Backcountry skiing initiation at Vallée Blanche

Vallée Blanche, ChamonixFrance

Why we love it

  • Backcountry skiing in Vallée Blanche on the most famous slopes in the world
  • Experience the thrill of riding non-stop down 2000m of fresh snow
  • Benefit from the advice of your guide and learn the techniques of backcountry skiing

Activity Snapshot

Sport level : Intermediate
Fitness level : Sporty
Duration : full day
Languages :
English, French, Spanish

Opening seasons:


Activity Description

The Vallée Blanche is the most famous backcountry slope in the world; it is 20km in length and has an incredible difference in altitude of over 2,000 metres.

- You’ll meet the guide at 8am at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable cars
- When you’re at the top, he will equip you with the necessary gear
- Once you’re prepared, you will start your fantastic excursion with a descent on foot at an altitude of 3,777 metres!
- At the end of your wonderful adventure, you’ll arrive at Mer de Glace, where you’ll have a 20 minute walk to get back.

What are you waiting for? Get a taste of this exhilarating sport at an indescribable spot!


  • Full day excursion

    Key details

    Meeting point: At the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable cars (view location on map)
    Sport level: Intermediate
    Fitness level: Sporty
    Max people: 6
    Minimum Age: 14

    Special terms

    · Depending on the climate conditions, the starting point can be changed as well as the number of participants (extending to up to 8 people)
    · The route can change depending on if the participants are snowboarders or skiers.
    · It is preferable to use skis due to the constant change of surface.
    · Each person must bring a ski or snowboard backpack and proper footwear, as you’ll be walking for 20 minutes.

    Do not forget to bring

    • Backpack for skis or snowboard
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Warm clothes and gloves
    • Beanie
    • Sunglasses
    • Ski mask
    • Sunscreen
    • included Helmet
    • included Harness
    • included Carabiner
    • included Avalanche transceiver
    • included Shovel
    • included Probe
    • included First-aid kit
    • included Two security sets
    • included Rope
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