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The Vallée Blanche: The Most Beautiful Off-Piste in the World

Freeriders’ most beloved itinerary begins from Punta Helbronner and arrives in Chamonix, offering unique emotions and thrills at every turn

Unique in its category, the descent of the Vallée Blanche is a route of spectacular beauty. A classic itinerary for all freeriders that unfolds for over 20 km on the Mer de Glace Glacier, in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, starting from Punta Helbronner at 3,466 m and arriving at Chamonix at 1,042 m.

THE DESCENT

Impossible not to be moved before the marvels that nature is capable of offering, like the magnificent granite gargoyles, the crevasses and séracs in their pastel shades, but also the stupefying panoramas protected by the mountains that crown the summit of the Alps.

The descent is appropriate for skiers accustomed to skiing parallel on red slopes in full control. But given that it’s an off-piste itinerary on a glacier it’s a good idea to make use of the professional knowledge of an alpine guide.

THE BEST PERIOD TO EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE OF THE VALLÉE BLANCHE

From Christmas to early May, depending on snow levels.
In the months of January and February, conditions are usually optimal.

 

For more information: Vallée Blanche route