Mont Blanc with its 4810 meter elevation is the highest and most prestigious peak in the Alps. Since when, on August 8th 1786, Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard conquered its summit, every mountain lover wants to reach it at least once in a lifetime. The view that this peak offers is spectacular and endless.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mont Blanc from Piton des Italiens, will be reached by helicopter, follows the Italian Normal Route. The climb to the summit is an extremely evocative yet demanding experience that leads to Dome du Gouter, Capanna Vallot and, along the steep Arete des Bosses, to the summit of Mont Blanc. The spectacular and challenging descent along the steep and wild north face is the dream of all off-piste skiers.

  • Mont Blanc, Piton des Italiens
  • 7 hours
  • High difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering experience to Mont Blanc

The ski mountaineering to the summit of Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco, 4810) is an exceptional experience, to be covered in one day with a helicopter flight from Courmayeur to Piton des Italiens (4000 metrs) and, then, climbing the Italian Normal Route with crampons, iceaxe and skis on the backpack.

The ascent starts at Piton des Italiens from where the ski mountaineers will reach Mount Dome du Gouter. Crossing the large snowy plateau the progression leads to hut Capanna Vallot, at an elevation of 4262 meters. After climbing the wonderful Arete des Bosses, the hikers will go through the sharp ridge, rather exposed, all the way to the summit of Mont Blanc.

The off-piste skiing descent will take place through the immense north face of Mont Blanc and the majestic Bosson glacier. Then, the ski mountaineers will traverse under the Refuge of Grand Mulets and they will join the ski line descent to Plan des Aiguille at 2317 meters. Descent to Chamonix by cable car. Return to Courmayeur by bus or private taxi.

  • Elevation gain 800 meters going up
  • Elevation gain 2500 meters going down
  • Excursion time about 7 hours

The ski mountaineering to Mont Blanc from Piton des Italiens is suitable for experienced ski mountaineers used to ski slopes up to 35° on all kind of snow, climbing many meters in altitude with backpack and using crampons. It entails a good physical effort and a certain confidence with elevation and high mountain environments.

Price for the ski mountaineering experience to Mont Blanc

€ 2000 - Price up to 2 persons

The price includes the mountain guide and the flight in helicopter from Courmayeur to Piton des Italiens

Note: the price must be confirmed in relation to the cost of the helicopter.

Where to meet your mountain guide in Courmayeur

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide:
    GMH Helicopter Services - Heliski Courmayeur
    Piazzale Funivie Val Veny, Entréves
    11013 Courmayeur - AO
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 45°48'52.5"N 6°57'21.0"E

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness
  • Technical apparel

What you need to know

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the ski mountaineering to Mont Blanc from Piton des Italiens, 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 ski mountaineering experience 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.

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