Ski touring in Valais, Haute Route

Join Yann, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this ski touring adventure in Valais. During 5 days, you will reach passes and summits, and descend skiing through amazing sceneries!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This route allows us to almost never leave the glaciers and to stay in the Haute Route atmosphere. There, we will enjoy the refuges and fabulous panoramas of Valais for some awesome backcountry skiing.

    This beautiful Haute Route takes 5 days. The itinerary consists on different mountain ascents and ski descents from Verbier to Zermatt. Each night we’ll be staying at a different mountain hut.

    Reaching the summits of Rosablanche (3336 m) and Pigne d’Arolla (3790m) will be two of the highlights on this trip, which includes stunning views of the Alps.

    For further details, you can find the complete itinerary below.

    Would you like to come on this fantastic ski touring trip in the Valais? Send me a request so we can start planning this unforgettable experience!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    4330 CHF

    Group of 2
    2165 CHF

    Group of 3
    1670 CHF

    Group of 4
    1340 CHF

    Group of 5
    1160 CHF

    Group of 6
    1050 CHF

    Group of 7
    1360 CHF

    Group of 8
    1230 CHF

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1From Verbier to the Cabane de Prafleuri (+800m / -1100m) 4-6h.

      We will meet at the Châble facilities at 8 AM. We will use the lifts to reach the Gentianes pass, therefore gaining more than 2000m of altitude. To warm up, a small ascent to the Chaux pass (2940 m), closely followed by the Momin pass  (3000 m). For the bravest, the Rosablanche summit (3336 m) is waiting. From there, we only need to slide down to the Cabane de Prafleuri (2657 m).

    • Day 2From Prafleuri to the Cabane des Dix (+700m / -400m) 4-7h.

      We will leave at daybreak to the Roux pass  (2800 m). Then we descend to the Dix dam. From there, the Cabane des Dix (2928 m) is only protected by the Pas du Chat (2500 m).

    • Day 3From the Cabane Les Dix to the Cabane des Vignettes (+900m / -600m) 4-6h.

      The ascent of the Pigne d’Arolla (3790m) by the Serpentine wall is part of one of the main stages of the Haute Route. Then, the descent to the cabane des Vignettes (3160m) will offer fantastic panoramas.

    • Day 4From the Cabane Les Vignettes to the Cabane de Bertol (+1100m / -900m) 5-8h.

      Zermatt is not far anymore. But we still have to reach the Evêque pass (3382 m), descending the Arolla high glacier and ascending to the Cabane Bertol (3311 m).

    • Day 5From the Cabane Bertol to Zermatt (+500m / -2100m) 5-7h.

      After putting on our skis and walking at dawn, we will make a short stop at Tête Blanche (3707 m), to enjoy breathtaking views before descending to Zermatt.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    In mountain huts

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    Price per person for 9 people: 1130 CHF.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Attracted by the mountains since childhood, I started with climbing and alpinism. I then discovered my passion for ski touring.
    I started a Young&Sport instructor training to lead young people in the mountain, accompanied by guides. This experience inspired me to become a mountain guide, and I got certified in September 2015.
    I work in a guide's office with other guides friends as Stéphane, Raphael, Christian and Jean-Luc, mountain leader.
    What I love the most: make people enjoy, allow them to discover a region, laughing, everything in a safe way.
    So if there's something you wish, if you dream of exploring a region or country, don't hesitate to contact me.
    See you soon for new discoveries!

     
     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Yann Decaillet

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    J\'ai la chance de skier chaque année avec Steph depuis qu\'il est guide. Il trouve toujours d\'excellents plans ski et rando en valais ou ailleurs. Steph est ultra professionnel et le fait qu\'il soit sauveteur est certainement un plus!
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