Ski touring beginner course in Aosta valley

Duration : 3 days

Italy, Alps

Level : Beginner

from 300 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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I propose 3 days of off-piste skiing and ski touring in some of the most famous ski resorts of the upper Aosta Valley, close to the Mont Blanc.

This course is the ideal program for those who want to take their first steps in ski touring or to learn the first notions necessary for a correct practice of the discipline.

We will do off-piste skiing in the forest, on routes with bumps and ski touring on routes located near the ski areas.

Pedagogical content of the course:

  • Avalanche rescue (theory and practice).
  • Introduction to avalanche beacon search, avalanche probing and shoveling (theory and practice).
  • Introduction to the 3x3 method of risk management in the winter mountains.
  • Choice of equipment according to the chosen outing.
  • Off-piste skiing techniques.
  • Ski touring techniques.

If you like this activity and you want to progress, I advise you to follow the AINEVA/ANENA training course "Following ski touring track" also in the Aosta valley.

You can also opt for two days of ski touring discovery or an initiation course in the Aosta valley and Valais.


D1: Off-piste skiing near the slopes of Courmayeur.
Meeting at 8.30am at the departure of the Val Veni ski lifts.
Take the cable car up to the Courmayeur ski area. Initiation to avlanche beacon search and then off-piste skiing near the slopes.
The goal is to practice and learn some techniques that facilitate the realization of ski turns off-piste.
Return at 3.30pm to the cable car departure. Debriefing of the day.
Organization of the next day.

D2: Off-piste skiing in La Thuile.
Day of off-piste skiing in the ski area of La Thuile - La Rosière.
The goal is to practice and continue to learn the concepts that facilitate the realization of ski turns outside the groomed slopes.
Conclusion of the day at 3.30pm.
Organization of the next day.

D3: Ski touring in the upper Aosta valley
Meeting point at 8.30am. Transfer to the departure of the outing.
Ski touring trip for beginners (about 2 to 3 hours of climbing) during which the techniques of ascent and descent, as well as the methods of risk management will be applied to both the ascent and the descent.
Return to the car in the early afternoon.
Debriefing of the day and the course.
End of the course.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Rescue insurance.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Aosta valley.
  • Ski pass.
  • The stay in the valley (accomodation, dinners, breakfasts).
  • Transfers by vehicle.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • At the convenience of the participants.
Next departures :

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

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