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Vallée Blanche Ski from Courmayeur


The Vallée Blanche freeride descent is the queen of off-piste skiing. Check out the ski program on the Mer de Glace starting in Courmayeur and book this unique experience with local Mountain Guides from the Peakshunter team.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The Vallée Blanche descent is a classic route for off-piste skiers. The freeride adventure takes place on the famous Mer de Glace, the spectacular glacier that descends from Mont Blanc to Chamonix. The Vallée Blanche ski descent is more than 20 km long, among grandiose and impressive views!
We start from Courmayeur, where we will take the Skyway up to Punta Helbronner to follow the classic route, with the possibility of tackling some variations for more experienced skiers.
At every corner the panorama is renewed and offers glimpses of the mountains that have made mountaineering history: from Grand Capucin to Grandes Jorasses, from Mont Maudit to the Aiguilles 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 Point Helbronner (3,466 m).
In alternative, the starting point can be Chamonix, with Aiguille du Midi cable car (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.
More than 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.
In both cases, we will arrive close to the train station square, to celebrate the trip end with a toast!
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 around 2.30-3.00 pm
  • Arrival at Courmayeur scheduled around 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 Point Helbronner (3,466 m).
In alternative, the starting point can be Chamonix, with Aiguille du Midi cable car (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.
More than 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.
In both cases, we will arrive close to the train station square, to celebrate the trip end with a toast!
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 around 2.30-3.00 pm
  • Arrival at Courmayeur scheduled around 3.30-4.30 pm

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
1 Day
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
max. 6 for each Alpine Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/01 to 31/03
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
1 Day
low
fair
max. 6 for each Alpine Guide
from 01/01 to 31/03
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

460 € fee per person with 1 participant
265 € fee per person with 2 participants
200 € fee per person with 3 participants
170 € fee per person with 4 participants
160 € fee per person with 5 participants
160 € fee per person with 6 participants
170 € fee per person in open group with minimum 4 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM/IFMGA certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • safety gear used by the Guide (eg rope)
  • booking assistance service (including assistance for refuges and lifts reservation)
  • tickets for lift facilities (Skyway cable car one-way ticket)
  • any personal equipment (Transceiver and harness)

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • transfers
  • Mountain Guide expenses (transfers, French side lift tickets, meals or drinks) to be divided among all participants
  • Montenvers train ticket – to be considered in case there are no conditions to ski all the way to Chamonix (30-35€/pax)
  • Bus or private transfer Chamonix – Courmayeur (25-40€/pax) – if needed
  • 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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DATE IN PROGRAMMA
04
February 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
25
February 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
04
March 2023
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