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Haute Route guided ski tour

The Haute Route is the classic ski touring adventure that links the two Alpine centers of Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland. Fantastic 7 days of skiing on the trip from Mont Blanc to Matterhorn.

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

There are no hidden costs. All transport, lift passes and accommodation are included. You will need only pocket money for drinks, snacks and packed lunches.

FLEXIBILITY

We will adjust the itinerary in case of bad weather.

REVISED 7 DAY ITINERARY

The itinerary has been updated this year to ensure maximum descent and to stay in the most spectacularly located mountain huts along the way.

SKI TOUR FROM CHAMONIX TO ZERMATT WITH CHAMEX MOUNTAIN GUIDES

The Haute Route is the classic ski touring adventure that links the two Alpine centres of Chamonix-Mont Blanc in France and Zermatt in Switzerland.  The main Haute Route season runs from mid march to late April when the mountain huts are open and the glaciers are safely snow-covered.

This is ski touring at its best – high in the mountains, from refuge to refuge, with long climbs and stunning descents. There are constantly changing views of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Grand Combin and Monte Rosa.

Starting in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif and ending up in the shadow of one of the most famous mountains in the Alps, the Matterhorn, this is a journey that every experienced ski tourer should undertake at least once in their lives.

The Haute Route story
It was first completed as a glacier trek during the summer of 1861 by the British Alpine Club, then first skied in 1903 by a group of Frenchmen who translated the name to the Haute Route ski tour. It has since become part of ski mountaineering history and remains one of the most famous and most coveted ski tours in the world, with fantastic scenery and exhilarating skiing.

The Haute Route will test your stamina and endurance and is by no means a walk in the park as it will entail long days at high altitude on mountain glacier terrain, so a good level of fitness and ski touring experience is needed. You will, however, be rewarded with exhilarating scenery and a close up view of magnificent alpine peaks such as the Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn.

You will start your journey at Les Grands Montets in Argentiere at the northern end of the Chamonix valley before crossing over a number of stunning alpine cols into Switzerland and the canton of Valais. At the end of each day you will stay in warm and cosy mountain huts such as the Trient, Prafleuri, Dix and Bertol as you cross glaciers, skin up mountains, ski fabulous off-piste terrain as you get ever closer to the magnificent Matterhorn.

Why book your Haute Route with Chamex guides?
  • Our trips are all inclusive – even the transport from Zermatt is included.
  • The only costs you have to add to your budget are packed lunches, snacks and drinks on huts.
  • Guaranteed pre-reserved places on huts.
  • Flexibility – we will adjust the itinerary in case of bad weather.
  • We work with fully qualified UIAGM mountain guides, local to Chamonix with years of guiding experience.
  • All our guides speak English.
  • We are locally run and fully French registered business based in Chamonix.
Haute Route with Chamex
Chamonix Experience’s Haute Route consists of 7 days of ski touring. The itinerary has been updated this year to ensure maximum descent and to stay in the most spectacularly located mountain huts along the way.

This is an all-inclusive ski touring trip. There are NO HIDDEN COSTS such as taxis, lifts or huts added on to your expenses during the trip. Everything is taken care of by your mountain guide, so you can just relax and enjoy the fantastic ski touring. The only thing you should budget for are your daily lunches and drinks. Your mountain guide will make sure that you have time to pick up what you need during the trip.

Prices
  • Group of 3 skiers : 3 490€ per person
  • Group of 4 skiers : 2 890€ per person
  • Group of 5 skiers : 2 550€ per person
  • Group of 6 skiers : 2 295€ per person
Ski the Haute Route as a Private Trip
If you are travelling with a group of friends or just wish to ski the Haute Route on your own, let us know! We will be delighted to organise a custom made, private Haute Route guided ski tour for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know the dates of your holidays, your previous ski touring experience and your expectations. We will create and organize a tour that suits you and your friends the best!

From: 2190 €

Advanced

You regularly practice backcountry skiing and have a solid repertoire. You ski confidently in all types of backcountry snow, and are comfortable in couloirs (gullies) up to 35°. You’d like to improve by learning the methods of ski alpinism – climbing couloirs with an ice axe and crampons – skis on the backpack, skiing longer and more committing itineraries. Randonnée (ski touring) applicants are comfortable with the necessary techniques and material for, and have participated in, longer hut tours – spending consecutive nights in mountain huts.
  • Fitness level 5/5
  • Maximum 6 skiers per group
  • 7 days of skiing
  • Available March – April
  • 6 nights in huts
  • Organised groups transfer Zermatt – Chamonix

Dates

Haute Route guided ski tour
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Sunday 16 March 2025
Saturday 22 March 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 23 March 2025
Saturday 29 March 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 30 March 2025
Saturday 5 April 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 6 April 2025
Saturday 12 April 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 13 April 2025
Saturday 19 April 2025
Available
2295 €

Dates

Haute Route guided ski tour
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Sunday 16 March 2025
Saturday 22 March 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 23 March 2025
Saturday 29 March 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 30 March 2025
Saturday 5 April 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 6 April 2025
Saturday 12 April 2025
Available
2295 €
Sunday 13 April 2025
Saturday 19 April 2025
Available
2295 €
Clothing
Warm hat
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Thermal underwear
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Fleece or woollen layers
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Light puffer jacket
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Windproof and waterproof jacket
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Windproof and waterproof trousers
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Warm gloves
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Thin gloves
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Sun hat
Technical gear
Ice axe
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Ski goggles
Technical gear
Crampons
Technical gear
Ski / splitboard skins
Technical gear
Ski poles
Technical gear
Ski touring skis
Technical gear
Ski touring boots
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x 1
Technical gear
Ski / splitboard crampons
Technical gear
30 – 40 litres rucksack with attachment loops for skis or snowboard
Safety Equipment
Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
Other essentials
Sunglasses
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Other essentials
Headlamp with fresh batteries
Other essentials
Earplugs
Optional items
Sleeping bag liner (Opt)
Included in price

Guide Fees

7 days of guiding and instruction by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Mountain huts

6 nights accommodation in mountain huts with breakfast and dinner included.

Transport

Any transport that is required during the course including the return trip from Zermatt to Chamonix.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Lift passes

The cost of any lift access that is required during the course for the itinerary described above.

Not included in price

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included. We will be happy to help you find and book accommodation on request.

Insurance

Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.