Departure from top of Aiguille du midi and We descend the Aiguille du Midi famous snow ridge roped up to the guide : Emotion time !
Then depending on snow conditions and technical level of the participants, you can choose for one of the several routes, from the less to the steepest ones, on either les glaciers du Géant, or la vallée blanche or by l'envers du plan... "Action"time!
All the routes meet on the "Mer de glace", one of the biggest glacier in the Alps, enjoy the beautiful scenery ! "Contemplation" time !
Depending on the snow conditions , either we ski through the forest on the skiable path or we take the Montenvers train going back down to the valley.
Each one can experience its own Vallée blanche , but with a common point to spend an incredible day!
La Vallée blanche is a ski run located completely on glaciers. Snow conditions and glaciers (crevasses) can change every day.
Minimum Level of ski is at least "red slope", but can be higher (fresh snow falls), that’s why we recommend you to contact us so we can give you the « ground feedback » the most up to date.
For the children, Spring time (march/ april) is rather recommended and the ski level needs to be "la flêche". A child get tired more quickly than an adult and is more sensitive to the cold and altitude.
The ski run lasts 22 kms and there are no exits possible.
DATES AND RATES 2019
From January to May
Private guiding: 1 to 6 persons : 340 €
Group outings: 93 € /pers.
Ski lifts from 50 € to 65 € depending on the snow conditions at the bottom of the route.
Meeting point in the morning at the cable car l'Aiguille du midi (please respect the times because the lifts are booked at special pre-booked times). If necessary, park on le parking du "Grépon",at the entrance of Chamonix (6 € Full day). Your guide will equip you with safety harness and avalanche trasceiver. Descent of the snow ridge roped up. Descent on skis on one of the wide range of glacier routes. Possible to eat at the refuge du Requin or bring your pack lunch. Depending on snow conditions in lowest part, you can either ski until Chamonix following a skiable path through the forest (20 min walk up to leave the glacier and reach the departure of the path) Or take back train du Montenvers after having climed more than 300 steps which will prove the glacial retreat and the effects of global warming to the most sceptics ones.
We book ourselves the lift for the Aiguille du Midi cable car. We can also pay for your tickets if you choose this option upon subscription.. Your guide will contact you before to introduce himself and determine the choice of itinerary according to weather and snow conditions. We provide the safety equipment ( DVA, shovel, probe, harness).
ÉQUIPEMENT PERSONNELYour ski equipment and a bag pack (with a device to carry skis onto), necessary for the descent of the snow ridge and the exit of la mer de glace at the end of the route. Bring always warm gloves and SKI goggles (wind). Be careful, at almost 4000 m, you are in high mountain area ! Sun creams are compulsory and sun glasses min ¾ protection. Bring a thermos bottle in a bag pack (we deshydrate quickly in high mountain) Lunchbreak possible at half way at refuge du Requin or bring a pack lunch
All our partners (mountain guide, ski instructor ,paragliding instructor, rafting instructor,..) are all independant workers. When you book a professional, he books his time for the activity you book. In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation fees are those ones : 3 days before activity ----------------- 0 € cancellation fees From 2 days to the evening before actvity at latest 16h ----- 30% of total amount After ------------------------------------- 100 % of total amount In case of bad weather conditions, complete refund of the amount.