The off-piste skiing descents at the Vallee Blanche are world-famous and on this day trip, IFMGA certified guide Nicolas wants to help you enjoy them.
Home to the most famous off-piste skiing descent in the world, there is nothing quite like the Vallee Blanche.
Situated within the Mont Blanc massif, this valley is both gorgeous and perfect for off-piste skiing. The valley is nearly 20 kilometres long, and the descent is a thrilling, nearly 2800 vertical metre drop. Starting at the amazing Aiguille du midi (3,842), we will make our way all the way down to Chamonix.
The descent itself it not only thrilling, but is also an incredible journey down the white valley. You will be constantly surrounded by snow covered wilderness and some of the Alps‘ most impressive peaks. They include Mont Blanc (4,808m), Mont Maudit (4,465m), and an assortment of others. Also, as you make your way down the valley, you will get to see several incredible glaciers. The most famous glacier being the Mer de Glace. This amazing glacier stretches over 7 kilometres long and is 200 metres deep, and it will be in full view as you make your descent down the Vallee Blanche.
Skiing down the Vallee Blanche is an unforgettable experience. Even if it were just an off-piste skiing route with nothing around it, you would love it. However, when you add the stunning landscape of the Alps, from its wilderness to its peaks and glaciers, it transforms the Vallee Blanche into something truly special. And on this trip, I want to guide you from the top to bottom, so you can enjoy every second and every metre of it.
Send me a request if you want me to guide you on this once in a lifetime adventure.
For the gear, you need harness, beeper, crampons and backpack to carry the skis on the ridge. I can give you the harness if you want! For the rest, you can rent it at Concept pro shop behind the Aiguille du Midi. You can give them my name and they´ll give you a discount. I also provide you with a souvenir video of your adventure at the conclusion of the climb.