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Ski Mont-Blanc

Summit the world-famous Mont Blanc on an exceptional three day ski touring and mountaineering expedition led by our fully qualified and experienced UIAGM mountain guides.


Mont Blanc was first skied in 1930 by a Swiss mountain guide; it has now become the ultimate objective of many ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers.

Typically, the majority of alpinists summit Mont Blanc during the summer months, on foot and using crampons where necessary. But what could be better than reaching the summit of Western Europe’s highest peak on skis, in the knowledge that you have the joy of a fantastic 3000m off-piste descent? During the ascent and descent you will pass through spectacular glacial structures with deep crevasses and towering seracs.

This course is for experienced ski tourers with a good level of fitness and a love of adventure. Your Chamex mountain guide will ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime, one that very few people can claim to have had.

The key to success on Mont Blanc is preparation; this 3 day course is for those of you who have already done all of the preparation and who just want the security of a professional guide to lead you safely to the summit and back. We recommend that you prepare for this trip with altitude training to help you acclimatise, either here in Chamonix or elsewhere in the Alps.

Safety is our priority and in order to maintain the highest level of security, we stick to a ratio of 1:2 on Mont Blanc (1 mountain guide per 2 clients). Our background in mountain rescue (PGHM Chamonix) means that we are experienced in assessing and reacting to the dangers that high mountain expeditions pose.

We typically take the traditional itinerary via the Refuge des Grands Mulets; this route starts from the Plan de l’Aiguille lift station (2310m) and makes its way between the crevasses of the Les Bossons glacier to the refuge (3051m), which is spectacularly situated on a rocky outcrop in the middle of this imposing glacier. However, your Chamex mountain guide will decide the itinerary that you take depending on the weather, snow conditions and the level of the group.

From: 1950 €


You ski often and at a high level. You ski both sidecountry and backcountry, as well as ski-alpinism. You are steady and comfortable on any terrain. You ski couloirs (gullies) of up to 40° and would like to improve your steep skiing and mountain skiing skills. You are familiar with avalanche companion rescue techniques and glacier safety methods. You have previous experience with crampons on ice and mixed ground, and can belay and rappel. You have participated in assorted multi-day, hut-to-hut ski tours in the Alps.
  • Fitness level 5/5
  • Dates on demand
  • 3 days itinerary
  • Available mid April – May
  • 1 night in a mountain hut
  • Ski Mont-Blanc 2 days Chamex
Warm hat
Thermal underwear
Fleece or woollen layers
Light puffer jacket
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Warm gloves
Thin gloves
Sun hat
Technical gear
Ice axe
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Ski goggles
Technical gear
Ski / splitboard skins
Technical gear
30 – 40 litres rucksack with attachment loops for skis or snowboard
Technical gear
Technical gear
Ski touring skis
Technical gear
Ski touring boots
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
60 – 120 cm tape sling
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
Ski / splitboard crampons
Technical gear
Ski poles
Technical gear
Safety Equipment
Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Other essentials
Headlamp with fresh batteries
Optional items
Sleeping bag liner (Opt)
Included in price

Guide Fees

3 days guided skiing and ski touring with an IFMGA qualified mountain guide.

Mountain hut

1 night in a mountain hut with breakfast and dinner included.

Lift passes

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

Group Equipment

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

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

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.

Not included in price

Skis / Snowboards

The price does not include skis/snowboards, boots or clothing. If you do not have your own we can help you organise rental, please ask us for details.

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.


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.

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.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

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.