Ski touring Haute Route Chamonix – Zermatt

Dates: March/April/May

Ski touring from Chamonix to Zermatt…from the French to the Swiss historical alpine capital

This six day Ski tour on glaciers for the most part, offers exceptional beauty of the landscapes.
We start in Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc and ski across the Wallis region of Switzerland.  The tour ends with a unique ski descent on the foot of the Matterhorn down to Zermatt.

A serious hut to hut adventure for all ski-touring lovers. Good experience of multi-day ski touring trips, and good off-piste skiing skills are needed.

Day 1: Chamonix – Refuge d’Argentière
Chamonix – Refuge d’Argentière
Elevation gain: 200m
Vertical loss: 800m

Day 2: Refuge de Trient
Ref Argentiere  – Refuge Trient
Elevation gain: 1100m
Vertical loss: 300m

Day 3: Refuge Prafleuri
Refuge Trient – Refuge Prafleuri
Elevation gain: 700m
Vertical loss: 2700m

Day 4: Cabane de Dix
Refuge Prafleuri  – Cabane de Dix
Elevation gain: 800m
Vertical loss: 450m

Day 5: Cabane des Vignettes
Cabane de Dix – Cabane des Vignettes
Elevation gain: 850m

Day 6: Zermatt
Cabane des Vignettes – Zermatt
Elevation gain: 900m
Vertical loss: 2100m

Price:
1560.-€ (min. 4 persons, max 6)
We also offer this tour as a private tour. Please contact us for more informations.

Included in the price: Organisation, mountain guiding, Private Transport Champex – Verbier Day 2,  half board in the huts
Not included in the price: Lunch & Drinks, Lift tickets, personal insurance*, personal equipment

*We strongly recommend the purchase of a cancellation insurance.
*We also advise you to purchase personal ski insurance .

Level requirements
This trip is for experienced ski tourers who have already done at least one hut-to-hut tour or a multi-day ski tour. You should be able to skin up to 5 hours with up to 1100m vertical gain per day, at a good steady pace.
You have to be good and efficient in your skinning technique and confident moving over a steep and exposed terrain. You are expected to be comfortable and safe doing kick turns on slopes of over 35 degrees.
You have to be skilled using ice axe and crampons and be happy to climb over steep, snowy and rocky terrain.
You have to be an excellent off piste skier, confident and efficient in skiing in all snow conditions without stopping or losing control over your skis. You have to be confident and safe skiing on slopes of 40 degrees.
You have to be physically fit, ready to hike and ski for up to 8 hours per day without being too tired the next day. You have to be able to move reasonably fast (climb 400m/h).


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