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White valley: photos, description (Vallee Blanche)

Valley at the foot of the highest mountain in Europe Blanc, which is the town of Chamonix, in 1924, became the venue of the first ever Winter Olympic games. Currently, the valley of Chamonix is a popular tourist region and a center of winter sports.

The length of the valley exceeds 16 kilometres, it includes several regions Catania - Grand Montets, flégère, brévent, Les Houches and Les-Tours, and White valley, which forms a 22-mile descent, the longest route in the world for freeriding. Elevation at this track is 2800 meters, and to carry out the descent with the top of the mountain Aiguille du MIDI (France), and Italian top point Helbronner. The height of these mountains is 3840 and 3462 meters, respectively. Athletes to start is by using the gondola (on the Aiguille du MIDI and the cable car. Cable car to Aiguille du MIDI was built in the middle of the last century and at the time was considered the highest mountain in the world.

The best conditions for skiing in the White valley nature creates in February and March, while the extreme here recommend to use the services of experienced ski guides as the descent passes through the glacier, which is riddled with cracks. Training athletes should not be below average.

It is worth noting that ski resorts in the Chamonix valley, you can find trails for athletes of all skill levels and all related infrastructure (hotels, cafes, equipment rental, ski schools and places to relax après ski).