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


 

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!


Price per person

 
Group of 2
2166 USD

Group of 3
1671 USD

Group of 4
1340 USD

Group of 5
1160 USD

Group of 6
1050 USD

Group of 7
1360 USD

Group of 8
1230 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: From 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 2: From 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 3: From 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 4: From 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 5: From 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

More info

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!

 
 
FROM 1050 USD per person
 

 

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