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Ski Verbier To Zermatt Haute Route March 2019
March 25 - March 29
The Haute Route is the most famous ski tour in the world and with good reason. It is a long, scenic, tough and highly rewarding ski journey taking an aesthetic line through stunning alpine touring terrain and linking the worlds two best known alpine resorts, Chamonix and Zermatt. In 2019 the Grands Montets Ski lift in Chamonix will be closed and our route will transfer directly to Verbier for a warm up day and night at the Cabane du Mont Fort.
This is then a superb ski journey linking the excellent Swiss mountain huts in which to relax each evening and enjoy this integral part of the Haute Route experience. A superb climax to this classic week of ski mountaineering is provided by the long glacial ski descent, under the North Face of the Matterhorn and right down to the streets of Zermatt…
This journey takes an elegant natural line through the Swiss Valais and avoids some of the tougher mountaineering challenges involved in the Plateau de Couloir and Grand Lui variations. It provides fantastic views, some highly enjoyable skiing and a number of short technical passages. The majority of the terrain however is ideally suited to alpine ski touring and is a pleasure to be journeying through it, whether skinning or skiing. This route offers a fine & logical progression in terms of sleeping altitude as the hut height increases. It is also slightly less committing and less susceptible to inclement weather and snow conditions than the alternatives.
By skiing early season and starting in Verbier early in the week we hope to offer a much quieter experience of the Haute Route than you might normally get! Folk wanting to do a ‘harder Haute Route’ in future could then do the Plateau du Couloir Chamonix to Zermatt route almost entirely independently of this one.
Please see our Ski Verbier Haute Route page for all the details including pre-requirements for joining the team.
We hope to ski with along the Haute Route with you in early Spring 2019