1 day
Duration
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Destinations
Spring, Winter
Dates
Skilled
Level

Skiing the Vallée Blanche

Skiing the Vallée Blanche is a unique opportunity to discover the beauty of the high mountains, glaciers, its immensities, a breathtaking view … Aiguille du Midi, 3842 m, here begins, “the Vallée Blance”, the most famous glacial off-piste descent in Europe. With its 22 km descent to Chamonix; you will ski in a unique and unforgettable environment. More than a classic ski day, this course is the most captivating way to discover the environment of the high mountains.

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2021 Dates

From January till April depending on the snow conditions. Every day (starting at 4 registrations)

The opening date of the descent from the Aiguille du Midi depends on the placement of fixed ropes on the ridge (between early January and early February depending on snow conditions). Before this period we suggest we leave from Helbronner (3425m) in Italy
For this version, from Chamonix, we take a bus to cross the Mont Blanc tunnel: the descent from the top of the Italian ski lifts joins the classic route and the Montenvers train.

2021 Rates

If you are alone or less than 4 and want to benefit a more interesting price, you can choose the group formula/ If you want a private session for you and your friends or family, to enjoy the steeper and less busy variants you can choose the private formula!

Price per person in a group session :
169€ / person (starting from 4 registrations)

Private formula price per person :
1 participant : 475€
2 participants : 269€ per person
3 participants : 210€ per person
4 participants : 175€ per person
5 participants : 170€ per person
6 participants : 150€ per person

Our guides limit the number of participants to 6.

* Price includes

  • supervision by a licensed mountain guide
  • lift pass
  • avalanche beacon and harness

* Price doesn’t include

  • lunch or picnic
  • your personal insurance
  • your ski equipment
  • transportation to the starting point
  • everything that isn’t mentioned in “Price includes”

Technical and physical level

You need to have a good physical condition. To know how to turn parallel, to control the snow plow and skidding at an angle. It is important to be in shape to be able to ski the entire distance. Do not hesitate to ask us if you have a doubt for the required level.

Snow conditions can vary. After several days of good weather, the route is easier, groomed by the passage of skiers. After a day of bad weather, the snow can be deep.

Our assets

  • For the descent to be more pleasant we suggest that you meet your guide and the other participants the night before to give a complete briefing on your outing.
  • We reserve your cable car for quicker boarding at the Aiguille du Midi.
  • Our guides take the time, during the descent, to make you discover the surrounding mountains so that you can immortalize these magical moments.
  • Depending on the temperatures, it will be possible to eat warm at the Requin refuge or enjoy a picnic in the sun facing the mythical peaks of the massif.

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program

The day before – Meeting at 6.30PM at the guides’ office for the briefing with your guide.

Day 1
Departure in the morning (meeting place and time will be fixed the day before with the guide) to take the Aiguille du Midi cable car (3842 meters): acclimatization and first photos on the famous terraces. Roped in you go down the snow ridge with the skis on the bag. Choice of route depending on the level of the group. Picnic or hot meal stop at the Requin refuge. Depending on the snow conditions, the descent will continue to Chamonix where you will take the Montenvers train.

The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

Booking

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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.

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