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Ski touring

The Chamonix Valley offers a variety of terrain for ski touring. The numerous ski lifts make it easier to approach and optimise outings with long descents.

Ski touring and off-piste skiing

  • AUTONOMY
  • Mid mountain
  • Glacier

AUTONOMY

Ski tours (unsafe, unmarked, ungroomed, unsupervised) are often technical and require experience in route management, avalanche risk, etc.

Several guide books are available for reference at the OHM.


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MID MOUNTAIN TOURS

The Aiguilles Rouge range offers great ski touring terrain with an incredible backdrop on the Mont Blanc range. Classic tours are Traversée Crochues- Bérard, Col des Dards, Mont Buet…

GLACIER TOURS

The choice of glaciers to discover the Mont Blanc range on skis is endless. Undoubtedly, such terrain characteristics require good mountaineering skills (skiing on a glacier, abseiling down, crevasse rescue etc.)

Marked routes

ALLOCATED SITES WINTER 2021/2022


Due to the growing attraction towards this sports among the public, the Chamonix valley has decided to create ski touring practice loops adapted to all levels.


There are 4 allocated ski-touring sites in the valley. Users can tour up these unpatrolled nor maintained courses during the day, and ski back down on the piste.


  • Les Houches/Prarion: vertical gain : 841 m (2’775)
  • Argentière/Lognan par la Trapette (advanced) gain 730 m (2'410)
  • Argentière/Lognan refuge gain 800 m (2'625)
  • Le Tour/Charamillon: gain 358 m (1’850) 



MAP & INFO

 


As in the Chamonix valley, the other communes of the Pays du Mont-Blanc have marked out several ski touring itineraries. See below: 



PAYS DU MONT-BLANC

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