Ski touring in Aosta Valley

Duration : 4 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : beginner

from 625 € / p. from 4 to 6 persons

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Description

Go for 4 days of ski touring around the city of Aosta in Italy, for medium-length outings but very formative for those who want to improve their knowledge of ski touring.

The main objective is to improve the basic techniques of progression in ski touring and off-piste skiing during climb (use of skins, steps in movement, ski slip, turns, etc) and downhill (skids, turns, turns with base opening, etc).

Program

D1: Meet at 7.30am at the planned location, transfer to the ski resort of Pila and ski touring climb along a forest route that will take you to the top of the slopes at 2310m. We will deal with ascent and descent techniques, ski touring equipment, avalanche rescue with DVA, probe and shovel. In the afternoon, transfer to the hotel where we will talk about weather and avalanche forecasts, topography and helicopter rescue. ½ board at the hotel.
Total duration: 4h to 4h30, positive and negative elevation: 460m.

D2: Meet at 8am at the hotel, transfer to the Great-Saint-Bernard Valley, in the village of Bhutier (1350m) and climb to the Chaligne refuge (1934m) for an upgrade. In the afternoon, return to the hotel where you will study the next day's outing. ½ board at the hotel.
Total duration: 4 to 5h, E+/-: 630m.

D3: Meet at 8am at the hotel, transfer to Vetan de Saint Pierre, in the village of Saint-Rhémy (1695m) and slopes climbing outside the forest to the summit of Pointe Palettaz (2617m). I will help you to better analyze the progression in group (trace, distances, inclination, etc.) and we will compare the information from the newsletters with what is actually observed in the terrain. In the afternoon, return to the hotel where you will study the outing of the next day.
Total duration: 4 to 5 hours, E+/- 800m.

D4: Meet at 8am at the hotel, transfer to the Great-Saint-Bernard Valley, to the village of Doues (1400m) and climb on pastures to the Letey-Champillon refuge (2430m). You will continue to approach the techniques of ascent and descent, group progression and comparison of information from the newsletters and the field. Around 4pm, at the end of the day, we will make an assessment of the internship.
Total duration: 4h30 to 5h, E+/-: 950m.

Educational content of the internship:

  • Avalanche Rescue, equipment and techniques
  • 3x3 risk management method
  • GPS
  • Maps
  • Group progression in ski touring
  • Choice of equipment according to the planned outing
  • Downhill skiing technique
  • Climbing technique for ski touring

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide for the duration of the program
  • Half-board accommodation at the hotel **
  • Insurance in case of emergency

The price does not include

  • Everything not specified in "The price includes"

Accommodation

  • Hotel
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, bu you can contact me to book your dates.

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