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We have room for 2 extra (3 confirmed already, one UK 2 US) on our guided trip Chamonix-Zermatt starting on 23 April....Guide is very experienced 59 year old Chamonix guide I have been skiing with for 6 years.

Route - subject to weather variation - a slight variation on the 'classic' to avoid the most dangerous climb in avalanche season on the middle section (middle bit is listed as the 'Verbier start' in the books - supposed to be better skiing!):

Night 1: Grand Montets lift then Argentiere Hut
Night 2: Champex village B&B
Night 3: lifts in Verbier then night in Prafleuri Hut
Night 4: Cabanne de Dix
Night 5: Vignettes Hut
End of Day 6 arrive Zermatt.

Please contact me by email if you are interested!
Saul Faust,
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s.faust, welcome to snowheads, my skiing that week will be much more mundane.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
s.faust, you should have a great time. I finished this route last weekend and it was fantastic - a selection of pictures here. We did the same route, which seems to be the more popular route nowadays. As you say it avoids the Plateau du Couloir, although is exposed to serious avalanche danger around the Lac des Dix, and also gives more bottle out routes if the weather turns really bad or someone needs to quit part way through. Interestingly, when we got to the Vignette (where the two routes join up), it seemed that there had been over 3 times as many of us at the Dix hut the night before as had been at the Chanrion.

We actually timed it rather differently:
Day 1: Grand Montets - Cols du Passon and du Tour - Cabane de Trient
Day 2: Trient - Verbier - Prafleuri
Day 3: Prafleuri - Dix
Day 4: Dix - Pigne d'Arolla - Vignette Hut
Day 5: Vignette - Berthol (gives about twice as much skiing down from the Col de l'Eveque)
Day 6: Berthol - Zermatt for lunch
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