Valleé Blanche, Chamonix, France

Valleé Blanche, Chamonix, France. The longest descent in the Alps meanders 20 kilometers through the magnificent mountain scenery near the French ski resort of Chamonix. It starts on the second highest peak in the Alps that can be reached by cable car, the Aiguille du Midi. In the Vallée Blanche, skiers should not only pay attention to the landscape, the glaciers are criss-crossed with dangerous crevasses. Photo (playing card) by me, Peter Erlach.

Vallée Blanche – surrounded by majestic peaks

Vallée Blanche is a ski run that epitomizes adventure and beauty. Surrounded by majestic peaks, it offers an unparalleled experience for thrill-seeking skiers and nature enthusiasts alike.

This legendary off-piste descent starts at the summit of Aiguille du Midi, towering at an impressive altitude of approximately 3800 meters. As you take the cable car up to the starting point, the anticipation and excitement build, knowing that you are about to embark on a thrilling journey through untouched wilderness.

Magic! The the start of the legendary Vallée Blanche descent. Photo: © Peter Erlach

The descent begins with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Mont Blanc Massif, showcasing its snowy peaks and icy glaciers. The Vallée Blanche ski run winds its way down a vast glacial valley, offering a unique blend of challenging terrain and serene beauty. Skiers navigate through narrow couloirs, vast snowfields, and jagged ridges.

Creating an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other.

As you ski along the route, the surroundings become a true feast for the eyes. The serene silence, interrupted only by the sound of skis gliding on fresh powder, transports you to a different world. Majestic ice formations and translucent blue crevasses line the path, showcasing the raw power and mesmerizing beauty of nature.

The backside of Aiguille du Midi. Photo: © Peter Erlach

While Vallée Blanche is a paradise for advanced skiers, it is essential to approach it with caution. The constantly changing conditions and the presence of hidden crevasses require careful navigation. But with the right skills, this mythical ski run rewards you with an unforgettable experience and a sense of accomplishment like no other.

For those seeking a true adventure in the heart of the Alps, Vallée Blanche is a must-visit destination. With its awe-inspiring scenery, heart-pumping descents, and untouched wilderness, it is a ski run that exemplifies the beauty and allure of winter sports in the mountains.

More information on the official website of Chamonix.

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