Vallée Blanche is one of the most famous off-piste run in the Alps. 20 Km long, Vallée Blanche descent links Italy and France through the ‘Mer de Glace’ glacier in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif. The descent starts from the New Torino Hut 3.375 mt or from Punta Helbronner 3462 mt that we reach with the new SkyWay cable car and arrives in Chamonix 1.042 mt. The view changes at every turn, giving you glimpses of the mountains that marked the history of mountaineering: from the Grand Capucin to the Jorasses, from Mont Maudit to the Aiguilles de Chamonix. You will ski through granite peaks, crevasses and seracs among the most beautiful mountains in the Alps.
|Vallée Blanche Courmayeur – Chamonix|
|Level required||novice to expert|
|Max group size||8 per guide|
|Group of 4||€ 130 x person|
|We can help you to find the gear you need or you can take your own. You need a safety kit (with ABS), ski touring set (or downhill skis), harness, crampons (and training shoes).|
At the beginning of the day we do a little briefing before to get the cablecar, talking about skiing in fresh snow and the managing the crossing of the dangerous crevasses. Arrival with skis in Chamonix in the afternoon. In case of poor snow conditions at the bottom part, the arrival at Chamonix is by the train of Montenvers. Return in Courmayeur by bus through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
About Vallée blanche
Normally it is possible to ski the Vallée Blanche from January to the beginning of May. Until February, you’ll generally find winter conditions of the snow. From the beginning of March and for all April the snow is usually transformed to spring snow but, if you are luky, sometimes you can also find powder! In the last time of the season there is less snow in the bottom part so sometimes is necessary to walk for part of the descent or take the Montenvers train to reach Chamonix.
The Vallee Blanche descent is suitable for good skiers who use to ski on all kind of slopes and a good skis control.
We will meet at the Skyway cable car station in Courmayeur at 8.30 am for an equipment check and short briefing. Usually, the journey to Chamonix takes four to five hours, including a number of stops for taking some pictures and also drink or eat something that we’ll bring in the backpack. If the snow conditions are good, the ski descent ends directly into Chamonix. If not, we’ll take the little Montenvers train. In both cases (descent by ski to Chamonix or descent by train), it will be necessary to walk uphill 15 to 20 min to reach from the bottom of the glacier the downhill piste, or the Montenvers train station.
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 Courmayeur scheduled for 3.30-4.30 pm.
Our guiding prices for this all-inclusive are based on the group size (I’ve seen it, take me to the BOOKING FORM)
|Group size||Price per person|
|1 person||€ 450|
|2 people||€ 240|
|3 people||€ 170|
|4 people||€ 130|
|5 people||€ 110|
|6 people||€ 100|
|7 people||€ 90|
|8 people||€ 85|
– 1 day guiding with UIAGM mountain guide and expenses for the guide.
– renting of harnesses.
– Lift pass for Skyway cablecar to Punta Helbronner (50 €)
– Train ticket Montenvers to Chamonix (30 €)
– Taxi or bus from Chamonix to Courmayeur.
– Mountain rescue insurance:
|We highly recommend that you arrange your own personal insurance before undertaking any mountain activity. If you do not have a personal insurance please keep in touch with us and we will help you:|
You can buy a personal insurance for rescue and first medical care at this address: https://pos.larcasrl.it/default.aspx?IDCON=9325
Please note that the insurance is valid ONLY if you are guided by one of our guides.
– Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack and glacier equipment if required.
– ABS backpack and the ski touring gear is not included but we can arrange for it.
– We also recommend that you wear your helmet.
|Timetable bus Chamonix to Courmayeur|
Group size: max. 8 people per guide. Private groups only.
This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you. All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure availability of the guide.
Program in collaboration with OVERALP Tour Operator.