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!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1800 EUR

    Group of 2
    900 EUR

    Group of 3
    650 EUR

    Group of 4
    500 EUR

    Group of 5
    450 EUR

    Group of 6
    450 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). A minimum of 4 people is required.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

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

    • Day 2First 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 3Beginning 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 4Traverse 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.

    • Day 5Hard ski day

      9.30 hours of ski. Early start to climb the Mount Rosablanche (3336 m). Long descent through Mourti Valley. Ascent to Dix mountain hut.

    • Day 6Relax ski day

      4 hours of ski. Ascent to Pigne d’Arolla (3776 m) and ski down to Vignettes mountain hut.

    • Day 7Arrival to Zermatt

      9 hours of ski. Traverse through several valley to coll de Valpelline. Then 2 long ski down to Zermatt.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Gîte d'étape in Chamonix.

    Accommodation

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

    I’m a mountain guide and alpine ski instructor and trainer.

    Since many years ago I enjoy transmitting the enthusiasm that I feel for the mountains, in any of the possible mountain disciplines: alpinism, ski, climbing…

    I’ve always had a special interest for sports and teaching sports at all levels, from beginners to complex guiding in all kind of mountain terrain.

     
     
    FROM 450 EURper person
     

     

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