The ski mountaineering to Aiguille du Midi is a relatively easy high mountain excursion but it still offers incredible views, among the most spectacular in the Alps.

A thrilling experience developing in the heart of Glacier du Géant (Géant Glacier), before the "Satellites of Mont Blanc": grey and red granite pinnacles sometimes higher than 400 meters on which the mountaineers can spot from close the climbers testing themselves on marvelous vias.

  • Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering to Aiguille du Midi

The ski mountaineering to Aiguille du Midi starts from Courmayeur. Taking the cable car the mountaineers will go up to Punta Helbronner, at an elevation of 3462 meters, and then to Aiguille du Midi, at an elevation of 3842 meters.

From there a marvelous ski ride starts and it crosses the high part of Glacier du Géant (Géant Glacier) before going down passing under the majestic granite sides of the Satellites of Mont Blanc. The ski ride is absolutely priceless and it offers unforgettable landscapes; it leads to Punta Helbronner from where the hikers can go back to the valley taking the cable car or skiing one of the beautiful off-piste descents starting from Punta Helbronner.

The ski mountaineering to Aiguille du Midi is a relatively easy hike that, never the less, needs to be faced with caution because it crosses large seracs. It features a 250 meter elevation gain and a 650 meter elevation loss. The path can be done in 4-5 hours.

Price of the ski touring to Aiguille du Midi

€ 390 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 435 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 480 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Start of Skyway Monte Bianco
    Strada Statale 26 dir, n° 48
    Entréves
    11013 Courmayeur, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 pm
  • Geographic coordinates 45°48'57.2"N 6°57'20.8"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Avalanche kit
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • Technical apparel
  • 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.
  • 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 ski touring to Aiguille du Midi 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 ski mountaineering excursion in Géant Glacier.
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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