Full Moon Vallée Blanche is a unique concept in a magical setting: to descend the Vallée Blanche during the full moon framed by a high mountain guide with a break for dinner at the Requin refuge at nearly 3000m of altitude!! 23 kilometers of off-piste skiing on the glacier to reach Chamonix to Les Planards, via the Mottets hut (20 minutes hiking up).
The best of this outing: The possibility of a ski touring in the direction of the Entrèves pass before descending the entire Vallée Blanche.
No group sessions. Only private guiding
No group sessions for this activity
January: the 12th
February : the 11th
March : the 12th
Snow and glacier conditions depending
Nb : there is a possibility of skiing down the Vallée Blanche the previous and the next day of the full moon.
The departure is in late afternoon to take the last lift up to the Aiguille du Midi (3:30PM). Then there is the descent of the ridge to join the glacier and start skiing. Enjoy a Savoyard dinner in a mountain hut.
You have the glacier to yourself, in the moonlight. It takes 3 to 5 hours to ski down, according to the chosen itinerary before arriving in Chamonix.
You meet the day before, in our offices or by phone, in order to be in contact with your guide.
The day of your outing at the bottom of the Aiguille du Midi lift.
OPTION: a ski touring in the direction of the Entrèves pass before descending the entire Vallée Blanche.
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 OF THE PARTICIPANTS
It is necessary to be in good condition to reach the passes and huts. Skiers must be able to control their speed, to side-slip, ski at a safe speed and follow tracks. It requires at least black slope skiing ability (single black diamond).
Beware, this is an off-piste route and the difficult technique can be increased by night visibility and depending on the snow conditions.
SKI EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING
Normal ski equipment is enough. Have your bindings checked before your descent.
Your guide will provide the necessary safety equipment.
Clothing must be warm and wind-proof. They need to be adapted to night weather. Goggles with transparent lenses are useful.
A ruck-sack is useful to allow you to carry a warm drink, some dry fruit and an extra layer.
A Petzl headlamp will be provided to you. Don’t forget your camera ! …
No collective sessions. Only for indivuals, private groups
RATES 2017 :
Number of people
Rates / pers 2017
- Guide's fees
- Technical equipment: harness & transceiver
- Savoyard dinner at the hut (hot wine, first & second course, dessert)
- Headlamp Petzl Nao
- Lifts tickets