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Snowboard in the Vallee Blanche why is it important to have a good level?

The vallée Blanche on snowboard
 
Vallee Blanche is more difficult to snowboard and is reserved for very good boarders, because some parts are not steep and traversing, compulsory for a few of them.
 
 
Skiers and boarders follow different curves, which makes it difficult to guide both in the same team: snowboard implicating a steeper routes choice, skiers will need a good off-piste ability to follow these itineraries.
 
 
While crossing it will be necessary for boarders following the track to not loose any altitude to not come dangerously close to any crevasse
Therefore it's not possible to mix boarders and intermediary level skiers in a team: this is not manageable.
 
The intermediary level skiers will prefer the classic route less steep slopes, very inconvenient to snowboarders whilst boarders will find easy the Envers du Plan slopes where intermediary level skiers will be technically overtaken.
 
 
However we guide often sonwboarders in the Vallee Blanche
 
Why is it necessary to have a good level on snowboard?
-In the vallée blanche  there are a few flat sections and a few traverses where it's very important to loose altitude the least as possible .
This is most difficult on snowboard.
-For traversing a few flat sections, you must be able to keep speed and control, to anticipate and to analyse correctly the glacier for avoiding the crevasses.
-How could it be easier? Wax as welll as possible your board for the temperature of the snow and have telescopic poles.
-The snowboarders are generally obliged depending on the quality of snow to ride on a steeper route than the classic Vallee Blanche like the Envers du Plan glacier for exemple.
Because of this, it's not possible to mix intermediate skiers and snowboarders, this is unmanageable.
The intermediate skiers will be confortable on the classic route of the Vallee Blanche  where it will be too flat for snowboarding.
Snowboarders will be OK on a steeper route of the Vallee Blanche like Envers du Plan but it will be too difficult for intermediate skiers.
 
Take care....If you are an intermediate snowboarder there many easier routes for nice snowboarding with a guide in Chamonix. Even on glaciers.