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Category: VALLEE BLANCHE
Duration: 1 day
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Price from: 96 €

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Summit of the Aiguille du Midi: 3842 m ... The sceanery is amazing ! At your feet, the famous ridge, then THE descent ... 23 km and 2,000 vertical meters to be enjoyed along the slopes of this mythical glacier.

The Vallee Blanche is a wild ski run that will take you deep into the Mont Blanc range.  The variety of the scenery and sheer size and length makes this run a very unique experience. In a magical world, you ski between seracs and crevasses, before a possible lunch break at the Refuge du Requin.This high altitude route follows glacier off-piste and ungroomed terrain, therefore requiring extreme caution. At the bottom of the Mer de Glace, a 20 minute walk (with your skis attached to your backpack) is necessary to reach either the Montenvers cog train or the Mottets hut before heading to Chamonix either by train or by skis.

For groups of more than 3 participants or if you wish to ski at your own pace, take a more technical route than the classic one, please refer to the 'private option' tab.

 

 

GROUP SESSION

The collective formula joins together people who do not necessarily know each other. It is ideal for people looking for the friendliness of a group at an attractive price.
No snowboarders allowed for the group session. Please check the private guiding.

Dates 2020 (group session) : Everyday from mid-December to early May depending on snow conditions

Guiding policy (group session) : Group from 4 to 6 people. 
15 years old minimum accompanied by a parent.

Meeting point (group session) : 8.45am at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi (Info Point)

Route (group session) : Vallee Blanche classic

Rates 2020 (group session) :
- 96€ per person without lift pass.
If you choose to buy your lift pass yourself, you will need to go to the Aiguille du Midi lift at least half an hour before the appointment time with your guide. (There is often a queue at the ticket office !)

- 163€ per person with lift pass.
In the group formula, only the one day liftpass (MBU including Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers cog train) can be bought from us. If the conditions allow and if the guide decides to ski down to Chamonix, no refund will be given if you do not use the Montenvers train. 

This price includes :
- The guiding fees
- The safety equipement  (harness and transceiver)
- The lift depending on the package

This price does not include :
- Your personal gear (ski...)
- The lift depending on the package

Group : The group is assured with a minimum of 4 people.
Maximum 6 people per guide.

Private guiding
Private guiding is the historic relationship between a guide and their clients. It allows you to be alone or in a group of friends with your guide where the guide organizes your outing to suit your specific needs. It is undoubtedly the ideal formula with which you can realize your projects and you are guaranteed a maximum of comfort.

You can book online a guide for a private engagement for the Vallée Blanche descent. Do not hesitate to take all the necessary information to make sure that this outing corresponds with your expectations. Your booking with the payment commit you to make this trip on the date you have chosen. You will be refunded in full if, due to the conditions, (weather) we cannot guarantee the outing to take place safely

For the snowboarders : Due to the natural configuration of the glacier, the classic route of the VB is not very steep and therefore is not recommended for snowboarders. Several steeper variants (Petit et Moyen Envers du Plan for example) are better adapted for snowboarders. The level required for these variants is equivalent to that of a black slope in off-slope conditions (changing and deep snow).
Telescopic poles are mandatory to help your descent on the final part of the glacier.

Dates 2020 (private guiding) : Everyday from mid-December to early May depending on snow conditions

Route (private guiding) : On request depending on the conditions.

Meeting point (private guiding) :  Your guide will call you the evening before your trip around 6.30pm to organize the meeting time and place

Guiding policy (private guiding) : Group from 1 to 6 people.
12 years old minimum accompanied by a parent.

Prices 2020 (private guiding) : 350€ for the group
Minimun 12 years old. Number of participants can vary depending on the glacier conditions.

This price includes :
- The guiding fees
- The safety equipement  (harness and transceiver)
- The lift depending on the package

This price does not include :
- Your personal gear (ski...).
- The lift depending on the package
 
Further information

You will find in this section, all the information about this activity. For any further information please contact our advisors (contact details above).

The Vallée Blanche is an off-piste and ungroomed route, taking place on a glacial terrain in the high mountains. Supervision by a qualified guide is the safest way to take full advantage of the activity. He will know, through his experience, choose the best route and will share his knowledge of the sites and his passion for the mountains. Vallée Blanche is skiable from mid-December to early Mai. Weekends of March and April are usally the busiest. 

Duration : From the depart at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi lift just to the bottom of the Montenvers cog train station, will take between 4 - hours depending on the route you have taken.

Ability level : Skiers must be able to control their speed, side-slip, ski at a safe speed and follow existing tracks. The necessary skills are comparable to the ones needed to ski a black slope comfortable (single black diamond run). In case of fresh snow, skiing the Vallée Blanche may ask for proper off-piste skiing skills. 

Equipment

We recommend you to pay particular attention to the choice of your equipment. It contributes greatly to the success of your stay. In a general way, it is better to pile up several light coats rather than wear one big clothing. 

Equipment
- The normal ski equipment is sufficient. Have the bindings checked before departure to avoid any unpleasent surprises !
A backpack on which you can attach your skis is obligatory. This will also allow you to carry drinks, picnics and clothes that you will take off if it's hot.
- Your guide will provide you the necessary safety equipment : avalanche transiver and harness.

Clothing
 - Clothing should be adapted to the cold and wind that we often have at the start. Gloves, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen with a high degree of protection are essential.

Do not forget : 
- Sunglasses or goggle
- Sunscreen
- Power food / lunch
- Camera

Partners : There is the possibility to rent your equipment at a preferential price from one of our partner sports shops. Sanglard Sports & Ravanel & Co
 

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