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Ski Touring trips – Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Explore the enchanting scenery of Chamonix in the glorious shadow of the tallest mountain in the Alps!

With some of the most accessible backcountry in western Europe, the Chamonix region has a lifetime of terrain to discover! A cable car to the Aiguille du Midi and the surrounding high-altitude valleys makes unforgettable off-piste adventures a breeze!

 

Top Ski Touring Trips in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

 


 
 

 

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The area has remarkable runs and routes for every level of ski mountaineer, requiring a generally high level of fitness for all participants. It is a popular destination, so while there are a plethora of available programs, it can get crowded during peak season. Some routes include more hazardous obstacles, such as glacier crevasses and sustained traverses, which necessitate proper safety equipment.

 

 

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What’s the weather like?

The humid climate of Chamonix makes for snowy winters and mild summers. This means that ski touring programs in winter and spring will have ample snowfall and reasonable weather for the most enjoyable ski touring conditions. It may be a bit cold, but experience is still satisfying.

Language

French

Currency

Euro

How long should I stay?

Because it is such an iconic destination for skiing, programs can last anywhere from an afternoon to a few weeks. Make the most of your stay by planning to stay the better part of a week, five days or more. There are enough charming backcountry lines and epic ski runs for the most powder-hungry ski mountaineers.

Country Code

+33

Best time to visit

January to April is a great time to ski tour in Chamonix. While it can be a little cold in the dead of winter, this period takes advantage of the most accommodating snowfall and weather.

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 30 reviews

 

It was great!
My Son and I we’re absolutely delighted with our day out skiing the Vallee Blanche. Our guide Kyriakos was
friendly, helpful and extremely professional. We really felt that we were being looked after by one of the best. Kyriakos also shared his knowledge of the route, the mountains and he even gave us some tips to improve our skiing. An absolutely fantastic experience that we will never forget.
My Son and I we’re absolutely delighted with our day out skiing the Vallee Blanche. Our guide Kyriakos was friendly,
helpful and extremely professional. We really felt that we were being looked after by one of the best. Kyriakos also shared his knowledge of the route, the mountains and he even gave us some tips to improve our skiing. An absolutely fantastic experience that we will never forget.
Mathis was great. He is very knowledgeable about the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc area. Our trip down Vallee Blanche was amazing and we
felt comfortable knowing Mathis was our guide
Ben is a world class guide and my experience was so much fun. I would recommend him to any of
my family or friends and will be back in the future and will request Ben.
I am really, really happy with both Explore-share.com’s service and their recommendation of guide Benjamin Souflot. Benjamin was extremely
personable, and more importantly knowledgeable. Benjamin recommended where to rent ski gear and the proper gear for the day. He had crampons for my boots, ropes and other safety gear needed. I showed up at the meeting spot early, and Benjamin was already there waiting. On the gondola ride up to Aiguille du Midi, he talked safety and what to expect. When we got up to the top, it was very windy and intimidating. As Benjamin prepared the gear for our descent, he talked safety, strategy and was reassuring that it would be a fun, safe adventure. As I look down the face of the Ridgeline, I became nervous and anxious. Benjamin was very reassuring that it was going to be OK, that I was safe with him and we would make it down. Sure enough, Benjamin literally “talked me off the ledge” and we proceeded down. Benjamin was focused & guided me the entire time. Once we started skiing, Benjamin gave great instructions as to where to ski, what to expect ahead, etc. He was very knowledgeable about the mountain. When we took breaks, Benjamin shared with me interesting facts about where we were, in the mountains France, Italy, Mount Blanc, the crevasses, various peaks, history of the glacier, etc. I had a great experience! I would definitely do this trip again with Benjamin. I would also recommend this trip to anyone else with Benjamin and your company, Explore-share.com. Thank you again! -John
The one day we had with Nicolas was excellent max. We toured the Vallee Blanche and it was an outstanding
tour and he was an amazing guide!  Thanks again Nico!
Skiing from Aguille du Midi down to Chamonix has been an experience of a lifetime. We enjoyed the Valle Blanche
breathtaking views all the way down and the best route and ski conditions we could ever had! Our guide provided us with the avalanche material and safety information prior to start the run and shared his knowledge and skiing advice with us during the day. We’d 100% recommend the activity and our experienced guide Mathis! Having him guiding us made it an incredible day. Thank you so much for the unforgettable adventure!!
The Vallee Blanche is near the top of every skier’s bucket list and I am happy to say that it
did not disappoint! The spectacular views, various snow surfaces and inclines, and the adrenaline rush of skiing on a moving glacier cannot be beat. Mathis was an amazing guide. From the beginning, he was knowledgeable about every face of every mountain in the area. It is very clear that skiing and climbing are his passions. He evaluated us and chose the perfect route down. Even when things got a little dicey on the ridge and around the crevaces, he kept his cool and gave very clear instructions. I would 100% reccomend hiring him for this trip or any other skiing or mountaineering experience.
We had a truly wonderful ski tour with Mathis, he is a fantastic guide and incredibly knowledgeable about the area
and his passionate about getting people to know and see his backyard shows! We will definitely be coming back to Chamonix to ski tour again!
Michael Dillon for Chamonix Guided Ski Touring
What a fantastic trip. Our guide Julia was amazing. She has an extensive knowledge of the local area and is
an very experienced guide. We would highly recommend Julia as a guide.
We had booked Ben for a single day and weather did not play nice: rain in the valley, snowfall and
high winds on the summits. Hence, we were locked down to a single slope. Ben still made this an awesome day with lots of off-piste dives wherever possible, some avalanche training in between and good advice and powder exercises as he’s simply an excellent skier. On top of that he is a great person and also available as guide in Chamonix and 4Vallee. Full recommendation!
Nicolas Vouilloz for Chamonix Guided Splitboarding Tour
Benjamin, jeune guide professionnel, confirme avec excellence que la valeur n’attend pas le nombre des années ! Nous avons pu, en sa
discrète compagnie,  découvrir en toute sécurité une approche inédite et respectueuse de la montagne dans des randonnées en peau de phoque. Je me réjouis déjà de réitérer cette expérience l’année prochaine, si possible encore  avec le même guide, et avec même un degré de difficulté supérieur…
Malgré des conditions de neige médiocres notre guide Benjamin nous a permis de passer deux journées fantastiques à la découverte
de sites vierges dans les Portes du Soleil.  La rando en peau de phoque fut pour nous une grande première à renouveler très rapidement.  Admirer la montagne avec un guide de qualité quoi de plus excitant dans la vie !!
Superbes moments passés ensemble dans les portes du Soleil, très sympa et très pro. Nous nous réjouissons de réitérer l’expérience
du côté de Chamonix en ta compagnie.
Nous sommes partis 2 jours avec Benjamin. C’était fantastique de découvrir une autre façon de faire du ski. Benjamin est un gars
super sympa et sécurisant. On a passé deux belles journées avec lui. Un regret : Que l’on ne découvre qu’à 54 balais la randonnée à ski. Qui sait !! On prendra peut-être goût à l’alpinisme à 70 ans. Merci à Explore-Share.com de nous avoir présenté Benjamin. Il est sûrement à conseiller à d’autres candidats.
Nous avons passé une excellente journée avec Benjamin sur le domaine des Portes du Soleil. Malgré des conditions d’enneigement difficiles,
il est parvenu à nous trouver de belles descentes. Très pro et à l’écoute de nos envies, Benjamin nous a fait découvrir des recoins cachés dont il a le secret. De plus, ses conseils techniques en pente raide ont été très utiles. Entre des combes bien préservées, de la peau de phoque et une Via Ferrata avec les skis sur le dos, la journée a été remplie d’émotions. Je le recommande vivement !
Ces 3 jours de ski de rando avec Julia dans le massif du Mont Blanc ont été formidables. Avec une météo
favorable nous avons pu faire 2 journées de rando glaciaire versant Mont Blanc et une randonnée versant Aiguilles Rouges, 100% en ligne avec mes souhaits initialement partagés avec Julia. Une boucle, le premier jour au départ des Grands Montets, avec traversée du glacier d’Argentière, remontée du glacier du Chardonnet jusqu’au col, puis descente en rappel pour se poser sur le glacier de Saleina, et retour par le glacier du Tour après avoir franchi la Fenêtre du Tour. Pour le 2ème jour objectif Col du Belvédère dans des conditions délicates en raison du vent et d’une neige non décaillée. Retour vers les glaciers jour 3 avec départ de l’Aiguille du Midi, descente partielle glacier du Géant, puis montée vers la Pointe Helbronner, et retour par la Vallée Noire, puis vallée Blanche. Ces 3 jours ont été l’occasion de faire de nombreuses manipulations en raison du profil varié du terrain. J’ai beaucoup apprécié le professionnalisme et l’implication de Julia, sa démarche sécuritaire pointue. Sa disposition naturelle à échanger, partager et conseiller reste un plus majeur, tout en arborant un sourire constant très rassurant dans un univers imposant. Je garde un souvenir fantastique de ces jours de ski de randonnée et Julia y est pour beaucoup.
Superbe échappée aux pieds du Mont Blanc. Nous sommes partis du côté italien, ce qui évite la traversée d’une arête
un peu périlleuse. Il fait du moins s’organiser pour le trajet jusqu’au départ de la cabine (sensationnelle) et le retour depuis Chamonix. Elis nous a guidé avec beaucoup de prudence et d’attention sur cette jolie balade. Nous avons été gâté par la météo qui nous a offert de faire une visite guidée avec Elis sur l’histoire de l’alpinisme de la région et découvrir la topographie des lieux. Magique !
 

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