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


 

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.


Price per person

 
1 Person
2021 USD

Group of 2
1011 USD

Group of 3
730 USD

Group of 4
561 USD

Group of 5
505 USD

Group of 6
505 USD

 

Price includes

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

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • 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.

  • Day 5: Hard 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 6: Relax ski day

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

  • Day 7: Arrival 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 505 USD per person

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