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Gressoney 6-day freeride skiing tour

Freeride Gressoney
Guided freeride skiing in Gressoney
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Freeride Gressoney

6 days of freeride skiing in Gressoney and Alagna in the breathtaking Monte Rosa mountain range together with a certified mountain guide from the Azimut Montagne team.

Group

Alps

6 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic runs in varied surroundings.
  • Stay at a comfortable accommodation.
  • Have fun skiing on the Monte Rosa glaciers.

Description

A freeride ski trip to Gressoney offers the ultimate snow experience for any freeride skier. In this beautiful ski resort, located on the southern side of Monte Rosa, the possibilities are endless. I propose to you here a 6-day trip to enjoy the best snow. You won’t get tired of the varied scenery: glaciers and wide valleys are a feast for the eyes. Discover one of the best skiing spots in Italy, combined with its warm welcomes, and delicious high quality food. In addition, in the evenings rest in a comfortable chalet hotel.

You need to have off-piste / backcountry skiing experience,  but it is not necessary to have skinned before. The climbs on skins will be short. We will gain access to remote wild routes far from the crowds.

These are some of the highlights of this 6-day freeride skiing trip in Gressoney and Alagna:

  • Epic runs in diverse and vast surroundings

  • Confortable accommodation with attentive service

  • Delicious Italian food

  • Ski on the Monte Rosa glaciers

  • Convenient access via TGV and shuttle

  • Transportation on a minibus to each spot

Below, you can check put the proposed itinerary. Keep in mind that this is only a guide of a ski touring program in Gressoney, Monte Rosa. Bear in mind that I may change it depending on the weather, snow conditions and the level of the participants. The goal is always to enjoy to the fullest in all safety.

This freeride ski trip is for competent skiers in all snow conditions. You have to be able to ski all day at a good pace, the terrain can include some steep parts. However, you don’t need to have experience in ski touring, since the climbs will be short (max 45 min per day). Of course you need to be in good physical shape. You will have a snow/avalanche safety training.

Please contact me if you are interested in skiing on some of the best powder snow in the Alps. It will be my pleasure to guide you there. And if I’m not available on your chosen dates, another guide from the team will join you.

Prices per person

Group of 5

EUR 1345 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1345 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1345 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1345 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Harness

- Avalanche equipment

Price details

Not included:

- Transportation to/from the meeting point

- Ski lift fees (approx € 200)

- Gear rental

- Personal insurance

- Lunches and all drinks (including those with meals at the hotel) and personal extras

- Any other expenses not mentioned


Itinerary

Day 1: Warming up

We can either meet at Oulx at 7:30AM or directly at Gressoney at 9AM, where we have a briefing and transfer to your accommodation. At Gressoney, we do some freeride warming up. We will also have a security briefing related to off-piste skiing.

Meals included: Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 2: Gressoney off-piste

We use the cable car to reach different routes around Gressoney. From here we actually have great views of the slopes that we will explore the next days.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 3: Up to Passo Zube and down to Alagna

We take the cable car and then some short climbs on our skins (30min / +150m) take us to Passo Zube (2950m). Then we descend to Alagna, small picturesque village in the valley. We also enjoy other runs on great slopes today.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 4: Passo Bettolina down to Staffal

We take the cable car and then some short climbs on our skins (20min / +100m) take us to Passo Bettolina (2905m). From here, we descend to Staffal. Another climb followed by a long descent to the Salza valley.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 5: Balma freeriding

A traverse to the Indren cable car. Then we take the Balma route and reach the Pastore mountain hut and enjoy lunch. We’ll enjoy other routes.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 6: Saint Jacques

After taking the cable car, ascent with skins (40min / +250m) and descent until Saint Jacques. Other runs during the day. In the afternoon (3:30-4PM) transfer back to Oulx and departure at Oulx.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

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Details

Accommodation

Comfortable apartments with toilet and bath (4 people per apartment) or in a hotel in double or triple rooms on half-board (dinner and breakfast). You will share a room with fellow participants in your group. Upon request and availability, we can reserve a double room with added supplement. Towels and linens are provided. Lunch is at your own charge. The groups may choose between different restaurants and locations. Single supplement: € 220 per person if available.

More info

  1. Advice: try to make a pit stop at the excellent artisan cheese shop in the small village of Issime, 15 km from Gressoney Saint Jean. You will find a local cheese, aged and fresh, at a fair price. Address: Walser Delikatesse, loc Tontinel, 80 bis ISSIME (AO) Tel 0039 0125 34 41 62

  2. It is highly recommended to possess cancellation insurance and mandatory to have rescue insurance. Through Europ Assistance, we offer several types of insurance covering the proposed activities and the risks involved. If you are already insured, it is imperative that you send us a copy of your insurance upon registration.

Group size: 5 to 7 people per guide. If you are more, a second guide will join us. The loan of safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe) is included.

The price varies with the number of participants.

The ski passes are not included in the price for 6 days. They will be your responsibility. For maximum flexibility on choosing the best sites, ski passes are bought at Gressoney.

Meeting point

At Oulx or Gressoney.

Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Harness

Backpack

Ski equipment

Avalanche equipment


About the guide

We enjoy very much discovering and rediscovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

Languages

French | English

Residence

Briançon


What people are saying about Azimut Montagne

Alarik Sutter

5.00

September, 2022

Antoine at Azimut was an excellent guide. I had a great first climb because of him, will go again!

Tom Carr

5.00

July, 2022

Had an absolutely fantastic experience on a 3 day trip of Gran Paradiso. Our guide Christophe Garrigues was incredibly knowledgeable and patient and ensured everyone in our group felt comfortable and confident when on the mountain or using new equipment. Definitely a trip to be repeated with Azimut and hopefully Christophe!

Thierry Dupard

5.00

July, 2022

Awesome experience, knocked another item from my bucket list.

Lucile JOLY

5.00

June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Serge Poncet

3.00

June, 2022

Quelques petits problèmes d'organisation , vite reglés par le guide très impliqué . Très bon choix pour l'Hotel. pour le programme, on devrait avoir un peu plus d'intensité lors de la préparation . le 1/2 jour de repos est le bienvenu

Yogesh Baja

5.00

June, 2022

Well organised trip with excellent guides and admin support Highly recommend 😊

Oscar Bermejo

5.00

March, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

jozsef berta

5.00

February, 2022

The Guide did not even know I'am on splitboard. Everyone else was on skis, I was the only one on board. Guide has no experience on board, so the daily trips was designed for skiers, not borders. I would like to know which company is responsible putting me in a ski group, Azimut or Explore-Share? If you don't know the difference between what is doable with skis and splitboards, you would not sell trips for splitboarders! In the only day I could enjoy somehow, I did very hard time to stay on my feet on icy steeps, because I should have had a crampon, but I did not have it, because the list of necessary equipment does not mention it. All the skiers had one. The guide anyway did what he could to help me, all the respect for Rafael. But the whole trip was a fuckup for me that way. I really want to know who is responsible!?

Guillaume Desmet

4.00

September, 2021

J'attends le remboursement mais dans l'ensemble tous étaient super. Les guides géniaux. Une bonne expérience.

Raphael Mielke

4.00

August, 2021

Had a great trip. Unfortunately the guide was not fluent in English as written in the description. That is something that could lead to a very tricky situation if there would‘ve been a dangerous situation. The selection of the group by azimut was not the best as at least one person was physically not capable of doing this trip. However, the service by explore-share was great!

Lilana Esteves

5.00

March, 2020

Merci beaucoup à Manu et Antoine, nos deux guides, pour cette excellente semaine. Ils ont été aux petits soins et très professionnels: s'assurant que chacun était en sécurité et profitait le plus possible de son séjour, de la montagne et de la bonne neige ;). L'hébergement, à l'hôtel Les Agneaux était aussi fantastique: nourriture faite maison, locale, chambres très confortables et propriétaire encore une fois aux petits soins. C'était top!

Sietske Hoving

5.00

January, 2020

We really enjoyed the trip. As well the group, the skiing as the guide. A good hotel with enough facilities and very guest friendly. Thank you for your service and organization

Jason Baynes

5.00

September, 2019

What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.

Herbert Navarro

1.00

September, 2019

I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.

Edward de Haan

5.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Mark Caslin

5.00

August, 2019

Excellent guide, very willing to answer question and give demonstrations, we learnt a lot. Excellent choice of peak to gain maximum experience.

Anonymous

5.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kim Deferspiel

4.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Mark Caslin

5.00

July, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ryan Beck

5.00

July, 2019

Trip was excellent but explore share needs to provide more information, the only reason I knew what was going on is that I was with Azimut on another trip.

Ildiko Knudson

5.00

July, 2019

I climbed with Marco. He is a very experienced mountain guide with a huge knowledge. I felt safe the whole time. A lot of laughs during the trip. Thank you explore-share.

Anonymous

2.00

June, 2019

Our guide was Christopher Garrigues

Jérémie Crmr

5.00

April, 2019

Le boss et toute l'équipe sont des grands passionnés, et ça se sent

Radu Oprea

5.00

September, 2018

Great experience with very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Great atmosphere.

Yasutaka

4.00

August, 2018

I joined this trip 30 Jul - 2 Aug with my friend from Japan. This was third try of mountaineering in foreign countries . The weather was not good, but we were able to stand on the summit. It was amazing experience for us because we have wanted to climb European mountains for a long time. We appreciate our guide and support staffs. Thank you!

Anna Rozzorenova-Helle

5.00

August, 2018

My trip was great and the guides were the best!!!

Kohei Nishimura

5.00

July, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Tom Godtfredsen

5.00

July, 2018

More challenging than I thought I would be. Happy to get up; happy to get down. All 3 guides were great. Showed confidence, and took very good care of us :)

yaron lavy

4.00

July, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Krystian

5.00

July, 2018

It is a great though gruelling adventure that all mountain loving climbers should experience, especially under such wonderful care as that provided by the Damian and his colleagues from guiding team. Thanks to the piece of mind they provide - they look after your safety, food, transport, etc.- you can focus 100% on climbing this beautiful mountain.

Ketil Wermskog

4.00

June, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

David

5.00

January, 2018

Because of conditions we ended up staying in Ostana. It was my first ski touring trip and I really enjoyed it. I learnt a lot and improved as the week went on. I was in a really nice group with a great guide. The accommodation and food were to a high standard. All in all I had a great week and might just do it again next year. Regards, David

Yelena Yugova

3.00

December, 2017

the trip did not correspond program description which forced me to leave on the second day, with huge financial losses. the guide checked and confirmed ny capabilities to ski - indeed after it was failed off road asked me to make a decission to give up. When I asked the agency to organize a transfer at least back to the meeting point (from the middle of nowhere) they pretended they can't do it (indeed, it was included to the program...) the worst every trip in my life. And explore and share instead of any invistigation simply did not care.

Kei Hidaka

5.00

September, 2017

It was the first time to climb the mountain in foreign country for me. However As I don't like the such a tour which includes all like flight, accomodation etc. That's why I chose the Explore-share. I enjoyed much this tour thanks to friendly and nice guide and also other participants, though we couldn't climb Mont Blanc because of bad weather condition. Finally this tour was well organized with skilled guides. I hope for next chance to climb Mont Blanc.

Cedric Ferrero

5.00

August, 2017

Quand on a affaire à des personnes passionnées et professionnelles, le résultat s'en ressent! Continuez à partager la montagne!!

Anna

5.00

April, 2017

My experience was better than I could have imagined. I didn't have to worry about anything other than showing up in Oulx with my ski boots! Simon, our guide, was excellent, totally competent, and easy-going. We spent time in the best ski areas in beautiful, small French towns. Our accommodations and food were also top notch. I'd highly recommend Azimut.

Gicquel Jérôme

5.00

October, 2014

Merci à l'équipe et surtout notre super guide JB qui nous a supporté jusqu au sommet




 

 

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