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Dômes de Miage - Tré la Tête bowl

The Tré la Tête arena is crowned by a skier's paradise of sublime summits, with the Dômes de Miages the most famous among them. We glide toward Mont Tondu then the Dôme de Neige. The finishing touch is a 2000m plunge toward the Contamines on the glorious descent of the Armancette glacier.

High mountain guide, UIAGM certified, English speaking

620.00 €

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620.00 €

Duration : 4 days

Size of group : 4 to 5 ppl

Season : Spring

Country : France


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Winter - Ski touring - France
The Dômes de Miage - Tré la Tête bowl

Référence : SRFRA014




Subject to change depending on conditions and participants' fitness.

Day 1: Les Contamines – Tré la Tête hut

From the Contamines village, we take the lift to reach the top of the Roselettes poma.  We follow the length of the south side of the tête de Roselette to arrive either at the Fenêtre pass (2245m) or a little further along, the Cicle pass (2377m).  Descent by the Nant Borrant chalets and a climb to the Tré la Tête hut by the summer path.


Hours: 2 to 3
Altitude covered: +700m


Day 2: Mont Tondu - Robert Blanc hut

We set foot on the glacier and climb back up the sustained right-hand slopes leading to the Mont Tondu glacier.  We enjoy a spectacular view over the entire glacial basin, following a pretty descent on the south side via the Tondu pass to reach the Robert Blanc hut (2750m).  We can leave some of our gear at the foot of the slopes since we return by the same route.  Finally it's a short climb to the Conscrits hut.

Hours: 5 to 6
Altitude covered: +1200m and -500m


Day 3:  Col des Dômes and Dômes de Miages

Early departure to climb the Tré la Tête glacier.  It's a fairly flat climb towards the Infranchissable pass.  Then we climb on the left side of a wide, steeper valley that leads us to the Dômes pass (3564m). The final few metres are on foot.  From the col, we climb with our skis on our backpacks to the Dôme (3633m) along a snowy ridge.  From here we have a stunning view of Mont Blanc and the aiguille de Bionnassay. Descent by the slopes, sustained at first (35deg), on the Tré la Tête glacier. Return to the hut.


Hours: 5 to 6
Altitude covered: +1100m and -1100m


Day 4:  Armancette descent

Climb to the Bérangère pass by the Tré la Tête glacier up a 150m gully at 45deg, possibly using a rope.  Depending on the group's skill level and the snow conditions, we could climb to the Dôme (3670m).  We descend crossing to the right bank of the glacier to reach a small pass.  Crossing towards the Covagnet peak, we reach the head of the Armancette glacier and the lake.  From there, we enjoy a sublime descent through the woods above les Contamines, one of the longest in the Alpes, and one reserved for good skiers.

Hours: 6 to 8
Altitiude covered:  +825m and -2100m






Additional informations

Technical level:

Snow slopes at a maximum 35deg over 150m and narrow snow ridges.  You must be used to walking in crampons.

We will use a rope for some steep sections.  You must be a very good skier in all snow conditions.

Fitness level:

You must have very good fitness because this trip unfolds at high altitude and demands that you sometimes carry your skis on your back.  This must not be your first ski trek.

Daily altitude range of 800m to 1300m over stages of six hours maximum.

Changes to the program:

On request we can tailor a more technically advanced program.

Your guide:

High mountain guide, UIAGM qualified, english speaking

Meeting point:

Meet your guide on day 1 at 9am at the Contamines-Montjoie tourist office.

If you are coming by train, please let us know so that we can order transfers.


By plane: les Contamines-Monjoie is 94km from the Genève-Cointrin airport.  Contact us if you would like us to book an airport transfer for you.

By train: take the Paris - Saint Gervais les Bains line.  Book a changeable and refundable ticket.


In staffed mountain huts, except at the Robert Blanc hut.  We will pack a dinner and a breakfast for this hut.

If you would like us to book accommodation for the night before or after your trip, let us know when you book.


Breakfast and dinner in the huts

Lunch packs are provided, which you carry.
(Eg: ham, bread, cheese, cake, chocolate).
Bring your own energy bars and nuts.

Vegetarian menu available on request
Don't carry heavy snacks: avoid oranges, creamed rice. Eggs and bananas crush; salami is inedible after day three.







The full list will be supplied when you book

Gear list:






Additional information on the price

The price is based on a group of 4 to 6 people, booking individually.

The price includes:


Supervision by a high mountain guide

Full board from day 1 lunch to final day lunch

Shared safety gear (ropes, carabiners, ice screws etc)

The price excludes:

Booking fees (17 €/person)

Transport to Chamonix and in the Chamonix valley (car sharing is possible)

Personal expenses (drinking water in huts, energy bars, phone calls)
Rental of gear or clothes
Single room supplement
Extra charges arising from program changes (hotels, food, transport ...)
Insurance (for Europeans only):


     Prices TTC by person


(cancellation + repatriation)

up to 350€ 62 € 20 €
from 351 € to 700€ 75 € 29 €
from 701€ to 1200€ 94 € 41 €
from 1201€ to 2000€ 115 € 58 €
from 2001€ to 4000€ 133 € 69 €
from 4001€ to 16000€ 5,5% + 31€ 4,4%
discount family/friends 20% from the 4th to the 9th person


Odyssée Montagne provides tailor-made tours and expeditions for private groups of friends, clubs and charity organisations. Contact us!




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The Tré la Tête arena is crowned by a skier's paradise of sublime summits.  Mont Tondu, the Dôme de Neige, then the legendary Dômes de Miages: famous for their ethereal, sculpted ridges.

We trace the most beautiful peaks, before plunging 2000m toward the Contamines on the glorious descent of the Armancette glacier.  This is a wild and technically challenging route suited to very good ski mountaineers.  It's ideal for getting into shape for the summit of Mont Blanc on skis.


Day by day

Day 1:  Tré la Tête hut (1970m)
Day 2:  Mont Tondu (3192m), Robert Blanc hut
Day 3:  Dôme de Neige, col des Glaciers, Conscrits hut
Day 4:  Dôme de Miage (3670m), descent on the Armancette glacier

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