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Vallée Blanche guided off-piste skiing day

Vallée Blanche ridge
View on the Vallée Blanche
Going down the ridge of Aiguille du Midi
Vallée Blanche Powder snow

Join an IFMGA-certified guide on this exciting Vallée Blanche off-piste ski descent, starting at the Aiguille du Midi. A great off-piste option in the Mont Blanc massif!



1 Day

Jan - May, Dec




In the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, the Vallée Blanche is an exceptional option for an off-piste ski descent. Join us for an exciting ski day this winter or spring!

Over 20 kilometers long, this descent starts at the summit of Aiguille du Midi (3842m) and ends in Chamonix-Mont Blanc (1050m) or at the Montenvers train, depending on the snow conditions.

If you are not a very experienced off-piste skier, a certified mountain guide is essential for this adventure! We will be on high mountain and glacial terrain.

We will choose the best itinerary depending on the number of participants and their level, as there are many possibilities. Some options are the Classic route, the Petit Envers or the Grand Envers.

The Classic route of the Vallée Blanche takes about 4-6 hours. This descent is long and, although it is not difficult, you need to be able to control speed and trajectory. If we had to compare it to a run, it could probably be a Red. But keep in mind that here we are off-piste, without organized safety measures.

At the end of the descent, we need to ascend by foot for about 20 minutes to reach the Mottets chalet and then Chamonix, or the Montenvers train.

Please send us a request if you are interested in this off-piste descent, one of our favourites in the Alps. We would love to guide you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


More info

  • Not included in the price : the lift, lunch and transfer back to the starting point (depending on the itinerary we choose).

  • Equipment: normal ski equipment with fat skis if possible, normal ski clothes, backpack with ARVA, shovel and probe.

  • I can help you renting the equipment (please inform me prior to arriving as to what you will need).

Meeting point


How many people can join to ski down la Vallée Blanche with you?

I’ll take maximum 4 people with me (sometimes even less if the conditions are too risky). If you are more than the maximum number of people, I’ll ask another mountain guide (friend of me) to join us.

What kind of skis to we need to have with us?

It will be downhill off-piste skiing from Aiguille du Midi. You don't necessarily need ski touring setup for that. Depending on the conditions, wide skis are better if there will be powder. If you don’t have the right equipment, you can rent it in Chamonix. I recommend you to go to Concept Pro Shop located at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi lift.

What happen if the conditions don’t allow us to ski down La Vallée Blanche?

If the conditions don’t allow us to make it safely (I’ll be the one deciding about this!), we’ll go off piste skiing and/or ski touring in one of the resorts of Chamonix. The price will remain the same.

What equipment do we need to have with us?

You need normal ski equipment with fat skis if possible, normal ski clothes, a backpack (that can carry your skis) and your safety gear (transceiver, shovel and probe). Based on the conditions of La Vallée Blanche, you might need to have with you a harness, crampons and an ice axe. We’ll discuss this together a few days before to confirm the exact equipment to take with you. I you need to rent part of the equipment, I recommend you to go to Concept Pro Shop. They are based at the starting station of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix.

What ski pass do I need to have?

You need to have a 'Mont Blanc Unlimited' lift pass.

Can I/we join a group?

No, sorry. For safety reasons, I'm guiding private groups only.

What included in the price I'm paying here?

The price you pay here covers my guiding fee. It doesn't include:

  • Your 'Mont Blanc Unlimited' lift pass
  • Your ski & safety equipment (You can rent what you need at Concept Pro Shop in Chamonix)

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
Les Loges Blanches Megève France
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Hotel Les Granges d'en Haut Megève France
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Based in Chamonix, I am in love with the Alps because of everything they offer me: great off-piste skiing, perfect granite climbing, superb peaks and ridges in high altitude.

I love to work with people, share my experience with them and guide them with passion.


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What people are saying about this trip



Daniel was an awesome ski guide, very knowledgeable about the terrain and surrounding area. Despite a lack of fresh snow, he still found us some great turns. Very safety oriented and fun to spend the day with.



Really cool journey!



Given the fairly poor snowconditions the ride on Vallee Blanche was really good. Our guide Daniel was excellent with stories about every peak and decent. The kids also thought we had a great day!



Très belle journée de ski dans un décor et des conditions magiques.



The planned date was changed due to better snow conditions one day earlier and we felt like the Guide, Daniel, understood what conditions we would appreciate. Daniel took us out on this amazing trip down Vallee Blanche, on perfect snow and told us stories about the area and all the visible peaks we could see from our line.

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