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Ski Vallée Blanche – Feb 2022
As the most famous off-piste ski run in the world, the Vallee Blanche has a lot to live up to…Happily the 18km journey with 2800m of vertical descent through some of the worlds most stunning glaciated alpine scenery rarely dissapoints! Thanks to the huge height gain (2742m) given by the Aiguille du Midi cable car, this magnificent ski journey can be undertaken in a short day by skiers of suitable ability. A descent of the Vallee Blanche is often the highlight of a ski trip to Chamonix and will provide a truly memorable experience and some great photos.
We provide fully qualified (IFMGA) Mountain Guides who work hard to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable and interesting descent. This is a team descent and generally takes one of the easier variations. Plenty of time is allowed for this single descent to allow time to soak up the ambience, take photos, and enjoy the skiing. So if you want to ski a harder variation or do more skiing in the day, please look at our Chamonix Ski Guiding page.
Vallee Blanche – Skier Check List
Please check our dedicated Ski Vallee Blanche page and read our description & FAQs above regarding what is involved in a ski descent of the Vallée Blanche – Then answer the following 4 questions below…
Please answer the following 4 questions:
- Considering the description of the terrain involved and variety of snow conditions likely to be encountered, are you confident that your off piste skiing ability is sufficient for you to be able to accurately follow the line of the guide and make a safe, efficient and enjoyable ski descent of the Vallée Blanche?
- Do you have any off piste skiing experience on similar terrain in similar snow conditions?
- Do you have a good level of fitness that means you can maintain good ski technique for a long descent lasting several hours and starting with a challenging mountaineering descent at high altitude?
- Do you have all the required off piste and glacier skiing equipment? See our Vallee Blanche equipment list below and note that guests booking guiding with us can borrow avalanche transceiver, harness, crampons as required included in the guiding fee.
The maximum guide to skier guest ratio on this day is 1:6.