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Vallée Blanche, Glacier Skiing with Mountain Ski Guide
Engage a local Chamonix Mountain Ski Guide to ride the famous Vallée Blanche. This descent is a total off-piste ski route! A 23km downhill including 19km on glaciers, a vertical descent of 2800m and a variety of terrain. Starting at the top of Aiguille du Midi 3800m, the route continues along an unmarked route through the peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif, glaciers and the wilderness before finishing in the Chamonix valley. There are a number of different routes including access from the Italian side, this providing a great variety of ski downhill, ski terrain and fantastic scenery.
Skiing or Snowboarding the Vallee Blanche is one of those memorable "ski-life" experiences that you will never forget!
Before the skiing starts you will be harnessed by rope with your Mountain Guide UIAGM to descend the narrow snow ridge equipped with fixed ropes, when peak season after end of january, to a wide plateau where you can put your skis/snowboard on.
There are a number of different skiable routes on the Vallée Blanche, the classic easy route through to the most challenging! Your guide will select the route according to the technical level of the group and the snow conditions of the day. This means the Vallée Blanche can be a great experience for many people; from expert skiers to those who may be looking to improve their off piste skills.
To ski or snowboard the Vallée Blanche is a full day experience with a short stop for a picnic or a traditional mountain lunch at the cosy mountain hut located in the middle of the downhill. You will be accompanied by a UIAGM fully qualified Mountain Guide who, from his/her professional experience and local knowledge, will choose the appropriate route enabling you to enjoy the magnificent scenery in maximum security.
We can also offer you a Vallée Blanche experience accompanied by a Mountain Guide / Ski Instructor who can provide technical coaching during the day. Unlike some schools, we are happy to take both Skiers and Snowboarders down the Vallée Blanche.
The Vallée Blanche is skiable from end of December to May, depending on the weather and snow conditions.
Minimum Technical Level Required:
Skiers or Snowboarders must be able to comfortably ski red pistes, control their speed, sideslip, ski at a safe speed and follow in tracks. Having an off-piste skiing experience is better but we are able to offer you a Mountain Guide-Ski Instructor who can coach you along the route to maximise your enjoyment and enable you to improve your skills!
Although most part of the easiest "classic route” look like a Blue/Red run, the snow conditions of the day will determinate the difficulty. If you are an expert skier, please do not think the Vallee Blanche is only an easy route ! Your guide will select the route according to your ability and some routes can be very technically challenging.
Equipment: We recommend the new free-ride fat skis, which allow you to ski easily, with more facilities and less tiring, even in difficult, irregular snow conditions. It is possible to rent them and it's recommended to book them ahead of time with us...
(We can provide some rucksack from our partner JackWolskin if necessary)
Special Privilege: For all peak period like end of February, March: we can book for you priority access at the cable car so that you don’t have to wait a long time for free places in the cable car during those busy periods.
Vallee Blanche with UIAGM Mountain Guide:
€330 per group from 1 up to 4 pers.(one same price)+ €30 per extra person until a maximum of 6-8 people per a Guide.
Until end of January = 350€ (according to the ridge equipment between 2/4pers. per a guide,crampons rental could be mandatory, skis fix on a ruck sac to climb down the ridge)
Vallee Blanche with UIAGM Mountain Guide/Ski Instructor, with technical coaching:
€360 per group from 1 up to 4 pers.(one same price)+ €40 per extra person until a maximum of 6-8 people per a Guide.
For all extra runs in Chamonix resort after Vallée Blanche downhill + 30€ for the group
- Vallee Blanche Preparation Day: Off-piste, Back country with a Mountain Guide/ski Instructor for skills coaching
€360 per group from 1 to 4 pers.(one same price)+ €40 per extra person until a maximum of 6-8 people per a Guide.
8 person group is possible, if the skiers or snowboarders have a similar technichal level or/and easy snow conditions, or are all of expert level.
The cable car ticket is not included in this price. If you have a “Mont-Blanc Unlimited” skipass then your will not need to buy any additional ticket.
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