Did you know you can do the Haute Route ‘backwards’?
The Haute Route is one of the most famous of high mountain ski tours, linking the Alps’ two most iconic resorts – Zermatt and Chamonix.
The route takes in overnight stops in mountain refuges in multi-person dormitories. An example of the route is shown below, although some groups take a shortcut through Italy to Courmayeur, with the final descent to Chamonix via the Vallée Blanche.
Why Zermatt to Chamonix?
Although the Haute Route is better known and more popular from Chamonix to Zermatt, doing it in the opposite direction has the advantage of missing the crowds on the way.
Extensive ski touring experience is not essential, but participants should be confident skiers, able to deal with most conditions, and have a good level of physical fitness.
We would only ever recommend attempting the Haute Route with a fully qualified and experienced UIAGM high mountain guide. Should you book your accommodation in Zermatt with us, we can arrange a guide for you via our concierge service.
Accommodation in Zermatt
If you’d like to experience ski touring in Zermatt and/or book your accommodation in Zermatt, please contact Matterhorn Chalets via our website or by telephone on +41 (0)79 247 1588.