Join us on an exhilarating off-piste skiing adventure down La Vallée Blanche. Get the chance to ski one of the longest, most beautiful off-piste runs in the world and be amazed by the breathtaking alpine views during the descent.
Jan - May
Who wouldn't enjoy a day of off-piste skiing in the absolutely breathtaking settings of Vallée Blanche above Chamonix?
An iconic descent, this is one of the must do off-piste ski runs in the world. Technically moderate, but nonetheless serious, it meanders among crevasses and hanging seracs, along slopes and valleys under imposing granite peaks.
The day starts, in the morning, at 1000m in downtown Chamonix. A 20 minutes' cable car ride will get us to the top of the majestic Aiguille du Midi (3,842m) mountain. Afterwards, we will go off the beaten path, down an impressive snow arête, immersing ourselves in the mind blowing alpine scenery of the Mont Blanc Massif. At the end of the ridge, we'll start skiing down Vallée Blanche, an enormous snow covered glacier (23km long, with a 2000m elevation drop), with lots of variations for all levels and abilities.
Half way down our route lies the Requin Hut (2516m) where we can stop for a lunch break, enjoy the sunshine and admire the impressive seracs of Glacier du Géant.
To exit the Vallée Blanche we can either take the Montenvers train or, if the conditions allow, ski all the way down to Chamonix. Either option will require a 20-30min walk with skis on the pack.
So come and join me for an amazing off-piste skiing adventure on the Vallée Blanche in Chamonix. You will get the chance to ski wide open spaces, in a breathtaking Alpine setting, on an ancient glacier resting beneath the snow for thousands of years.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
- Guiding fee
- Guiding fee
- Group safety gear
- Aiguille du Midi reservations (but not the actual tickets)
- Dedicated client support
Please have with you a harness, the safety pack (probe, shovel and transceiver) and a backpack on which you can attach your skis. You can rent these in the different shops of Chamonix.
Based on the conditions, you might need to take also crampons and an ice axe. We'll discuss this together when you'll inquire.
Which itinerary of La Vallée Blanche are we going to take?
We have many options to choose from and will do so depending on conditions and skill levels.
I'm alone, is it possible to join a group?
Maybe. Contact guide for more info.
What is included in the price I'm paying here?
Guiding fee, group safety gear (rope, carabiners, crevasse rescue kit, etc.), dedicated support.
You need to buy your Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass. You must also bring your skiing equipment and the personal safety gear: harness, crampons, avalanche set (and bring beacon, shovel, probe), helmet.
What happens if the conditions are not good to ski down La Vallée Blanche?
If the conditions are not suitable, or weather is bad, we'll find an off-piste alternative in the Chamonix Valley. If nothing is possible on that particular day, you'll have the option of postponing or canceling.
Please note that I am the one deciding whether conditions are good or not.
Do I need to buy a lift pass?
Yes. You need to buy your Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass (online or at the Aiguille du Midi station in Chamonix). If you buy from the desk, you will also receive a reservation (please ask for the time we agreed upon). If you'll buy online, you will send me the ticket number so I can make the bookings in advance. Otherwise we'll do them on the spot, the morning we meet.
Where can I rent the necessary ski equipment & safety gear?
You can rent the necessary equipment at: Concept Pro Shop or Skiset Aiguille du Midi
What ski equipment & safety gear will I need to have with me?
You must bring/rent your personal safety gear: helmet, harness, crampons, avalanche set (and bring beacon, shovel, probe), backpack with ski/snowboard carry features.
Ski equipment: all terrain skis, poles, helmet, normal ski clothing.
How experienced do I need to be to ski down La Vallée Blanche?
You must be able to comfortably ski black slopes in any snow conditions.
Where and when will we meet?
In front of the Aiguille du Midi cable car station. Usually around 8 a.m.
A fresh mountain guide living and working out of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, I am curious individual with an incurable passion for vertical movement in the mountains, which I have done obsessively since 2005.
In the meantime, while learning the mountain guide's trade, I discovered the pleasure of sharing this passion with others.
Looking forward to seeing you in the mountains
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Vaslie is a skilled and pleasant fellow who is passionate about outdoor life. he is an outgoing and fun guide to be on tour with, while also taking safety seriously. along the trip he took the time to help us improve our skiing skills, while also taking nice pictures along the way. Vaslie has that little something extra, can recommend him
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