Come Join High Mountain Adventure Guides classic Haute Route ski tour.
For the skier with intermediate/ advance ability & good physical fitness, able to climb 3,000ft a day for 6-8 hours.
Day 1: A classic descent in Chamonix from the Aiguille du Midi down the Vallee Blanche. From Chamonix, we will ski the renowned Vallee Blanche and the Mer de Glace glacier. This day tour allows us to cover some basic techniques, go over equipment & stretch your legs to get over jet lag. That evening allows for last minute gear needs, shopping or sampling the cafes
Day 2: After breakfast, we will head up valley to Argentiere at the base of Grand Montet lift. The tram will deposit us up high on the ridge over looking the Argentiere Glacier. The first day of the our Haute Route traverse crosses the technical Col du Chardonnet, then up and over the Fenetre de Seleina were we enter Switzerland, onto the Trient Hut. A bigger day, but one of the most spectacular!
Day 3: Depending on how the group feels we can climb to the top of and ski one on the many north facing 40*-50*couloirs descend down the Val d’Arpette to town of Champex. This quick morning allows us to linger in Champex before taking a bus to Verbier. Multiple lift rides through the ski areas deliveries us quickly to Mont Fort Hut. The Mont Fort hut is cozy place to relax that afternoon or more opportunities await up the ridge for a quick tour on world class extreme terrain.
Day 4: From the Mont Fort, we will ascend to the Col de la Chaux and out of the Verbier ski area boundary. If conditions are favorable, we will continue up on to the summit of the Rosa Blanche before making a long ski descent to the Prafleuri Hut. There is some great terrain outside the hut where other ski tours will watch you ski a “Mini AK line” descending down to a apres ski scene.
Day 5: We depart early from the Prafleuri Hut for a morning of ski traversing along the shores of the Lac des Dix. From the lake we climb gradually up to the Dix Hut arriving by mid afternoon
Day 6: From the Dix hut we will skin up to the Col de la Serpantine (3500m) SouthEast to Col de Brenay (3639m) and summiting Pigne d’Arolla (3796m). Amazing views and classic ski descent down to the Vignettes Hut.
Day 7: A long day will take us through three spectacular passes, the final col near the peak of Tete Blanche, with amazing views of the north face of the Matterhorn. We will finish with a long run down in the shadow of the Matterhorn, ending by ski through the resort down to village of Zermatt.
Day 8: Transfers back to Chamonix by train are easy, or transfer by train to flights out of Geneva for this day.
$US 2975 2-3 people
$US 2800 based on four people.
$US 2600 based on five people.
IFMGA certified guide
All Transportation during tour (bus, taxi and lifts)
All group technical equipment (Beacon, Probe, Shovel & Harness) if needed with advance request.
2 nights hotel in Chamonix (double occupancy)
1 night hotel in Zermatt (double occupancy)
5 nights in mountain huts (dinner and breakfast included)
Luggage transfer from Chamonix to Zermatt
Price Does Not Include:
Transportation to Chamonix from Airport, or departing from Zermatt
Meals in town
Lunches on tour
Beverages including alcohol
Custome trips are available, call or email for Itinerary & Prices.
Eric Larson- IFMGA
High Mountain Adventure Guides