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Vallée Blanche with night at the Cosmiques hut

Vallée Blanche with night at the Cosmiques hut
Number of days : 2
Price : From 370 euros
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An original way to ski Vallée Blanche, by sleeping at the Cosmiques hut

From mid February

A NIGHT AT THE TOP ...

SKI THE LEGEND ...
Aiguille du Midi : altitude 3 842 m ... All around is immense, pristine and wide open.
The famous Aiguille du Midi ridge is just in front of you, with its legendary run starting just below …  
It is a skier’s wonderland, a 23 km run, through incredible glacier bowls and slopes. A magic ski experience, around seracs and crevasses until the welcoming break at the Requin hut (optional).
A breathtaking panorama : Mont Blanc, the Chamonix Aiguilles, the Grandes Jorasses, the Drus, and the Verte. A must in a skier’s life !

DISCOVER EXCLUSIVE ROUTES ...
Ski routes vary and are chosen to fit skier’s technical skills : the classic route, Envers, Petit or Grand Envers.

Once at the end of Mer de Glace, skiers need to carry their skis during a short hike (20 min) in order to reach the Montenvers cog train, or to get to les Mottets refreshment hut before skiing back down to Chamonix.

No group sessions on this activity. Only with a private guide

DATES :
Every day, from mid-February to May, depending on the snow condition.

TIMING :
You will leave Chamonix at the end of the afternoon to go the Cosmiques hut (3 613 m).
The day after, you should spend 4 to 6 hours, depending on the conditions and the route taken, to go back to Chamonix.

GUIDING :
Vallée Blanche is an off-piste and ungroomed ski run on glaciers, where caution is necessary.
Taking a qualified moutain guide is then the best way to fully enjoy the activity.
From his experience and local knowledge, he will know how to choose the appropriate route enabling you to enjoy this magnificiant scenery in total security.
The maximum number of persons per guide is 6, this number can change depending on the snow conditions.

TECHNICAL LEVEL REQUIRED :
You must be in a good physical shape to go the the hut.
Skiers must be able to control their speed, side-slip, ski at a safe speed and follow in tracks.
It requires at least red slope skiing ability (single black diamond).

Note for snowboarders :
The classic way down Vallée Blanche is not very steep, and therefore not recommended to snowboarders ( long flat sections).  There are yet several steeper options, such as Petit and Grand Envers du Plan. To enjoy a safe run down, snowboarders should be skilled to ride off piste black diamond runs, involving steep and changing snow quality.
We more that strongly recommend the use of a telescopic single pole for help on the long flat glacier section of Mer de Glace.

 

SKI EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING :
For the night in the hut, do not forget a cotton or silk sleeping-sheet and a small toilet kit.
Normal ski equipment is fine, however have your bindings checked. Your guide will provide the necessary safety equipment.
Clothing must be warm and wind-proof. You will also need gloves, a hat and sunglasses.
A ruck-sack is useful to allow you to carry a picnic and of course your camera !

NOTA BENE :
A night at such an altitude (3 613 m) may cause some inconvenience : headache, nausea, agitated night, ...

For any additionnal information or any booking,
feel free to contact us : + 33 4 50 53 00 88 or by
e-mail.

BOOKING :
Booking your guide in advance is recommended (especially for week-ends in March and April).
Your booking will be confirmed once we receive a credit card number in garantee.
If we have to cancel the activity because of bad weather, there won't be any cancellation fees. But you will have to find another accomodation in Chamonix.

2017 RATES :
370 from 1 to 4 persons
+ 15 euros per any additionnal person, with a maximum of 6 persons per guide.
This number can change depending on the snow conditions.

This price only included the guide's fees, the safety equipement rental (harness and transceiver) and the booking at the Cosmiques hut.
You will have to pay on spot for the ski pass fees (75 euros per person) and the half-bord fees in the hut for you and the guide (+/- 65 euros per person).

For any additionnal information or any booking,
feel free to contact us : + 33 4 50 53 00 88 or by
e-mail.

MAISON DE LA MONTAGNE

190 place de l'Eglise
F 74400 CHAMONIX

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88
info@chamonix-guides.com