Ski Vallee Blanche, Chamonix

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!

  • 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 4-5 hours

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. Would you like to choose  steeper lines? Or include a short ski tour across to the Italian side before skiing down the classic route to Chamonix.


Requirements to ski the Valle Blanche:

If you ski confidently on a black slope you will be ready for THE Vallee Blanche with us!


Map:

map of vallee blanche skiing in chamonix


Price: 500.00€* 

(* up to 6 skiers) 

Included in the Price: UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide – a fully qualified and experienced Patagoniatiptop guide will accompany you, we provide you with an avalanche beacon and harness.

Not included in the price: Cablecar ride up to Aiguille du Midi 


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.


Lift Pass:

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.


Video:

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Guest Blog:

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Chamonix freeride skiing week


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Dates: December to April

Our Chamonix Freeride weeks are a dream come true for everyone interested in backcountry skiing.

What to expect:

During the week you’ll get a chance to experience the scenic backcountry around Mont Blanc in the company of a mountain guide or ski instructor. The Chamonix Mont Blanc area will leave nobody cold. The most experienced free riders from all corners of the world come to ski this ski areas. A real skier’s paradise!

Our guides know the backcountry terrain and weather conditions extremely well and will make sure you’ll ski the best spots.


Tentative plan

Arrival day: 
Meet and greet in Chamonix, Equipment Check

Day 1: Les Grands Montets, Argentière
We will ski at the Grands Montets, Chamonix most famous off-piste ski area.
This ski resort has an immense range of off piste skiing. The snow stays light and fresh, due to the North Face of the Aiguille Verte which shields it from the sun.

Day 2: Brévent – Flégere ski areas
We will check out the snow at Brévent – Flégere ski area accesible from Chamonix town today.

Day 3: Courmayeur
Courmayeur (ITA) is just a 20 Minutes drive trough the Mont Blanc tunnel away from Chamonix and offers very nice Off piste options. A real Italian ski day!

Day 4: Le Tour – Balme
This small ski area has always some good snow to offer. If conditions allow we can ski a couloir down to the Swiss village of Trient.

Day 5: Vallee Blanche
We’ll ski one of the most legendary Glaciers of all time – the Vallée Blanche route, where you get to see the most amazing views of Mont Blanc.


Prices:

2 skiers:  1’200.00€ per Skier
3 skiers:   800.00€ per Skier
4 skiers:   600.00€ per Skier

Included in the price:
Organisation, 4 days with a certified ski instructor, 1 day with a UIAGM-mountain guide for the Valle Blanche

Not included in the price:
Lift passes, snow safety equipment, personal insurances, transportation

  • We require all participants to carry full avalanche safety equipment (beacon, probe, shovel) and to obey given instructions to ensure amazing powder days.

Day Guiding:

Do you only have a day or two for skiing in Chamonix? We are happy to offer you a great shorter off-piste experience! Let us know.


Accommodation:

Let us know if we can help you finding your perfect accommodation.


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