Skiing the Vallée Blanche under the full moon is an extraordinary experience, which will take you in the heart of the high mountains. Soak up the magical atmosphere, the play of light and shade, the silhouettes and the stars. At nighttime - for over 20 km and 2000 m of elevation gain - our mountain guides will lead you on the glacier among seracs and crevasses, at the foot of the legendary Mont-Blanc summits and peaks. After making the most of the last daylights, a dinner awaits you in the welcoming refuge du Requin. Experience the special feeling given by skiing in the middle of the night.
The Vallée Blanche by moonlight is reserved to experienced skiers in good physical shape. You will need to walk around 20/30 minutes with the skis on your back to reach the Buvette des Mottets and ski down to Chamonix. According to the moon position, you could need a high power head torch in some sections. The descent to Chamonix is completely by ski, which means that the programme is subject to actual snow conditions.
This excursion is only possible for private groups.
Private booking 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 to ski the route of your choise.
You can book online your private guide to ski the Vallee Blanche by moonlight. Don’t hesitate to ask for every details to be sure that this activity meets your expectations. Your booking and payment commit you to do this activity on the booking date. You will be fully refunded in case the weather does not guarantee the safety of the activity.
Dates 2022 (private guiding) : See on-line booking
Guding policy : Group from 1 to 6 people per guide. The number of participants per guide may vary depending on the glacier. Children minimum 16 years old. No snowborder.
Meeting point (private guiding) : Your guide will call you the evening before your trip around 6.30pm to organize the meeting time and place
Price 2022 (private guiding):
1-4 people : 400€
5 people : 430€
6 people : 460€
This price includes :
- Guiding fees
- Security pack (harness and transceiver)
- Head torche
This price does not include :
- Lifts tickets
- Dinner at the Requin hut
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 glaciers. Supervision by a qualified guide is the safest way to take full advantage of the activity.
Duration : Departure at 4.00pm - Return around 11.00pm.
Guding policy : Group uo to 6 people per guide. The number of participants per guide may vary depending on the glacier.
Ability level : Skiers must be able to control their speed, side-slip, ski at a safe speed and follow existing tracks. The course may be similar, for technical difficulty, to a black track, (single black diamond run). Be careful, this is an off-piste route and the technical difficulty may increase depending on the conditions of the moment.
Formality : Make sure you have valid repatriation insurance for this activity
Find in this section all the information about the different equipment that is required. Since weather conditions can be very variable, it is better to have several thin layers rather than to have one big garment.
- 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 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.
- Sunglasses or goggle
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