The Haute route that runs between Chamonix and Zermatt is a world renowned ski touring route. The length of the route is 180 kilometres, and offers some of the most beautiful scenic views of the Alps you will ever see.
It is not often a person has the chance to ski from one country to another, but on the famed Haute route that is exactly what you will be doing, as you will be skiing from France to Switzerland.
Like any other famous trek, while many people attempt the journey from Chamonix to Zermatt not all succeed. However, it is my goal to make you sure you do succeed. And in order to ensure success, I have broken the tour into 2 options.
The first option is the ultra classic by way of the Grand Combin. This route has fewer skiers, and is both longer and more difficult. The second option is the Verbier version. This option is much more popular than the ultra classic and would be considered easier. However it does have variety, as there are alternate routes and bonus summits along the way.
Ski touring on the Haute route is not easy. No matter which option you choose. In order to go on this trip, you will need to be in excellent physical condition. You will also need a solid level of off-piste skiing experience. Finally, some of the sections of the route may require using crampons, an ice axe and rope, so mountaineering experience is necessary as well.
For any ambitious skier, the Haute route is a challenge worth taking. It is exciting and beautiful. It is one of those journeys few people have the chance to take, and for those who do, they walk away with priceless memories.
Send me a message if you wish to join me.
If you are looking for more challenging ski tours, I also offer a 6-day tour in Gran Paradiso in Italy.
Price per person
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- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Hotels are available in Chamonix and Zermatt. Travel huts are available throughout the Haute Route as well.