Ski touring around Benevolo hut (Aosta valley)

Duration : 4 days

Italy, Alps

Level : intermediate

from 750 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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During these four days in the Gran Paradiso massif around the Benevolo refuge, you will be able to improve your ski touring technic as well as the necessary knowledge for a correct practice of this discipline: ski progression on the ascent and descent, use of the avalanche beacon, GPS, etc.

This trip takes place in the western part of Gran Paradiso massif, in one of the most beautiful and renowned places for ski touring: uniform slopes for great skiing and unforgettable panoramas on the Gran Paradiso mountains and Tarentaise are waiting for you!

This course is ideal to be more independent in the choice of future ski touring outings.

Possible outings: Pointe Calabre, Roc Basagne, Pointe Galise, Pointe Basei, Pointe Vaudalettaz, Gran Vaudala, Pointe Paletta.

Educational content of the internship:

  • Improving ski techniques on the descent and ascent.
  • Field interpretation based on risk and group level analysis.
  • Use of maps and other media for the study of itineraries.
  • Autonomy in the search for several buried persons and active collaboration in a possible rescue intervention.
  • Understanding of weather and avalanche bulletins, ability to re-analyze data on the terrain.

To progress towardsautonomy, I advise you to follow the AINEVAANENA training course "Making ski touring track" organized in the Aosta valley.

You can also follow me for another nice ski touring and mountaineering trip in the Mont-Blanc massif.


D1: Climb to Benevolo refuge (2285m).
Meet at 10am in Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (1723m).
Checking of the equipment of each participant, preparation of the backpack and climb to Benevolo refuge in 3 to 4 hours (the duration can vary by ½ hour depending on the end of the road). Afternoon will be used to use the 3x3 method, topography and avalanche rescue with avalanche beacon, probe and shovel.
½ board at the refuge.
Positive altitude difference: 560 meters.

D2 to D4: Ski touring.
The outings are not specified because they will be chosen according to the analysis carried out together at the refuge to check the knowledge of the participants and to choose each day the route where the conditions are the best. All these routes take place on open slopes and glacier (except one). During the outings, I will help you to analyze the situations in order to gradually bring you to a first management autonomy. At the end of the afternoon, analyze the newsletters and other documents and choose the itinerary of the following day.
½ board at the refuge.
Total duration: 5 to 6 hours, D+ and D-: between 1000 and 1150 meters.
The last day: descent to Rhêmes-Notre-Dame where the trip began. At the end of the last day we will make an assessment of the internship.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Half board in refuge Benevolo, including the guide's one (excluding drinks).
  • Insurance.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, about 45 minutes drive from Chamonix or Aosta.
  • Picnics.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


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