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Vallee Blanche

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Address: Chamonix, France
Phone Number: 33-4-50-53-23-33
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: A beautiful ski area in the Chamonix Valley.

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Tricky on a snowboard

As a snowboarder with ~10 weeks of experience on the snow I have mixed feelings about VB. On the one hand, it really is absolutely majestic. You're out there surrounded by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a snowboarder with ~10 weeks of experience on the snow I have mixed feelings about VB. On the one hand, it really is absolutely majestic. You're out there surrounded by the famous peaks away from the masses - just you, your party, and your guide. It's wonderful. You bump into other groups from time to time, the guides tend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wow, that pretty much sums it up. After 15 years on the bucket list, I boarded the Vallee Blanche, claimed to be the longest run in the world, last March. Fantastic day out. The local guide was excellent and very professional. Tips and lessons learned are below. 1. Don't snowboard the Vallee Blanche. Narrow channels and half-pipes where your speed... More 

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Boca Grande, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

LOVED this!! My husband and I first visited L'Aiguille du Midi in the summer of 1998 and were awestruck! We returned in 2005 and hired a wonderful guide who led us across the Vallee Blanche from L'Aiguille du Midi into Italy, roped together and in crampons, and then returned by gondola. One of the most fantastic experiences of my life!

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Perth, Australia
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you get the chance to cross this valley it is amazing. The glacier is an amazing place to be and the views you have from below is just incredible

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

if you book a mixed group with a guide the pace of the other guests can be annoying, but it is the best value option.

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When our 10-year old was good enough off-piste I couldn't wait to book at Chamonix to do the Vallée Blanche. It is 21 km of great experience. Less beautiful than the Grands Montets, in our view, but something one must have done. There are people up there at 3800m really not knowing what they are doing, and yes every year... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fantastic scenery, great powder, good guides and plenty of sun. A perfect way to spend a full day skiing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Okay the view is nice, but really no skiing. Two third of it is flat, the rest is very basic (green / blue level...)... And then you have to walk up to Montenvers.

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Herts.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Superb day out. The scenery is fantatstic. You need to be a good competent skier but not expert. The guide will pick a route according to your ability. Don't put it off any longer - just do it.

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Memphis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My first visit to Chamonix. Very happy that I chose this hotel. Friendly service. Centrally located, convenient to restaurants, shops, etc. Recently renovated room, nicely decorated. Small, but not cramped like my room in Paris. Very convenient to have breakfast in the bar on site. Ma première visite à Chamonix. Très heureux que j'ai choisi cet hôtel. Le service est... More 

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