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5-day Haute Route ski touring from Chamonix to Zermatt

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Follow Riccardo, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, and explore the mythical Haute Route, from Chamonix to Zermatt. Enjoy an unforgettable ski touring expedition in the Alps!



5 Days

Mar - Jun




* Explore one of the most popular ski touring routes in the world.

* Try tourself with a challenging alpine adventure.

* Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Alps.


The Haute Route is a popular ski touring expedition that connects France with Switzerland. If you want to discover this fabulous trail and ski the top-quality snow of the Alps, then join me!

First opened as a summer mountaineering route, the Haute Route is nowadays probably the most famous ski tour in the world. It goes from the Chamonix valley, home of Mont Blanc, to Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn.

On this 5-day trip, we will ski on perfect powder snow surrounded by breathtaking landscapes with impressive peaks, beautiful alpine valleys and amazing glaciers. Furthermore, we will spend the nights in charming huts sharing experiences with adventurers from all over the world!

The complete Haute Route traverses 180km. Our itinerary is a little easier than others. However, keep in mind that this is still a challenging ski touring trip: you need advanced skiing skills and a good fitness level!

Check the complete itinerary  below!

So, if you are up for an unforgettable ski touring adventure in the Alps, please contact me. I’ll be glad to guide you through the awesome Haute Route!

And if you want to try a classic ski descent but you only have one day, check out my Vallee Blanche trip!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

Minimum group size is 3 people. Price includes: A.R.V.A., harness, mountaineering gear, and bus transfers Cervinia – Zermatt / Zermatt - Cervinia


Day 1: Argentiere - Cab. Du Trient

From Argentiere (Chamonix) to the cableway station of Grands Montets (3,297mt.), ascending to the last station. Here we start a wonderful descent, with the Argentiere Glacier below, towards Chardonnet Hill (3,323mt.). After a short steep descent that is often done with ropes, we will reach the plateau of Saleina Glacier (3,323mt.). Final descent to Cab. Du Trient (3,170mt.).

Day 2: Cab. Du Trient - Arolla

From the hut, we descend along the Trient Glacier and the Ecadies hill (2,796mt.), to reach Vallone d’Arpette. Great descent leading to Champex (1,498mt.). Bus transfer to Orsieres and train to Martigny. Another bus will takes us to Arolla.

Day 3: Capanne de Dix

At Arolla we take the ski-lift up to the last piste. We cross to Pas de Chevre (2,855mt.) and ski towards Capanne de Dix (2 928mt.), where we stay for the night.

Day 4: Cab. de Dix - Cab. Des Vignettes

From Cab. de Dix we cross the Cheilon Glacier again, to re-ascend the slopes near the Serpentine Hill. After reaching the Pigne d’Arolla peak we ski down to Cab. Des Vignettes (3,158mt.).

Day 5: Cab. Des Vignettes - Zermatt

From Cab des Vignettes we descend and cross the whole Mont Collon Glacier to Col de l’Eveque (3 392mt.). Below the Col du Mont Brulè (3 213mt.), we start the long descent all the way down to Zermatt. Return to Cervinia with the ski cableway and bus transfer back to Chamonix.



More info

Min. number of participants: 3

Meeting point

Cervinia, Italy

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am Reccardo Olliveri, class 1975, registered to the Alpine Guide College of Piemonte since 2002 and graduated in environment and territory engineering at the Turin technical college. I live at Turin, but I am resident in the Alps where I practice the mountaineering activity all through the year; I love the void and I play every time I can; on rock, ice, dry tooling and also skiing.

Its with great passion that I continue practicing the mountaineering activity and I dedicate myself to pass on to all those interested to know, the spirit and the ability to dedicate oneself close to the mountain in all its forms.


Italian | French | English

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What people are saying about Riccardo



Riccardo was an exceptional guide. On this 4 day skiing trip with him, he taught me how to ski tour and took me to many incredible locations. He was happy and able to help me whenever I got to a difficult location on the mountain and ensured I was always comfortable with what I was doing. Additionally, he is quite a great photographer so I got many nice photos from the adventure. I would definitely recommend Riccardo and this trip for anyone who is interested in trying off-piste skiing or ski touring.



Riccardo is a super capable mountain guide who makes the right decisions the guarantee safety. He has years of experience in the mountains doing many different sports and activities and will align you skills with the right challenge. He is also is easy to communicate and plan with, both online and offline!



I did the 4 day off piste at Mont Blanc. Riccardo is a very patient,funny and professional guide. He definitely speaks all 3 languages fluently and is accessible to ask questions and plan your ski trip. His vast knowledge about the mountain and skiing are incredible.He is always on time and checks the weather the night before to determine the iternary for the next day. He is very organized and helpful too. He even came with me to get my ski gear. He will always give you suggestions on which mountain and will ask what you would like to do. Due to the bad weather, I got to ski La Flegere and Le Tour. The views were still incredible and we had fresh powder snow. I had a great time and learned alot from him. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget and would definitely recommend him.

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