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Off-Piste, Vallée Blanche week-end

Chamonix, a week-end to ski the Vallée Blanche

 

Skiing in the Mont Blanc group : Ski the Valley Blanche from the top of Aiguille du Midi cable car (12,460 feet asl) down to Chamonix (3,445 feet asl), one of the most scenic and most famous ski descents in the world, with welcome and free shuttle from Geneva Airport. 

 

Off-piste in Chamonix, skiing the Vallée Blanche (White Valley) with a Chamonix Mountain Guide on a week end : the Vallée Blanche is the highest and most famous off-piste route on glaciers of Europe, starting on top of Aiguille du Midi cable car (12,460 feet asl), and finishing in Chamonix (elevation 3,445 feet).

 

We chose to organize this Vallée Blanche week-end as follows : 

 

- one complete day to discover the off-piste routes of Saint-Gervais, Megève and Les Contamines

- one complete day on Vallée Blanche, taking our time to appreciate the magnificent wiews on the Mont-Blanc most famous peaks and glaciers

 

This programme is also opened to snow-boarders having a very good level in off-piste, and used to go up on ski-lifts.

We also run descents of Vallée Blanche for private groups or individuals who wish to make a ski or snowboard descent on this wonderful glacier off-piste route.

 

* Dates : each week-end from 22 January to 22 April 2017. 

 

* Group : 6 to 8 participants, with a French Mountain Guide, graduated member of the IFMGA, expert of the Vallée Blanche. Your Mountain Guide speaks fluently English, with a near-native comprehension.

 

- Do not forget to bring along your skis, poles, ski boots, as, if we ski Vallée Blanche on Saturday, we will have no time to hire skis, poles, ski boots on Saturday morning.

If you arrive in Saint-Gervais on Friday afternoon, you will have time to hire skis, poles, ski boots.

 

* PRICE of the week-end Vallée Blanche :

- without accommodation : 290 EUR

- with two nights, two breakfasts and one dinner, in a lodge (dormitory) at Contamines-Montjoie, close to Saint-Gervais : 370 EUR 

Your lodge in Contamines-Montjoie :

 

- with two nights and two breakfasts, in a two stars hôtel at Contamines-Montjoie (twin beds) : 430 EUR . Possibility of single room in hotel, contact us as soon as you register to this programme.

For the first four participants registering to each week-end with accommodation, free roundtrip shuttle from Geneva airport to Saint-Gervais and Contamines-Montjoie. Choose a flight landing in Geneva before 09.30 pm on Friday evening, and taking off after 8.00 pm on Sunday evening.

 

* Your level to ski the Vallée Blanche with a Mountain Guide : you are competent on-piste, capable of skiing parallel at a steady pace on all red runs whatever the conditions and on easy black runs You have soon tasted off-piste skiing.

You practise twice a week running, biking or swimming. You are not an athlete, but you are fit.

This programme is also opened to snow-boarders having a very good level in off-piste, and used to go up on ski-lifts.

 

* Ski in Chamonix and Saint Gervais - Megève - Les Contamines, your Vallée Blanche week-end : 

 

- Friday : Transfer from Geneva airport for the first four skiers registered to the week-end with accommodation. Night by your lodge or hôtel.

 

- Saturday : For all skiers of the group, meeting on Saturday morning at 08h30 am, by TWINNER Sports Shop, 168 rue du Mont-Blanc, at Saint-Gervais. TEL : (+33) 4 50 47 75 97. Off-piste skiing through Saint Gervais - Megève - Les Contamines forests and mountain pastures You will practise the skiing techniques used in off-piste, and learn how to use a Transceiver. Lunch by a restaurant close to the ski runs. Night by your lodge or hôtel.

 

- Sunday : early in the morning, the cable car lifts us up to the Aiguille du Midi (12,460 feet asl). We walk down the North ridge of the Aiguille du Midi, and then ski down on the Vallée Blanche glaciers. Pic-nic not far from the Requin hut, 8,250 feet asl. Afterwards, we ski down on the "Mer de Glace". The descent will finish on a easy and snowy forest road, right down to Chamonix (3,440 feet asl). By the end of the season, if there was poor snow on this forest road, we would go down to Chamonix by the Montenvers mountain train (no extra to be paid by the participants).  Arrival in Chamonix in the middle of the afternoon. Transfer to Geneva airport for the first four skiers registered to the week-end with accommodation. 

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