Courmayeur Guided off-piste, ski touring course

Courmayeur is the base for this intensive off-piste and ski touring course. You will get 3 full days to learn the techniques with IFMGA mountain guide, Edy.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 3
    390 EUR

    Group of 4
    390 EUR

    Group of 5
    390 EUR

    Group of 6
    390 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 0Arrival 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 1Introduction 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 2Off 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 3Ski 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.

     
     

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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