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6-day Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route

Join Jon, an IFMGA certified guide, on this amazing 6-day ski touring trip from Chamonix to Zermatt. And enjoy the best of the French and Swiss alps!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route is probably the most famous ski touring route in Europe. And possibly one of the most perfect places to ski in the world!

Lying at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is the French skiing mecca. Zermatt is at the bottom of Mount Cervino and could be the Swiss definition of paradise. So my intention is to take you from one to the other, skiing all the best slopes in the middle.

During 6 days you’ll be immersed in a fantastic white world, full of mountains and glaciers. And I’ll guide you through all of it, so that you’ll only have to worry about having fun!

First of all, we’ll meet in Chamonix. We’ll check our gear and prepare the food and gear to put in our backpacks for the expedition. Then, I’ll give you a small training lesson on how to use the avalanche transceiver.

From then on, our adventure begins! We’ll take the cable car up to avoid unnecessary efforts and then traverse white valleys and ski down some of the best slopes in Europe.

So send me a request and please specify the number of people in your group and any special requests so that I can make the proper arrangements. 

And if you want to check out some ski touring options in the Pyrenees, take a lool at my 5-day Carros de Foc trip.



Gîte d'étape in Chamonix. Different mountain huts on the way to Zermatt.

More info

A minimum of 4 people is required for this expedition. Group equipment included: - transceiver, probe and shovel - Ice axe and crampons - Harness, 2 safety carabiners and 2 meters tape. Personal equipment recommended: - Complete ski equipment. – 40L backpack, with ski stripes. – Thermal underwear. – warm jacket. – GoreTex jacket and pants. – Hood, gloves (2 pairs) and googles. – Snacks (on the mountain huts we'll only have breakfast and dinner). – Warm sack if desired (on the mountain huts there will be blankets). – Sunscreen and lip balm. – Basic toilet kit. – Personal first aid kit. – Thermos. – Cash (many mountain hut don't take credit cards). – Mountain federate card.

Meeting point

Gîte d'étape in Chamonix.



Day 1: Arrival

Meeting at Gîte d’étape in Chamonix. Gear chack and journey set up.

Day 2: First runs

3 hours of skiing around Chamonix. We’ll take the cable car up and descend through the White Valley from Aiguille du Midi. We’ll also train on how the transceiver works and on avalanches awareness.

Day 3: Beginning of the journey

6.30 hours of ski. Cable car to Grands Montets. Traverse through Coll de Chardonnet, then Fenetre de Saleina and finally Plateau de Trient.

Day 4: Traverse to Champez and taxi to Verbier

4 to 5 hours day. Traverse through Coll des Ecandies and descend to Champex ski resort. Taxi to Verbier and ski in this Resort. Night at Mont Fort mountain hut.