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Ski Touring in Aosta Valley, Valgrisenche

Join certified, expert guides on this exceptional 4-day ski tour through the unspoiled Rhêmes and Valgrisenche Valleys in the Aosta Valley, revealing some of the most beautiful landscapes of this winter paradise.

Group

4 Days

Mar, Apr

High

Intermediate


Highlights

Experience 4 days of epic ski touring, conquering thrilling slopes

Ski pristine valleys with no ski lifts, just boundless fresh tracks and breathtaking mountain views.

Cozy mountain huts, delicious local cuisine, and ancient traditions waiting to be explored.

Description

Unleash your inner explorer on a 4-day ski tour through Aosta Valley's untouched gems: the Rhêmes and Valgrisenche Valleys.

With no ski lifts, routes suitable for all skill levels, breathtaking mountains, and extended descents on fresh snow. It's a one-of-a-kind adventure, offering the chance to explore local cuisine in mountain huts, and experience the excitement of being surrounded by pristine snow, all while keeping your skis on!

Escape the crowds and embrace untouched wilderness in the Rhêmes Valley, a snowy paradise located in between Valsavarenche and Valgrisenche. Delve into this captivating valley, where wild beauty reigns, dominated by the majestic Granta Parey massif.

Experience the valley's authenticity at its purest - with less than 100 residents call these charming villages home, safeguarding the ancient heritage of perhaps Aosta Valley's least explored corners. Forget sprawling resorts and luxury hotels – here, tradition and magnificent mountains like Rutor, Great Sassière, and Great Rousse take center stage.

Our 4-day package lets you explore the finest ski touring routes, with cozy stays at the well-managed Benevolo and Bezzi huts.

Craving an extra day of adventure? Extend your stay with a unique overnight at the B&B Hotel Giasson in Usellieres. This historic village offers a taste of local charm, and the recently renovated B&B, complete with an outdoor sauna and private bathrooms in double rooms, promises ultimate comfort. Plus, you can choose to return to the RV parking in Mondanges by a private quad transfer.

Are you ready to ski through Aosta Valley's wildest corners? Then book your place now and join us on this one-of-a-kind guided ski tour!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The following are not included in the price:

- Recommended research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage at €5 per person for 3 days

- Rental of specific personal equipment such as avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack at €30/day per person while supplies last

- Rental of specific personal equipment such as harness, ice axe, and crampons at €20/day per person while supplies last

- Transfers, meals, and lodging


Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Paletta Ascent

Your adventure begins with a meet-and-greet with your guide and fellow skiers, followed by a gear check to ensure everyone's ready for the snowy journey ahead.

Then, it's time to strap on your skis and skins and embark on the scenic ascent to the cozy Benevolo Hut.Fuel up with coffee and a refresher on avalanche safety gear (transceiver, shovel, and probe) at the charming Benevolo Hut.

Next, conquer the slopes of Punta Paletta (3,024m) with your trusty skis and skins, guided by your expert leader's safety tips.Enjoy a thrilling descent through pristine snow, guided by your expert's insights on off-piste safety. Refuel with a delicious lunch back at the Benevolo Hut before settling into your cozy room for some well-deserved relaxation.

Day 2: Exploring Punta Galisia

Rise and shine in the cozy Benevolo Hut and enjoy breakfast at the mountain hut before going on a skiing and skinning trip to ascend to Punta Galisia, reaching an elevation of 3,346 m, in a picturesque alpine setting.

The ascent will take place on the Fond glacier, featuring moderate slopes leading to the peak, which will be attained after navigating the final passage on a crest. Take a brief photo break at the summit to soak in the wide and charming panorama before beginning the descent.

Descend to the Benevolo hut and take a lunch break.

Relax at the hut and receive a briefing from the guide before dinner regarding the plans and program for the third day. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at the hut.

Day 3: Journey to Golettaz valley

Get up and have breakfast at the mountain hut On the third skiing and skinning trip, you will travel from the Benevolo hut to the Golettaz valley, heading towards the Bassac Deré pass at an elevation of 2,895 m. The ascent is relatively easy as you move eastward until you reach the base of the Traversière glacier.

From there, you'll tackle steep slopes to reach an altitude of 3,414 m. Following that, you will continue on foot, carrying your skis on your backpack, along the crest until you reach the summit at 3,496 m. Take a brief photo break at the summit before descending to the Bezzi hut at 2,285 m.

Relax at the hut and receive a briefing from the guide before dinner regarding the plans and program for the fourth day. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at the hut.

Day 4: Final skiing day

This will be our final skiing and skinning trip, starting from the Bezzi hut and following the Truc Blanc itinerary to ascend to the steep slope below the pass. This will lead you to the Giasson pass at 3,154 m, and then to the summit at 3,215 m. Take a brief photo break at the summit before beginning the descent.

Return to the pass and descend north on the Giasson glacier. After reaching the moraines, continue in the stunning valley below until you reach the pasture of Mont Fortchaz at 2,180 m.

Descend again towards the northwest through a stunning and skiable forest, reaching the Arolla huts at 1,921 m and then the road back to the small village of Usellières. Take a lunch break at the unique and fabulous Hotel Giasson – Chambre d’Hôte B&B, and toast together before the end of the tour.

Descend and transfer to the starting point in Thumel by taxi (minivan) before bidding final farewells.

Day 5: Extra Day

Embrace the opportunity to stay overnight at the Giasson Hotel, extending your tour by an additional day to explore the ski mountaineering itineraries of the area. The hotel provides the chance to unwind in the outdoor sauna and explore the historic wine cellar, where you can sample traditional wines and liquors of the region under the guidance of the knowledgeable manager, Alessio.

You have the flexibility to return from the Giasson hotel either on skis or with a private quad, based on your preference and upon request.

 

About the guide

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-PeaksHunter

4.70

(376)

Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!

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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter

Arnaud

5.00

Wonderful first experience over 4000 m! Booking was so easy thanks to Explore-share and guide was as nice as professional. It’s unusual but don’t have a simple suggestion, everything was perfect!

Priscilla

5.00

Daniel was fantastic as a guide. He was very knowledgeable of the mountain and the route. I highly recommend him for any climbs and will use him when I come back to climb any other peak!

Cesar

4.00

It was greatfull Matteo is a great guide We hope climb with him next year

Giorgio

5.00

The guides were both very professional and enthusiastic, able to motivate the group and answer all technical questions. Explore-Share staff was also very quick in responding to payment-related issues and the whole experience was very user friendly. Everything was paid in advance as described under "what's included". Highly recommended!!!

5.00

Great adventures again with Peakshunter Mountain Guides, superb service and excellent guides. Variable weather this year in the Alps, but Peakshunter went the extra mile to make the adventures happen - if it is possible these guys will make it happen safely. Will be back next year, have a great season.


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