Italy·December - April
VALLÉE BLANCHE SKI-TOUR FROM COURMAYEUR
Experience powder paradise in just one day! Dive into Mont Blanc's Vallee Blanche for epic off-piste skiing, starting from CourmayeurVIEW DATES
Spend a full day skiing at the bottom of Mont Blanc's majesty, away from ski resorts. With just a good alpine skiing background, you're ready for our 1-day Vallèe Blanche ski-touring adventure. A certified local mountain guide will lead the way from Punta Hellbronner, ensuring your safety and maximizing the fun. By joining an existing group, you'll save money while sharing the thrill with fellow skiers from around the world. Don't miss this opportunity to bond with beginners and like-minded skiers amid breathtaking alpine beauty.
Vallee Blanche: Mont Blanc's Majesty
Elevate your skiing experience with Vallee Blanche, a legendary ski-touring route in Mont Blanc Massif. Gaze at awe-inspiring vistas and embrace unforgettable emotions, all guided by certified experts. This journey is your gateway to nature's grandeur. It's important to note that this expedition is ideally suited for individuals with previous off-piste skiing experience, as you should be comfortable skiing down black slopes under varying snow conditions.
Mont Blanc's Skiing Wonderland
Mont Blanc beckons skiers of all levels! Dive into this skiing paradise, where slopes cater to every skill. Whether you're a seasoned off-piste skier with little glacier skiing experience, or a solid alpine skier who wants to get out of their comfort zone, our 1-day ski-touring adventure ensures an unforgettable experience. Join us in Courmayeur for skiing at its finest.
Mapo Tapo's Aggregation Advantage
Optimize your ski adventure with Mapo Tapo's aggregation power! Lower costs while enjoying tailored group trips matching your skiing proficiency. Share the slopes with passionate skiers or those aspiring to your level. It's the perfect recipe for an affordable and camaraderie-filled Vallee Blanche expedition.
Embark on a thrilling off-piste skiing expedition through the mesmerizing Vallée Blanche from Courmayeur, Italy. This adventure is a paradise for those who relish backcountry skiing.
Meeting point: Courmayeur's SkyWay Cable Car Station
Our skiing odyssey commences at the picturesque SkyWay lift in Courmayeur, and gracefully concludes in Chamonix. The added convenience of the SkyWay cable car further simplifies the border crossing and the access to this backcountry skiing escapade.
Let's ski down the myhtical Vallèe Blanche
Our journey kicks off in Courmayeur, where we board the Skyway cable car to Helbronner peak. Following the classic route, we embark on an epic 4 to 6-hour Vallée Blanche ski descent, culminating in Chamonix. After having celebrated the adventure, we return to Courmayeur by bus or private transfer.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Exploring Mount Blanc's most famous skiing itinerary: Vallèe Blanche
Ski between France and Italy, starting from SkyWay cable car station in Courmayeur, Italy
Vallèe Blanche, cradled by Mont Blanc's majesty, is a skier's dream come true. Its pristine, snow-covered slopes unveil nature's artistry. This iconic destination, revered worldwide, promises an unforgettable skiing experience amidst breathtaking alpine beauty. Explore Vallèe Blanche, where the allure of Mont Blanc's grandeur meets the thrill of legendary skiing.
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Transfer/Bus back to Courmayeur
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
Due to the nature of the area's terrain, a minimum level is required for this trip. You will need to be able to ski a black piste with relative ease and ideally have some ski-touring experience. A good level of fitness is required for the uphill sections of this experience. The trip is open to both skiers and snowboarders (with a splitboard).
Mapo Tapo selects locations and mountain guides with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Ski-touring is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge to go outdoors accompanied by a certified mountain guide.
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What fitness level do I need to have to join this trip?
You should be comfortable skiing black slopes and ideally have some previous ski-touring experience.
Is the transfer included?
No, we'll meet directly at the SkyWay cable car station in Courmayeur.
How do I get to the SkyWay station?
If you're in Courmayeur town, you can get to SkyWay station by bus or private car.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
For safety reasons, the maximum group size is limited to 7 participants.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
Yes, consider bringing general snow-alpinism clothes for added comfort and safety, plus hot drinks in a thermos.
Is the ski-touring gear included?
No, the ski-touring gear (skis, skins, poles, boots, ARTVA, helmet) is not included. That being said, you guide can help you getting everything you need for an extra cost.
Why is it important to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Let's say in general that the outdoors, especially in the case of activities with objective risks (climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, to name but a few), is an environment where the choice of the certified guide leading the group prevails. This is because, in these cases, the guide is contractually responsible for your actions and safety. Of course, you are free to make suggestions to the guide, but ultimately the choice to do something or go to a particular place depends on the guide's decision and judgement. The fact that the guide does not accept suggestions/plan changes can occur mainly for two reasons: (a) objective risk (rock or water conditions, etc.); (b) weather risk. If, for example, it takes too long to reach a specific place and the weather is already a little unstable, the guide has every right to prefer a closer place or to sound the alarm earlier so that it is safer/closer.
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