Backcountry skiing initiation at Vallée Blanche

Vallée Blanche, Chamonix, France
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Backcountry skiing initiation at Vallée Blanche
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  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    French, English, Spanish
  • Duration
    full day
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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!

minimum 14 y/o
Starting time: 8:00 am,
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.

Pricing details:
· 1 person: €360
· 2 pax: €380/group
· 3 pax: €400/group
· 4 pax: €420/group
· 5 pax: €440/group
· 6 pax: €460/group

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Carabiner
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • First-aid kit
  • Two security sets
  • Rope
  • Ski lift pass
Do not forget to bring
To bring
  • Backpack for skis or snowboard
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Warm clothes and gloves
  • Beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski mask
  • Sunscreen
Meeting point
Meeting pointAt the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi cable cars Get directions
Vallée Blanche, Chamonix
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All reviews

Overall review
5 / 5
Very good
Super guide, très sympa et très pro !
  • 5 / 5

Bravo à Alain, qui nous bien préparés, bien rassurés. Super guide, très sympa et très pro ! Il nous a mis en confiance dès le début ! Encore bravo et merci !