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Ski Vallee Blanche

Ready to descend the Midi Arete at the start of the Vallee Blanche

Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

Aiguille du Midi Ridge done and skis on....

....Ready to start skiing the Vallee Blanche, Chamonix

The first pitch on the Vallee Blanche 'Petit Envers'


Skiing the classic Vallee Blanche Route in January

Tour Ronde on the left, Grand Capucin on the right

Good skiing past the Petit Rognon on the Vallee Blanche

Seracs de Geant in the background

Vrai ('True') Vallee Blanche

From the Petit Envers Variation

Good steep skiing off the Gros Rognon, Vallee Blanche

Tour Ronde North Face in the background

Vallee Blanche Ski

Grandes Jorasses and Dent du Geant beyond

Approaching the seracs de Geant & Requin Hut on the Vallee Blance


Skiing the Mer de Glace, final section of the Vallee Blanche

Dent de Geant top right

The last leg of the Vallee Blanche to Montenvers

Montenvers Hotel & Station centre left

Gros Rognon Variation to Vallee Blanche, Chamonix

The magnificent East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul behind

The Requin Hut - Half Way Stop on the Vallee Blanche

Les Drus and the Aiguille Verte behind

Gordon & Mat in the Vallee Blanche

Taking a short break to enjoy the view of Mont Blanc du Tacul from the Vallee Blanche

Traverse above the Requin Couloir in the Vallee Blanche

Dent de Geant (one of the classic technical Chamonix 4000m peaks) top right

Ski journey across the head of the Vallee Blanche, Chamonix

Skinning towards the Italian side for a cappuchino!

Skinning towards Point Hellbronner from the Aiguille du Midi, Vallee Blanche

North Face of the Tour Ronde behind

Steep pitches above the Geant Icefall, Mont Blanc du Tacul in the background

The Italian side of the Vallee Blanche

Tom & Catriona Ski beneath the impressive East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul on the Vallee Blanche

Chamonix Off-Piste Skiing

Skiers enjoying the scenic traverse near the Requin Hut on the Vallee Blanche

Mont Mallet and Dent du Geant in the background (French / Italian border)

Deep Powder in the Vallee Blanche, Chamonix

Skiing the Gros Rognon Variation to the Classic Route

High Season in the Vallee Blanche!

Chamonix's world famous off-piste ski run is getting a lot of traffic during the great conditions of February 2012

Ice Cave at the Snout of the 'Mer de Glace', Chamonix

An interesting glacier feature on the descent of the Vallee Blanche

Wet Ski Canyoning in the Lower Vallee Blanche

Aquatic ski antics, An excellent spectator sport!

On The Classic Vallee Blanche Run, Chamonix

With Mont Blanc & the Grand Cupucin behind

Lovely Early Season Powder in the Vallee Blanche

Good skiing conditions on the Gros Rognon variation in late December 2012

Superb Powder Conditions in the Vallee Blanche

Envers Glacier Early Jan 2013

Brilliant Powder Skiing in the Vallee Blanche Jan 2013

With Mont Blanc du Tacul & the superb glacial scenery of the Envers Glacier behind

The 'Gearing Up' Spot at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi Snow Ridge

Here crampons are packed away and skis are made ready for the long descent. The Aiguille Verte is behind top right.

The Superb Icy / Snowy Canyon on the Mer de Glace Near the End of the Vallee Blanche

With the impressive peak of the Dent du Geant (Giant's Tooth) Behind.

Great Snow Cover & Skiing in the Vallee Blanche Jan 2013

This is the Petit Envers variation with hills of the Talefre / Argentiere Glacier watershed in the background.

A 'Full-On' 'Mid-Winter' Day in the Upper Vallee Blanche

Tough weather but great snow conditions in January 2013

A White Magic Carpet Ride...

Utterly pristine conditions on the Italian side of the Valley Blanche, early Feb 2013

Mid March Powder in the Vallee Blanche

Great skiing on the Grand Envers Variation.

Sunny Mid Winter Weather & Lots of Powder

A great descent of the Vallee Blanche, Petit Envers Variation in late Jan 2014

Fresh Tracks on the Petit Envers Glacier, Vallee Blanche

With the Vrai Vallee Blanche to the right, the Grand Envers well further left and the junction with the classic route below

Good Conditions in the Vallee Blanche as the Winter of 2014 Marches in to Late February

This is the fine lower bowl of the right hand Petit Envers variation between the Gros & Petit Rognon

Superb Late Winter Conditions in the Vallee Blanche

Late February 2014 & the Vallee Blanche keeps getting better & better....

Skiing The French Exit To The Geant Icefall On The Vallee Blanche

Good conditions in late Feb 2015. Lots of teams also skiing the Italian (skiers right) exit.

Beautiful Pristine Snow In The Vallee Blanche Mid Feb 2016

Great powder on the Gros Rognon variation with the magnificent East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul beyond. Photo Thanks to Gav Pike

Very Good Snow Cover High In The Vallee Blanche - Mid March 2016

Excellent conditions high up now with lots of snow fall during the winter and even sufficient cover to ski down to Chamonix, with only a very short walk to finish.

Good Spring Like Conditions In The Upper Vallee Blanche

This Gros Rognon variation gives great views of the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Range and across to the impressive granite cliffs of the East Face of Mt Blanc du Tacul. Good snow conditions high on the glaciers in late March 2016.

Spring Like Conditions - And Bumps Lower Down!

Vallee Blanche Gros Rognon Variation Mid March 2017