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Alpine Guide of Courmayeur

Valley BlancheToday 27/05/2019

info & prenotazioni

A fantastic descent surrounded by imposing mountains such as Mont Blanc du Tacul, the Giant’s Tooth, the Aiguilles of   Chamonix….a unique experience which doesn’t require a high technical level of ski, but good control is needed.  The itinerary is on the glacier that starts at Punta Helbronner  3,462m in Italy crossing over the  border in to France skiing down gentle slopes to Chamonix, 21 kilometres.

An emotional ski also suitable for families.   The  descent takes a day, departing from Courmayeur on the Mont Blanc cable car, at Palud 1,370m, which rises to Punta Helbronner at 3,428m.  From here it’s skis on to cross to the Flambeau Col where the run begins.  Conditions can vary greatly: after a snow fall it’s necessary to be able to cope in fresh   off piste conditions in deep snow, on the other hand, after long dry periods when the run is well skied it is much easier.  If there isn’t enough  snow to ski all the way down to Chamonix from the end of the Mer de Glace glacier, it’s possible to walk up to the gondola lift that goes to the Montenvers  funicular train station.  This takes passengers down to Chamonix.  The return to Courmayeur  is by bus or taxi.

Average time :  all day

Height drop:   2,370 metres

Technical ski level: 2/5

Physical preparation:  1/5

Danger level:  1/5

Available:  December to May

Cost

  • group of 1/2 people     300 euros
  • groups of 4/8  85  euros per head, 90€ Weekend

Cost includes

  • guides services and assistance
  • insurance for mountain rescue in case of accident

Not included

  • return cable car ticket La Palud-Torino Hut  25 euros
  • transfer by car if necessary

NB Weekly ski passes, minimum 3 day passes and season passes are valid on this cable car.

In case of bad weather the excursion will be cancelled and cost refunded.

If skiers are unable to complete the descent due to insufficient skiing ability no refund will be given.

To book, fill in booking form, send an e-mail or call Edmond Joyeusaz on:

0039 335 6156885 / 0039 0165 897627

Equipment  Take only  essentials, heavy rucksacks slow you down!

  • Rucksack
  • Usual ski equipment
  • Climbing belt and ARVA will be provided by guide
  • CLOTHING:
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • ski hat
  • ski gloves
  • thermal underwear
  • polo neck
  • fleece or wind stopper
  • ski jacket
  • ski pants
  • ski socks

RUCK SACK CONTENTS:

  • Ski goggles
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Energy bar, dried fruit, chocolate, roll…
  • Tissues

Keywords:
Valley Blanche

Climbing Mont Blanc from Courmayeur and Chamonix with private guide, Glacier Travel, mountaineering and off piste skiing