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“Freddie the guide - if you do not follow me you may die!”
Review of Vallee Blanche

Vallee Blanche
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$193.92*
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Chamonix Mont-Blanc Day Trip from Lausanne
Ranked #7 of 67 things to do in Chamonix
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Owner description: A beautiful ski area in the Chamonix Valley.
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Freddie the guide - if you do not follow me you may die!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

This was the best day skiing ever- if you go the chamonix you must do this the journey up is awesome but the ride down is perfect!

Visited February 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Unbelievable”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

In late Dec 2013 we skiied the Vallee Blanche, led by two exceptional local guides. Although Chamonix had not gotten much snow, we had knee-deep untracked powder (a bit wind blown in spots) for most of the run. We hiked the ridge from Aiguille du Midi with only ropes attached to one another (for novice mountaineers, quite an experience, although I should note that we were overtaken on the ridge by more experienced mountaineers - perspective). The trip through the Vallee Blanche on skis is a trip through geological time. Some parts remind one of flat moonscape, while other parts are flanked by massive chunks of heaving blue glacier ice. Sadly, the glacier is shrinking, and when you hit the end by the ice caves, you can see how much of the glacier has vanished. Overall, an unbeatable day on skis - highly recommend a guide though, as deep crevasses and sheer ridge faces pose danger for the inexperienced.

Visited December 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Friendly and convenience”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Nice room with some antique furniture from the owner. Good memory from the owner who can remember my name so well. Remember to ask for the transport card for free travelling on local transport within Chamonix region.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Glorious scenery clean air blue skies”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. Loads of lifts with signed walks. Nice town with regional food. Good tourist info centre. But rather expensive. For a short stay brilliant.

Visited August 2013
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Sant Feliu de Codines, Spain
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“Nice experience”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The trip in the little train from Chamonix to Montenvers, the visit tot eh Groute des Cristaux, the walk to the Mer de Glace and the visit to the Ice Cave, perfect!
Attention! To go down to the Ice Cave you must walk along a steep downhill for 20 minutes and then you still have 374 steps. To go down is very easy but going up...you get easily very tired due to the altitude you are at. No problem if you are used to it. You can also take a telecable to avoid the 20 minutes walk up but you still have the 374 steps anyway. So, it is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or people carrying baby strollers.
The only thing we missed was the station staff's sincerity. It was a bit cloudy on the day we wanted to go up and they told us it was good up there but when we arrived the fog didn't let you see in front of you! If they had been honest we would have gone up there another day and would have been able to enjoy the views.

Visited August 2013
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