Chamonix is home to the world’s most famous off-piste ski descent, the Valley Blanche. This infamous 23km route starts at a dizzying 3,812 metres at the top of the Aiguille du Midi, and finishes in the centre of Chamonix.
Before you start you must navigate a steep arête with a large drop off on one side. It’s a bit daunting at first but your guide will make sure you won’t have a problem with it. After this little challenge, you can look forward to spectacular high-mountain scenery, powder turns, imposing jagged peaks, head-turning seracs, deep crevasses, and the often eerie sounds that this glacial terrain delivers.
It may be a cliché, but the Vallée Blanche is genuinely an experience you will never forget. Given its high mountain setting, it is not without its dangers and should never be attempted without a qualified, highly experienced guide.
You can choose to take a private guide who will adapt the route to the standard of you and your friends and go at a pace that you are comfortable with. If you wish to join an existing group then please be aware that not everyone may be of the same standard and that the guide will lead the group at the pace of the slowest person, to ensure that no one is struggling to keep up. Contact us now to book a guide.
When the snow levels are good there are seemingly endless places to ski and snowboard off piste in Chamonix, and if you want to find the best secret spots you should definitely book in for a day with a local ski guide. Whether you’re seeking out steeps, want to ski glaciers, or in snowy valleys, on huge powder fields or in couloirs, your guide will be able to point you towards the best places to ski dependant on the weather conditions that day. Contact us now to book a guide.
The Chamonix valley has ski touring trails suitable for all levels, whether you’re just starting out or looking for a more challenging multi-day adventure. The guides we work with will take you to areas suitable for your level of experience and the current weather conditions, to ensure you get the best out of the experience. Discover the glaciers around the Mont Blanc massif, head into Italy for a tour around the Grand Paradiso, ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt on the Haute Route, or stay local in Chamonix and let your guide take you to some of the classic ski touring areas in the valley. Contact us now to book a guide.
Since heli skiing isn’t allowed in France, the closest place you can do this is just across the Mont Blanc Tunnel in the Val Veny in Italy. The valley is relatively untouched in winter and offers incredible views of Mont Blanc and a vast area of powder-filled slopes for you to enjoy. You can ski or snowboard all day and there are aspects suitable for intermediate to more advanced people. You can choose whether to be dropped on glacier or non-glacier areas and choose the number of drops during the day. Prices vary accordingly. Contact us for more information and how to book.
Private Ski Guides
Set your own goals and itineraries with a private ski guide who can take you ski touring, snowshoeing, skiing on glaciers, heli-skiing or searching out the best powder fields that day. With a private guide they’ll discuss your plans and come up with the best solution to help you achieve what you set out to do, based on your experience, the weather and snow conditions and how much time you have. Contact us to book a private guide.
To ensure you receive the best possible experience, we work with highly qualified local ski guides who use their knowledge, weather and snow forecasts, as well as an assessment of your capabilities and requirements, to maximise your time on the mountain.
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