The Vallée Blanche is a glacier located at the heart of Mont Blanc mountain range, surrounded by prestigious peaks such as the Mont-Blanc du Tacul, Dent du Géant, Tour Ronde or Dent du Requin.
This emblematic off-piste run that drops 23 km from the Aiguille du Midi to Chamonix is a truly memorable descent, offering the chance to ski with good powder conditions, often until the month of May.
The views are stunning and the high mountain environment provides a real sensation of wilderness with its snow landscapes, ice and seracs. With this emblematic glacier under your skis and the overwhelming mountains around, this is truly an exceptional ski run.
It is an unforgettable experience to do with a Mountain Guide!
Meeting with your guide at the departure point of the Aiguille du Midi cable car.
From the top of the Aiguille du Midi lift (3842m), descent along the ridge with the skis attached to the rucksack and roped up to the guide.
Ski descent on the chosen itinerary, which is determined by skiing ability of the group, snow conditions and your expectations.
We recommend you to take a packed lunch with you, or to ask your guide to stop for lunch at the Refuge du Requin, where you can enjoy the exceptional views of the surrounding peaks and crevasses.
At the end of the Mer de Glace glacier, it will be necessary to carry the skis for about 15 minutes to reach either the Montenvers station or the start of the descent to Chamonix via Les Mottets.
Duration: between 4 and 6 hours in total, depending on the route chosen.
FOR WHO - LEVEL
For good skiers and snowboarders.
It is compulsory to know how to control your speed and your turns in all snow conditions.
The Vallée Blanche is an off-piste area that might present technical difficulties according to the different snow conditions.
Don’t forget to bring:
• full basic ski equipment
• suitable clothing for cold and wind
• backpack with food and drinks (it is advised to bring a backpack suitable for carrying skis)
• telescopic poles for snowboarders
• lift pass
The guide will provide the safety equipment (transceivers, harness, crampons…)
You can also bring your own equipment.
*Participants: Maximum of 4 people per guide (subject to snow conditions).
*Period: January until mid May (according to snow conditions).
It is possible to mix skiers and snowboarders. The guide, who is on skis, will propose the best route for all.
Note for snowboarders: the classic route of the Vallée Blanche is fairly steep in parts (especially the final part at the Mer de Glace), therefore it is highly recommended to bring telescopic poles to help you through.
360 € for 1 to 2 people
390 € for 3 to 6 people
Rate per guide including the guiding fee and the loan of safety equipment (transceivers, harness, crampons…) Not included: ski pass