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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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Every skier must do experience

I was bit nervous about hiking down the ice path but it went easier than I thought. I loved the tour and it was my first real off piste experience. Every skier is dreaming about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was bit nervous about hiking down the ice path but it went easier than I thought. I loved the tour and it was my first real off piste experience. Every skier is dreaming about fresh snow and making your "mark"on the snow, well here it's possible. I am happy we did it!! It was a tough run and it... More 

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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

this is a blast and you don't have to be technically great. your guide can get you down easily as an intermediate. don't worry about the ridge climb down. its easier than it looks. lots of great terrain. ski inside and outside of crevasses. find fresh tracks when you can't imagine there being any because so many people ski this.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We waited 5 days to do this famous ski excursion over 23 kms of spectacular glacier and mountain skiing. This is for experienced skiers able to ski on any type of snow conditions. It is quite the most remarkable experience which should be on every experienced skier's "bucket list".

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went with a guide which makes all the difference. The hike down from the tram is intimidating but having watched it on YouTube I knew what to expect. We had new snow so the glacier skiing was superb but be aware of the rocky bottom of the run off the glacier and the hike out. Might be better to ask... More 

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Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We come back every few years and Each time it has been different. Definitely getting more crowded but with a guide you will find some unpopulated parts. The arête at the start is safe (particularly if roped to a guide) but scary scary ( particularly the year when the "safety" handrail rope was below knee level ) . My advice... More 

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Bridgewater, CT
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

For our trip down the Vallee Blanche we hired Vincent Lameyre a professional ski tour guide from Compagnie des Guides of Chamonix Established in 1821, the Chamonix Guides’ Company is the oldest and largest guides’ company in the world. Today, a total of 240 self- employed mountain guides and leaders work with the company. http://www.chamonix-guides.eu/ Our ski guide Vincent Lameyre... More 

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seattle, washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Only venture onto this ski slope if you have no fear of heights and are a strong skiier. Our guide carried all our skies do the narrow path while the other people were trying to navigate down with their skies strapped onto their backs.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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