Haute Route ski tour guides for your private groups.
Over 6 days we traverse the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt on skis.
Enjoy never-ending ice landscapes while skinning over spectacular passes and peaks on your way to the next mountain hut. The trip of course also involves some beautiful off-piste descents into the valleys.
Haute Route on skis – 6 days trip
Our Haute Route program contains 6 days of ski touring and 5 nights in mountain huts between Chamonix and Zermatt. The itinerary we have chosen offers a maximum of fun skiing and less traversing compared to other possible routes. Nice dinners are served in all huts and when down in the valleys we can have a shower and re-stock on lunches and snacks.
Day 0: We meet in Chamonix in the evening and check our equipment.
Day 1: For our first ascent we take the lift from Argentiere to the top of Grand Montets. From the top station (3280m) we ski down onto the Argentiere Glacier. From there we ascend the col du Chardonnet (3323m). Over the col du Saleina we reach the Trient hut (3170m) where we spend the night.
1050m ascent, 1030m descent.
Day 2: Our second day touring we start with a descent along the Trient glacier down to Champex. From there a short taxi ride takes us to Verbier. We skin from here up to the Prafleuri hut (2662m) where they make very tasteful rösti.
400m ascent, 1700m descent
Day 3: We ski tour over the col des Roux and along the Lac Dix we ascend to the Dix hut (2928m).
About 5h traversing
Day 4: From the Dix hut we climb the Pigne d’Arolla (3790m), which will be the highest point of the week. From there we get a big ski descent all the way down to Arolla, where will spend the night in a hotel.
900m ascent, 2000m descent
Day 5: Skinning straight from Arolla up to the Bertol hut (3311m), we earn the nice turns to come on our last day…
Day 6: Skiing from Bertol to Zermatt. After a short ski descent we climb the summit of Tete Blanche (3710m) followed by a long ski over the glaciers down to Zermatt.
500m ascent, 2200m descent.
Group size: Maximum 6 persons with one mountain guide
Best time: Mid-March to end of April
Ability: Being able to ski safely in any snow conditions. We skin about 1000m a day in average which demands a certain fitness. Some experience using ski touring equipment is needed. If you are a beginner or uncertain of your ability, come for a day of guided ski touring in Chamonix before.
|Price per person:
– 6 days of private guiding
– 4 nights half board in mountain huts
– 1 night half board in hotel in Arolla
– transport from Champex to Verbier and from Zermatt back to Chamonix
– mountain rescue insurance
– personal ski touring equipment, lunches
– lifts passes
– accommodation in Chamonix before or after the week if needed