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Combin-Velan ski mountaineering tour

Go on these 4 amazing days across the Alps with Edy, IFMGA certified mountain guide. Enjoy spectacular views during a very complete ski mountaineering tour.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodApr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Let me take you for 4 amazing days in the heart of the Alps, for this Combin-Velan ski mountaineering tour. During these days, I will guide you through different passes, mounts and peaks, right on the border of Italy and Switzerland.

First, I will meet you at Courmayeur. Later, I will go over the Evening Briefing on safety routines, kit checks and hand out of rental equipment. Together , we will go over your goals for the following days, and asses our itinerary based of the weather forecast.

The next day, we will transfer to Bourg Saint Pierre, on the Switzerland side. Once there, I will guide the ascent towards the Velan hut (2,642 m). The ascent will last between 3 and 3.5 hours.

On Day 2 in the mountain, we will the amazing climb Mont Velan (3,731 m), to later descent towards the Valsorey Glacier. After that, we will climb up again to the Valsorey hut (3,037 m) for the night. The total climbing time for this day will be of between 7 and 8 hours.

Day 3 will be a technic-intensive day in our ski mountaineering tour. First, we will climb to the Meitin pass (3,611 m) on crampons. Later, we will descend side skiing to the Panossiére hut (2,461 m) for the night.

Finally, on Day 4, I will lead the ascent to the Corbassiere glacier and the Combin de Corbassier summit (3,717 m). We will also go through the Panossiére pass (3,419 m). Our last descent of the tour will be through the spectacular Boviere Glacier, to Bourg Sain Pierre. Once there, we will transfer back to Courmayeur. Next morning, we will depart from Courmayeur.

Ready for the Combin-Velan ski mountaineering tour? Contact me with any questions! Also, if you are interested in other activities on this area, check out Monte Rosa skiing tour and Mountaineering in classic routes.


At the valley and in mountain huts.

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Italy




Day 1: Sunday: Arrival

  • Meeting at Courmayeur
  • Evening briefing
  • Overnight at the valley

Day 2: Monday: Bourg Saint Pierre (Switzerland)

  • Transfer from Courmayeur to Bourg Saint Pierre (Switzerland)
  • Ascent to the Velan hut (2,642 m): 1,010 m ascent; 3.5 hours duration.
  • Overnight at hut

Day 3: Tuesday: climb Mont Velan

  • Ascent to Mont Velan (3,731 m)
  • Descent to Valsorey Glacier
  • Ascent to Valsorey hut (3,037 m)
  • 7/8 hours ascent + descent
  • Overnight at hut

Day 4: Wednesday: Meitin pass - Panossiére hut

  • Ascent to the Meitin pass (3,611 m), with crampons
  • Side skkiing to the Panossiére hut (2,641 m)
  • 550 m ascent, 970 m descent; 5/6 hours
  • Overnight at hut

Day 5: Thursday: Corbassiére glacier - Combin de Corbassiére summit

  • Climb to the Corbassiére glacier
  • Climb to the Combin de Corbassiére summit (3,717 m)
  • Panossiére pass (3,419 m)
  • Descent through the Boviere Glacier
  • Arrival to Bourg Saint Pierre
  • 1123 m ascent, 1775 m descent; 6/7 hours
  • Return to Courmauey – Overnight at the valley

Day 6: Friday: Departure from Courmayeur

  • End of program
  • Departure from Courmayeur

About the guide

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I was born in 1966. I was an aspirant Mountain Guide from 1986 and a Mountain Guide (IFMGA) as from 1989. In 1988, I joined the Mountain Guides company of Courmayeur, which was the 1st Italian guiding company and the 2nd in the world in 1850. From 1995 to 2001, I had the role of leading guide with as main function the coordination of the work and the promotion of the guiding programs we were organising.
From 1986, I worked in the Mountain Rescue Team of the Aosta Valley. I became a Mountain Rescue Instructor in 2000. As a mountain guide, I practice a lot mountaineering, rock climbing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, etc.
The past 22 years, I have climbed with my clients many classic routes in the Alps, of mixed, ice and rock; I have climbed the mountains of South America (Aconcagua in Argentina, Cordillera Blanca in Peru, trekking in Torres del Paine in Chile and Fitz Roy in Argentina, the slopes of Alpamayo Pequeno, Sajama, Huayna Potosi, in Illimani Bolivia, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo in Ecuador). Each year, I keep on travelling the Andes with clients and friends to discover new mountains to satisfy the desire of mountaineering.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1083 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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