Ski Mont Blanc with a Mountain Guide

Mont Blanc on skis is the ultimate way to reach the highest peak in western Europe. This is an epic end of ski-season challenge!

The thrill doesn't stop at the summit; a breathtaking off-piste descent from 4810m down the north face will take you down the Bosses ridge, then down the Bossons glacier back down to Chamonix.

Price: starting from 1000 €

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You must have a strong previous ski touring / ski mountaineering experience, and you must be able to ski off-piste competently in all snow conditions.

The best time to ski Mont Blanc is end-April to mid-June.

You will need to bring an identity card or passport.

Your high mountain guide

  • High mountain guide, UIAGM qualified
  • English and French speaking
     

Please use the tabs above to read about the day by day itinerary, and other useful information.

Subject to change depending on weather and mountain conditions and participants' fitness.

The night before meet with your guide at the hotel Pointe Isabelle in Chamonix for a briefing and gear check.

Your guide will bring the gear you have requested from us, or accompany you if you need to purchase or rent boots or any additional gear.

Day 1: Grands Mulets hut

Take the cable car from Chamonix to the Plan de l'Aiguille (2310 m). With skins on skis, we traverse the Pèlerins and Jonction glaciers to arrive at the Grands Mulets hut (3057 m).

Altitude range: +700m.
Hours: between 3 and 5 (depending on snow conditions and fitness)

Ski Mont Blanc and cross the famous "junction" towards Grand Mulets refuge

Day 2: Ascent of Mont Blanc (4810m)

We ski across the glacier to the base of the Nord du Dôme ridge. From here we have to do some climbing while carrying our skis on our backpacks across short sections of 35 to 40 degrees.

We reach the summit of the Dôme du Goûter, then follow the Bosses ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc.

Depending on snow conditions, we sometimes need to climb the final section of the ridge.

With a rest and some time to take in the extrodinary view from the summit, we commence the ski descent-of-a-lifetime to the Mont Blanc tunnel if the snow cover allows, or to the Plan de l'Aiguille.

This is a long day at high altitude that demands fitness, endurance, and good ski and crampon technique.

Altitude range: +1700m and -3800m or -2600m
Hours: 8 to 10
The ascent can also be done by the three summits route (via the Aiguille du Midi cable car and the Cosmique hut) if conditions allow.

ski on Dome du Gouter and sun rise on Mont Blanc

Required technical level

Gradients: 45/50° max. Ropes and crampons on the north ridge of Dôme du Gouter (200 m), with skis on backpack.

Efficiency in all type of snow conditions is required (your style is less relevant!), and you must already have a strong experience in ski touring / ski mountaineering (Haute route Chamonix-Zermatt etc....

The Mont Blanc cannot be your first ski mountaineering experience.

Fitness level required to Ski Mont Blanc

Altitude ranging from 800 to 1700m. Days can be 6 to 12 hours skiing / climbing, we will be climbing about 350/450 vertical metres per hour.

This is most suited to people who practice endurance sports regularly, and who already have ski mountaineering experience.

It's mandatory to send us back the ski touring questionnary.

Meeting point

Meet at 6.30pm the day before departure, at your hotel in Chamonix to check your equipment and be briefed. The exact time will be reconfirmed by your guide.

Access - by plane

Chamonix Mont-Blanc is 1 hour from Geneva International airport. Contact us for transfer information.

Accommodation

The night before is spent in Hotel Pointe Isabelle*** in Chamonix depending on availabilities, and includes breakfast.

Night 1 is spent in a mountain refuge (Grand Mulets hut), with dinner and breakfast included.

The accommodation is dormitory style; blankets and pillows are provided but you may want to bring your own sleeping bag liner.

There is no running water; bottled water must be purchased.

If you need additional accommodation before or after, we can propose different types for all budgets. Just let us know when you book.

Meals

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the refuge.

We supply you with picnic lunches (sandwich, cheese, biscuits and chocolate).

Vegetarian option on request.

Advisable to bring additional snacks, e.g. sports bars and dried fruit. Don't bring anything heavy or squashable.

Gear required to Ski Mont Blanc

We will provide you with the Mont Blanc Ski Touring list when you book. Anything you don't have, you can rent from us.

Skiing Mont Blanc Costs and Availability

Course Date Price (per person) Status Book
19-20 April 20201000€Available - 2 places
24-25 April 20201000€Available - 2 places
3-4 May 20201000€Available - 2 places
1-2 May 20201000€Available - 2 places
08-09 May 20201000€Available - 2 places
15-16 May 20201000€Available - 2 places
22-23 May 20201000€Available - 2 places
29-30 May 20201000€Available - 2 places
5-6 June 20201000€Available - 2 places
  • €1000 per person, based on 2 clients per guide
  • €1740 per person, based on 1 client per guide (privately guided ascent, choose your dates)

The price includes:

  • Organisation
  • High mountain guide (UIAGM qualified)
  • Full board in refuge
  • Hotel the night before (B&B)
  • Plan de l'Aiguille cable car
  • Shared group equipment provided by guide (ropes, shovel, probe)

The price does not include:

  • Transport to Chamonix meeting point
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment hire
  • Alpine insurance
  • Gratuities