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Client/Guide Ratio: 4:1

Includes:
2 nights hotel with breakfasts in Chamonix, luggage transport to Zermatt, all lifts enroute, hut fees, breakfasts and dinners from Argentière to Zermatt.

Does not include:
Airfare to Geneva, ground transportation to Chamonix, restaurants in towns, trail snacks and lunches enroute, extra drinks at huts, any extra ski lifts or additional ground transportation.




Ski The World

European Haute Route     8 Day          
Chamonix to Zermatt

This is our 32nd year leading the most sought-after, classic, high-mountain ski tour in the world! From Mt. Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses we tour the glaciers, climb the cols, and ski down to the villages, arriving at the fabulous Matterhorn and Zermatt.

Although this tour offers the luxury of comfortable mountain huts, it is a rigorous trip demanding stamina for the uphills and proficient skiing skills for the long off-piste downhills. With bad-weather contingency plans, we offer this fantastic ski adventure as one that always results in a good time.

Advanced skiing ability, previous ski touring experience in high alpine terrain and Very Good to Excellent physical condition are required. The skills covered on our Tahoe Backcountry Ski Tours & Ski Mountaineering Techniques or equivalent skills are necessary prerequisites for this trip.

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Cost: $2,800 each/4+ skiers with 1 guide
         $3,350 each/3 skiers with 1 guide

Dates:
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Itinerary:
The Program, Chamonix Off-Piste (3 days of skiing) prior to the Haute Route is recomended, especially if you are new to skiing in the Alps.

Day 0:
Evening meeting and prep for next days departure.

Day 1:
The classic start for the Haute Route is to ski the Valle Blanche from the summit of the Agui du Midi, over 12 miles and 9,000 vertical feet down to Chamonix.

Day 2:
Leave Chamonix and ascend the Grand Montet by gondola. From the top, we will ski down and cross the Argentière Glacier and skin up the Col de Chardonnet and Fenetre de Salina and take in the spectacular views before skiing to the Trient Hut.

Day 3:
This day sports a descent starting in the high mountains and finishing on the Rhone valley floor via Champex. Transportation will be provided to Verbier with the day ending at the Mt. Fort Hut.

Day 4:
An ascent of Rosablanche will be our high point for this day followed by a marvelous alpine descent of this snow and glacier clad mountain, finishing at the Prafleuri hut.

Day 5:
Traverse from Prafleuri hut to les Dix hut via the col des Roux, lac des dix and the pas du chat (the cat step).

Day 6:
The climb to the top of the Pigne d'Arolla provides splendid views and leaves us, after a pleasant descent, perched at the Vignette Hut.

Day 7:
After ascending the Tête Blanche via Col Brulé and col de L’Eveque we will enjoy the thrill of our final Haute Route descent into Zermatt.



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