Only just gotten around to editing it. The basic Vallee Blanche route that we did is done more for the scenery than the overall quality of the skiing BTW!! Spectacular place to ski.
The flat sections would be a nightmare on a snowboard. In fact there has been several British boarders (and skiiers) that removed their boards/skis to walk the flat bits, and ended up down a crevasse.
Top section down the ArÍte is entertaining. Glad I had crampons rather than slithering down in ski boots.
We hired a guide (Stuart Macdonald, Avalanche Academy [www.avalancheacademy.com
]), since none of us owned Crevasse rescue kit or had practised crevasse rescue. Will do a course when I have time/cash.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 17.32hrs Wed 19 Mar 14 by veletron.