The classic Haute Route is a premiere ski touring journey and a must-do for all backcountry skiers. Travel through the high alpine in the scenic European Alps for 6 days and spend each night at a classic European hut situated high in the mountains. Not only is this one of the most memorable ski experiences you will ever have, but a cultural experience that cannot be matched by anywhere else in the world.
Epic peaks, remote huts, and refined Swiss/French mountain culture – the ultimate backcountry bucket lister.
This trip requires good ski skills and moderate fitness. We will take the Verbier route, one of the two Haute Route options, which means we get to do much more descending than climbing due to the use of lifts along the way. That being said, some of the terrain is steep and much of it is on glaciers, but the route is well defined and easily managed. The maximum vertical on the longest day is 1250m of climbing over 4 – 6 hours of travel. We are able to keep our packs light with only day gear because of the amenities at the huts we will stop at each night.
Whitecap and Whitecap International cannot make exceptions to the cancellation policy for any reason, including personal emergencies and weather.
All cancellations must be received in writing. If we receive your cancellation more than 10 weeks prior to the start of your trip, you have two options:
a) We are happy to rebook your reservation if you find an alternative date of the same season at Whitecap and McGillivray Pass Lodge, or Whitecap International.
b) We provide a full refund, less a $400 administration fee
If notice is received less than 10 weeks prior to the starting date, no money will be refunded.
For more information about our cancellation policy, please contact us by calling toll-free at 1.604.862.9757 or by email at info(at)whitecapalpine.ca
We strongly recommend that all guests purchase trip cancellation insurance and most importantly trip medical and evacuation insurance.
The specific is evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage, most travel policies do not cover this, please check with your provider to see if you are covered.