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Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland|
The Haute Route is one of the most famous of high mountain ski tours linking the Alps' two most iconic resorts - Zermatt and Chamonix.
There are ski (6+ days), hiking (12+ days) and bike routes (3+ days).
(Click images below for larger version or source document) Tom's 2019 Route | topo map | Google Map Ski Route 120 miles and 28,220 feet of elevation gain. Original route via Valsorey hut has more technical mountaineering sections. Classic route via Verbier (Mont Fort) hut. Rope and crampons are likely be used at some point. See more below. Huts(Cabane): Hut Lat (N) Long (E) Elev Huts on Tom's Route topo Albert 1er 45.99676, 6.98665 8,986 ft Trient 45.99965, 7.04368 10,400 ft Mont Fort 46.08389, 7.28109 8,047 ft a Verbier de Louvie 46.04738, 7.30652 de Prafleuri 46.07551, 7.37883 8,609 ft des Dix 46.0111, 7.4179 9,672 ft des Vignettes 45.9898, 7.4759 Bertol Hut 46.0062, 7.5277 de Valsorey 45.9304, 7.2718 de la Dent 46.02162, 7.60072 de Chanrion 45.94639, 7.38392About: The Haute Route crosses eleven glaciers on its way from Chamonix to Zermatt at an average elevation of 3,000 meters (9,800 feet). It includes climbs to over 12,000'and long downhill runs. One downhill run goes from 3271 m. to 1477 m. 5,885 ft of vertical descent.
You should be very comfortable skiing black diamond runs at a resort in most any conditions (including icy slopes) and can also ski double black diamond slopes up to 40 degrees in good conditions.
International Alpine Guide haute-route-hiking.jpg haute-route-biking.jpg Summer_Haute_Route_Hut.jpg
Haute Route Ski Tour - Skill Assessment, How do they work, ...| Northwest Mountain School
Haute Route Ski Tour ~ Pro Guiding
Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route -Verbier Route
Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost
Zermatt to Chamonix Haute Route - April 2017 - Matterhorn Chalets
The Haute Route ski tour with International Alpine Guides
Gramin Map (link may be temporary for Tom's Mar 2019 trip)
Map | Swiss Alpine Club SAC