Dates: January to May
The world famous 18km journey with 2800m of vertical descent through some of the most stunning glaciated alpine scenery rarely disappoints!
This magnificent ski journey can be done in a short day by confident black slope skiers, thanks to the height gain (2742m) given by the Aiguille du Midi cable car. The descent of the Vallee Blanche is often the highlight of a ski trip to Chamonix!
We provide fully qualified (IFMGA) Mountain Guides who work hard to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable and interesting descent. We are also able to offer interesting variations on the descent including steeper skiing or a short ski tour across to the Italian side before skiing down the classic route to Chamonix. If you ski confidently on a black slope you will be ready for THE vallee blanche with us!
- Start altitude (Aiguille du Midi): 3777m
- Finish Altitude (Chamonix): 1050m
- Vertical Descent: 2727m
- Length: 18Km
- Season: Usually January to April
- Time: Varies according to skiers ability and priorities but commonly 4-6 hours
*The price for for a private guide is 320€ up to 4 skiers, 15€ per extra skier up to a maximum of 6.
Included in the Price: UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide – a fully qualified and experienced Patagoniatiptop guide will accompany you.
Bad weather option:
If the weather or snow conditions are not suitable to ski the Vallee Blanche, we will not cancel the trip but follow an alternative off-piste skiing program. Chamonix offers perfect terrain for a guided off-piste skiing day.
A lift pass to access the Aiguille du Midi cable car and the Montenvers train is needed, the Mont Blanc Unlimited is the best option as it covers both.