Basic ski touring course in Aosta valley

Duration : 4 days

Italy, Alps

Level : having done a beginner's course

from 400 € / p. from 3 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 establish their basic knowledge of ski touring.

The main objectives are to improve the basic techniques of progression in ski touring and off-piste skiing both on the ascent (use of skins, walking technique, ski sliding, turns, conversions, etc.) and the descent (slides, turns, turns with basic opening, etc.) and to discuss with the mountain guide concerning the choice of the route, the passage, etc.

Program

D1: Meet at 8.30am at the planned location. Deepening of off-piste downhill techniques. You will ski the classic off-piste of the Courmayeur ski area where you can apply the techniques learned in the previous level courses. Skiing on open slopes, more or less steep couloir. It is a busy day to see the level acquired and to give new indications to improve it. Around 4pm conclusion of the day and introduction to risk management. Programming of the next day.

D2: Meeting at 8am, transfer to the Rhêmes valley, to the village of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (1725m) and climb to Col Gollien (2560m) for an upgrade. In the afternoon, preparation of  the next day.
Duration: 4 to 5h, ascent: 830m, descent: 830m.

D3: Meeting at 8am, transfer to the village of Arpy (1674m) and climb to the top of Punta Croce (2480m). I will help you better analyze the evolution as a group (track, distances, inclination, etc.) and we will compare the information from the snow reports with what is actually observed in the field. In the afternoon, return to the hotel where you will prepare  the next day's outing.
Duration: 4 to 5h, ascent: 800m, descent: 800m.

D4: Meeting at 8am, transfer to the village of Vetan (1750m), then climb through the pastures to the top of Pointe Leysser (2771m). You will continue to approach the techniques of ascent and descent, group evolution and comparison of information from snow reports and observed in the field, in turn. Around 4pm, at the end of the day, we will make an assessment of the course.
Duration: 4.30 to 5h, ascent: 1000m, descent: 1000m.

Course aim:

  • Learn of the techniques necessary for classical progression in ski touring uphill.
  • Learn of the techniques necessary for the classic off-piste downhill progression.
  • Deepening of techniques for using avalanche transceivers.
  • Introduction to risk management in the winter mountains.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Rescue Insurance.

The price does not include

  • Anything not specified in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Up to you.
Next departures :
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