Ski Mont Blanc

Skiing Mont Blanc is a must on every skier's "bucket list".  The 3800m descent from the top of Europe to Chamonix is truly awesome.   Using the Aiguille du Midi telepherique, we'll choose between the “3 Summits” or “Mulets” route depending on conditions.  The descent drops down to the Mulets hut, spectacularly perched on an island of rock surrounded by massive glaciers.   The next morning we'll descend to Chamonix. 


Dates:

May 6-8     (In conjunction with Gran Paradiso trip, May 1-5, for acclimatization)

Or on your own schedule in April, May, & June


It may be possible to climb and ski Mont Blanc safely in just 2 days if:


1) The athletes are very fit, fast & acclimated

 

2) The weather is not heating up the snowpack too fast, which is difficult predict months in advance!


To return to Chamonix we must traverse & descend for about 1 hour on steep slopes (with even steeper slopes above).  In stable snow conditions it's no problem, and I do it quite regularly in the winter without stress.  But it's all about being in the right place at the right time!  We don't want to be there at 16:00hr on a hot spring day.  I've seen the white and shaken faces of guides who have done it late in the day because they were locked into a 2 day trip that a desk jockey had planned out because it was "more economical".  No thanks! 


If the stars align and we do it in 2 days, we can spend the 3rd day riding off-piste at the Grands Montets and enjoying the closing day party (May 8th:  BBQ, pond skimming, band, Swedes getting crazy, etc)


Costs 1:2 Ratio

1 Client 1550€/person

2 Client    950€/person

3 Client  1100€/person

4 Client   950€/person


Includes:

3 Days skiing 

2 Nights at huts with 1/2 pension (breakfast & dinner)

IFMGA guide & their hut expenses

Group gear: Ropes, first aid kit, group shelter, rescue sled 


Does not include:

Drinks & lunches

Insurance

Travel to & from Chamonix

Personal Gear  (we offer rentals of ice axe, harness, crampons, beacon, shovel, probe, packs)