The Vallée Blanche, the world's most beautiful glacier off piste ski run: 22km glacier from the top of Aiguille du Midi (3842m) to Chamonix 1030m. More than a ski run, it is a total immersion in the high mountains, following the biggest french glacier in the heart of the Mont Blanc range.
Kids are welcome from 12 years old with very good skiing experience!
Who has not dreamed of skiing the Vallée Blanche?
The crowning moment of a ski holiday in Chamonix, the Vallée Blanche is one of the world's most beautiful off-piste runs and the world's longest ski descent from a single lift - the Aiguille du Midi cable car.
A glorius descent through breathtaking landscapes in a high mountain atmosphere accompagnied by our UIAGM certified high mountain guide.
There are many different ways to ski down the Vallée Blanche, depending on your ski level and experience. Skiers must not underestimate the alpine character, weather conditions, and particulary be aware of its particularity and potential danger (crevasses, avalanches). Our Chamonix Mont Blanc Guides have the knowledge and experience as well as a developped eye to choose the safest route over the glacier.
You will meet your guide at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix.
Little briefing and off you go to the top. The trip up to the top is already an experience. The cable car is unique in the world and is a challenge to run everyday so high in the mountains.
After a security briefing and a scenic tour on the top terrasse, your guide will tight you up with his rope to walk down the famous ridge. Nothing difficult but quite impressive and with the altitude, the temperature it is better to take it easy. 200m later, skis on and you're on for an incredible ski day! Enjoy the view because there is no place like that in the world!!
According to the conditions and your ski technic, your guide will adapt and pick the best itinerary on the glacier.
- UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide
- Safety equipment: rope, harness and avalanche transceivers (mandatory for every one)
What's not included:
- Drinks, snacks or pic-nic (if planned)
- Ski equipment
- Ski passes (We can provide them if you want)
- Personnel insurance (cancellation and repatriation)
- Everything that is not in the "what's included" section
The Vallée Blanche is an off piste run on glacier. Depending on snow conditions, it could look like a ski run but can change from 1 day to another dramatically! Make sure you have a good ski level (red runs everywhere) with some off piste experience to be able to enjoy the run in every conditions.
Beside all your ski gear, we recommand you to take a small backpack (15 - 25L) with some water, snacks and pic nic (if you want) with the possibility to carry your skis on it (we can rent some if you want).
Don't forget that temperatures can be very cold or quite warm sometimes.