Les Contamines-Val Montjoie - Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges - a guide for skiers

Les Contamines-Val Montjoie - Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges - a guide for skiers

by Anselme Baud (Author)
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Discover the skiing downhills of Contamines-Val Montjoie Mountain in this very detailed and documented book, written by one of the most talented skiers of his generation.

Located at the very heart of the highest mountains of Europe, the majestic Contamines-Val Montjoie massif stands as a reference among the most sacred skiing places in the world. When winter comes, this snow-addict heaven offers a unique range of dream slopes, from the easiest to the most breathtakingly high ones.

Anselme Baud is an extreme skiing leading head and one of the best experts of this mountain. From classic skiing hikes to mountaineering competitions, this guide book presents a precise description of all the biggest slopes this mythic area could offer.

In this volume you can find all the information about the Contamines-Val Montjoie.

Thanks to his charming accounts and instructive advice, Anselme Baud shares with us his precious and wide experience as a high mountain guide and an exceptional skier.


Born in Morzine in 1948, Anselme Baud left his mark on the Alps skiing steep slopes history. As a high mountain guide in 1973, he was one the first to ski on extreme downhills in the Alps, the Andes, in Antarctica or in the Himalayas. As an ENSA professor, he supervised during several years the mountain guides trainings in Bolivia and Nepal.


There are several reasons why I chose to start the book on this side of Mont Blanc. This part of the Massif generally gets snow early in the season and you get a real sense of its majesty and grandeur from this, its west side. I hope that the skiers and boarders who read this book will understand and agree with this choice. If not, well, it will give them something to talk about during the long winter evenings in the numerous mountain huts around the Mont Blanc Massif!

Publication date
March 03, 2015
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11 MB