Skiing the World Famous Vallee Blanche, Chamonix

The Vallee Blanche is the world famous ski route in Chamonix. Starting from the 3842m high Aiguille du Midi it follows the glaciar down to Chamonix via the Montenvers cog railway train.

These are a few pictures from us riding the Vallee Blanche last week. The snow even at 3000m seems to have been melting  over the last week. It’s certainly time for some cycling and maybe a spot of climbing….. unless it cools down and snows again soon 🙂

I pick up my road bike in a week, so I am super stoked on getting a few longer alpine road rides under my belt this spring before our long distance cycling adventures in the summer.

The pictures in the slide show below are from a few laps down the Petit Envers variation of the Vallee Blanche in Chamonix, this is a route that winds between some seracs and crosses a few crevasses on a steeper pitch than the standard route. It needs to be later in the season to ride it comfortably after the snow covers these dangers. There are also some nice shots in the gallery below taken while waiting for the mountain train at Montenvers station, the views from here to the spike of the Drus are well worth the wait. A few deck chairs to relax in help make it one of my favourite spots in Chamonix.

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