Summit happiness on the highest peak in the Alps? The ascent of Mont Blanc as a guided ski tour is one of the most breathtaking ski experiences in the world. And that's exactly why we at RETTER Sports would like to make this adventure possible for you. Together with an absolute professional: Stefan Gattwho, as a mountaineer and certified mountain guide, is the first and so far the only one who has already mastered Mont Everest on a snowboard and without oxygen. In short: The best guide for your guided ski tour on Mont Blanc.
Dates in work
Number of participants
Maximum 8 participants
Steep to very steep rocky terrain and longer or very frequent exposed passages prevail. The belay consists of wire ropes, chains, iron clamps, step pins and longer, vertical or overhanging ladders. Clamps and pins can also be further apart. The difficulties can be mastered without belaying elements up to IV (UIAA climbing scale). Surefootedness and freedom from vertigo, a very good physical condition, strength and endurance in arms and legs, and via ferrata equipment is strongly recommended.
Services & Prices
We have prepared the best of the best for your guided ski tour. On the tour to the Mont Blanc you will be accompanied by the mountain pro Stefan Gatt and other state certified mountain and ski guides. Guiding for the guided ski tour is based on a ratio of 1:2.5, i.e. one mountain guide for two to a maximum of three clients. We also take care of your accommodations. So that you can fully concentrate on the mountain experience.
Mountain and ski guide
Campsite or shared apartment in Chamonix
Accommodation in the huts
Additional services (Exclusive)
Arrival by train
Food & drinks on the mountain & in the valley
Any rental equipment
Travel price from 3600 €
No mountain climb without basecamp! Ours will be the beautiful and clean campsite "Mer de Glace" in Chamonix. This is also a part of your Mont Blanc guided ski tour. But don't worry - in case of changeable weather we will use an apartment nearby. In addition, you will spend 2-3 nights in huts. One night in the Cosmique cottage and one or two more nights in the "Refuge du Grands Mulets". These cabins are open for you with full service.
Like any other big mountain, Mont Blanc creates its own weather. Thus, the weather in the Mont Blanc region can be very changeable. Temperatures can drop to -10° / -20 °C at the higher elevations of the mountain and strong winds can occur. It is therefore helpful to test your equipment before setting off on your guided ski tour up Mont Blanc.
Mont Blanc ("White Mountain"), located between France and Italy, is the highest mountain in the Alps and the European Union at 4808 meters.
The territory of Chamonix is one of the most magnificent and spectacular mountain regions in Europe. This fact alone makes our guided ski tour to Mont Blanc a "Once in a Lifetime" experience. Unique mountain panorama and adventure guaranteed. Nowhere else in the Alps can you find such a high number of needles and peaks combined with extraordinary glacier landscapes. In addition, the rock is a wonderful orange granite that invites you to beautiful climbs of all levels of difficulty. All hikes with or without crampons in this area are characterized by the unique panorama and nature.
A good Preparation to this unforgettable ski tour on Mont Blanc is essential for you to enjoy the climb. The guided Mont Blanc tour is designed for experienced ski tourers with average fitness. This means that you reach at least one of the following fitness levels:
- Run 10 km in 55 minutes or less
- Climb 900 meters of altitude in 120 minutes or less
- Maintain a speed of 5 km/h at 10° on a treadmill for 120 minutes
- Perform 2 (or more) watts/kg on a bicycle trainer for 120 minutes.
In preparation for your guided ski tour on Mont Blanc, it is important to do cardio-pulmonary training two to three times a week (for at least 6-8 months), such as 1-2 hours of running or fast hiking (pulse 120-145) to get in shape physically. For the technical difficulties, it is important that you practice skiing in the backcountry in all types of snow.
There is no one right way to dress properly, but multiple layers are important. Make sure your clothes fit and that they offer enough freedom of movement for strenuous activities. Ski touring boots in good condition are of great importance. Please take responsibility for good, well-tested equipment so that it protects and supports you during the ascent and does not cause any problems. Another tip: Take several thin layers rather than thick ones!
Clothing for the mountain:
- Ski touring pants/trekking pants (ideal if you can zip off the legs) that dry quickly
- Breathable long merino baselayer
- 2x Zipnecks (adjustable to different temperatures) & 1x Long John
- A warm fleece sweater or sweatshirt
- A very light down jacket
- Wind and rainproof jacket (with hood)
- 2-3 pairs of warm socks or stockings
- Waterproof pants when we are exposed to rain/snow or wind
- Gaiters for deep snow
- Two wool hats, a pair of gloves and a pair of mittens!
- Change of clothes, should you sweat heavily.
You can get a detailed list of the equipment you need from from us on request!
Ski touring skis (all-mountain, medium weight, safe skiing) - recommended pin binding
skins and broken-in ski touring boots (for an easy ascent and an easy descent)
(adjustable) ski poles with large plates
Crampons with snow plate
A large backpack (50-70 liters with compression straps on the sides)
Full harness or abdominal belt & chest strap (UIAA standard) with a piece of rope to connect the two straps (150cm - 7mm).
Balllock carabiner (Petzl) and self-belay harness
Light ice axe (length between 50-75cm)
Avalanche shovel and avalanche probe
Helmet - in colors like yellow, red, green for more beautiful photos (black, white and blue are hardly visible)
Sunglasses (for the glacier) and a hat against the sun
Sunscreen (protection factor 30 or more) + lip balm
Headlamp for the night
A sleeping bag linen for the night in the hut
To have an unforgettable time on your guided ski tour in Mont Blanc area and have a good chance to climb the main summit, we need two days for acclimatization and 2-3 days for the ascent to the summit. Depending on the weather and the abilities of the participants, the tour lasts 5-7 days.
We will meet between 17:00 and 18:00 on the Camping site "Mer de Glace, as we have found this place ideal on our 15 ski tours so far. The decision of when we will be where on the mountain will be made depending on the current weather and snow conditions. First we will set goals, establish rules for our time together on the glacier, check equipment and then take the shuttle bus into town for a nice Dinner & Beer to enjoy.
In sunny weather we leave the campsite around 07:30 and take the cable car to Aguille du Midi to an altitude of about 3,750 m. After a technical briefing we will ski on one of the ski routes along the Refuge du Requin and of the Mer de Glace to Montenvers. There we take the train to Chamonix and go up a second time to the Aguille du Midi. This time we go down to the Refuge du Cosmique. To make the acclimatization process as smooth as possible, we will spend the night there.
After spending the night in the Cosmique hut, in the morning we ski up the Montblanc du Tacul and climb our first four-thousand-meter peak. If the conditions are good, we will return to the valley via the Mer de Glace.
From now on we are ready to reach the summit via the Route of the first climbers (1785!) to reach. For this we spend the night in the Refuge du Grands Mulets at about 3,100 m, which is fully managed. For the ascent to the hut we need about 4 hours from the cable car Aguille du Plan or about 7 hours without cable car from the valley.
Summit luck ahead: On the fifth day we have the whole day to climb the 1,700 meters in altitude to the Summit to overcome. On the descent we will encounter all kinds of snow until we reach the hut in the afternoon. There we will review our adventure together and toast accordingly.
On the last day, we will then continue to the Middle station ski down and from there float down to the valley by cable car.
Tips & Info
To have an unforgettable time in Mont Blanc area and have a good chance to climb the main summit, we need about 2-3 days for acclimatization and 2 days for the ascent to the summit. Depending on the weather and the abilities of the participants, the guided ski tour will last 5-7 days.
We recommend for this trip a Travel insurance with cancellation protectionso that you are on the safe side if something should happen before or during the trip.
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