The most technically and physically demanding variation of the Haute Route. It is also the most scenic and least crowded variation. Amazing views and great skiing will reward your efforts.
There are no hidden costs. All transport, lift passes and accommodation are included. You will need only pocket money for drinks, snacks and packed lunches.
We will adjust the itinerary in case of bad weather.
Technically and physically demanding itinerary, very scenic with good ski descents. The least busy variation of the Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route.
This Haute Route variation is also known as ‘the purist's Haute Route’. There are no taxis or lifts involved in this itinerary, you will complete the whole trip on foot - an excellent choice of itinerary for those who wish to ski the ‘real thing’.
This itinerary involves long ski days, on average 8 hours per day in good conditions. There are no easy stages and some of the passages are relatively steep and technical.
We run these trips in smaller groups, maximum 4 skiers per guide. This Haute Route variation is for expert skiers with lot of ski touring experience and very good level of fitness with strength and endurance.
All our Haute Route packages are all-inclusive. We take care of all the logistics (transport, lift passes, booking of the huts, etc.) for you to just relax and enjoy the amazing skiing. Your trip with us starts and ends in our offices in Chamonix. There are no hidden costs. The only expenses you have to calculate with are packed lunches, drinks & snacks on the huts.
Price per person for a group of 4 skiers.View Dates
You ski often and at a high level. You ski both sidecountry and backcountry, as well as ski-alpinism. You are steady and comfortable on any terrain. You ski couloirs (gullies) of up to 40° and would like to improve your steep skiing and mountain skiing skills. You are familiar with avalanche companion rescue techniques and glacier safety methods. You have previous experience with crampons on ice and mixed ground, and can belay and rappel. You have participated in assorted multi-day, hut-to-hut ski tours in the Alps.