The Haute Route Ski Traverse - Chamonix to Zermatt

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The Haute Route Ski Traverse - Chamonix to Zermatt

There are a few variations of the route, however our preference is the Verbier Variation which gives the best blend of quality skiing, exciting terrain, and reasonable travel times on our skis each day. On day 3, we use a local Gondola in Verbier which makes gaining altitude fast and efficient leaving the village. Beyond Verbier, hightlights of the route include stays in Verbier, the spectacular Cabane Des Dix, an outstanding ascent to the Pigne D'Arolla and finish the week with the run of a lifetime as we ski down from summit level, below the iconic north face of the Matterhorn to arrive in Zermatt your waiting hotel and a team meal in the town center. The huts we visit are opperated by both Swiss and French Alpine Clubs. While they are comfortable and clean, they also provide hearty mountain meals for our groups each night.

Itinerary

This Chamonix Zermatt Haute Route requires you to have all day hiking fitness, and capable of maintaining moderate output all day long (7-10hrs). You should be comfortable with your ski technique in intermediate/advanced terrain. There may be times when the Guides need to employ the use of ropes while both skiing up and down. You will be skiing with a pack (~20lbs.) for the duration of the program. If you haven't skied with a pack before, it does take some getting used to. Getting out for some practice before the trip will give you an idea of what to expect and how to adjust your technique.

Stop At:

• The Matterhorn, Bahnhofsplatz, Zermatt 3920 Switzerland
• Vallee Blanche, Chamonix France
• Glacier d'Argentiere, Vallee de Chamonix, 74400 Argentiere, Chamonix France

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Duração: 7 Days
Ponto de partida: 74400 Chamonix, France

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluído

  • Technical Equipment
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • All Lodging from the night of day 1 through to day 7

Não Incluído

  • International Airfare
  • Transfers from Geneva Airport to Argentiere
  • Rental of ski touring equipment
  • Lunches. These can be purchased in the huts, or in the valley bottom.
  • Drinks. In the huts, beer is ~ CHF7 and wine starts at ~ CHF30
  • Dinner while lodging in Zermatt or Argentiere
  • Gondolas in Chamonix (Aig. Du Midi), Verbier and Zermatt
  • Additional lodging or transportation costs due to changes in route for any reason.

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