If you’ve never skied in Europe, the scale is hard to explain. It’s like our mountains in the United States and Canada, but stacked atop one another. Perhaps no better example of this uniquely European vertical relief is in Chamonix, France where the iconic Vallee Blanche run drops some 9,000+ vertical feet from the top of the Aiguille du Midi to the valley floor below.
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In the spring of 2020, Jack Botti and Max Rhulen snagged one of the last lift served powder days of the season, down the longest established ski descent in the world. The oldest and most renowned guide outfitter in Chamonix, Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix took every precaution to keep the Dream Job hires safe and covered in powder.
If you’re interested in making this descent, beware, there is serious crevasse danger along the way, which can prove deadly if you don’t know where and when to ski around these holes in the glacier. Ski.com knows the best guides in Chamonix who can line up everything from climbing harnesses to avalanche equipment, all so you make this descent like a pro.