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Chamonix to Zermatt Ski Tour

The route taken was: Argentiere > Trient Hut > Mont Fort Hut > Prafleuri Hut > Dix Hut > Vignettes Hut > Zermatt

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The high level route from Chamonix to Zermatt is one of the best and most well known ski tours in the world, and justifiably so. It is a journey through spectacular high mountains and complex glaciated terrain. This is a tough journey and one that should only be undertaken when you have the necessary skills to deal with the high mountain environment. The rewards and satisfaction you will feel on completing this tour will last for a lifetime.

Day 1

Arrive in Chamonix.

Day 2

Off piste skiing and skills training in the Grand Montets ski area.

Day 3

Ski down from the top of the Grand Montets to the Argentiere Glacier. Skin up to the Col du Chardonnet where a roped descent is usually necessary down onto to Saleina Glacier. From here there is traverse around to the Fenetre de Saleina and across the Trient Plateau to the Trient hut in Switzerland.

Day 4

Start the day by skiing down the Trient Glacier to the Col des Ecandies. This is at the head the Val d'Arpette, a stunning valley that leads down to the picturesque village of Champex in Switzerland . From here transfer to Verbier ski area by road, where it is possible to use uplift and ski to the Mont Fort hut.

Day 5

From the Mont Fort hut skin up to the Col de la Chaux then traverse to the Col de Momin. From here an ascent of the Rosablanche can be made, this gives us an outstanding view of all the surrounding mountains. From Rosablanche there is wonderful ski descent to the Plafleuri hut.

Day 6

The day starts with a short climb over the Col des Roux this gives a fantastic view down onto the Lac des Dix and the route ahead. Ttraverse around lake side then up to the Pas de Chat on-route to the Dix hut.

Day 7

Skin across the Cheilon Glacier and up to the Col de la Serpentine. Continue up to the Col de Brenay and then up the final slopes to the beautiful summit of the Pigne d` Arolla (3796m.) A stunning ski descent to the Vignettes hut with Mt. Collon providing a perfect backdrop.

Day 8

A pre-dawn start is needed from the Vignettes hut to enable us to reach the Col de Valpelline by late morning. Then a breathtaking ski down the Stockji and Zmutt glaciers with North face of Matterhorn towering above. Now there are only the final stages left down to Zermatt .

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