The crowning moment of a ski holiday in Chamonix, the Vallée Blanche is one of the world’s most beautiful off-piste runs and the longest ski descent from a single lift (Aiguille du Midi cable car).

With this book, Chamonix mountain guide François Damilano provides the keys to this magnificent winter playground, bringing out the specific high-mountain atmosphere of each itinerary: history, advice on glacier skiing, weather, effects of altitude, equipment, etc.

This guidebook describes the six most classic ski descents through the huge glacial basin of the Vallée Blanche and the Mer de Glace:

  • Vallée Blanche Classic,
  • The “True” Vallée Blanche,
  • Petit Envers,
  • Grand Envers,
  • Combe de la Vierge,
  • Glacier de Toule.


The numerous photographs and illustrations allow skiers to visualise the line of their descent and to identify the surrounding glaciers and summits.
Vallée Blanche, the world’s most beautiful off-piste
joins the range of mountaineering guidebooks published by JMÉditions: Mont Blanc 4808 m, Snow, Ice and Mixed, Cascades de glace et dry-tooling.


Practical format:
- pocket size 12.5 x 17.5 cm..
- photos with routes marked.
- panoramic photos showing landmarks.
- outline maps.

On sail
- from 10th December 2009
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