Guidebook

The Classic Ski Tours of the Chamonix Valley

From shorter introductory tours to big days at high altitude, every tour is as breathtakingly spectacular as the next.

Description

Crochues-Berard Traverse
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Crochues-Berard Traverse

Chamonix
3 - 4 hrs
9.5 km
535 m
1,683 m
42 °
A good introduction to Chamonix ski touring which nonetheless features a short bootpack and an exposed traverse.
Difficult
Private
Col d'Argentiere
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Col d'Argentiere

Chamonix
5 - 6 hrs
11.9 km
1,050 m
1,741 m
42 °
A slightly steeper alternative to the Col du Tour Noir
Moderate
Private
Aiguille d'Argentière via the Glacier du Milieu
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Aiguille d'Argentière via the Glacier du Milieu

Chamonix
5 - 6 hrs
9.8 km
1,309 m
2,040 m
54 °
A prominent and sought after summit at 3900 meters yet it remains much more accessible than the other major peaks of the Argentière Basin.
Severe
Private
Col du Passon
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Col du Passon

Arve Valley
1 - 2 hrs
4.1 km
12 m
1,497 m
46 °
One of THE classic tours of the area taking in a variety of high quality ski terrain.
Moderate
Private
Col de l'Encrenaz
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Col de l'Encrenaz

Chamonix
0 - 1 hrs
3.6 km
32 m
1,385 m
38 °
A superb variant, accessed from Le Buet or via the Col de Beugeant descent.
Difficult
Private
Brêche de Puiseux
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Brêche de Puiseux

Chamonix
3 - 4 hrs
8.1 km
771 m
1,481 m
52 °
The classic ski-mountaineering trip of the area, taking in some mind-blowing scenery.
Difficult
Private
Pointe de la Terrace

Pointe de la Terrace

Chamonix
12.2 km
1,350 m
1,348 m
43 °
Moderate
Private
Col des Dards

Col des Dards

Chamonix
1 - 2 hrs
1.8 km
258 m
259 m
28 °
A lovely, mellow tour to a ridge with panoramic views.
Difficult
Private
Col des Dards
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Col des Dards

Chamonix
3 - 4 hrs
6.9 km
617 m
1,363 m
42 °
A visually stunning ski tour easily accessible from Flégère
Moderate
Private