• Ski Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

  • Ski Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

  • Ski Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

  • Ski Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

  • Length

    6 days

  • Where

    Western Alps

  • Number of participants

    Max. 6

  • Price

    1100 € pp

It is called the Queen of the Hautes Routes … there must be a good reason if every year such a high number of people skies this famous trip!

The more we move towards Zermatt, the more spectacular the scenic scenarios are, impressive glaciers and seracs, the warmth of the huts after a day in the snow, the unexpected snowfall that gives us a beautiful powder to ski, the immense Stockji Glacier’ s descent in front of the north face of the Matterhorn, the frozen beer waiting for us in Zermatt at the end of the tour.

These and a thousand others are unique moments that only a high altitude route such as the Chamonix-Zermatt can give you.

On Demand6 days1100 euroyes

The above price is for a group of 6 people.

The price includes: IFGMA Mountain Guide fees for 6 days, half-board (night, breakfast, dinner) in all the huts for 5 days for you and the Guide, lifts and transfers as described in the program (Champex-Verbier and Zermatt-Chamonix).

Not included: personal expenses (lunches, drinks) and everything not mentioned at the voice “The price includes”.

Day 1: Chamonix – Argentiere Hut

Meeting at 8.30h at the departure of the Grand Montets lifts, in Argentiere.

We will take the cable car up the top of the lifts and then ski down our first slope on the glacier of Rognons, just below the famous north walls of Les Droites and Aig. Verte. Insane! After reaching the flat part of the glacier we’ll put the skins on for the first climb to the Argentiere hut.

This first day will allow us to gain a better acclimatization in a gentle way (a good way not to get our legs “burned” out for the rest of the Haute Route!).  The afternoon spent at the hut will be just gorgeous, in the middle of one of the most impressive place of the Mont Blanc massif!

Day 2: Argentiere Hut – Champex

After a short descent of the glacier we’ll put the skins on and start our climb to the Col du Chardonnet; a short by quite impressive abseil (don’t worry about it, your Guide will assist you in everything), we’ll reach the Saleina glacier, on the Swiss side.

Another short descent and then the second climb of the day, a short one to the Fenetre de Saleina, from where we will have an amazing view of the Trient Glacier, which we will ski down for a short bit.

Last very short (80 m) climb to the Col des Ecandies. For here a fantastic descent of the Val d’Arpette (north facing –> great powder often) will lead us to a well deserved beer in Champex. Hot shower promised!

Day 3: Champex – Cabane de Prafleuri

A gentle start this morning after the long climb of yesterday. Taxi transfer to Verbier, where we’ll take the lifts to the Col des Gentianes; from here short bit of pist and then skin up for the first col of the day: Col de la Chaux.

On the other side down and then up again to the Col de Momin first and then to the summit of the Rosablanche. From here we’ll have a great view on the Dent Blanche and we’ll start to see the Matterhorn…approaching!

A beautiful ski down to the Cabane de Prafleuri, a very warm hut run by Babette, awaiting for us with her welcoming tea! (Don’t get worried…plenty of beers too!).

Day 4: Cabane de Prafleuri – Cabane des Dix

From the Hut a short climb will take us to the Col des Roux, from where we will have access to the Grand Dixence, an impressive artificial lake.

After a long traverse high above the lake, trying not to loose altitude, we will reach the famous and steep Pas des Chat. From here we will start to climb again and reach, in a couple of hours, the beautiful Cabane des Dix, with an impressive view on the north face of the Mont Blanc de Cheillon.

If the weather and conditions will allow us, it will be posible to climb to the summit of the Luette, not far from the hut, for a good afternoon skiing.

  • Departure from the Cab.de Prafleuri

  • Col des Roux

  • Pas des Chat

  • Climbing to the Dix Hut

  • La Grande Dixence

  • Resting at the Cabane des Dix

  • Early start

  • Mont Blanc de Cheillon

  • On the way to the Pigne d’Arolla

  • Mur de la Serpentine

  • Almost on the summit

  • Summit of Pigne

Day 5: Cab.des Dix – Cab.de Vignettes

A gorgeous day!

Today we will climb the Pigne d’Arolla (3796 m), the highest peak of our tour. From the summit amazing view of all the 4000 ms of the Wallis. Mont Blanc, the point where we started this amazing journey, will appear far now….

Down to the Vignettes hut, our base for the night.

Day 6: Cabane de Vignettes – Zermatt

The royal day!

Early start today. After a short skiing we’ll put the skins on and start to climb to reach the first of the three cols we’ll have to cross, Col de l’Eveque (3392 m); from here we’ll cross the border for 2 times in a few meters!

After the descent on the glacier we will start to climb again to reach the base of the stepp Col du Mont Brulè, our second col. The last part is done usually on crampons. Again down for another ski section to reach the glacier of Tsa de Tsan (here we are again in Italy) and last climb to the Col de Valpelline (where we will re-pass the border into Switzerland!).

Here we are at the most beautiful place of the whole Haute Route, with a stunning view of the west face of the Matterhorn and the Dent d’Herens!

From the col a long descent through impressive crevasses and seracs will lead us just below the north face of the Matterhorn first and then, finally, to reach the pists, where we will have a beer just in front of the Matterhorn to celebrate the achievement!

Final descent to Zermatt on pists.

Transfer to Chamonix with min-bus (included in the price).

  • On the way to the Col de l’Eveque

  • Col de l’Eveque

  • On the way to the second col of the day, Col du Mont Brulè

  • Col du Mont Brulè

  • Reaching the last col before skiing down to Zermatt, Col de Valpelline!

  • Col de Valpelline

  • Reaching the pists

  • A well-deserved beer!

Gear List

Warm hat

Thermal Layers

Wind Stopper

Down Jacket

Gore-Tex (or similar) Jacket

Waterproof trousers

Thin Gloves

Thick Gloves

Sun Hat

Technical Gear

Ski Touring Skis

Ski Touring Boots

Tranceiver, Probe, Shovel

Skins with new glue

Ski Crampons

Backpack 35-45 lt.

Alluminium Crampons

Classic Ice-Axe


Ski Touring Poles

1 Carabiner with Screw Gate

1 Sling 120 cm.

Sun Glasses (protection grade 4)


Head Torch

Thermos or Flask or Camelback

Sun cream + lips



Personal Medicaments