The Vallee Blanche
The Vallee Blanche is 17
km long and winds its way down from the Aiguille du Midi (3800m) to
Chamonix (1000m). That's about 2800m of descent. It is one of THE
off-piste glacier runs
in the Alps.
It suitable for downhill skiers or boarders who are happy on
black runs and can side slip and turn fluidly and in control. It makes
an ideal day out as part of a group ski holiday. If the weather is poor
we can offer an off piste day somewhere else, or if you want a warm-up
day first book 2 days and we can do some off piste training first - which would include safety and skiing tips & skills. Snowboarders need to be at a good level and capable of doing the odd fast "schuss" to cover some flatter sections. Good boarders have no problems - weaker ones can struggle a bit, especially as the best descents for a board are not usually the easiest lines. If you are snowboarding you need some telescopic poles.
you have done the classic descent, don't forget there are many
interesting variants, such as the Envers de Plan and the Glacier de
Toule from Courmayeur - there really are so many variants on the "normal route" that it is a descent that you could do many times without going the same way twice!
The Vallee Blanche can be
descended on conventional downhill skis.
Days available all season - depending on guide availability - phone or email for updates & booking.