Ski touring basic course (Aosta valley)

Duration : 4 days

Italy, Alps, Switzerland

Level : Improving

from 650 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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Go for 4 days of ski touring at the Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice and in Valais, in Switzerland, in order to learn all the technical notions necessary for the realization of simple ski touring outings.

The objective is to perform off-piste skiing and ski touring in mid-mountain areas with regular slopes where learning is facilitated by the morphology of the terrain but also by the variable characteristics of the snow.

You will learn the first rules to use avalanche beacon and the technical knowledge necessary to choose which routes are feasible and which are not.

Educational content of the course:

  • Learn the technical knowledge necessary to progress in uphill ski touring.
  • Learn the technical knowledge necessary to progress in off-piste skiing.
  • Learn the basics of avalanche beacons.
  • Learn the basics to choose outings that may or may not be done.

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

You can also opt for two days of ski touring discovery in the Aosta valley or a ski touring initiation course at the foot of the Mont Blanc.


D1: Ski touring in the Crevacol ski resort (Grand-Saint-Bernard / Aosta valley in Italy).
Meet at 8.30 am at the scheduled location.
Learning of the technical progress to climb different slope inclinations. Teaching on the use of avalanche beacon, shovel and probe. The rest of the day will be dedicated to off-piste skiing techniques in the ski area.
At 4pm conclusion of the day and organization of the following day on the basis of meteorological and snow documentation.

D2: Climb to the Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice .
Meet at 8.30am. During the climb you will start to put into practice what you learned the day before and apply it as the course develops. At the hospice, we will leave the superfluous equipment and go up towards the shoulder of the Mont Mort for about 45 minutes of climb with skins. In the afternoon, you will practiceavalanche beacon application and snow removal methods, application of the method learned the day before for the choice of an outing.
Half-board at the hospice.

D3: Ski touring to Mont Fourchon (2901m).
Departure at 8.30am from the hospice. The route first goes downhill then uphill on open slopes alternating with more or less steep bumps. This is a course adapted to the teaching of the various subjects treated and to be applied. In the afternoon, application of the method for choosing the next day's outing.
Half-board at the hospice.

D4: Ski touring to Col du Barasson Ouest (2634m).
Departure at 8.30am from the hospice. The route first goes downhill following the path back to the valley and then uphill along an almost flat valley which rises in the last section of access to the pass. Course adapted to the teaching of the various subjects treated and to be applied. Back to the cars and conclusion of the course.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Half board at the hospice.
  • Rescue insurance.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Crévacol, about 30 minutes drive from Aosta.
  • Transfers by vehicle.
  • Ski pass.
  • Your stay in the valley the first night.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Next departures :

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

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