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Vallée Blanche


The king of off-piste descents! The downhill par excellence, Vallée Blanche winds along the Mont Blanc massif to Chamonix.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

A classic route for off-piste skiing enthusiasts: it winds for more than 20 km along the famous Mer de Glace, the spectacular glacier which goes from the Mont Blanc down to Chamonix. Vallée Blanche is one of the most beautiful slopes of the Alps, a wonderful off-piste from Courmayeur to Chamonix, with grandiose landscapes and impressive panoramas! Although the Vallée Blanche offers a number of alternative descents (at least 7!), as well as several ski-mountaineering outings, that can be included in more complex programmes, the classic descent remains one of the most meaningful experiences for those coming from the world of skiing on tracks or ski mountaineering. Peaks of red-orange rock alternate with ice towers that plunge into seracs you turn to in awe as you pass by. The view changes at every turn, giving you glimpses of the mountains that marked the history of mountaineering: from the Grand Capucin to the Jorasses, from Mont Maudit to the Aiguille de Chamonix. A truly unforgettable experience!

DAY

Meeting point: we will meet at the cable car station at 8.30 am for an equipment check and short briefing.

We will set off either from Courmayeur, taking the famous SkyWay cable car to Pointe Helbronner (3,466 m), or from the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m). In either case, we will enjoy a long descent to Chamonix (1,042 m), passing through a fairy-tale landscape of glaciers, seracs and splendid granite needles: 20 km of off-piste downhill skiing amidst the incomparable beauty of the endless Mer de Glace glacier.
Usually, the journey to Chamonix takes four to five hours, including a number of stops (a break for a bite to eat at the “Salle à Manger” being an absolute must).
For those who have already skied the classic route, there are 5 variations to choose from, each as thrilling as the last, even for the most experienced skiers.

Note
In January and February, we generally experience ideal snow conditions over the whole route and it is possible to ski all the way to Chamonix. From the beginning of March and throughout April, the snow changes, while the weather is milder and more reliable, making the descent even more enjoyable. Depending on the snow cover, it should be possible to ski as far as the groomed pistes at Chamonix, otherwise, we can take the rack railway or gondola down to the little square next to the station.

To get back to Italy, we will set off from the station, either by bus or minibus shuttle and head through the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

  • Arrival at Chamonix scheduled for 2-3 pm.
  • Arrival at Courmayeur scheduled for 3.30-4.30 pm.
DAY

Meeting point: we will meet at the cable car station at 8.30 am for an equipment check and short briefing.

We will set off either from Courmayeur, taking the famous SkyWay cable car to Pointe Helbronner (3,466 m), or from the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m). In either case, we will enjoy a long descent to Chamonix (1,042 m), passing through a fairy-tale landscape of glaciers, seracs and splendid granite needles: 20 km of off-piste downhill skiing amidst the incomparable beauty of the endless Mer de Glace glacier.
Usually, the journey to Chamonix takes four to five hours, including a number of stops (a break for a bite to eat at the “Salle à Manger” being an absolute must).
For those who have already skied the classic route, there are 5 variations to choose from, each as thrilling as the last, even for the most experienced skiers.

Note
In January and February, we generally experience ideal snow conditions over the whole route and it is possible to ski all the way to Chamonix. From the beginning of March and throughout April, the snow changes, while the weather is milder and more reliable, making the descent even more enjoyable. Depending on the snow cover, it should be possible to ski as far as the groomed pistes at Chamonix, otherwise, we can take the rack railway or gondola down to the little square next to the station.

To get back to Italy, we will set off from the station, either by bus or minibus shuttle and head through the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

  • Arrival at Chamonix scheduled for 2-3 pm.
  • Arrival at Courmayeur scheduled for 3.30-4.30 pm.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
1 Day
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
max. 8 for each Alpine Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/01 to 30/04
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
1 Day
low
fair
max. 8 for each Alpine Guide
from 01/01 to 30/04
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

360 € fee per person with 1 participant
190 € fee per person with 2 participants
130 € fee per person with 3 participants
105 € fee per person with 4 participants
90 € fee per person with 5 participants
90 € fee per person with 6 participants
90 € fee per person with 7 participants
90 € fee per person with 8 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers and meals) to be covered by participants
  • transport (return journey from Chamonix to Courmayeur: €15/20 per person; lifts/cable cars: €37 per person from Courmayeur/€48 per person from Chamonix; Montenvers train: €26 per person – worth considering if the snow conditions prevent us from skiing all the way to Chamonix)
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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