
Ski Poles (recommend telescopic poles, but not required)
SAFETY GEAR PROVIDED BY ALPIN LUXE GUIDES:
Avalanche Transceiver (single frequency, 457 kHz only, new batteries at start of trip)
Shovel (compact, lightweight, metal blade)
Group’s 1st Aid Kit
Technical Group Gear and VHF radio
ADDITIONAL GEAR PROVIDED BY ALPIN LUXE:
Alpine Touring Ski Back Pack
Water Bottles (1-2 L, wide mouth)
Hydration drinks, gels, energy bars
Sunscreen (SPF>25, Waterproof)
Lip Balm (SPF 15+)
Camera / Phone w/Ski app for data
Gloves or mittens
Buff or face and neck protection
Lodge clothing (comfy sweats)
Mountain casual apparel for dinners (jeans, sweaters)
Regular boots (mud or snow)
Bathing suit (sauna, spa, hot tub)
Sunscreen and Chapstick
Passport or ID
COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to departure
*must bring test results on flight
Extra goggle lenses
Extra pair of gloves or mittens
GoPro or Camera
50% deposit to secure your booking
Min 4, max 8 slots available - book fast, these trips sell out quickly!
Additional pricing options available at checkout
Ask about our PLUS 1 BODY pricing:
Do you have a husband, wife or significant other who would like to accompany you on a fantastic trip to Europe? We offer a discounted rate for those who don’t ski, but would like to experience Europe, the crisp air, incredible spa and fitness facilities and the beauty available at our world-class resorts. We are fortunate on this trip to have Kimberly Plake to work with anyone who wants to have a more casual skiing experience.
What You Should Know BEFORE Booking:
Skiing Chamonix and its connected resorts is an adventure of a lifetime – especially alongside an international ski celebrity like Glen Plake. This trip is only for intermediate to advanced skiers with a decent level of fitness and endurance. Glen’s goal on this trip is to introduce everyone to the “natural snow skiing experience” which is skiing on varied snow conditions. 95% of our skiing will be on “natural snow,” not groomers. There is truly a difference, which makes natural skiing so much fun! We may have light or heavy powder, some windblown snow, crusty snow or warmer soft snow, but it’s always “eau natural.” We recommend everyone arrive in excellent skiing condition and are prepared to ski sometimes challenging terrain. Safety is paramount, so rest assured, Glen and his Chamonix guides are both experienced and certified off-piste skiers.
Please note the following requirements:
You should be comfortable as an off-piste skier, confident and efficient in skiing in varying snow conditions without stopping or losing control over your skis.
You should be physically fit and ready to hike, skin and traverse to snowfields chosen by Glen and his mountain guides.
Any potential ski clients on this Alpin Luxe trip will be required to answer the following questions:
- Where in the world have you skied?
- Have you skied in Europe previously? If yes, where?
- Have you ever taken a ski mountaineering and avalanche education course? (Not mandatory.)
- In what other sports do you participate?
- How many days a year do you ski?
- Can you ski ungroomed slopes?
- Have you ever Heli-skied?
- Have you ever been a competitor in any skiing discipline?
We look forward to having you join Glen on this incredible adventure!
Ski the famed slopes of Chamonix
with The Master himself!