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The Haute Route ski tour
The Haute Route ski tour
The Haute Route ski tour
The Haute Route ski tour
The Haute Route ski tour

The Haute Route, 7-day Ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt

Join Kyriakos, an IFMGA mountain guide, for the experience of a lifetime: a 7-day ski tour of the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

7 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Apr, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

  • Complete a ski tour of the Haute Route, a mountaineering classic
  • Take in beautiful high alpine scenery
  • Enjoy skiing down pristine slopes

Description

The Haute Route via ski tour is one experience you do not want to miss. Come along with me on this adventure-packed 7-day ski tour. We’ll climb mountains, ski down pristine slopes and experience the natural beauty of the Alps.

The route covers 180km of breathtaking alpine scenery from glaciers to alpine meadows. This is a classic route that Mountaineers have been undertaking since the 19th century. On this trip, we’ll be completing it on our skis.

We’ll start out from Chamonix and tour for 7 days. On the way, we’ll pass mountains like the Rosa Blanche and Pigne d’Arolla. We’ll be up high the entire time, stopping to spend our nights in alpine huts. Our epic journey will end in Zermatt, Switzerland with awesome views of the iconic Matterhorn.

This route can be challenging in parts but the satisfaction you’ll get from completing it will outweigh any difficulty. Plus, the views of the dramatic mountainous terrain are second to none.

Don’t wait, request to book now and I can guarantee that you’ll enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

If you’re interested in a mountaineering trip that you can do in a day, you should definitely take a look at my one-day climb of Mont Blanc.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The guide fee and any group equipment are included in the price. The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1 to 7: Chamonix to Zermatt

We’ll start our adventure in Chamonix and over the course of 7 days, we’ll traverse snow, glacier, and rock. In the evenings, we’ll stay in mountain huts. We’ll end our adventure at Zermatt before driving back to Chamonix.

FAQs

When can the Haute Route be skied?

The main Haute Route ski season runs from mid-March to late April, when the mountain huts are open and the glaciers are safely snow-covered.

How many skiers can you take with you?

I'll take maximum 6 skiers with me. If you are more than that, I'll ask a colleague to come with us.

Where is the meeting point? When will we meet?

We'll meet in Chamonix the evening before the starting day. We will have an informal chat about the week ahead, weather, conditions, itinerary, etc. I will also want to check all of your equipment and make sure everything is in order.

How experienced do I need to be to ski La Haute Route?

La Haute Route and its variations are all physically and technically very demanding. This tour is for experienced skiers. You have to be in a very good physical condition, be confident, comfortable, and safe making every move in the mountain. For more information, please contact us after the booking. Then, if you feel it's too challenging for you, you might be interested in this tour: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/5-day-ski-touring-course-in-chamonix-mont-blanc/

What included in the tour price? What's not?

The following items are included in the price of the tour:

Included in the package:

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Not included:

  • Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast, and night), approximately €100 per person per night including the guide’s expenses.
  • Take-out lunches and daily snacks
  • Ski lift access as per program, approximately €74 for Grands Montets for day 1 and CFH 70 for Verbier on day 3
  • Transfers as per program, Champex – Verbier €150 total for up to 6 people
  • Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe)
  • Cancellation, personal mountain rescue, and repatriation insurance
  • Personal drinks in huts and other personal expenses, no tap water (I recommend you bring Euros and Swiss Francs)
  • Personal technical equipment
  • Transfer to the meeting point and transfer back from Zermatt to Chamonix. , Zermatt – Chamonix €550 total for up to 6 people

What equipment will I need with me?

After the booking, please contact us, and we will send you the list with all the items you will need for the adventure.

Is it possible to join a group?

I only offer private tours, no group tours. The experience is much better and safer for everyone.

Who takes care of booking the huts?

I'm taking care of booking in the huts.

What if the weather is bad or conditions are unfavorable? What are the alternatives to Haute Route if we wanted something different?

One option is to stay around the Chamonix area and embark on tours with a mix of overnight stays in huts and perhaps a night back in Chamonix. We can even explore different itineraries starting from the same hut, allowing us to stay for two nights before moving on to the next one, thus maximizing our exploration without venturing too far from the valley. This way, we won't require long transfers.

Another option is to undertake the Verbier-Zermatt route, which is the final portion of the classic Haute Route. In both options, we can easily incorporate some enjoyable day trips by starting from the lifts and venturing into the backcountry before returning to Chamonix, which would serve as an excellent warm-up.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hôtel Le Morgane Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Héliopic Sweet and Spa Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Mont Blanc Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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About the guide: Kyriakos

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Kyriakos

4.90

(60)

Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide living in Cyprus. I have a passion for exploring the mountains since I was child. Kyperounda, the town where I was born and raised, was my first playground, the place where I started practising different outdoor activities.

First I learnt skiing. Then, I started training and taking part in races and competitions, traveling extensively in Europe. As I am very curious, I kept trying all kinds of sports until I discovered climbing and all its exciting possibilities.

I also developed both my academic and my practical skills in the university, where I studied Outdoor Studies and Sport Science. During that time, I obtained qualifications as a Mountain Leader and a Climber.

Teaching other people is one of the things I like the most. I find a deep joy in helping others to enjoy the mountains as much as I do.

The experience of all these years as well as my technical skills, have taken me closer to my goal: becoming an IFMGA mountain guide.

Languages

Greek | English

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Muffy

5.00

Kyriakos Rossidis is a fantastic touring and skiing guide. Our safety and well-being was his top concern. Extremely competent and helpful with equipment and all arrangements with huts, etc. Also great company — low-key, friendly, sense of humor. Could not ask for a better guide.

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