The off-piste skiing in Chamonix to Glacier Rond is a spectacular itinerary. It takes place in the French side of the Western Alps, in the Mount Monte Bianco Range. It is considered one of the most classic and thrilling freeride descents in the area of Chamonix. The environments and the landscapes that are crossed are incredibly evocative and exciting. The ski ride is absolutely priceless.

  • Mont Blanc, Glacier Rond
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the off-piste skiing in Chamonix to Glacier Rond

The off-piste skiing in Chamonix to Glacier Rond starts taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car. The free-riders will ride both the stretches of the Téléphérique Aiguille du Midi. They will go down through the ridge that leads to a wide and beautiful plateau.

Skirting the south side of Mount Aiguille du Midi, they will ski down to its base crossing a marvelous and incredibly scenic environment. After getting right by Rifugio del Cosmiques, the path goes back up through the ramp squeezed between Mount Abri Simond and Rifugio del Cosmiques.

The free-riders, then, will reach the summit and they will traverse all the way to the summit of the glacier (skiing or walking, according to the weather conditions). The itinerary of the off-piste descent starts from a steep ridge before turning towards the exit couloir. The ski ride keeps going through the whole length of the couloir all the way to the glacier Ghiacciaio dei Bossons.

After passing several crevasses of the glacier two paths are possible: the hikers can keep going towards Chamonix through the marvelous woods until the Monte Bianco Tunnel and reach the village, or they can make a long traverse to reach the middle stations of the Aiguille du Midi cable car (Plan De l'Aiguille).

The off-piste skiing in Chamonix to Glacier Rond is a particularly technical itinerary; it calls for good mastery of the rope maneuvers and glacier experience. It is possible to find situations in wich a rappel might be necessary. The complete freeride and glacier equipment is needed.

Price of the off-piste skiing in Chamonix to Glacier Ron

€ 460 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 520 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 580 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the off-piste skiing in Chamonix to Glacier Rond

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Start of Skyway Monte Bianco
    Strada Statale 26 dir, n° 48
    11013 Courmayeur, AO
  • Meeting time 8.00 pm
  • Geographic coordinates 45°48'57.2"N 6°57'20.8"E
  • Transfer The roundtrip transfer from the meeting point to Chamonix will take place using the mountain guide's vehicle or taxi service

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To book the off-piste skiing in Chamonix to Glacier Rond with a mountain guide, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the freeride skiing excursion to Mont Blanc.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.