Probably the most prestigious ski tour that joins the 2 mountaineering capitals !
With that real high-altitude mountain trip you will cross for 6 days wild landscapes following in the pioneers’ footsteps.
Departure every Sunday from March 17 to end of April depending on the conditions. Other days are possible on demand.
If you are alone or a small group and you’d like to benefit the lowest rate, you can opt for a group session. If you prefer to stay in your private group you can choose the private formula.
Price of the group session :
1295€ / person (guaranteed departure from 5 people)
Price of the private session :
2 participants: 2210 € per person
3 participants: 1695 € per person
4 participants: 1445 € per person
We carry the minimum of picnics on our backs, we have them prepared by the refuges. Taxi back to the starting point is included. We prefer small groups (max 5 people)
* The price includes
- Supervision by a mountain guide
- Half-board in the huts
- Lunches or picknicks
- Transportation and lifts during the raid
- Taxi from Zermatt back to the starting point
* The price does not include
- Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
- Water during your meals in the huts
- Showers in the huts
- votre assurance personnelle
- votre matériel de ski de randonnée
- le transport jusqu’au point de départ
- tout ce qui ne figure pas dans « le prix comprend »
For good skiers in good shape. We are going to be crossing passes and summits, some of them slightly more difficult from a technical point of view. It’s recommended having some experience in skitouring and it’s necessary to be able to ski on every type of snow.
- Taxi from Zermatt back to the starting point included
- 5 people per group maximum
- Meeting with the guide the day before departure
- Less busy itinerary with beautiful summits
The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.
Check of the material and the equipment, departure from Argentière village in the early afternoon with Grands Montets cable-cars (3,300 m), descent onto Argentière glacier, check of the technical skills of the participants and then ascent to Argentière refuge (2,771 m). Night spent at the refuge. Difference in height of + 250 m / – 700 m
Departure from the refuge in the morning, way via Col du Chardonnet (3,323m) and Saleina window (3,300 m), or via Col du Passon (3,028 m) and Tour upper pass (3,296 m) to get to Trient hut (3,170 m) by crossing the glacier of the same name. Difference in height of + 1,020 m / – 300 m.
Descent via the right bank of Trient glacier up to Col des Ecandies (2,796 m), then a wonderful slide into Val d’Arpette until Champex (1,470 m). Transport from Champex to Le Châble by bus and ascent to Mont Gelé (3,023 m) with the ski-lifts. Crossing under Rosablanche to Prafleuri hut (2,662 m) from Col de Momin (3,000 m). Difference in height of + 500 m / – 2,100 m.
You will climb to Col des Roux (2,804 m), then descent onto Lac des Dix (2,386 m) by a big crossing. Ascent via Pas du Chat to reach Dix hut (2,925 m). Difference in height of + 680 m / – 410 m
Wonderful glacial stages : Ascent of Pigne d’Arolla (3,796 m) via Tsena Refien glacier, the highest spot of the trek and then descent to Vignettes hut (3,158 m). Difference in height of + 950 m/ – 400 m.
From Vignettes hut you will get to Col de l’Evêque (3,392 m) to slightly go down to Col du Mont Brulé (3,578 m). Descent to Zermatt (1,608 m) via Col de Valpelline (3,568 m) and Stockji glacier. You will come back to Chamonix by taxi. Difference in height of + 566 m/ – 2,116 m.
The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.
Reservations starting early november
Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.
For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.