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Guided Haute Route ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt

Haute Route ski tour, Chamonix to Zermatt

The optimal skier's Haute Route tour with six days skiing, starting in Chamonix and finishing in Zermatt

The iconic Skier's Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt dates back to 1911 and requires little introduction. Bursting with stunning mountain scenery, gnarly ascents and endless descents, the Haute Route has become an all-time classic and a must-do for serious ski tourers. Our Haute Route tour is optimised for skiers, takes in the longest and best descents and avoids valley time. We welcome skiers and telemarkers!

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1: Meet Chamonix
You arrive in the Chamonix valley and meet with your guide and tour leader in the evening for welcome, equipment check and a day-by-day briefing on the Haute Route ski tour ahead

Day 2: Day ski tour Chamonix
We'll warm up with a day-tour in the Chamonix valley, which will incorporate practise of crampons, ice axe and transceiver skills. There'll be plenty of nice up and down hill skiing too!

Day 3: Chamonix to Trient hut
Today, the tour kicks off for real. From the top of the Grands Montets we start with a great ski down to the Argentiere glacier. Our first ascent then takes us over Col du Chardonnet (or Col du Passon) and across the Trient plateau to the Trient hut.

Day 4: Trient hut to Verbier and Prafleuri hut
We start the day with a wonderful long descend down the Arpette valley to the lake-side village Champex. From here, we transfer to le Chable and jump on a cable car up to the Verbier ski area. It's now time for a short skin before another descend to the Prafleuri hut. If we're up for it, we'll sneak in an ascend (and descend) of the Rosablanche on the way.

Day 5: Prafleuri hut to Dix hut
After a long day yesterday, today is a slightly shorter day. We start with a short skin before a long, traversing descend takes us to the spectacular Dix lake. From the lake, we climb to the Dix hut.

Day 6: Dix hut to Vignettes hut
Today we set out for an ascend of the Pigne d'Arolla - the high-point of our tour. From the summit, we have a great descend to the vignettes hut.

Day 7: Vignettes hut to Zermatt
A spectacular day lies ahead of us today. We leave the Vignettes hut early and cross no less than 3 cols before our final 2500 meter descend into Zermatt. A very worthy finish to our tour! We spend the night in a hotel in Zermatt

Day 8: Chamonix and depart
After breakfast, it's time to check out and return to Chamonix.

Trip details

Suitable for off-piste skiers with some ski touring experience, good fitness and stamina and an adventurous spirit.

8 days holiday with 6 days skiing.

Hotels and mountain huts.

Group size and guides:
From 4 to 6 clients with 1 certified English-speaking guide (IFMGA).

Dates & prices

Dates tbc

Price: tbc

Groups smaller than 4 will run if members are happy to pay a small supplement.

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Standard inclusions & exclusions:

- Expert tour planning and organisation by Alpine Treks
- 6 days guiding by English-speaking guide (IFMGA)
- Guide's expenses
- 7 nights accommodation (3x hotel, 4x mountain hut)
- Meals (7x breakfast and 4x dinners)
- Group equipment

- Travel to and from Chamonix
- Lunches, snacks, drinks and meals not mentioned above
- Cable cars and transfers along the tour (calculate with £125/€150 p.p.)
- Personal equipment

Option and Extras

Private trip:
This trip is available as a private trip with the flexibility to suit your pace and schedule. Contact us for details.

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