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

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

Private

Alps

1 Day

Jan - May

High

Intermediate


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


About the guide

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Viktor

5.00

(7)

Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

English | Bulgarian

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Viktor

yawen

5.00

It was a trip above our expectations. Although we have to cancel one day trip as the weather was completely terrible in the forecast somehow we managed to squeeze 1 backcountry touring day during the trip and spend 2 days off the piste - snowboarding among the trees;) We have to say it's like magic. It was our first backcountry touring trip. With the help and guidance from Victor, we managed to rent the split boards and climb almost all the way to the peak (4 hours!), and ride down on the power. The view and experience are both spectacular! We are looking forward to coming back next year when the weather and snow conditions are better and hopefully, we will be able to reach different Pirin mountain peaks. Thank you, Victor ☺

5.00

Absolutely amazing!!! We loved our hike out on the Mer de Glacé glacier with our guide Viktor. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced, making us feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Not only did we have a spectacular hike, but we felt safe the whole time. I would definitely recommend this to others and will be back for sure for another guided hike! Thank you!

Jake

5.00

Pretty easy to organise from the UK. Guide really knew his stuff and offered tips to improve my skiing

Piotr

5.00

Victor is the best guide we've ever met. We did 3 days of skitouring with him. Even though the forecast was not too good, he made perfect itineraries to get the most out of each day. He was perfectly reliable and fair. Victor started with an easier route to see what we can do, and then every day we tried something harder, up to real ski-alpinism on the last day. He was always there to help us when we had problems. We felt perfectly safe with him all the time. He also shared lots of his knowledge and tricks - we learned more than on a skitouring course. We've had some problems with explore-share though - most of the prices of skitouring in Bulgaria displayed on their website turned out not to be up to date. But we have to admit, that the explore-share team did all they could to help us solve the problems and to find us a guide - all in a very polite and friendly way.

yawen

5.00

It was a trip above our expectations. Although we have to cancel one day trip as the weather was completely terrible in the forecast somehow we managed to squeeze 1 backcountry touring day during the trip and spend 2 days off the piste - snowboarding among the trees;) We have to say it's like magic. It was our first backcountry touring trip. With the help and guidance from Victor, we managed to rent the split boards and climb almost all the way to the peak (4 hours!), and ride down on the power. The view and experience are both spectacular! We are looking forward to coming back next year when the weather and snow conditions are better and hopefully, we will be able to reach different Pirin mountain peaks. Thank you, Victor ☺


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