2 days
Duration
Europe, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Destinations
Spring, Winter
Dates
Beginner, Skilled
Level

Ski touring introduction: Tête Blanche

The ski touring introduction: Tête Blanche is ideal for a first experience in ski touring, the departure of the legendary resort of Grands Montets will allow you a first beautiful downhill off piste. You will leave the crowds very quickly to discover the Argentière glacier . The night at the Albert 1er refuge will offer you a privileged departure the next day for the ascent of the Tête Blanche.

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2020 Dates

From mid-March to May depending on the snow conditions.

2020 Rates

Max. 4 people per guide. Guaranteed departure in group sessions from 4 subscriptions.

You’ll be supervised by a mountain guide.

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  : 375€ / person

Price of the private session  : 

2 participants : 560 € / person
3 participants : 435€ / person

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Half-board in the hut
  • Picknicks
  • the ski pass for the first day

* The price does not include

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • your personal insurance
  • your ski equipment
  • transportation to the starting point
  • everything that isn’t mentioned in “the price includes”

Technical and physical level

For good skiers in good physical shape. It’s necessary to be able to ski all types of snow. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the required level. You will progress on an unmarked high-altitude mountain route, you will then have to know the dangers linked to that activity (cracks, seracfalls, rockfalls, avalanches, very low temperatures).

Our assets

  • We take the bare minimum of picknicks in the backpacks, we order them in the huts.
  • Multiple itinerarys depending on the conditions and your level
  • We prefer small groups

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program for the 2 days

The day before
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1
Departure from the village of Argentière by the Grands Montets cable car (3295m). We start with a beautiful ski descent from the Rognons glacier to reach Argentière glacier, in a magical setting at the foot of the prestigious north face of the Aiguille Verte. On the Argentière glacier, we go up by putting our skins under our skis, towards the Passon pass (3028m), with the skis on the backpack we climb a small, rather steep corridor, very often provided with steps and therefore quite easy. From the pass, we reach the Tour basin to reach Albert 1er refuge (3702m) where we will spend the night. The beautiful, easy descent at the foot of the Chardonnet which will give you some ideas for summer mountaineering.

Day 2
Departure in the morning with skis and skins. Beautiful easy climb on the magnificent Tour glacier with a moderate slope allowing to hike as well as admire the landscape … From Tête Blanche, a splendid view on the Trient glacier with a view on the summits Switzerland: Matterhorn, Dent Blanche … The beginning of the famous Chamonix-Zermatt hike. Then, great descent on the village of Tour by the left bank of the glacier of the same name: one of the most beautiful of the Mont Blanc massif: 1700 m of altitude difference.

The guides could be led to change the program 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.