The off-piste skiing to Vallée Blanche from Courmayeur, in the Mont Blanc Range, features a very amazing freeride itinerary. It reaches an elevation of 3466 meters and it develops completely on glacier.

Valley Vallée Blanche is very beautiful and incredibly scenic and it offers unforgettable and priceless off-piste ski rides. A wonderful, yet rather demanding, itinerary that must not be underestimated.

  • Mont Blanc, Vallée Blanche
  • 8 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the Vallée Blanche off-piste skiing

The Vallée Blanche off-piste skiing starts from Courmayeur. With the SkyWay Monte Bianco cable car the free-riders will ride both sections and they will go to Punta Helbronner, 3466 meters. The path goes up towards Mount Col Flambeau from where the marvelous and motley off-piste ski ride starts.

It starts through the underlying slope towards Mount Aiguille du Midi. Passing through the great serac area the path gets to a sloping ground that leads to a hollow and to the foot of the Envers du Plan Glacier. In this area glacier Ghiacciaio del Gigante connects with Glacier Ghiacciaio del Tacul.

From there the ski-riders can traverse heading to Rifugio Requin or keep going towards the area where the glacier settles under the wonderful ice mass of the serac area. The path, then, enters Mer de Glace through which a very beautiful ski ride leads to the cable car of the glacier and to the Montenvers station. From there the little rack train will get the ski-riders to the station of Chamonix 1042 meters (ski descent will be directly to Chamonix if the snow conditions allow it).

The 20km route of the Vallée Blanche off-piste skiing from Courmayeur develops completely on glacier and it features difficult passages among the crevasses. In general this freeride itinerary must not be underestimated. The complete freeride and Glacier equipment is needed.

Price of the Vallée Blanche off-piste skiing experience

€ 450 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 495 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 550 - Price up to 4 persons

€ 600 - Price up to 5 persons

€ 675 - Price up to 6 persons

The price does not include:

  • SkyWay Monte Bianco cableway tickets € 42,00 per person
  • Montenvers train tickets € 30,00 per person (the use of the train to go down to Chamonix depends by the snow coverage)
  • Montenvers train ticket for the Mountain Guide € 21,00 has to be payed by the group
  • The cost of a private bus to come back to Courmayeur

Where to meet your mountain guide for the Vallée Blanche off-piste skiing

  • 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 8.30 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

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Crampons
  • 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 Vallée Blanche off-piste skiing 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.