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La Dolce Vita

Off Piste ski week in Aosta, Italy

Skiing in Courmayeur and La Thuile - great powder, great food, fewer crowds, Italian feel. What’s not to like? In a typical off piste skiing week in the Chamonix area, a day in Courmayeur is a popular favourite with guests, so why not explore the area further and ski there for a week?  The lifts on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc offer access to amazing off piste terrain.

Starting from the iconic and unforgettably rustic Youla  and Arp cable cars, superb descents can be found in the Val Veny, Arp and Dolonne valleys. Tree skiing from the Gabba lift offers great terrain for all abilities. The new Skyway cable car can even whisk you unto 3500 meters in under 10mins, giving unrivalled and easy accesses the Thoula glacier and the world famous Vallee Blanche.

A visit to la Thuile gets us even further off the beaten track, with the possibility to descend into La Rosiere, on the French side of the Petit St. Bernard pass. The stunning views of the Mt. Blanc south face and the glacier expanse of the Rutor, never disappoints. With the Mt. Blanc Unlimited ski pass we can also quickly drive through the Mt. Blanc tunnel and access the terrain in Chamonix if the conditions are better there…

A stay in Courmayeur allows one access to many different restaurants, shops, bars and cafès lining the Via Roma - the pedestrian street in the village. A fireside apperitivo in the café de la Poste after a great day skiing, or a trip to the relaxing thermal baths in Pre St. Didier, Courmayeur certainly has it all - che bella!

 

Description

Level Requirements

The Courmayeur Off Piste Week comprises of 5 full days of guided off-piste skiing with a qualified and experienced UIAGM Chamex mountain guide. The itinerary has been specially designed to show you the very best Courmayeur back country ski runs. It will be a busy, exciting and tiring 5 days and you will need to be a competent off-piste rider to make the most of it.

 

  • You must be able to ski safely in all snow conditions on slopes of 30 to 35 degrees
  • You must be capable of skiing parallel and controlling your speed on all types of snow
  • It is essential to have some previous off-piste experience before joining this course
  • You should have a reasonable level of fitness

 

If you think that your standard of skiing is not sufficient then we recommend that you join our Chamonix Off-Piste Introduction Course, which will give you an excellent grounding in the essential off-piste skiing and safety techniques.

Alternatively, you could book a private session with one of our Chamonix Experience Mountain Guides, who will give your personal instruction on improving your technique and gaining confidence off-piste.

Prix

1790€

Price per person for minimum 3 and maximum 6 participants. 

Date des Stages

2018
Start Date End Date Spaces
8 jan. 12 jan. 6
15 jan. 19 jan. 6
22 jan. 26 jan. 6
29 jan. 2 fév. 6
5 fév. 9 fév. 6
12 fév. 16 fév. 6
19 fév. 23 fév. 6
26 fév. 2 mar. 6
5 mar. 9 mar. 6
12 mar. 16 mar. 6
19 mar. 23 mar. 6
26 mar. 30 mar. 6
2 avr. 6 avr. 6

G
  The Course is guaranteed to run


Inclus

Guide Fees

5 days of guiding and instruction by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Accommodation

6 nights in a 3* hotel, B&B option on shared basis 

Avalanche Training

Specific avalanche awareness tuition including assessment of the conditions, correct use of a transceiver and how to carry out a rescue using shovel and probe.

Transport

Tous les transports pour accéder sur les différents sites pendant tous les jours du stage

Support logistique et implantation locale au coeur même de Chamonix

Notre société est basée dans un superbe environement au pied du téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi à Chamonix.

Notre équipe est à votre disposition pour tout renseignement et pour vous assister lors de votre stage avec nous.

Non Inclus

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Skis / Snowboards

The price does not include skis/snowboards, boots or clothing. If you do not have your own we can help you organise rental, please ask us for details.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Assurance Secours et rapatriement

Nous vous incitons fortement à souscrire une assurance Secours & Rapatriement pour votre stage. Nous pouvons souscrire une assurance pour vous via notre partenaire assistance. Merci de le demander lors de votre inscrition sur le stage.

Se rendre à Chamonix

Le tarif ne comprend pas les transferts jusqu'à et depuis Chamonix mais nous pouvons vous assister selon que vous arriviez par train, avion ou bus. N'hésitez pas à nous demander notre asssistance.

Arrival day

At 6pm there will be a welcome meeting and briefing with the lead course guide at Your Hotel. 

Your guide will have the latest weather forecast and will go through the planned itinerary, explain any changes and check your equipment. The meeting is an opportunity to ask any questions, check your kit and run over all the information you will need for the week.

Day 1

Your guide will pick you up from the hotel after the breakfast. You will go skiing where the snow is best. Your guide will check the groups overall ski level, refresh your safety skills in the back country, running through the basics of avalanche search and rescue skills.

Days 2 – 5

Ripping around the Italian backcountry looking for great snow and epic descents!

 

Departure day

Check out from the hotel  before 11h. 

Vêtements

Bonnet

Bonnet

sous - vetements thermiques

sous - vetements thermiques

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

Doudoune legere

Doudoune legere

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Gants chauds

Gants chauds

Equipement technique

Baudrier

Baudrier

Masque de ski

Masque de ski

Skis de freeride

Skis de freeride

Chaussures de ski

Chaussures de ski

Batons de ski

Batons de ski

Sac a dos 20 - 30 litres avec les attaches pour fixer les skis ou un snowboard

Sac a dos 20 - 30 litres avec les attaches pour fixer les skis ou un snowboard

Equipement de sécurité

DVA (detecteur de victimes d'avalanche), pelle, sonde

DVA (detecteur de victimes d'avalanche), pelle, sonde

Ski or snowboard helmet

Ski or snowboard helmet

Extras

Lunettes de soleil

Lunettes de soleil

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)