Skiing the Haute Route
Description: The Haute Route has become a classic ski traverse in the alps that goes from Chamonix to Zermatt. Its been made popular by US and other guiding companies. Typically done in around 5 days it links some of the most amazing huts and glaciers on the multi-day traverse.
Our route went through the following huts and we did take some buses, trains and trams enroute.:
Day 1 Col De Montet to Trient Hut
Day 2: Trient hut to Monte Forte in Verbier ( this hut overlooks Les Bec Des Rosses which is the final venue of the freeride world tour)
Day 3: Monte Forte to Prafleuri Hut.
Day 4 Plafleuri to Vignettes hut - this day we attempted to go over Pigne D'Arolla but were turned around by a white out and had to traverse back around and through the Arolla ski resort. We later learned that during the whiteout on the previous day 2 skiers went missing, which was a sobering reminder of how harsh this terrain can be.
Day 5, Vignette to Zermatt.
The skiing stayed mostly frozen and we did tag a few extra peaks, but the route is mostly a traverse so you don't get that much fall line skiing. The setting is spectacular and I do recommend it.