• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jan

Description

If you feel comfortable skiing on-piste all day in your holidays but you are looking for more adventure, then this trip in Courmayeur is for you! During this off-piste skiing and ski touring course, you will learn to ski well in powder. You will also learn to link lots of short radius turns. All in all, I will teach you how to be confident in ski touring, and off piste skiing.

Our base will be the beautiful Italian town of Courmayeur. Located in the Aosta Valley, Courmayeur is one of the most renowned ski areas in all of Europe, and it’s ideal for this short course.

I schedule this trip during weekends. You will have an intensive off-piste and ski touring instruction to improve your skills and feel comfortable. In addition, we will cover safety awareness in the mountains. The overall goal of developing these two skill sets is for you to gain confidence and competence skiing in these terrains, so you will be able to enjoy it rather than be afraid of it. Of course, you will get to experience all of this while having fun and practicing good skiing!

Do you find this course interesting? Then please send me a request and let’s start planning your trip to Courmayeur! You can either join me on the next planned trip or we can set new dates.

And once you are experienced in ski touring, you can join me for Ski touring the Zinal Haute Route!

Itinerary

Day 0

Arrival to Courmayeur

Travel to Courmayeur, to arrive in time for the Evening Briefing. We will go through safety routines and kit checks. I will also give you the rental equipment for the week. We will discuss in detail everyone’s ambitions for the course. We will also consider the weather and mountain conditions and how these affect our planning. I will show you the maps and guidebooks, so if you’ve any further questions or last minute requests, then this is the ideal time to bring them up before we head on to dinner. PM Overnight in the valley.

Day 1

Introduction to the course - off-piste and ski touring training

Introduction to the course and equipment check. Off-piste skiing, touring skills training, and training with avalanche transceivers. E.g. Courmayeur ski area. Overnight in the valley.

Day 2

Off piste training - Ski touring in the area

Today we combine further training in an off-piste environment with ski touring that we access with lifts, e.g Courmayeur. We can complete several short tours giving a few hours of skinning uphill and lots of practice managing ski ‘transitions’ without a big time pressure on the day. Overnight in the valley.

Day 3

Ski touring in Punta Croce from La Thuile Village

A classic alpine ski touring day climbing e.g direction to Punta Croce from La Thuile Village. An opportunity to put together all the skills learned so far to practice and take the lead route finding and general decision making. Overnight in the valley. End of program.

Price per person

Group of 3390EUR
Group of 4390EUR
Group of 5390EUR
Group of 6390EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Lifts
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Courmayeur

Accommodation

There is an assortment of hotels in the Courmayeur area.

More info

Group size: 3 to 6 people.