Introduction to alpine touring skiing
Is this your first alpine touring skiing experience or your inaugural visit to the Chic-Chocs mountains? This introductory session will provide important information about the park’s mountainous terrain, as well as an introduction to mountain safety and to the conditions that will prevail during your stay. The experienced guide provided by our partner, Ski Chic-Chocs, will accompany you all day long to ensure a safe and memorable outing.
- January 3 to April 13, 2020
- Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Length: all day long
- Rates: (taxes and park entry fee not included)
- Adults: $139 (guide service only)
- Children: $139 (minimum age of 12 if accompanied by an adult and 16 if unaccompanied)
- AEQ-accredited professional guide
- Not included:
- Alpine touring ski equipment (skis, boots, poles, helmet, climbing skins, avalanche safety gear). 10% discount offered on equipment rental for participants in this activity.
- Lunch. Possibility of ordering box lunches at Gîte du Mont-Albert.
- Car transportation between the discovery and visitors centre and the activity location (15 km maximum).
- Parc national de la Gaspésie entry fee (depending on the activity location).
- Important information:
- Intermediate level experience at a ski centre
- Good physical condition
- Ascents (approach varying between 45 minutes and 2 hours) using attached under-ski climbing skins or a splitboard.
- Introduction to alpine touring skiing or splitboarding exclusively
- Descents (1 to 2) ranging between 200 and 400 m in the different ski areas of Parc national de la Gaspésie and Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs, accessible via Route 299.
- Be prepared to remain outdoors all day long (no accessible shelter or hut; lunch break outside).
- Information and bookings: 1-800-665-6527
- Cancellation terms and conditions: Activities are held at all times, except if the safety of participants cannot be guaranteed by the guide (for example, extreme cold after rain, with all areas being too frozen for travel). If the outing is cancelled by the guide, the activity is refunded.