Vallée Blanche and ski touring
Cross-country skiing and Vallée Blanche
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, an illustrious spot for back-country skiing enthusiasts, offers plenty of choice for cross-country or ski touring (freerando).
Trails have been marked out in the valley, most notably in the Les Houches, Les Grand-Montets and Balme ski areas. You can also call on a mountain guide who will be happy to show you through the countless combes and gullies in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley.
Try high-mountain skiing in the iconic Vallée Blanche! Vallée Blanche can be accessed via the Aiguille du Midi cable car (3,842 m) and is one of the finest off-piste glacier sites in the world. It is very popular in early spring. However, this remains a high-mountain venture and supervision from a guide, along with the use of appropriate equipment, is essential.
Vivian Bruchez from Chamonix, a steep slope expert and mountain guide, is particularly fond of Vallée Blanche. “It’s spellbinding, I love marking out my own path here. Of course, you need to be familiar with the mountain environment to ski safely, but it’s an amazing source of happiness.”
Follow in the traces of Vivian’s back-country skis and discover a whole new sense of freedom!
*For a safe way of uncovering the secrets of the winter landscape, set off with a guide who will choose a trail that matches your interests and ability.