Chalet Boreal - Freshtracks Chamonix

Although we have had two extremely successful winters in the homely Chalet Shiraz, Ski Club Freshtracks are very excited to share our new Chamonix base – Chalet Boreal. Already one of the most popular Freshtracks destinations, we are delighted to continue to expand our ski programme in this world-famous valley.

The spacious Chalet Boreal is located right in the heart of the Chamonix valley, a stone’s throw from the brand new Flégère gondola and either a 5 minute bus ride or 25 minute walk from the town centre. The location is peaceful and quiet however, you’ll be sure of a good night sleep after a long day in the mountains.

You'll be warmly welcomed by Marcus and Audrey – who have moved across with us from last season – sharing their delicious food and hospitality in comfortable accommodation with excellent amenities.

The beautiful wood and stone chalet is made up of six bedrooms, a large open-plan kitchen/living room boasting incredible views and a cosy living area upstairs, leading to a large terrace perfect for those sunny spring evenings.

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the chalet

Chalet Boreal offers an excellent level of comfort and space and there are six bedrooms. Three are twin en suite, two are doubles with shared bathroom and there is one twin with a shared bathroom.

The rooms are spread over three levels, and the chalet also has a large terrace where you can enjoy 360º views in the spring sunshine after a day of skiing. There is a spacious open-plan kitchen/living area with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy their delicious food and drinks. The chalet also offers Wi-Fi.

Chalet Boreal is located in La Praz, a small picturesque village in the heart of the valley – a great base from which to explore the entire Chamonix ski area and idyllic surroundings. There will be a Freshtracks minibus and of course a Ski Club Rep to drive it. On the days with guides, you will all meet at the chalet and set off to that day’s chosen destination.

the resort

Chamonix is perhaps the world's most famous off piste destination. With its reputation as a freeride mecca, Chamonix attracts mountain guides and backcountry addicts from around the globe, both to visit and to settle. It’s an area that’s impossible to get bored of, with new challenges each day from powder bowls to demanding couloirs and impressive glacial routes in dramatic scenery.

And the best way to experience this legendary terrain?
With Freshtracks of course!

Our holidays offer:

  • The best mountain guides and instructors to find you the best snow
  • Exclusive use of Freshtracks minibus
  • Comfortable accommodation in our lovely new chalet

The Chamonix lift system consists of several distinct and very different ski areas high above a steep-sided valley where the town and its villages are located. From one day to the next you can explore the resort’s different ski areas: Brévent & Flégère, Les Grands Montets, Le Tour & Vallorcine (Domaine de Balme), L'Aiguille du Midi / La Vallée Blanche and Les Houches. And if that wasn’t enough, the Chamonix Mont-Blanc lift pass extends over to Courmayeur and even Verbier!

All these different areas could prove a challenge if it wasn’t for our minibus to ferry you around. So no need to check bus times and walk to and from stops and lifts - we’ll collect you from the chalet door and take you straight to whichever area you’re skiing that day. These adventure weeks will explore the furthest reaches of the ski areas in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley. The first day will be a free ski day (destination and lunch stop organised by the Leader) to acclimatise you to the surroundings, check kit and get your legs geared up for the challenges ahead. The mountain guides we work with in Chamonix are second to none - each has their own style and specialities and all are true experts on the area.

on snow experience

We’ve been running off piste holidays in Chamonix for years, so having our own chalet for the whole season now gives us the chance to develop our holidays here and offer more experiences to more members. We have five different holiday types that cater for our different skier profiles. Starting off with our new All Mountain Development weeks – with intensive coaching for those that want to learn and improve across the full gamut of terrain and techniques – through to the more focused off piste and ski touring weeks.

All of our weeks will run to the same formula (except for our Mont Blanc Exploration). A warm up/free ski day on Sunday – normally in Les Houches where the chalet is based but dependent on conditions – followed by five days with mountain guides and/or instructors in maximum groups sizes of six.

Our mountain guides: regulars will recognise most of the names featured here as we have worked with all of these guides for many years and people keep returning for more. All hold the highest level of professional qualification and offer the perfect mix of safety, knowledge and personality.

Our instructors: taking charge of our new All Mountain Development Week is Rachel Kerr. A dedicated sportswoman and skier, native Scot and now Chamonix local, Rachel will provide the technical points, skills and the confidence to help you progress in both your on and off piste skiing.

All Mountain Development:  For good skiers looking to really improve their technique across the whole mountain, with time spent both on and off the piste.

Off Piste Improvement: For off piste skiers looking to improve. A full on week exploring the whole area with plenty of tips along the way to help you improve.  

Off Piste Adventure: For experienced off piste skiers looking to get more miles under their feet and experience all that this incredible area has to offer.

Chamonix Safari: For experienced off piste skiers that are looking for an all-encompassing week, including avalanche awareness and an introduction to ski touring, including a night in a mountain hut. Max 1-2 hour climbs.

Chamonix Exploration: For experienced off piste skiers with some ski touring experience that are looking to get further off the beaten track. Max 1-3 hour climbs.

Backcountry Skills: For: adventurous off piste skiers looking for an introduction to backcountry skills, touring equipment and techniques. Avalanche awareness, snow structure, transceiver use and navigation are just some of the many aspects of mountain craft that will be covered.

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