Ski Vallée Blanche – Guest Pre Course Information

Many thanks for your booking on our guided Ski Vallée Blanche programme.

Please find more details regarding the day and Chamonix logistics listed here.

Skiing The Vallee Blanche

This is a superb journey, but also a physical undertaking at high altitude.  You need to be in good health, with good fitness, with a good level off piste skiing.   Please carefully read all the details on our Ski Vallée Blanche course page here:

Ski Vallée Blanche

Ski Vallee Blanche Equipment List

Please check all the equipment requirements on the list below and let us know if you will need to borrow any technical equipment in particular with regard to the following items:

  • Harness
  • Transceiver
  • Crampons (if required)
  • Ski pack which skis can be effectively attached to

Vallee Blanche Equipment List

Please also pay particular attention to the cold weather items like face mask, goggles, warm gloves, warm jacket etc.

Chamonix Venue Information

Please check the link above for information on Chamonix accommodation, Travel & transfers from Geneva airport,  logistics etc

Geneva Airport – Chamonix Transfers

Discount with ‘Mountain Drop-offs

Promo code (case sensitive): HMGCHX

The code gives prices of 30€50 super saver, 35€ flexi and 190€ private vs 33€50, 38€ and 199€.  The discounts are available in high season 15 December to 14 April then 15 June to 15 September.  There is a supplement for very early and late travel.

Your Guide

We will be in touch with details of your Guide close to the date of your guiding.   Please do revert back to us should you have any questions in the meantime.

Meeting Time & Place

We will also confirm the exact time and place for meeting the guide that day.  It is often at 0830 at the Aiguille du Midi base station in Chamonix but this will be confirmed according to prevailing weather and conditions and your preference nearer the time.

Lift Pass & Other Expenses

A Mont Blanc Unlimited pass costs around €65 and this will cover both your ascent of the Midi and descent of the Montenvers railway.

If conditions are good and you are fit and skiing well a single pass on the Midi can be bought and save around €20.

Please make sure you have arranged your own ski hire and note that any other expenses like insurance / lunch / drinks along the way are not included in the guiding fee.

Ski Equipment Hire

We recommend Sanglards in Chamonix.  You can hire good quality off piste & ski touring gear hear and get a 15% discount when booking online and quoting our discount code ‘High’

Ski Insurance

Please read our FAQs about arranging your mountain insurance here

Ski Vallée Blanche Conditions

We keep a regularly updated blog on Vallée Blanche & Chamonix off piste ski conditions which you can check on either our ski Vallee Blanche page or our mountain news page via the link above.

Superb powder descent of the Vallee Blanche – training both off piste technique and glacier skiing principles at the same time on our Feb classic course.

Ski Touring & Ski Mountaineering Progression

For more details on our other Chamonix ski touring days, weekends and weeks, as well as our spring ski mountaineering programmes, please check our dedicated pages below: