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1-day off-piste skiing in Vallée Blanche of Chamonix, from Aiguille du Midi

Discover the wild pristine slopes of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from Aiguille du Midi among the Vallée Blanche with certified IFMGA guide Victor.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover the stunning Vallée Blanche with views of Mont Blanc.

  • Ski among 20km of world-class wintry wilderness of Chamonix.

  • Benefit from having an IFMGA guide with you in the French Alps.

Description

Locked between the highest peaks of western Europe, Vallée Blanche is an enormous system of descending glaciers.

With almost 3,000 vertical meters and 20 kilometers of long descents, we begin from the stunning Aiguille du Midi station and finish in the charming commune of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

Commonly shortened to Chamonix, the commune is perched in the Haute-Savoie department and guarded by Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi.

Though relatively safe, this skiing itinerary involves an exposed ridge traverse that gains entrance to a predominantly glaciated terrain and should not be underestimated.

There are four possible descent lines depending on your level of ability as well as the snow conditions.

Voie Normale is the most accessible route which is quite straight forward and technically speaking the easiest. These properties make it the most popular in the region.

Le Vrai Vallée is technically more challenging that involves couloir skiing, and requires good off-piste experience.

The same is true of Petit Envers du Plan, which is a thrilling route that takes you through a labyrinth of crevasses with stunning peaks set among the background.

And Grand Envers du Plan, potentially the most difficult and beautiful area in all of the Vallée Blanche, is home to 40-degree slopes with adrenaline-fueled runs.
Potential participants need to be able to ski down 20-kilometer long descents with 2,800 vertical meters in various snow conditions.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the beautiful Vallée Blanche for thrilling off-piste skiing in Chamonix, beginning in Aiguille du Midi.

Meeting point

Aiguille du Midi lift station.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Harness

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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Mountains have been part of my life for more than two decades now. It's been an intense relationship that consumed my everything. First, I practiced skiing and all forms of climbing: sport, traditional, big wall, aid, ice and mixed. I risked it all, giving my life away and winning it back on big and hard mountain faces.

Some years later, I studied paramedicine and joined the Heli-Rescue service. I witnessed my own triumph as an alpinist and tragedy as a rescuer, which completed my understanding of what the mountain is in relation to people. This was the beginning of the end of my alpinist alter ego.

In 2016 I climbed Cerro Torre and pushed a new line as a mountaineer in Patagonia. This was the climbing climax which gave way to my mountain guiding career: my third and most balanced perspective on the world of mountains and on the mountains of the world. Since then, I've guided climbing and skiing trips in the Alps, the Caucasus range, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and in the mountains ranges of Eastern Europe, among others.

Appreciating happiness through the eyes of others is what finally brought harmony to me, and this is what I want to share with people.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 330 each

Group of 2

EUR 165 each

Group of 3

EUR 114 each

Group of 4

EUR 88 each

Group of 5

EUR 73 each

Group of 6

EUR 62 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Price doesn't include lift tickets, accommodation, and meals.


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