Haute Route ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt

An unforgettable ski touring week from Chamonix to Zermatt across the famous Haute Route in the Alps. Do it under the supervision of Martin, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The crossing from Chamonix to Zermatt by skis is an experience that every skier has to do once in his/her life.

    There are few places in the world where skiers can travel freely to the middle of the mountains, through high slopes, immense glaciers and remote valleys. And the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is one of them.

    We will spend 7 unforgettable days in the mountains although the round trip will take us 9 days. Our starting point will be in Chamonix. I can take with me 2 participants as maximum. Remember you must have a good prior experience in ski touring and splitboarding. A good fitness level is also mandatory.

    As for the accommodation, the extensive network of alpine huts along the Haute Route allows us to enjoy the best skiing and then, sleep in a different mountain lodge every night, changing the scenery through the window.

    The Haute Route, joining two mythical mountaineering places, offers a unique experience to each skier. And you cannot miss it if you’re planning to come to the Alps.

    Contact me for further information or if you want to book your place now. I’ll be glad to be your guide in this amazing ski touring program. 

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1400 EUR

    Group of 2
    700 EUR

    Group of 3
    550 EUR

    Group of 4
    450 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).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Starting point

      Group reception in Chamonix in the afternoon.

       

    • Day 2Grands Monttets

      Revision of equipment and material. Ski day at Grands Monttets station. Practices with Arva and hostel night in Chamonix.

       

    • Day 3Argentière - Trient Hut

      Taking the cable car in Argentiere. From Grands Monttets, descent to the glacier of Argentière and, by the Col de Passon and Col Sup of Tour, we’ll finally get to our next accommodation: the Trient Hut.

       

    • Day 4Mont Fort Hut

      We’ll cross the Col des Ecandies and get off at Champex. From Champex we will follow the Verbier by a taxi-van. Ride on the cable cars, then ski down and finally we will arrive at the Mont Fort Hut, where we will spend the night. Afternoon free to ski or rest.

       

    • Day 5Rosablanche - Prafleuri Hut

      We’ll put our skins on to leave the station and ascend to the top of Rosablanche. From here we’ll have a short but elegant descent to the Prafleuri mountain hut.

       

    • Day 6Dix hut

      From the Prafleuri refuge to the Dix hut, crossing the huge Dix reservoir.

       

    • Day 7Pigne d 'Arolla - Vignettes hut

      From the Dix hut, we will ascend the Serpentine pass to the Pigne d ‘Arolla. It’s the highest summit of the tour. We will then arrive quickly in a memorable descent to the cabin of Vignettes.

       

    • Day 8Zermatt

      A great day of skiing to Zermatt. First we will cross with skis the Col d’Evêque, then with crampons and the skis in the backpack, the Col du Mont Brulé. Finally, we’ll reach the Col de Valpelline.

      From here, we will have the great descent of 2000m of vertical drop through the Stockli Glacier to Zermatt. Transfer to Chamonix by taxi and overnight stay at the hostel in the city.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Chamonix

    Accommodation

    Trient Hut, Mont Fort Hut, Prafleuri hut, Dix hut and Vignettes hut.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
    Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
    This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
    To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
    During several years I have been practicing my passions:
    Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
    . Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
    Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
    . I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
    I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
    In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
    I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.

    You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Martin Elorza Alday

     

    Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.
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    James finn
    We enjoyed this trip in the Alps very much!! It was an excellent introduction to mountaineering and the stunning peaks of the Alps massive. Our guide Martin made the full experience a succes; pushing us to the limits, keeping us safe at difficult rocky ascents, but also taking time to enjoy the scenery and the climb. Thanks a lot for the beautiful pictures too!
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    Adriaan Jelsma
    This was a great 4-day hut-to-hut ski experience in the Pyrenees. The national park of Aiguestortes is beautiful and we had a lot of snow. Martin is a professional and social guide. He makes sure that the trip takes place from a pleasant and secure way. Due to the weather conditions we couldn\'t do the climb to the Montardo and to the Ratera, but Martin organized some alternatives to enjoy the 4 days. We were an international group and could communicate with Martin in English.
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    Marc Ortolo
    Impresionante Martin....te hace alcanzar lo inalcanzable, con una sensación de seguridad increible. Un gran profesional
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    Raul Maso
     

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